It can feel really soul destroying when you look at your garden every day and see nothing but weeds you don't want, unfinished jobs, hopes and dreams stuck as, well, just that - hopes and dreams.
You know that your garden could be a source of nourishment. It could bring you so much joy and fulfillment and could help you connect with yourself and the natural world. But you just don't seem to be able to do enough, or the right things at the right time or you're afraid you'll make expensive mistakes that could end in disaster.
Maybe sometimes you feel daunted and a bit overwhelmed by it even afraid of it. You wonder if you really can create and manage this natural space that seems to have a will of its own.
The longer this situation goes on, the more you feel like a failure every time you look at your garden.
Maybe all you need is a bit of guidance, tuition and support - tailored to your needs.
Your very own garden guide could make a huge difference. Imagine - a source of support, advice and guidance exactly when you needed it. Imagine being able to share your doubts, the questions, the joy, the challenges that this journey presents to you with someone who knows and understands how important it is to you. Someone who is cheering you on every step of the way.
Maybe then, you wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed, wobbly, responsible. Maybe you would be able to work through the barriers that are preventing progress and go full steam ahead and reach your goal – create the beautiful space that you crave.
There have been times on my gardening journey when I would have been so grateful to have a garden guide of my own. Years ago, before I became a professional gardener, I failed to make my dreams a reality because I didn’t have the support I needed. Even now, after 15 years of professional gardening, I still sometimes get a wobble, or feeling of overwhelm.
The Garden Guide Service - How Does it Work?
You sign up to a package of support over an agreed number of weeks. Each package typically includes:
Weekly, or monthly support sessions via skype or telephone
Follow up written summaries sent via e-mail.
Additional learning materials - pdf files, recommended texts and websites
Access to a free online community via FaceBook.
Addtional Bolt-ons are also available at extra cost such as site visits, visits to gardens and garden centres.
What Does It Cost?
This is a very flexible service and I can design the package around your timescale and needs but for example:
Four support sessions over one month (five hours of one-to-one support) - £199
Three support sessions - over three months (four hours of one-to-one support) - £ £165
Don't see what you need? Get in touch and let's see what we can do.
The Garden Guide is just one of the services I offer.
You can start to create the garden you crave by browsing this site:
It won't cost you a penny to have an initial 20 minute, no obligation chat to see if I can help you and for us to find out if we're a good fit.
Click here to contact me and start the ball rolling
What people say about Jo
"Jo - thank you so much for the fabulous 30 minute Q & A session you gave me, it was perfect, just the right amount of information, delivered in a sensitive and perceptive way. It was inspiring, I can't wait to get back to my garden next week"
Tessa Gayn Oct 2015