Perhaps you have a big garden project or you're starting form scratch and your'e getting nowhere with it. 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.
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.
Who is it for?
This is a service for people who long to have a beautiful garden but don't know how to make it a reality.
It's for people who want to get involved in creating their garden - you don't want to just hand it all over to a contractor. You want to learn, grow to love your plants and know how to look after them.
It's for people who
The Garden Guide Service - How Does it Work?
We develop a package of support that lasts an agreed number of weeks or months. The support package will be tailored to your needs but each package typically might include:
An initial one to one consultation
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 are the benefits?
A day or half day talking through your ideas, hopes, desires etc will result in you having a much clearer plan. The mist will lift and you will feel more positive about achieving your goals straight away.
The overwhelm will
What Does It Cost?
This is a very flexible service and I can design the package around your timescale and needs but for example:
VIP package - Twelve months of support that includes:
One day of 1 to 1 consultation - at your garden
one planting scheme for one border
12 x 30 minute review sessions via skype or telephone
4 x one hour consultations over skype (on site if necessary)
Access to help 24/7 via a facebook community
A Personalised Garden Planner
Random acts of thoughtfulness such as book recommendations or plant recommendations that come to my mind (because I will think about you often)
Total cost = £1247
Premium package - Six months of support that includes:
Half a day of consultation - at your garden
One planting scheme for a border
6 x 30 minute review sessions
2 x one hour consultations over Skype (on site if necessary)
Access to help 24/7 via a facebook community
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.
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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
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