• Anne Gibson provides one-on-one help with onsite garden consultation services
  • Anne Gibson provides hands on help at onsite garden consultations
  • Anne Gibson provides hands on help at onsite garden consultations

Onsite Garden Consultation Visit

$95.00

5 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

Do you have questions about your garden? Are you feeling overwhelmed and need a plan? Confused about where/how to start your garden? How to solve specific problems? Too many pest and disease issues? Want to design your space more efficiently? Set up a compost or worm farm? Not sure what plants to sow and when in our local climate? Need help with a garden project? My onsite garden consultation is like a private class with your own personal instructor, designed to help you succeed, feel confident and meet your specific needs.

In just an hour or two, I can give you the confidence to grow your own food, without all the problems! I can show you how to avoid costly and time-consuming mistakes. Want to find out how to improve your soil? Add edibles to your current garden? Learn which fruit trees and varieties are best for your needs? How to prune to improve harvests? How and when to fertilize + much more? [Scroll down for more details]

Product Description

Achieve abundant harvests with Anne Gibson onsite garden consultation visit

  • Are you feeling overwhelmed and need a plan?
  • Confused about where/how to start your garden?
  • How to solve specific problems?
  • Too many pest and disease issues?

My hourly onsite garden consultation service is the perfect solution. Tailored to meet your specific needs. I provide tips, techniques and hands-on help. I love helping my clients with one-on-one personalised advice.

Think of it like a private class. We co-create your garden together to achieve your goals fast! You choose if we spend one hour together – or longer.

Suitable for suburban blocks, balcony gardens, retirement villages, communal gardens and small urban properties.

What are the Benefits of a Garden Consultation?

  • Answers your questions and provides sustainable solutions;
  • Solves problems and gives you confidence to maintain your garden;
  • Saves time and money by getting the results you want without struggling;
  • Avoids costly mistakes and heartache so you create an abundant garden you love.

Find out how to improve your soil; integrate edibles into your current garden; which fruit trees and support species are best for your needs; how to prune to improve harvests; how and when to fertilize + much more! Read what a few of my clients have to say.

What does a Garden Consultation include?

Garden Journal Planner & Workbook

  • One hour onsite with expert advice and/or hands-on assistance;
  • Pre-visit questionnaire;
  • Customised report and action plan post onsite visit;
  • Local Suppliers & Resource List (a comprehensive guide to sourcing local and online garden supplies);
  • Free plant material for your garden (seasonal cuttings, seeds or seedlings);
  • BONUS Garden Journal Planner & Workbook with garden planning tools [Value $4.97];
  • Price excludes GST (+10%).

You can also use this service for seasonal assistance. e.g. I provide advice on timing your planting; setting up warm or cool season crops; container gardens; reinvigorating garden beds; pruning; crop rotation; maintenance; propagation; soil testing; trouble shooting pest and disease problems; and much more.

Want to book a 2 or 3 hour visit? Just select the quantity “2” or “3” during purchase. If you have a large block or acreage, more time will be needed.

Available for SE QLD and Sunshine Coast residents only.

* Travel included up to 50km round trip. Additional cost of 60c/km applies for travel >50km.

How does garden coaching work?

Upon payment, you will receive a:

  1. Downloadable PDF file for your ‘Onsite Garden Consultation‘. Please read this booking information. I provide tips on maximising our time together + details of the process to make it quick, fun and easy.
  2. Pre-Visit Questionnaire Form to complete and return. This optimizes our onsite visit time.
  3. Download your Garden Journal Planner gift. [See below]

Garden Journal Planner Sample Worksheets and Templates

BONUS Gift!

PLUS you get instant access to my 28 page Garden Journal Planner. Packed with practical printable worksheets and templates you can use year after year. [Value $4.97]

These tools will help you design, plan, plant, maintain and keep records of your garden. A gift you will treasure for years to come.

How do I make a booking?

After I receive your Questionnaire, I contact you directly to make a booking at a mutually suitable time.

Still have questions prior to purchase? Feel free to email me.

Can I purchase your garden consultation service as a gift?

Absolutely! GIFT VOUCHERS are available for weddings, Mother’s or Father’s Day, Christmas, birthdays or any special occasion. They also make a unique present for staff. Gift vouchers are available in hard copy and digital formats. Valid for 12 months.

Client Feedback

“After hearing Anne talk at the Nambour Garden Expo this year I put my name down for a Garden Consultation and I’m so glad I did. I knew I had the basics for a productive garden but just kept feeling overwhelmed and distracted by all the jobs I had to do. But then along came Anne…. with cuttings from her garden, sample pkts, various seeds and a whole lot of GOOD ADVICE. Anne gave me very clear and simple ideas about how to achieve a productive garden, keep up a regular supply of fresh greens and protein for my beautiful girls (chickens) along with sound gardening principles to increase yields. As we rambled through the garden Anne referred to plants as “babies” “teenagers” and “mothers” and then the penny dropped and it just made a whole lot of sense. Thanks to Anne, that “overwhelming feeling” has disappeared and all I want to do now is begin the journey and watch my garden grow more beautiful as it grows older.” – Andrea Hudson

“I, too, heard Anne talk at the Nambour Garden Expo and quickly realised that she is a very knowledgeable gardener who could translate her experience into a very practical and workable partnership with ‘me and my vegies’. Furthermore, she is a delightful person whose enthusiasm for gardening can only encourage you … greatly! I am so pleased I had Anne visit my garden and I certainly learnt a lot from her. What I learnt was specific to my situation and my vegie garden and what was especially helpful was the detailed, written report I received after her visit. There is so much to take in when you are talking with Anne so having the report has really helped me focus in on what I needed to do … and I have done most of it! I feel that my gardening journey/outcome has taken a ‘quantum leap’ because of Anne’s input and I can only highly recommend any opportunity to interact with, and learn from, her.” – Annette Millar

“The consultation was very helpful. So many ideas and suggestions! Anne could ‘see’ the gardens and potential to grow food all over our place. So wonderful to receive a bounty of flowers, herbs and vegies – inspiring to know what we can produce. And a great reminder to stay motivated for several days after the visit. Really appreciate the follow up notes – allows us to create a timeline and realistic goals. Sarah is super excited. This one hour has empowered her to take this knowledge and experience where ever she may live in her life.” – Jenny Sargent

“Thanks again for your terrific help.  I just can’t wait to be eating as lovely vegies/plants as you brought me.  I’ve had two meals of the parsley.  I’ve never, ever seen parsley as big leafed and as strong stems as what you brought and I had the kale steamed last night for tea.  It was delish! You will be really pleased with me.  I’ve just spent the last 2 hours planting the seedlings you gave me into hopefully a nutrient-rich mix.  Thank you for your notes on the on-site consult.” – Lyn Geisel

“I had moved from a cold growing area to subtropical growing area a couple of years ago. Obviously found growing fruit and veges quite different with some success in some areas but not others. I needed help but couldn’t find anyone that was able to. Then along came Anne. Anne was wonderful, she spent a considerable amount of time with me advising what I could do where on my 5 acres. My main priority being to provide enough fruit and vege for ourselves throughout the year. Anne gave me a lot of valuable information on the day and in a written report. Anne not only answered questions, gave advice and ongoing tasks but also where I could source local products etc I definitely recommend Anne and will be having ongoing consultations with her.” – Karen Henderson

“Thank you very much for such a wonderful report. We are still trying to digest it, plenty of other things happening in our life too. The aspects we found most beneficial were your advice, personal attention, report and action plan, pre-visit questionnaire, planting pack gift and inspiration/ideas/solutions. Very likely to book another consultation, and recommend to others. We think you provide a wonderful service.” – Lois & Daryl Wilton

“Thanks Anne so much – you really are inspiring. I loved the day and got a lot out of it. I will send you a picture of the next bit when I am done. I had the best time and I am really looking forward to your report. I have already grouped a few plants differently and created a big mess!” – Elizabeth Woods

“Love the company and knowledge Anne has.” – Lesley Armstrong

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  1. One person found this helpful
    Prue

    5 out of 5 I've already recommended The Micro Gardener to 3 of my friends, and my consultation was just last week! Get some help when you are starting out.

    Anne was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and just what I, the ultra amateur gardener needed. I would highly recommend one of her consultations to anyone starting out on their gardening journey. My style before Anne came along was very much trial and error and almost as many errors as trials. I have direction and focus now. I know what I need to do. It’s only a week since my consultation but the garden has already improved. I am very much looking forward to implementing more recommendations over the next few months and enjoying the benefits.

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    • Anne Gibson

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      Thank you SO much for the privilege of helping you Prue. I really enjoyed co-creating your vision, clarifying and simplifying goals for the year ahead and helping you make the most of the plants and garden design you already have in place. You already have the ground work done and some amazing opportunities and I’m genuinely excited for you and the new projects. I am so looking forward to seeing the results and even greater abundance from your garden.

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  2. One person found this helpful
    Lynda Morrison

    5 out of 5 Absolutely Recommend an Onsite Garden Consultation with Anne!

    I had Anne come to visit when I had just moved to an apartment with a balcony and a rooftop. After meeting her previously and browsing her website I knew she, The Micro Gardener, would be perfect to help me plan some green living areas and herb/vegetable gardens to suit my areas. We live on the Ocean front so are exposed to strong winds, salt, and full sun. Anne listened to my ideas, understood that this was to be a work in progress as we were barely moved in, doing renovations etc so there was no pressure , just helpful advice.. Anne’s subsequent report was extremely helpful and showed her wide knowledge. The addresses and links to local suppliers was great. The suggestions for plants to suit rooftop conditions were excellent, as were her ideas for outdoor design, colour and themes.Also important to me was the information on caring and maintenance of my existing plants and for future planning. I have purchased a bokashi compostor, on her recommendation, perfect for apartments! I have begun to work on areas of the rooftop, planting screen plants that will withstand the conditions, the beginnings of a ‘display’of aloes and my raised garden bed and vertical herb garden are going well. I refer back to Anne’s report and the information sheets and planting guides regularly and love getting her newsletter. A helpful and Inspiring experience!

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    • Anne Gibson

      Admin

      Thanks so much for sharing your experience and feedback on your consultation. Your views inspired me with lots of creative ideas! Great to know the recommendations in the report and resource list have been helpful in your design and implementation. Congratulations on all you’ve done so far. Looking forward to catching up again soon and seeing the ‘During’ and ‘After’ results Lynda.

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  3. One person found this helpful
    Karen Henderson

    5 out of 5 Onsite garden consultation visit

    I had moved from a cold growing area to subtropical growing area a couple of years ago. Obviously found growing fruit and veges quite different with some success in some areas but not others. I needed help but couldn’t find anyone that was able to. Then along came Anne. Anne was wonderful, she spent a considerable amount of time with me advising what I could do where on my 5 acres. My main priority being to provide enough fruit and vege for ourselves throughout the year. Anne gave me a lot of valuable information on the day and in a written report. Anne not only answered questions, gave advice and ongoing tasks but also where I could source local products etc I definitely recommend Anne and will be having ongoing consultations with her.

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    • Anne Gibson

      Admin

      Karen you are creating an amazingly productive urban oasis. It’s a privilege to play a role in helping you maximise your design elements, position plants where they will benefit you most and create the least work for you. You have an incredible property and are well on the way to self-sufficiency. You can be proud of your efforts to date and your gardens will go from strength to strength, providing you with an even greater abundance and good health. I look forward to walking with you on this journey. See you soon!

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  4. One person found this helpful
    Andrea Hudson

    5 out of 5

    After hearing Anne talk at the Nambour Garden Expo this year I put my name down for a Garden Consultation and I’m so glad I did. I knew I had the basics for a productive garden but just kept feeling overwhelmed and distracted by all the jobs I had to do. But then along came Anne…. with cuttings from her garden, sample pkts, various seeds and a whole lot of GOOD ADVICE. Anne gave me very clear and simple ideas about how to achieve a productive garden, keep up a regular supply of fresh greens and protein for my beautiful girls (chickens) along with sound gardening principles to increase yields. As we rambled through the garden Anne referred to plants as “babies” “teenagers” and “mothers” and then the penny dropped and it just made a whole lot of sense. Thanks to Anne, that “overwhelming feeling” has disappeared and all I want to do now is begin the journey and watch my garden grow more beautiful as it grows older.

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    • Anne Gibson

      Admin

      Thank you Andrea. It is a pleasure working with you to achieve your goals, help design out a few problems and create opportunities for growing in new vertical spaces. I look forward to seeing a little of my garden start growing in yours. Being able to share our surplus is one of the joys of gardening. I know you’ll be a great ‘mum’ to your plant ‘kids’ as they grow! So happy to be part of your abundant garden journey. 🙂

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  5. One person found this helpful
    Annette Millar

    5 out of 5 Forever Grateful!

    I, too, heard Anne talk at the Nambour Garden Expo and quickly realised that she is a very knowledgeable gardener who could translate her experience into a very practical and workable partnership with ‘me and my vegies’. Furthermore, she is a delightful person whose enthusiasm for gardening can only encourage you … greatly! I am so pleased I had Anne visit my garden and I certainly learnt a lot from her. What I learnt was specific to my situation and my vegie garden and what was especially helpful was the detailed, written report I received after her visit. There is so much to take in when you are talking with Anne so having the report has really helped me focus in on what I needed to do … and I have done most of it! I feel that my gardening journey/outcome has taken a ‘quantum leap’ because of Anne’s input and I can only highly recommend any opportunity to interact with, and learn from, her.

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    • Anne Gibson

      Admin

      Thanks for your feedback Annette. Loved helping you both fine tune your garden to create a highly productive space and design in elements to work with nature. You’re doing an awesome job and creating a garden to be proud of. Best of all, you’re growing good health!

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  6. Mick Smith

    5 out of 5 On-site Garden Consultation Visit

    My wife and I engaged Anne for an “onsite- garden consultation.” We were very impressed by Anne’s knowledge and the detailed assessment she provided, both in person and in writing.

    The tailored report we received represented great value for money and we have since adopted many of the suggestions provided.

    I would highly recommend Anne’s service to anyone with an interest in improving their garden and its productivity.

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    • Anne Gibson

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      Thanks Mick, really enjoyed helping you with design and planting ideas to achieve your goals over the next year. Looking forward to seeing your achievements, especially those wonderful planter boxes. Warm regards Anne

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