Onsite Garden Consultation Visit

$95.00

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 25 customer ratings
(39 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]

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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 design concepts, tips, techniques and hands-on help. I love helping my clients with one-on-one personalised advice and a shortcut to success.

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.

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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;
  • Personalised advice to help you meet your goals and source supplies you need;
  • 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.

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Front Garden Before and a hugely productive space 10 weeks later

Front garden BEFORE consultation and a hugely productive space just 10 weeks later!

What does a Garden Consultation include?

Garden Journal Planner & Workbook

  • One hour onsite with expert advice and/or hands-on assistance;
  • Pre-visit questionnaire;
  • Action Plan Report post onsite visit;
  • Local Suppliers & Resource List (a comprehensive time and money saving 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, planting plans for specific garden projects and onsite coaching or hands-on help in your garden. e.g. I provide advice on timing your planting; setting up warm or cool season crops; container gardens; reinvigorating garden beds; what to plant where; compost and worm farms; pruning; crop rotation; maintenance; propagation; soil testing; trouble shooting pest and disease problems; and much more.

Here’s another example of what you can achieve in a short space of time. This is Colin’s garden. At 89, he wanted an easy, low-maintenance food garden to support his health. We started from scratch with simple systems and he was picking produce in just a few weeks. You can start small and build up to your dream garden over time. I can help with a plan and action steps. If Colin can do it, so you can you!

Just 7 weeks later – incredible abundance!

Can I pay by instalment?

Yes, no problem! If you prefer to make a series of payments, please contact me to make arrangements rather than purchasing through this Shop page. Whatever works for you!

How many hours should you book?

As a guide on average, a one hour consultation is the minimum time needed for small suburban gardens to help you get started. If you have more than one zone or several projects in mind, more time is likely needed and I’m happy to discuss prior to booking. For large blocks, new garden designs and acreage, I suggest you book a 2 hour site visit so we have adequate time to meet your needs. For large acreage or organisations, we may need longer depending on your requirements.  Just select the quantity “1”, “2” or “3” during purchase.

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.

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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 and helps you clarify what you want to achieve.
  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]

Keeping a journal will help you become an expert in your own garden. 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.

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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

“I met Anne at a class at our local community garden. Having just completed a new home with a blank canvas when it came to the garden, I was keen to get the mix and placement of our garden beds right from the outset. Anne came up with a plan for the beds and where to plant edibles vs ornamentals, as well as helping with some valuable insight into soil health, and plant health, as the greatest tools to control pests naturally. What a bonus when she arrived for our consultation with a basket full of cuttings to get started with. She has stayed in touch answering my questions and even came back for a health check with still more goodies to plant. The garden certainly doesn’t look like it’s only 11 months old. Thanks Anne – your knowledge and shared love of my garden fetish has been invaluable.” – Fiona Gregory

“After meeting Anne at a couple of public engagements and having enjoyed her newsletters and web information, I asked her to come to my home for a kitchen garden consultation. She came for a couple of hours and I would have loved to have kept her here all day. Anne has a broad knowledge and her advice is down to earth with sound reasoning. She helped me start my own soil mix and gave me information I’d asked for on container gardening, composting, crop rotation, pest management, seed raising and creating a worm farm. She suggested how I could intermingle other edible plants with my soon to be established tropic and flowering gardens and gave me information on where I could best access all the different gardening requirements. Over the past month my ‘garden babies’ are flourishing and I am growing in confidence thanks to Anne’s guidance and information in her post-visit report. It was lovely having time with Anne and I know I will continue to consult with her as I continue the cycle from ‘teeny paddock to plate’.” – Ann Hancock

“My husband and I moved to the Noosa area in August 2017. We had been keen gardeners back in Sydney but hadn’t a clue about subtropical plants or weather conditions. After attending a workshop with Anne Gibson (aka The Micro Gardener) at the Noosaville library, we decided to book an onsite garden consultation. Anne was helpful right from the start, sending us pre-visit forms to complete and asking for photos of our existing garden. Which meant by the time she arrived on our doorstep she had already done the ground work and knew the direction we were headed. Not only that but she bought along cuttings and produce from her own garden that were exactly what we aspired to grow! As we moved around the garden Anne made suggestions and recommendations. There was no need for us to take notes, as she promised all would be detailed in the Client Report & Action Plan she would email later that week. True to her word the report arrived, along with a list of local suppliers and a summary of edible & kitchen garden plants. We also purchased Anne’s Moon Calendar and Subtropical Planting Guide, both have proved to be invaluable assets. It’s been a couple of months since Anne’s initial visit and we are slowly working our way through her detailed Action Plan. The compost is underway, all cuttings are being recycled to aid soil improvement, a vertical garden has been installed and the cuttings she provided are healthy and strong. Anne has followed up with us several times via email, she has a genuine interest in seeing our garden flourish and we feel confident knowing she is available should we need advice down the track.” – Gail & Doug Hay

“Although I have been gardening for many years and my mother before me was a gardener, Anne helped me enormously with ideas on specific areas and specific problems with my site. What a wealth of information Anne is!! I LOVED the gifts Anne brings. Loved planting her plants! For someone like me already a gardener, Anne’s information was able to take my knowledge to another level! Details like the plant vetiver to plant around the creek. We can learn so much from the internet but to have someone come personally to your garden is such an inspiration. Thank you Anne so much.” – Glenda Sawtell

“We booked a consultation with Anne as we had invested a lot of money and time into establishing our garden but felt we were not getting a good enough return. We had problems with pests, nutrient deficiencies and needed help and advice with addressing these issues and maximising our crops. Anne brought us some wonderful goodies and cuttings from her garden, and made sure to address all of our issues and concerns. Her follow up had fantastic detail and her recommendations and information sheets are absolutely invaluable. We are slowly implementing Anne’s recommendations into our garden and can already see good results, Anne provided us with a suppliers list so we know exactly where to purchase the things we need at the best prices. It is such a huge help having all of her experience and research documented into easy to follow information sheets. Anne has followed up with us twice since the appointment and genuinely wants to see people achieve their gardening goals. If you are considering an appointment with Anne, it is a very good investment. Her knowledge and passion for growing an abundance of healthy organic produce will inspire you!” – Fiona Alagich

“I asked Anne to come to advise me on my garden after I had attended a micro green workshop. She had impressed me with her knowledge, her friendly attitude and her ability to make her knowledge accessible. I was not disappointed. My in-home consultation provided valuable knowledge which shared principles for specific application, which I feel confident and able to incorporate. Anne gave me many ideas, offered support and encouragement. She has been generous with her knowledge and provided ongoing follow up. Her report is a valuable resource I can refer back to. She has provided me with resources to continue with implementing our garden plan. My garden has already benefited and I feel better informed to care for my garden and able to seek help again should I require it.” – Margaret Wells

“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

“My one on one Consultation with Anne was so beneficial in many ways. I have an existing vegetable garden but wanted advice on growing better crops and was also interested in the micro greens. Since Anne’s visit the improvement in my garden has been amazing. I followed Anne’s tips and within a week my soil has improved, it is now moist and healthy. My seedlings are the healthiest l have ever had. Anne showed me how to make my own potting mix and how to use the natural resources I have on site to enrich the soil in my veg garden. I have planted my first batch of Microgreens which are already popping their heads through the soil. I understand so much more about sustaining a healthy garden. To watch how quickly my seedlings are growing is exciting. I would recommend Anne to anyone who wants to grow their knowledge in healthy organic gardening.” – Mandy Bond

“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

“My husband and I moved to the Noosa area in August 2017. We had been keen gardeners back in Sydney but hadn’t a clue about subtropical plants or weather conditions. After attending a workshop with Anne Gibson (aka The Micro Gardener) at the Noosaville library, we decided to book an onsite garden consultation. Anne was helpful right from the start, sending us pre-visit forms to complete and asking for photos of our existing garden. Which meant by the time she arrived on our doorstep she had already done the ground work and knew the direction we were headed. Not only that but she bought along cuttings and produce from her own garden that were exactly what we aspired to grow! As we moved around the garden Anne made suggestions and recommendations. There was no need for us to take notes, as she promised all would be detailed in the Client Report & Action Plan she would email later that week. True to her word the report arrived, along with a list of local suppliers and a summary of edible & kitchen garden plants. We also purchased Anne’s Moon Calendar and Subtropical Planting Guide, both have proved to be invaluable assets. It’s been a couple of months since Anne’s initial visit and we are slowly working our way through her detailed Action Plan. The compost is underway, all cuttings are being recycled to aid soil improvement, a vertical garden has been installed and the cuttings she provided are healthy and strong. Anne has followed up with us several times via email, she has a genuine interest in seeing our garden flourish and we feel confident knowing she is available should we need advice down the track.” – Gail and Doug Hay

“This was, and is, a truly lovely and amazing experience. Anne is an inspiring person. She is very passionate about gardening to be sustainable and healthy, it is hard not to get inspired and excited! The amount of time and the resources given and shared is comprehensive, but fun!…. I am sooooooooo excited and to get going, starting little by little, including my children, my husband is even excited, I thoroughly recommend Anne to give you ideas etc.” – Elisabeth Rajesh

“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.” – Prue Oswin

“Having recently downsized, Anne’s consultation in my own home has given me the necessary tools and confidence to plan, build and maintain my own gardens and create an outdoor sanctuary.
Anne has a wealth of knowledge and experience and she certainly offers an invaluable personalized service. Anne my garden thanks you and I thank you for your loving kindness and the special gifts you bring.” – Terrie Connellan

“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

“Great garden consultation – she provided me what my plants are lacking and gave me a step by step action I have to take. Her garden principle is a sustainable method and I love her way of approach.” – Akemi Kobayashi

“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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    Elisabeth Rajesh

    5 out of 5 Passion shared, excitement stirred

    Elisabeth Rajesh

    This was, and is, a truly lovely and amazing experience. Anne is an inspiring person. She is very passionate about gardening to be sustainable and healthy, it is hard not to get inspired and excited! The amount of time and the resources given and shared is comprehensive, but fun!…. I am sooooooooo excited and to get going, starting little by little, including my children, my husband is even excited, I thoroughly recommend Anne to give you ideas etc.

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      Admin Anne Gibson

      Thank you Elisabeth for sharing your experience so far. I am really loving working with you and Rajesh and I’m sure the girls will join in with their own little micro gardens soon too. I can envision your back yard in a year from now, following the plan and planted with your fruit trees. With the structural garden elements in place, there will be lots of yummy edibles for your kitchen. Rajesh is going to go ‘shopping’ in the backyard for fresh ingredients and I’m sure the girls will need a basket to go help! What a wonderful gift you are giving to your family. Using your space wisely, I think you’ll be amazed how much enjoyment and food you’ll be producing in a compact garden. Look forward to sharing the journey with you. Wee bit excited too!

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    Akemi kobayashi

    5 out of 5 Practical advice

    Akemi kobayashi

    Great garden consultation – she provided me what my plants are lacking and gave me a step by step action I have to take. Her garden principle is a sustainable method and I love her way of approach.

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      Admin Anne Gibson

      Thanks Akemi. I loved visiting your lovely garden and helping you learn more about how to care for your fruit trees and improve the productivity and beauty even more. I look forward to getting updates and seeing both you and your garden thrive with abundance. Thanks for allowing me to work with you. xx Anne

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    Michael Puzder

    5 out of 5 Definitely recommend

    Michael Puzder

    Hi Anne thanks for your very informative extensive consultation you provided the other week.I will definitely recommend you to whoever may need your expertise in the future -thanks again.

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    Mary Long

    5 out of 5 Consultation and Follow Up

    Mary Long

    Anne, Thank you so much for the time and effort in compiling a comprehensive list and overview of my garden of the future. I’m very excited and can’t wait to start implementing the things you have suggested for me. As I’m starting from scratch, it was a daunting task as to where to start and thanks to your suggestions and prioritizing my goals, we are now on track and proceeding slowly bit by bit! Thank you for all of your help and materials, plants and know how. I will certainly follow up with you as I get closer to establishing my first steps!

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      Admin Anne Gibson

      Thanks so much for your feedback Mary. I’m super excited for you and what you can achieve with your blank slate. It’s a privilege to help you co-create the design elements for your beautiful property. What a wonderful edible paradise it’s going to be – short and long term. I look forward to seeing pics of your new raised garden beds, greenhouse and the start of your habitat garden. As you complete each project in order of priority, the puzzle pieces will come together to create the big picture – and what a beauty you’ll have. Can’t wait to see it evolve over time and will be in touch to share the journey with you. Thanks again for the opportunity to work with you. Warm regards Anne

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    Judith Holt

    5 out of 5 Exceptional planning and advice

    Judith Holt

    Anne visited our garden last week after we completed the evaluation We have now received the written report which is extremely comprehensive and gives us a plan going forward to achieve our goals of getting better results from our cottage garden and also to grow some vegetables and fruit trees. Would highly recommend Anne’s consulting visit for any stage of gardener✅

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      Admin Anne Gibson

      Thank you so much for the feedback Judy and for inviting me to your delightful garden. You and Trevor have already created beautiful bones and now with some tough love, I know you’re going to create the extra space you need for all those edibles. I can’t wait to see how your garden grows during the next stage so you can get more food on your table fast, while you get even more enjoyment from the beauty and bees in your new design. Look forward to update pics soon! Anne

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    Michael and Diane Clancy

    5 out of 5 Great Value, Great Advice

    Michael and Diane Clancy

    Anne came to our home with great enthusiasm to assist us with our garden. She had practical suggestions of ways we could successfully grow fruit and vegetables in our garden. She has extensive experience establishing edible gardens in the sub tropics. She took into account our plans for our garden and suggested improvements that would better help us to achieve our goals.

    She also gave us alternative ideas that we hadn’t thought of, all her ideas were achievable and realistic to our situation. In her garden report she gave us ideas on how to improve our garden in manageable stages starting immediately with what we already had.

    We would thoroughly recommend Anne to anyone who wants to establish or rejuvenate a garden.

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      Admin Anne Gibson

      Thanks so much Diane for your feedback. I have really enjoyed working with you both to co-design a beautiful productive garden front and back. Planning your project and implementing in stages will help you enjoy each step of the journey. Looking forward to sharing photos and seeing your garden thrive and give you greater privacy, enjoyment and food. Thanks for inviting me to help you. Cheers Anne

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    Jenny and Ross Hughes

    5 out of 5 Getting up a deck container herb and veggie garden

    Jenny and Ross Hughes

    Anne’s consultancy is most professional and yet goes far beyond that. Her pre and post emails are most helpful and encouraging. Our soil is terrible and Anne’s advice on the necessary improvements have made us re-think our garden. In particular, we now realise the active nature of composting. We’ve long composted, but not with the vigour required. Anne has made us understand how we have to be much more proactive. Too early yet to report on growing success, but we feel some degree of confidence. Anne’s report has so much in it, it needs to be read many times and is our reference guide. We would recommend a consultation as a good investment.

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    • Anne Gibson

      Admin Anne Gibson

      Thanks so much Jenny for working with me. I have every confidence you and Ross are going to enjoy a productive deck garden that takes advantage of your sunlight that is much easier to maintain than downstairs. You have so many resources on site to take advantage of to take your composting to the next level to help you sustain your garden. I can’t wait to see your bananas start to thrive and gift you beautiful fruit and for your container gardens to start producing. Looking forward to staying in touch on your journey. Warm regards Anne

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    Katrina Hayward

    5 out of 5 One hour onsite garden consult

    Katrina Hayward

    We are new to gardening edible crops and unfortunately were having little success. We started to think, why bother! The planning and planting of our garden was done by a landscaper but we didn’t have the knowledge to improve it and didn’t realise the soil was of poor quality. Anne’s one hour consult was very informative and educational. She tested the soil and gave us great advice and a comprehensive plan to move forward. We have some confidence now to put the plan into action and feel we will see some success. Anne’s plan is easy to follow but if we have any queries she is quick to reply to emails. I’m certain we will see huge benefits from her visit, we are beginning to see some already.

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    • Anne Gibson

      Admin Anne Gibson

      Thanks Katrina for your early feedback. In the next few months I am confident you’ll take your beautiful new garden to even greater production and success. With a little extra love put into your soil pantry and watering system, your kitchen garden plants and fruit trees will thrive. Far less ‘dried arrangements’ from now on! Looking forward to update pics as you go and seeing new growth and lot of healthy harvests. Thanks again for working with me. Warm regards, Anne

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    Mrs. Isabel M. Ogg & Karla Ogg

    5 out of 5 Growing up as a Gardener

    Mrs. Isabel M. Ogg & Karla Ogg

    My daughter Karla, and I shared the cost of a consultation with Anne. We had been experimental gardeners for 5 years – a polite way of saying we were trying all sorts of plantings, feeding and areas of the garden to see how things shaped up or were just more compost. It has been an excellent decision! Not only did we have an experienced LOCAL person assessing our garden, but Anne is so knowledgeable and it was just such a pleasure to be able to ask questions face-to-face. I so enjoyed Anne’s presentation at the Caloundra Library the month before and felt it was time to be more organized in the garden. Anne is so encouraging of what we had done well, it made me feel I could tackle some more ideas and keep having vegetables and fruit producing meanwhile.
    Thanks Anne – I so enjoyed our consultation and look forward to our Stage 2 review.

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      Admin Anne Gibson

      Thanks so much Isabel. It was an honour to come to work with you and Karla and share in the process of taking what you’ve already achieved to the next level. Really proud of all you’ve already done. A garden is never finished – it’s like an ever changing artwork and as gardeners, your plants are your paints. It’s going to look even more amazing as you add colour and reposition some of your edibles to create shade for a lovely place to sit. Already you’ve got a pumpkin and more fruit on the way by following some simple principles. You’ve got the structural elements in place and the exciting phase is next, as you build healthier soil and position plants as companions to provide you with a more sustainable garden, with less work and more enjoyment. Looking forward to more plant pics and sharing in your harvests. Thanks for inviting me on this beautiful journey with you. Anne x

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    Owen & Karen Gray

    5 out of 5 The handouts by themselves was worth the consultation fee

    Owen & Karen Gray

    Anne is passionate about this work and has a vast amount of knowledge. In one hour, Karen and I now have a plan to see us through the next few years. Great value for money and we intend on getting Anne out again once we implement our first stage.

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    • Anne Gibson

      Admin Anne Gibson

      Thanks so much Owen. Glad you found the report and extra How To information sheets helpful. Look forward to following your progress and sharing updates as your Kitchen Garden grows and produces nutritious healthy food for you both. Those raised beds are going to be fabulous. Cheers Anne

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    Terrie Connellan

    5 out of 5 Outstanding Personalized Service

    Terrie Connellan

    Having recently downsized, Anne’s consultation in my own home has given me the necessary tools and confidence to plan, build and maintain my own gardens and create an outdoor sanctuary.
    Anne has a wealth of knowledge and experience and she certainly offers an invaluable personalized service.
    Anne my garden thanks you and I thank you for your loving kindness and the special gifts you bring.

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      Admin Anne Gibson

      Terrie thank you for your feedback – you’re such a special person and so grateful we met. It’s an absolute joy and honour to help you and Greg create low-maintenance, highly productive gardens you both love. I know the importance of having a special sanctuary place to heal and nourish the soul and your Atrium garden is going to be even more beautiful. I think you’ll put your own creative stamp on it! I look forward to sharing your journey as you put the plan into action over time. Celebrate every step forward, enjoy each new improvement and learn as you go. You’ve already made great progress and I’m so proud of you as a plant ‘mama!’ You will both end up with an even more beautiful space to enjoy and one that feeds you while at home and on your travels. See you soon.

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    Fiona Gregory

    5 out of 5

    Fiona Gregory

    I met Anne at a class at our local community garden. Having just completed a new home with a blank canvas when it came to the garden, I was keen to get the mix and placement of our garden beds right from the outset. Anne came up with a plan for the beds and where to plant edibles vs ornamentals, as well as helping with some valuable insight into soil health, and plant health, as the greatest tools to control pests naturally. What a bonus when she arrived for our consultation with a basket full of cuttings to get started with. She has stayed in touch answering my questions and even came back for a health check with still more goodies to plant. The garden certainly doesn’t look like it’s only 11 months old. Thanks Anne – your knowledge and shared love of my garden fetish has been invaluable.

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      Admin Anne Gibson

      Hi Fiona
      Thank you so much for your feedback. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege working with you and seeing your very young new garden thrive and grow so quickly. The front garden is a great example of how you can enjoy both ornamentals and edibles in a small space and limited sunlight. You’re doing an amazing job with your containers and raised beds and I know you will continue to reap an even greater abundance of fruit, herbs and vegetables in coming months as plants mature. I hope all goes well for the engagement party and I’m sure you’ll have lots of admirers of all the colour and productivity in your garden. Enjoy!
      Cheers Anne

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    Andrea Hudson

    5 out of 5

    Andrea Hudson

    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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      Admin Anne Gibson

      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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  14. One person found this helpful
    Mick Smith

    5 out of 5 On-site Garden Consultation Visit

    Mick Smith

    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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      Admin Anne Gibson

      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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    Annette Millar

    5 out of 5 Forever Grateful!

    Annette Millar

    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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      Admin Anne Gibson

      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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  16. One person found this helpful
    Karen Henderson

    5 out of 5 Onsite garden consultation visit

    Karen Henderson

    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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      Admin Anne Gibson

      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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  17. 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.

    Prue

    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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      Admin Anne Gibson

      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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  18. One person found this helpful
    Lynda Morrison

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

    Lynda Morrison

    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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      Admin Anne Gibson

      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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    Glenda

    5 out of 5 Amazing consultation with Anne on site

    Glenda

    Although I have been gardening for many years and my mother before me was a gardener, Anne helped me enormously with ideas on specific areas and specific problems with my site. What a wealth of information Anne is!! I LOVED the gifts Anne brings. Loved planting her plants! For someone like me already a gardener, Anne’s information was able to take my knowledge to another level! Details like the plant vetiver to plant around the creek. We can learn so much from the internet but to have someone come personally to your garden is such an inspiration. Thank you Anne so much.

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      Admin Anne Gibson

      Thank you SO much Glenda for your generous feedback. It was a pleasure sharing solutions for the challenging areas in your garden and giving you ideas for redesigning your many zones, to optimize what you have worked hard to put in place already. Working as a team, can help see your garden opportunities through a new ‘lens’. Can’t wait to see the photos as your dream garden takes shape and so privileged to be part of the process. Warm regards Anne

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  20. One person found this helpful
    Margaret

    5 out of 5 Consultation review

    Margaret

    I asked Anne to come to advise me on my garden after I had attended a micro green workshop. She had impressed me with her knowledge, her friendly attitude and her ability to make her knowledge accessible. I was not disappointed. My in-home consultation provided valuable knowledge which shared principles for specific application, which I feel confident and able to incorporate. Anne gave me many ideas, offered support and encouragement. She has been generous with her knowledge and provided ongoing follow up. Her report is a valuable resource I can refer back to. She has provided me with resources to continue with implementing our garden plan. My garden has already benefited and I feel better informed to care for my garden and able to seek help again should I require it. Many thanks Anne!

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      Thanks so much for your feedback Margaret. It was a pleasure and a privilege visiting your gorgeous property and helping you tweak your design, troubleshoot and optimize what you already have in place. I can see huge potential for growth, productivity and healthy harvests. You have so many great resources and microclimates on site. Looking forward to following your progress, seeing those photos and hearing you’ve picked your peas! Keep up the great work. You’ll be well rewarded. Warm regards, Anne

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  21. One person found this helpful
    Fiona Alagich

    5 out of 5 Garden Consultation

    Fiona Alagich

    We booked a consultation with Anne as we had invested a lot of money and time into establishing our garden but felt we were not getting a good enough return. We had problems with pests, nutrient deficiencies and needed help and advice with addressing these issues and maximising our crops. Anne brought us some wonderful goodies and cuttings from her garden, and made sure to address all of our issues and concerns. Her follow up had fantastic detail and her recommendations and information sheets are absolutely invaluable. We are slowly implementing Anne’s recommendations into our garden and can already see good results, Anne provided us with a suppliers list so we know exactly where to purchase the things we need at the best prices. It is such a huge help having all of her experience and research documented into easy to follow information sheets. Anne has followed up with us twice since the appointment and genuinely wants to see people achieve their gardening goals. If you are considering an appointment with Anne, it is a very good investment. Her knowledge and passion for growing an abundance of healthy organic produce will inspire you!
    Thanks so much for your help Anne

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      Admin Anne Gibson

      Thanks SO much for your feedback Fiona. You had already put so much effort into your garden to create ‘good bones’ which just needed a little tweaking and fine tuning to optimize the results. I am looking forward to watching your garden blossom into even greater abundance and beauty in the coming year. I know the new fruit trees will establish in healthy mineralised soil and will reward you with a bounty of produce in years to come. More flowers and a new bee hotel will improve pollination. Your compost and worm farm will crank up production to feed your garden, and you will both find so much more joy in improved results. Look forward to sharing in updates and happy harvests. Thank you for the opportunity to help you both – it’s one of the joys in my life! Anne

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  22. One person found this helpful
    Mandy Bond

    5 out of 5 On Site Consultation

    Mandy Bond

    My one on one Consultation with Anne was so beneficial in many ways. I have an existing vegetable garden but wanted advice on growing better crops and was also interested in the micro greens. Since Anne’s visit the improvement in my garden has been amazing. I followed Anne’s tips and within a week my soil has improved, it is now moist and healthy. My seedlings are the healthiest l have ever had. Anne showed me how to make my own potting mix and how to use the natural resources l have on site to enrich the soil in my veg garden.
    I have planted my first batch of Microgreens which are already popping their heads through the soil.

    I understand so much more about sustaining a healthy garden. To watch how quickly my seedlings are growing is exciting.

    I would recommend Anne to anyone who wants to grow their knowledge in healthy organic gardening.

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      Admin Anne Gibson

      Hi Mandy
      Thanks SO much for the opportunity to help you in your gorgeous garden and build on what you already have growing. You’ve got such a great space to work with and it will only become even more beautiful and productive as you implement your plan. So glad you found the time together on site helpful and you are already watching it improve using moon gardening. My joy is seeing you get the results you want and more importantly, eating the healthy rewards! Living sustainably is so satisfying and I look forward to watching your garden blossom into a productive paradise to complement your lovely home.
      Warm regards Anne 🙂

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  23. One person found this helpful
    Gail Hay

    5 out of 5

    Gail Hay

    My husband and I moved to the Noosa area in August 2017. We had been keen gardeners back in Sydney but hadn’t a clue about subtropical plants or weather conditions. After attending a workshop with Anne Gibson (aka The Micro Gardener) at the Noosaville library, we decided to book an onsite garden consultation.
    Anne was helpful right from the start, sending us pre-visit forms to complete and asking for photos of our existing garden. Which meant by the time she arrived on our doorstep she had already done the ground work and knew the direction we were headed. Not only that but she bought along cuttings and produce from her own garden that were exactly what we aspired to grow!
    As we moved around the garden Anne made suggestions and recommendations. There was no need for us to take notes, as she promised all would be detailed in the Client Report & Action Plan she would email later that week. True to her word the report arrived, along with a list of local suppliers and a summary of edible & kitchen garden plants. We also purchased Anne’s Moon Calendar and Subtropical Planting Guide, both have proved to be invaluable assets.
    It’s been a couple of months since Anne’s initial visit and we are slowly working our way through her detailed Action Plan. The compost is underway, all cuttings are being recycled to aid soil improvement, a vertical garden has been installed and the cuttings she provided are healthy and strong. Anne has followed up with us several times via email, she has a genuine interest in seeing our garden flourish and we feel confident knowing she is available should we need advice down the track.

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  24. One person found this helpful
    Ann Hancock

    5 out of 5

    Ann Hancock

    After meeting Anne at a couple of public engagements and having enjoyed her newsletters and web information, I asked her to come to my home for a kitchen garden consultation. She came for a couple of hours and I would have loved to have kept her here all day. Anne has a broad knowledge and her advice is down to earth with sound reasoning. She helped me start my own soil mix and gave me information I’d asked for on container gardening, composting, crop rotation, pest management, seed raising and creating a worm farm. She suggested how I could intermingle other edible plants with my soon to be established tropic and flowering gardens and gave me information on where I could best access all the different gardening requirements. Over the past month my ‘garden babies’ are flourishing and I am growing in confidence thanks to Anne’s guidance and information in her post-visit report.
    It was lovely having time with Anne and I know I will continue to consult with her as I continue the cycle from ‘teeny paddock to plate’.
    Thanks again Anne.

    Ann Hancock

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      Hi Ann I really appreciate your feedback. I’ve very much enjoyed meeting you and co-creating your garden space together. My joy is seeing my clients’ confidence and enjoyment grow. I know this first year will be a wonderful journey and filled with planning and planting. Anticipation and preparation are just as rewarding as harvesting! This time next year when you compare photos you’ll be amazed how much will have changed and how bountiful your new gardens will be. I look forward to watching your garden develop, grow, bloom and produce an abundance of delicious healthy food and flowers. Cheers Anne

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  25. Karen and Owen

    5 out of 5 Anne Gibson - Micro Gardener

    Karen and Owen

    Anne provides a thorough and professional service that has exceeded our expectations on all levels. Anne conducted a site visit at our home and completed a comprehensive report afterwards. Anne has gone above and beyond and her enthusiasm and passion for gardening is contagious. We recommend Anne’s services without hesitation and look forward to working with her on an ongoing basis to assist us to turn our property into a beautiful edible garden.

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      Admin Anne Gibson

      Karen I really appreciate your feedback and it’s been a privilege and pleasure working with you both. I can’t wait to see progress pics and get updates as your Stage 1 kitchen garden beds establish and are filled with abundant nourishing food. I look forward to working with you again soon. Warm regards Anne

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