- 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 onsite VIP 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 with your own tutor! We co-create your garden together to achieve your goals fast!
Whether you just want some advice so you can follow a plan, or prefer someone to do it all for you within your budget, I can assist. I provide a personalised consultation to answer your questions, solve problems and give you confidence to achieve your goals.
Your site conditions (sun, shade, wind, privacy, etc.) and personal taste are taken into consideration. Connecting with nature, even in compact spaces has a profound beneficial effect on your health and well-being. Visits are customised for home or work environments to suit individuals, families or staff.
Suitable for suburban blocks, balcony gardens, retirement villages, communal gardens and small urban properties. If you have a large block or acreage, more time will be needed.
What are the Benefits of a VIP 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;
- Helps clarify your goals and issues you need resolved;
- 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!
What does a VIP Garden Consultation include?
- 1.5 hours 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);
- Mini organic plant fertiliser sample pack;
- 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.
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:
- 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.
- Pre-Visit Questionnaire Form to complete and return. This optimizes our onsite visit time.
- Download your Garden Journal Planner gift. [See below]
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 VIP 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.
“I am really excited about my new garden design and all the steps laid out in the action plan report. Yay! It makes it SO easy to follow. You have such great ideas and best of all they are inexpensive and simple to do.” – Louise
“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! Have a great day.” – Elizabeth
“Thanks so much Anne. You made such difference in a few short hours. Can’t wait to see how this works out!” – Tracey
“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
“My neighbours are jealous now I’m making my garden so beautiful and productive. Your help has been invaluable. I am getting so much pleasure from my small yard. Sending pics soon. Thanks.” – Jane
“Our family is really enjoying our backyard now and excited to grow food instead of lawn. You really helped us solve so many problems and saved us wasting money making more mistakes. Best of all we are spending more time outside together as a family. That’s priceless. Thanks so much.” – Mark & Jen
“The report and action plan are great. Loved this extra personalised help to colour in the details after your visit. We really enjoyed the day and can’t wait to put all your ideas into practice.” – Judy and family
“My balcony has food growing and I haven’t killed anything since you helped me! It’s only a few herbs so far but that’s success for me and I’m planning my salad bar next. Awesome help and great fun. Thank you Anne.” – Marg
“I asked Anne to help me because I was feeling frustrated and overwhelmed about my garden instead of calm and nurtured by time spent outdoors. My garden seemed to represent endless decisions that I wasn’t equipped to make and endless jobs that I didn’t have time to finish off. I had big plans and high expectations, but seemed to be taking three steps backwards for every one step ahead. The garden was getting me down – and that felt wrong.
The first stage in the garden consult process was to complete Anne’s friendly yet comprehensive questionnaire. It prompted me to think carefully about my priorities for the garden, my available resources (skills, water, time, budget, assistance, materials onsite, animals etc) and my goals (edibles, ornamentals, aesthetic vision, use of natives etc). It was great to get it all down on paper. I felt that all the factors that were overwhelming me were captured in one place so that they could begin to be addressed.
The second stage was Anne’s visit to the garden. I could see that she had read my questionnaire carefully and already had lots of ideas for how to simplify my approach and streamline my efforts to avoid ‘busy’ work that takes energy but doesn’t necessarily show results. We spent several hours chatting as we walked and sat in different parts of the garden. Anne took some photos, and answered all my questions. It was a really enjoyable afternoon in itself.
The Report I received several days later was amazing: 20 pages of text, clear images, helpful summary tables and annotated photographs from my garden, with all the material clearly structured, thorough and professionally presented. The Report summarised my goals and resources and recommended design solutions. It included resource lists, an action plan and inspirational ideas appropriate for my garden. It was easy for me to pick and choose from among the suggestions for the little projects I most wanted to start. The illustrations helped me to ’see’ how each project would come together. The Report is constantly available for me to refer back to, and I can look for further detail on lots of the ideas by searching on themicrogardener.com. And I know that I can contact Anne with any questions by phone or email if I want to.
About 6 months after the consult, I’m feeling much happier in my garden. These days I focus on my VIPs (Very Important Plants) and get great satisfaction from each session outside. I’ve learned a lot about patience and what I can learn from the plants. I know how to use my limited time wisely and how to reduce the strain on my back. For me, gardening is becoming a journey rather than a destination – and that feels right.
I would recommend Anne’s garden consultation service to any gardener who feels there’s ‘too much to do and too little time’.” – Alison