hortulus

planting design
gardening for wildlife
HOMEGROWN FLORA

Affordable creative garden services for Beeston, Nottingham + nearby

My garden at home.
PLANTING DESIGN + GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE

Bespoke plant plans; border designs; plant sourcing and supply; planting-up and maintenance to help make the year-round best of your garden.

Gardening with wildlife and biodiversity in mind is something I integrate in all the work I do – for example: I only use / recommend peat-free composts, and do not use systemic pesticides. I can also help you create more specific spaces for wildlife in your garden, whether it’s green roofs and roof garden planting; planting plans for pollinators; native wildflower ‘meadow’ lawns, or wildlife ponds.

Small projects, budgets, and gardens are all very welcome.

HOME-GROWN FLORA

Seasonal posies, arrangements, and wreaths created from my garden and foraged nearby. Local delivery only. See flora for further details, and my gallery for examples of previous arrangements.


GIFT VOUCHERS

A voucher can be for any amount (starting from £12) and are redeemable against any Hortulus service or product. I can post out to you, or directly to the recipient.

Please contact me for further details using the form on my contact page.

MY FEES

No one wants to be worrying about ‘how much this is all costing’ when they’re gardening, and I’d like to help, whatever your budget – so don’t be shy! Please talk to me frankly about costs and fees.

Quick Consults (£50)
If you’re just interested in a couple of pieces of advice or ideas for your garden – I offer a Quick Consult option which includes:

1. A visit to your garden (up to an hour) I take some photos and details about your garden (e.g. aspect, soil condition and/ or other plants in situ etc ) and discuss with you what you’d like to achieve, and any preferences or requirements you may have.
2. A PDF booklet containing everything you asked about will be emailed to you – all easy-referenced (no need to take notes!) and containing clickable links to reputable suppliers or websites for your convenience.
3. If you need help buying plants I can help with that too, for a small additional fee.

Planting Design (POA)
I offer a range of planting plans, all hand-rendered – from single pot or planter schemes (£15–£40); border schemes, to full garden plans (from £100) – either working with your existing plants, or coordinating with your landscape architect / gardener / builder to populate soft landscape areas within a brand new garden project.
If you would then like me to source specific plants for you, and you plant them yourself, I can do this for a small fee.

Garden / Border Maintenance, Wildlife Gardening + Planting (£80 half day)
Garden / Border maintenance (e.g. seasonal tidying, pruning, topiary, deadheading, repotting, moving plants, cutting-back, weeding, lifting and dividing, propagating, biological pest treatments.)
Wildlife Gardening (e.g. habitat creation, wildlife ponds and bog gardens, wildflower planting and care,
lawn meadows.)
Planting – right plant; right place. If you would only like me to source specific plants for you, and you plant them yourself, I can do this for a small fee.

Bespoke service (POA)
Full project design and plant: Planting plan, plant sourcing, planting and one year’s maintenance (optional).

Small jobs (£20 hr)
I offer a discounted rate for small jobs (e.g. seasonal or single tasks such pruning, dividing, repotting etc.)
I love little jobs – so please get in touch, even if you only need your rose bushes pruning, I’m sure we can work something out.

All jobs are invoiced stage by stage.

Being new to gardening, I was pretty overwhelmed when confronted with planting a large raised bed. But no worries… Tamar to the rescue! Tamar created a beautiful bespoke planting scheme, taking into account everything a true gardener would know, and my preferences. The result is wonderful and feels truly personal, giving us joy all year round”

JP
West Bridgford, Nottingham

“We urgently needed a planting scheme for the front garden of our new build to satisfy planning conditions. Tamar pulled out the stops for us at very short notice and designed a beautiful, colourful, easy-to-implement and care for scheme which complements our frontage and the street/houses nearby. The Council approved the scheme and we are looking forward to making the garden plan a reality later this summer.

RG
Thurgaton, Nottingham