My garden at home.

hortulus

planting design | flora | gardening for wildlife

Affordable creative garden services for Beeston, Nottingham + nearby

PLANTING + 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.

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

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
If you’re just interested in a couple of pieces of advice or ideas – I offer a Quick Consult option which includes:

A visit to your garden (usually around 45 minutes) to discuss a couple of points raised in advance, or something on the day such as pest advice, planting or wildlife suggestions e.g. plants for a dry, shady area. I may take some photos and details about your garden / location, such as aspect, soil condition and/ or other plants in situ.

A digital booklet containing everything you asked about, all easy to refer to (no need to take notes!) and containing clickable links to reputable suppliers or websites for your convenience. If you need help buying any plants we’ve discussed, I can help with that too.

Available: Monday – Saturday (+ evenings in the summer)
£50


Planting Plans
I offer a range of planting design options, from hand-rendered greetings card plans for pots and containers and ‘off-the-peg’ small border schemes (for sale on my Etsy shop, and direct by contacting me) starting from £15/£40 respectively, to full garden planting plans – either working with your existing garden and established plants, or coordinating with your landscape architect / gardener / builder to populate soft landscape areas within a garden project.

Bespoke plant plans include an initial consultation, plant plan, full plant list, and two amendments.
POA (from £100)

(If you would then like me to source the plants for you, and you plant them yourself, I can do this for an additional fee.)

Garden / Border Maintenance, Wildlife Gardening + Planting
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 management,
lawn meadows.
Planting – right plant; right place.

£80 half day rate.

I offer discounts for small jobs, and annual or single tasks such as a plant that needs pruning – for which
I usually charge £15 an hour (with a 2 hour minimum).
I love little jobs – so please get in touch, even if you only need your rose bushes pruning.

All jobs are invoiced stage by stage.


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.

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