Hi, I’m Tamar

I’m a Beeston-based horticulturist and planting designer; developing creative schemes, and wildlife-friendly planting combinations.

I also create and sell seasonal floral arrangements from my own garden and foraged locally, for delivery nearby.

Before

I’ve gardened and arranged flowers since I was a young child (much to the frustration of my parents and their peonies).

In 2019, after more than twenty-years as a digital printer and graphic designer in the HE art + design sector, I began fostering the whateveritis to finally combine what I’m told I’m good at with what I love.

I have always had a great love for nature, and ecological awareness, products and practices are at the heart of anything I do.

I continue to utilise my graphic design skills wherever they may come in handy.

Current

Studying the Level 2 RHS Certificate in Horticulture via Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RBGE) VLE programme is further developing my knowledge of botany, plants and garden design.

I have years’ experience working with plants, with particular keenness for herbaceous perennials and our wild species.

In 2014, I established We Dig NG9 to create a wild nature habitat from a neglected space near my home. Recently, this project has broadened to include consulting locally on creating other community green spaces, in association with the Borough Council, County Council, and community groups such as Beeston Street Art Project.

I am a Trustee and Committee member of Beeston + District Civic Society where I volunteer to help with membership, website and graphic design, as well as consult on projects related to urban greening, biodiversity, and conservation in local planning and the wider community. This provides me with an opportunity to connect with the local community and observe wildlife gardening effects over the longer term.

I’m happiest when I’ve soil stuck behind my fingernails, and as such am lucky enough to have my own garden, and an allotment plot in serious need of time and TLC.