Hi, I’m Tamar

I’m a Beeston-based wildlife gardener and plantswoman; developing and maintaining borders, containers, and gardens through soft landscaping, creative planting schemes, and wildlife-friendly designs.

I also create and sell season floral arrangements from my own garden.

Early on

I’ve gardened and arranged flowers since I was a young child (much to the frustration of my parents and their peonies). After a more than twenty-year career as a digital printer and graphic designer in the art + design HE sector, I am now fostering the whateveritis to finally combine what I’m good at with what I love.

I have always had a great love for nature; 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 wildflower and nature area 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, Beeston Civic Society, and Greening Beeston. 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, since March 2020, an allotment plot in serious need of time and TLC…

tamar@hortulus.co.uk