The Mindful Gardener team transformed my garden. I’m delighted. It was tired and overgrown but I had no idea what to do to spruce it up. They came in with the idea of making it a haven for wildlife all year round, stripping back and planting new shrubs and flowers. I can’t wait to see what it looks like in spring.

David B

Kate brought ideas, knowledge and inspiration to our new ‘blank canvas’ of a garden, and then worked with us to design the finished article. She blended plant colours, types and characteristics and set them out for our review before planting. We’re now excited the rain has come to help them grow into what we hope and expect will be a sea of colour, and many scents, to both look wonderful, and to attract the birds, bees and butterflies. Thank you Kate for your hard work, ideas, and speedy service

Nick

We are delighted to have Kate working with us as a volunteer at Sussex Prairie Gardens this past year. Kate was at once enthusiastic and open to ideas at all times. She quickly fitted into our gardening team and soon became an invaluable member of our workforce as we worked with the core gardening team, young students, volunteers and the public alike. Kate’s sunny personality and ‘can do’ attitude always shines through and I hope we can continue to have her working with us as a valued member of our Sussex Prairie Garden community.

Pauline and Paul, Sussex Prairie Gardens

I don’t think I can be more glad that the local gardener who I approached didn’t have space and gave me Kate’s number!
Kate has a friendly, easy-going manner and without doubt she is hard-working and reliable. She is very knowledgeable and as we surveyed my garden she identified the plants (including a wild strawberry plant which I didn’t know I had) and was able to tell me which were the weeds. She and her assistant have restored my grass drive to its original condition which was no mean feat! She has helped my son with learning difficulties set up a vegetable garden which has captured his interest and he is tending daily. 

He is excited to see the first tomatoes develop and to pick chocolate mint straight from the plant to put on ice cream. However, most of all, she has transformed my rear garden into a beautiful outdoor space where I enjoy being in nature and take delight in each flowering plant and shrub. Thank you Kate!

Jo

Kate has designed and planted a small prairie garden in an area of our garden where the planting
consisted of a few grasses and several very old fruit bushes. It was neglected and full of weeds and
detracted from the areas of the garden that surrounded it. Thanks to her imaginative design and
planting it is now an area of colour and variety with grasses waving in the wind and herbaceous
plants adding colour and depth. Throughout the planning and planting Kate asked for my ideas and
incorporated not only the existing grasses, but also some herbaceous plants that I had divided ready
for replanting. She even managed to include the rhubarb, which had been there for over 50 years.
The area looks great and is now an asset rather than an eyesore!
I can thoroughly recommend Kate as both designer and hands on gardener.

Clare

Kate gave me some fantastic advice and help in my garden with some established shrubs and overgrown borders, which now look much tidier and healthier. She pruned some climbing plants and repotted some plants that needed attention. Kate is knowledgeable, kind, and patient, listens and cares for what is needed. A great find! Thank you

Caroline

Kate from the Mindful Gardener came and repotted an agapanthus plant and planted up a lavender pot and a herb pot for us. The service was excellent, she arrived on time, completed the work efficiently and was friendly and polite. She left the area that she had been working in immaculate. I was very pleased with her work and would highly recommend them to family and friends. I would definitely use their services again.

Maggie

When Kate’s flyer came through my letter box I was thrilled as I had a mental block as to how to plant a particular are in my long narrow Victorian garden, surrounded on each side by railings. The planting needed to give me some privacy as I wanted a seating area and some perfumed plants. Kate came round to the garden and discussed her ideas and thoughts, then emailed me with suggested plants for the area, which took into account all the things I asked for. We agreed on plants which Kate then sourced, we discussed where the plants should go together and I am thrilled with the result. Kate is easy to talk to, reliable and I would definitely recommend her.

Susie

We had a very large border that had become unmanageable with weeds. Kate and Kevin came regularly to clear the border. The border now looks great and we are very pleased with the result. Kevin and Kate are very reliable and it was a pleasure to have them work in our garden. We won’t hesitate to contact them for any future work

Teresa B

We were very pleased with your prompt response in our hour of need. The garden needed a makeover to make it presentable for house sale. Kate carried out the work to a high standard at short notice and very reasonable cost. We would definitely use her again and recommend without hesitation.

The house sold on the first viewing day and by all accounts the buyers absolutely loved the garden. Thank you so much. 

Gill and Mick

Kate and her team are great. They are efficient, polite and customer focused. Kate is the designer and really knows her plants. I gave her a very vague brief and she came up with a fab combination of plants that work for our personal outside space. The work was done in late winter/early Spring and we are now seeing the beautiful benefits. Gorgeous!
Kevin is the quiet man of the duo – so peaceful to have around and he grafts until the work is done. Love their visits and so does my garden! it’s a partnership, what shall we do next?

Jeannie