From small city gardens, to large countryside estates, to African game reserves

In addition to running courses at The Sustainable Garden, Charlotte offers private consultancy work for a range of clients in the UK and Africa.

Having run her own garden design and landscaping business for over ten years in London, Charlotte has created more than 100 beautiful small city gardens. She specialises in designing low-maintenance, naturalistic planting combinations that offer year-round interest while providing food and habitat for bees and butterflies.

She also qualified as a nutritional therapist from the College of Naturopathic Medicine and ran her own practice in London as a member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT). She believes that the power of food can help optimise health, and that fresh, whole, organic food and a healthy lifestyle can be used to bring the body back into balance. She grows her own fruit, vegetables and herbs without any chemicals, and can help clients to start growing their own food and to understand the important micro-nutrients this fresher food contains.

Having developed her own ecologically biodiverse smallholding over several years Charlotte then took a MSc in Sustainable Food and Natural Resources at CAT, and now advises clients on how to make their own land more sustainable and wildlife-friendly.

She has experience in creating native wildflower meadows, building nature ponds, orchard management, and in native plant and tree selection. She uses a mixture of organic, biodynamic, permaculture and no-dig techniques, offering a broad range of sustainable solutions in the creation and management of sustainable smallholdings.

Her ongoing work with an eco-camp in the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya has seen the development of increased sustainability and self-sufficiency for the kitchen vegetable garden, by introducing rainwater harvesting and irrigation, new composting systems and a variety of sustainable food-growing principles to support productivity. She works closely with the local Masai team to deliver practical solutions within a challenging African climate.

Consultancy options range from advice on starting a sustainable smallholding, to detailed reports on ways to improve ecological biodiversity in your garden. An initial visit to your property usually takes around two hours and is followed with a written summary of recommendations/ sketches etc. which may include advise on re-designing certain sections or re-configuring the whole area. If required, detailed designs or planting plans are quoted for individually, dependant on size of project. Charlotte lives and works in South Devon, so travel within a 10-mile radius of is included Totnes in the initial consultancy fee, beyond that a fee is charged for mileage.

If you’d like to know more please call 07951 946489 or email: [email protected]