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.

Consultancy options range from: how to design a new border or a whole garden, how to manage land for biodiversity or create a sustainable smallholding, understanding the nutrients in a home-grown healthy food; to how to make an African eco-camp kitchen garden more self-sufficient. 

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.

If you’d like to know more, or have a project you think Charlotte could help with, please call 07951 946489 or email: [email protected]