Do you want to grow food but are not sure where to start?
Do you have a garden but need advice on a specific topic?
I can help with any gardening matter big or small. Here are some ideas, you might have others.
Site assessment and establishment
Soil and plant health
Fruit tree management
Bees and biodiversity
Consultations are available in Melbourne and surrounds.
Garden with me
Do you want to transform your yard into a food paradise but getting started feels overwhelming? There are a lot of decisions to make and transforming a yard takes time. I'm here to help!
How does it work?
We will start with a consultation to understand your space, needs and ambitions
We'll make a plan
We'll get into the garden
I will revisit to see how the garden is growing
Your garden will continue transforming season by season. Gardens are living, evolving spaces that change with the whims of nature and people who spend time in them. My role is to support you to understand the conditions plants need to thrive and how we can create and maintain these conditions through observation and minimal intervention.
I’m so glad Leila came at the early stages of my garden establishment! She offered plant suggestions I wouldn’t have ever thought about, shared her gardening philosophy in an accessible way, and encouraged me to take a longer term planning perspective than I had been. Leila can help you take your garden ideas to the next level.
Mark and Lisa, Coburg
We bought a house filled with old fruit trees and had no idea where to start - but wanted to learn. Leila offered practical advice, easy to remember instructions for annual pruning and great tips on what tools to use. Our fruit trees are now awash with spring blooms and we look forward to a bountiful harvest.
How much are your fees? A standard consultation is 1.5hrs and costs $150 waged and $100 concession (plus travel fees).
What are your travel fees? If I can't ride to your place I charge a travel fee of 78c per kilometer (ATO recommendation)
Where are you based? Pascoe Vale, Wurundjeri country, Kulin nation
What does Melbourne and surrounds mean? Because I charge travel fees, I am happy to travel into the country.
Do you provide advice for rural properties? Yes, no matter what size your land is, I can help.
Can you do a permaculture or landscape design? No, it goes against my philosophy to design a space. Gardens are living, evolving spaces that change with the whims of nature and people who spend time in them. My role is to support you to create the right conditions for a garden to flourish and to learn to see gardens as living spaces which have a mind of their own, rather than to control or dominate the space.
Can you transform the garden for us? No, I am here to help you learn how to garden. I will garden with you, and support you in whatever way I can.
Got more questions? Please get in touch!