As a creative plantswoman my strength is my comprehensive knowledge of plants and the conditions they need to thrive

Laura Ient

I recognise how hard it is to know what to do, and when to do it, in your garden, and can help by prioritising garden tasks.  I have a big garden so fully understand the pressure of time and effort needed to maintain and develop gardens of all sizes.

With over 20 years experience in developing gardens and advising gardeners, my designs and recommendations are both imaginative and practical and I use my artistic flair and horticultural knowledge to best effect in the many gardens in which I’ve worked over the years.

I can help with a wide range of gardening matters, from design of borders, to “hands on” training in gardening techniques and care advice.   I recommend the organic approach.

I offer a professional and friendly service and tailor my services to your needs.

Horticultural History

I have always loved nature and the natural art it creates.  My early career was office based, but my heart has always been out in the garden.  My dedication to gardening became full-time in my early twenties following a career break to start my family.  An avid reader of ‘The Garden’ I worked two organic allotments for home kitchen use.  I followed this with work as a Gardener’s Assistant, then became a self-employed Gardener and a Plant Nursery Assistant whilst also studying three years for the RHS General Certificate in Horticulture and the Advanced Certificate in Horticulture.  Friends encouraged me to share my comprehensive knowledge and enthusiasm and I started working formally as a garden adviser in 2003.

Horticultural Qualifications

  • Geography BScHons, University College London
  • RHS General Certificate in Horticulture
  • RHS Advanced Horticulture, specialising in Design, Maintenance and Construction

Other training and development

  • RHS Wisley, Fruit pruning and training
  • Design your own Garden
  • Outwood Horticultural Society AGM, Speaker