Garden Coaching
Creative Gardener
...inspiring gardeners to create
What is a Garden Coach?
Think of me as your personal mentor in the garden. On-site and tailored to you. 
Certified as a Professional Horticulturist (CPH), I  bring over 15 years of garden
experience from nurturing soil to full landscape design. The basic of sustainable
gardens to the designer touches that transform a garden from the ordinary.

What can a Garden Coach do for you?
Have you walked through your garden and brainstormed ideas to do. Maybe their
are those moments of wondering what is wrong with that plant...how do I cut that
ornamental grass or when? That pile of garden books and magazines just don't seem
to address your personal needs, they inspire but...now what? Where do I begin? 
The bounty of Internet information is there but just isn’t the same.
You are still stuck and wonder how to make it happen for you.
This is where I can come in and help. Let's personalize it all and walk through your garden with hands
on help and up close and personal assistance.  Perfect for new homeowners, newly installed landscapes,
hands-on teaching and help to get you through the process of Do-it-yourself landscape design.

Professional Garden coaching and design appointments by the hour.
For more information 
253-265-2209 or email

Beauty , Livability, Sustainability, Creativity...make it your garden.
all website contents copyright 2013 by Susan Goetz
This page was last updated: January 23, 2013
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Gift Certificates available for
Garden Coaching  and Design Studio sessions.
Design Studio
Looking for some hands-on advice on your garden? 
Want to redo the pots on your patio or your whole back yard?
Pictures, sketches, ideas, plant lists and inspiration...
all personalized
to your garden space.    
Join Sue in the studio and design your garden!
In the studio we design with your photos and visuals.
Create lists of plants, advice and resources to take the next step.
Great for small areas or places in need of inspiration.


Appointment available for 1/2 hour and 1 hour.
The studio is located at 311 Puyallup Avenue in downtown Tacoma.

Tips for getting the most of your studio appointment

•Walk around your garden space before the appointment and take notes. Decide what you love, hate, want to change and what you want your space to look like ideally. 

•Take photographs of the area you would like to talk about.  Take wide shots of the area to get the full look of the space. Close up photos can be taken for plant id and other design notes you think are needed.

•Take basic measurements of your space and note conditions-
i.e. sun, shade, and soil conditions as noted on the questionnaire.

What to bring to your appointment

•Questionnaire- A basic questionnaire will be sent to you after
the appointment is made. If you don’t send it in prior to your appointment,
please bring it with you.

•Visuals- They can be photos of your garden, home, or clippings of ideas
and other gardens in which you find inspiration.

Design sessions now being scheduled!