Garden Consultation, Coaching & Design
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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 20 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 there 
are those moments of wondering what is wrong with that plant orhow do I cut that 
ornamental grass or when? Where do I begin?  
You are 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.
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This page was last updated: August 20, 2015
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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. 

Appointments 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.