To be honest, our garden was a mess and we didn't know where to start. But Sarah was recommended to us and she has helped transform our outdoor space into a place where we actually want to spend time. She designed the raised beds and helped select all the plants for the beds and the borders (the Eryngium big blues in the gallery are from our garden). She was particularly patient as we wanted plants that would be good for butterflies, bees and other insects; but that were preferably natives and easy to maintain. And that's exactly what she's helped us to create. Once Sarah had sourced all the plants and got them all in the ground, we seemed to have different plants in bloom at different times right through the year, so there's always something to look at. And we have a real mix of planting - different heights, colours, foliage... It's a real pleasure to sit out there now on a nice evening. We still get Sarah back every so often (to make sure we keep the garden the way she left it and to stay on top of the necessary jobs) and we would happily recommend her to anyone looking to improve their garden.

Natalie & John

Garden & Planting Design
I am a novice gardener. Sarah has been a great asset to me and to the garden. She has gently taught (never making me feel bad about my lack of knowledge or a job not done!). She has a lovely presence in the garden and interesting ideas. Sarah has helped me to wake up and feel inspired again by the garden. Her knowledge and hard work are always evident. I can't thank her enough.

J. McCallum

Garden Coaching
Sarah has helped transform our garden – not only is she hard working (in all weathers!), she has fantastic horticultural and plant knowledge. That along with her great ideas & design eye keeps our garden beautiful and is helping to improve it enormously as we plant and develop new areas.


Garden Maintenance & Development
It was great to have you look at our garden. It really did spur us on to get on and make some changes. We have been working hard over the last month getting on with all the jobs on our long list. It was a lot of hard work but also a lot of fun. I certainly feel more in love with our garden and keen to make it lovely.

F.Kerr, Edinburgh

Garden coaching session
Thank you so much for transforming my garden into a place where I can't wait to spend time in. It's fantastic and I'm so happy with it. Thanks for all your hard work and great ideas.

M.McCall, Haddington

Garden design
Thank you for the fantastic work you did, not only in terms of the heavy cutting back, but also in terms of general tidying up. It's amazing how different the edges/borders can look with a bit of care.
Thank you so much for doing our garden, it is looking lovely, and can only go from strength to strength now. Thanks again, for all your hard work and please will you come back in spring and do a general tidy up for us?


Planting Design
Thank you so much Sarah for the coaching!! I am very excited now about my gardening and in a better position to actually do the right things to it! I will tell everyone about your service.

Felicity. N

Garden Coaching
I can highly recommend Sarah. Her plant knowledge is superb and she has a great eye for layout too. She is very proactive in the garden, suggesting and discussing changes then implementing them. Aside from bringing our borders back to life she has helped create a fantastic child’s area and vegetable patch. She is very hardworking and gets the job done. We are so pleased and feel very lucky to have found her.


Maintenance & development
I just had to drop you a little note to say thanks for the time you spent telling us how to approach our wilderness of a garden. Just knowing where to start and what to start pulling out was our problem and you gave us some good ideas into the bargain. We will sort out this first step but will be back again soon for our second instalment. We had a few friends waiting to hear how we got on as they, like us, are in need of a hand so if its ok with you we will be passing your name on to them. Thanks again.

Fiona and Derek

Garden Coaching November
Sarah has had a varied background in horticulture so she is very helpful in giving good advice about plants and their preferred location. She is hard-working, flexible and keen to tackle a variety of garden jobs. I'm pleased to have her as my gardener.

C. Campbell

Thanks again for your work in our garden. It's great to come home and see what's been done. We know very little about plants, so it's great to have knowledgeable help. The garden would be a jungle without your autumn blitz and spring tidy. See you in Spring!

Gill & Mark


Sarah Curtis Horticulture

Helping you love your garden.

In East and Southern Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Eastern Side of Midlothian.

A garden should be an outdoor room of your home, even in Scotland! It should be a space you feel comfortable, relaxed and happy in. Somewhere you can watch the wildlife, work, entertain or simply enjoy from your window.


4 Chesterhall Avenue
East Lothian
EH33 1QJ
Telephone: 07746 739740