Garden Coaching offers personal attention designed to support you with your gardening questions and challenges. The service is offered in two ways to meet your needs. You can either schedule a Private Appointment at the nursery or schedule a Private Appointment in your garden.
For private coaching at the nursery, one of Redbud's landscape designers will spend the time reviewing your site opportunities and constraints, then answering your specific questions to support stewarding your desired garden. We can then help you review plant options in the nursery yard. You are encouraged to take notes or record the visit for your reference. So you can get the most out of your garden coaching experience, we ask you to bring with you: Measurements of garden area; Photos of garden, both context and specific area for conversation; Understanding of sun/shade patterns and soil moisture; Images to convey your desired garden aesthetic.
For private coaching in your garden, during the visit, one of Redbud's landscape designers will spend a portion of the time with you observing your landscape conditions, then we will spend the rest of the time answering your specific questions and providing support for your desired garden area or topic. Before our visit, we will ask you to provide some information about your garden so you can get the most out of your time with us. After the visit, we will be available for limited email correspondence to address any follow-up concerns or questions; if specific plants are recommended during coaching, assistance can be available at the nursery to locate and purchase those plants. Coaching does not include a written synopsis or design plan. You are encouraged to take notes or record the visit for your reference.
Fee: Each Coaching option is based on an hourly rate of $150/hour. The private appointment in your garden adds a fee of $150 to the first hour to cover time and mileage of travel within 10 miles of the nursery. We can provide a quote for variation of visit time and travel distance.
Meet the Coaching and Consultation Team
Julie and Lisa are the owner/operators of Redbud and TEND landscape architects. Julie has a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and a Master's in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Julie is an ISA certified arborist. Lisa has a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from Purdue University and is a registered Landscape Architect in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Julie and Lisa met and started working together on public landscapes at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). Residential landscapes have become more of their portfolio since taking on Redbud and learning from homeowners about the desire to transition conventional home gardens to be more than just pretty but to support all life, feed pollinators, sequester carbon, and work with water. They believe assisting private landowners is a significant way to counteract climate change and strengthen connections to the natural world.
Also on the team are Gretchen and Angie. Gretchen has worked with Julie and Lisa since their days at PHS. She has a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University. Angie has a Bachelor's degree in Digital Production and Communication from the State University of New York at New Paltz and is currently in the Master's program for Landscape Architecture at Temple University.