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Garden Design for Your Nature Fix

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.Bilgola Plateau, Australia

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Experience hosted by Leigh & Phillip

3 hours
Includes food, tickets, equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Create your secret garden by learning through ours

Garden design + plant selection + psychology = your workshop experience, moderated by you!

We turned our home's ordinary block of land into a restorative space of diverse garden rooms, rich in plant variety and native life. We'll show you how you can do the same whilst you also learn how to unlock the positive psychological gifts in creating a secret garden of your own.

Whether or not you already have a garden, a balcony, or just a collection of sad potplants, we'll explore the design practices that help create rich, special places, no matter how large, small or challenging. With no more than 2 participants, this experience is more like a private consulting session, however, the difference is I am focused on providing you with the skills and knowledge to be your own garden designer. Complementing this, is Phillip's role in the workshop in helping you understand the psychological benefits of your own natural space. We can make the workshop what you want it to be, maybe you want to know more about specific plants for your garden, or focus on design solutions; then again you may be intrigued to know more about how a 'nature fix' can benefit your health.
Create your secret garden by learning through ours

Garden design + plant selection + psychology = your workshop experience, moderated by you!

We turned our home's ordinary block of land into a restorative space of diverse garden rooms, rich in plant variety and native life. We'll show you how you can do the same whilst you also learn how to unlock the positive psychological gifts in creating a secret garden of your own.

Whether or not you already have a garden, a balcony, or just a collection of sad potplants, we'll explore the design practices that help create rich, special places, no mat…

Leigh & Phillip's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    Fresh healthy afternoon tea
    Please let me know if you have any dietary...
  • Tickets
    Consider giving this Experience as a Gift for someone else! Once you have b...
  • Equipment
    Sketching/notes paper, pens, etc
    Plus a neat little Garden Design hand...
From ₹7,718
/ person
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Meet your host, Leigh & Phillip

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 8 Reviews
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I'm Leigh, a landscape architect with 30 years of experience in creating special landscapes, and teaching others how to achieve the same. My husband Phillip is a psychologist and we've combined our skills to share the knowledge that nurturing an actual garden can help nurture your own emotional and physical well-being.
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Where you'll be

Our workshop is in our own comfortable home, at an informal around-the-table setting, and outside in our garden, located in the beautiful Northern Beaches. Having taught landscape design, construction and plant selection for many years, I want to ensure your experience provides you with the solutions and valuable insights you can apply to your own garden, so inside talking and sketching, or outside exploring the garden - the mix is upto you!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Nicole
September 2019
A truly unique experience that was personally tailored to our needs. Leigh & Phillip are excellent hosts & the experience exceeded all our expectations We could not recommend more highly!
Wendy
September 2019
My mother & I had a lovely, relaxing & informative afternoon with Leigh & Phillip. There individual qualifications & skills complement each other beautifully. They are very generous hosts.
Kate
November 2018
Leigh and Philip were warm and welcoming. We especially enjoyed wandering around the beautiful garden and learning about the design principles for landscape architecture. It gave us a sense of what was possible. Leigh shared her ideas for our own garden spaces, with suggestions of appropriate plant species and numbers. We were treated to a delicious lunch and coffee. We highly recommend this interesting and informative workshop.
Leigh and Philip were warm and welcoming. We especially enjoyed wandering around the beautiful garden and learning about the design principles for landscape architecture. It gave u…
Naomi & Ben
September 2018
I had a great afternoon with Leigh and Phillip and I learnt so much. Their wealth of knowledge and their willingness to share it is inspirational. The science behind how the mind works and why it needs nature was my favourite part. I highly recommend this to everyone, no matter your gardening skill level. I left with a new respect for the natural world around us and some great ideas for my existing garden to make it even better. Keep up the great work Leigh and Phillip and I hope to see you again some day.
I had a great afternoon with Leigh and Phillip and I learnt so much. Their wealth of knowledge and their willingness to share it is inspirational. The science behind how the mind…
Martha
December 2017
Leigh and Phillip provided an exceptional experience. Far exceeded my expectation. They offered a very inviting space and both shared their wealth of knowledge. We learnt so much and have a far greater appreciation for creating a harmonious garden space. Even the treats offered during the break were beyond delicious .
Leigh and Phillip provided an exceptional experience. Far exceeded my expectation. They offered a very inviting space and both shared their wealth of knowledge. We learnt so much…
Umut
September 2017
Leigh and Phillip gave us a warm welcome when we arrived for the "Secrets of the Garden" experience and made us feel right at home the whole time. They are both passionate about what they do and were able to marry the two together to provide this awesome experience. I expected to learn a couple of things and I was looking forward to creating my own garden but I walked away with so much more! I can't recommend this experience enough! Leigh and Phillip were both motivational and inspirational. It will get you thinking and in the right ways :) If that's not enough, the afternoon tea is delicious!!
Leigh and Phillip gave us a warm welcome when we arrived for the "Secrets of the Garden" experience and made us feel right at home the whole time. They are both passionate about…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Bring photos of your own outdoor space [if you have one!] be it a full-size garden, a balcony or just an idea for a space you'd like to create.

What to bring

Camera to capture ideas

Wear comfortable shoes