VINC has outsourced its consultation service to Jenny Harrington Horticultural Services and Marg Grounds Garden Design. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The most common service provided by the team is the one-hour site visit aimed to get you started on a garden. Coming from VINC the focus is on using indigenous plants, and both Jenny and Marg currently work part-time at the nursery and are conversant with the species.
Indigenous species, those local to your area, are superior survivors and contribute to local wildlife habitat.
Soil and aspect
Site preparation advice
Outline of soft/hard landscaping needs.
Concept drawing of garden beds and suggested requirements
Focus is on using local (indigenous) plants, though other species may be recommended
Advice on best-practice planting and maintenance techniques
Both Jenny and Marg’s current projects include working with schools and kindergartens to design and implement indigenous gardens, and private clients who are starting from scratch, or wanting to enhance their existing garden.
Jenny has extensive experience working in horticulture. She has been designing, implementing and maintaining indigenous gardens for a variety of clients for 20 years. Working within all aspects of horticulture have contributed to her specialist knowledge and passion for using our local plants.
Marg has worked in horticulture for 16 years, and has experience in designing, installing and maintaining gardens. She was head gardener at Abbotsford Convent for five years. She also has experience managing and restoring bushland, and native gardens, having lived on the edge of Bendigo for 18 years on a semi-cleared block.