What a summer we’re having! I hope you’re all managing to keep your most precious plants alive and watered! I hadn’t realised how long it’s been since I last wrote which goes to show how busy things have been, in the garden and in life. In fact, many people are curious about the mix of corporate training & development and horticulture and where it all came from….
Gardening has been something I’ve been interested in for many years and always enjoyed. That said, I always knew there was so much more to learn and when would I ever really have that time? Whilst travelling a lot in my former roles, it was wonderful to come back to the garden and feel grounded again – no pun intended! – and get out there to tend and nurture the plants – vegetables and flowers. It was an opportunity to unwind, destress and get so absorbed in something completely different from the ‘day job’! So, when I had the opportunity to rethink my career and the direction I wanted to go next, it was great to begin to put the training & development world together with horticulture, and now I’m offering workshops at the local garden centre, talks with local horticultural societies and getting involved in horticultural therapy too, as well as continuing to offer the leadership, team and coaching workshops too. It’s a full and varied mix of stuff – a bit like my planting style! We have a mixed border of shrubs and herbaceous plants, a more formal, small, rose garden, a pond, a veg patch, a green house. The point being is that my garden is my classroom and it’s fantastic to learn ‘ hands on’.
The more I learn the more I realise there’s so much more to learn!