about me

My name’s Maddie. I’m an illustrator, garden designer and horticulturalist.

I’m studying BSc (Hons) Horticulture: Garden Design at Nottingham Trent University, and I’ve taken a placement year out of uni to work self-employed. My initial plan was just to freelance, and build up a garden design portfolio. I very quickly realised, while I love designing outdoor spaces, my heart needs to focus on an even bigger picture.

My generation was the first to grow up knowing our planet is dying. I’ve always known I want to do as much as I can for the environment, live in harmony with nature, repair the earth. So now, I’m on an adventure to do just that, and sharing how you can do it too.

As well as blogging, I take commissions for illustrations, and I am able to provide support with garden design and horticulture - just get in touch!


Derbyshire, West Hallam, Ilkeston, Nottingham

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Horticulture & Garden Design