Hello I’m Helen from Helen Reeley Gardens & I’m based in Berkhamsted Hertfordshire England.
I’ve been a professional gardener for almost twenty years now & before that I always had a strong interest in gardening. Some of my earliest garden memories are of my grandad growing ‘tons’ of potatoes & his neighbour having a cacti collection in a greenhouse. Well, I don’t grow potatoes but I do have a quite cute collection of cacti in my greenhouse.
I studied Garden Design at Oaklands College but realised quite soon that working at a desk indoors wasn’t for me. The craft of gardening, of being outdoors with the sun on my back is where my heart lies. I work sustainably by using British grown plants, designing gardens with pollinators & wildlife in mind and avoid peat based compost whenever I can. I also work with willow & hold regular craft workshops in & around Berkhamsted.
I travel a fair bit & visit gardens & landscapes all around the world, take photographs & write about these places. Some of my writings can be found on the blog page here on my website.