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Rachel Goozee at work

Rachel Goozee is a garden designer and qualified horticulturalist. She offers a full service to clients seeking to transform their outdoor space – whatever the size, style or condition of the garden.


Whether you're looking to develop your current garden by adding new plants, pruning and nurturing existing shrubs, perennials and borders in-situ, or introducing new hard landscaping materials, right through to drawing up plans for a complete re-design, Rachel will guide and advise.


With qualifications in garden design, horticulture and further education teacher training, Rachel can tutor her clients, individually or in groups, on how to care for plants, grow vegetables and realise the potential of any outdoor space.


Inspired by her mother and grandparents, Rachel started gardening from a very young age. Her passion and love for plants and outdoor spaces stems from those early years and has evolved over time into a thoroughly rewarding career.


Rachel's formal training started at the beautiful Chiswick House Victorian Walled Garden in West London, where she learnt through the RHS how to grow vegetables, edible plants and fruits. This lead to roles working in three plant nurseries whilst gardening for regular private clients in Richmond, Ealing and Chiswick.


After having two children, Rachel and her family relocated from London to Brighton in 2003, and began her studies at Plumpton College where she graduated with a distinction and a Diploma in Horticulture Level 3, Garden Design and Teacher Training for further education. Rachel continues to self develop her skills with short courses, by attending trade fairs, flowers shows and being a member of RHS to help keep up with new trends in horticulture and garden design.


Rachel has also undertaken voluntary work for Southdowns Recovery College, where she facilitated a weekly gardening and growing session for users with mental health needs. This supportive scheme helps teach new skills in a safe environment and was a very rewarding experience – highlighting how gardening and growing, coupled with working outdoors, helps to improve mental health.

“To be a gardener is a gift and I feel so grateful for this. I love my work, and I love to meet new people and create a special place outdoors for them to enjoy. In a world where we're more and more often glued to a screen, it's vital that we all spend some time in the garden. It's rewarding, calming and healthy for the body and mind.”

Rachel Goozee

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