my swiss garden
The my swiss garden blog is a journal about the ups and downs of gardening life in my little corner of Switzerland. It is filled with tips on timely actions, hints about trouble-shooting problems specific to this area, information about local and not so local events and of course plants, trees, flowers, fruit and vegetables and lots of pretty things – all garden related.
If like me you are happiest with a little dirt beneath your nails, sun warming your back as you plant and secateurs at the ready you’ve perhaps found the perfect place.
After years as a balcony gardener in Geneva the move to a new home with a large and challenging garden demanded more time, planning and effort. After twenty years the garden continues to be a work in progress with still plenty of potential for new projects. Now at least there is a hammock beneath a beautiful tree for quiet contemplation and enjoyment of the garden.
With these years of experience I now give regular workshops (souvent en français) throughout the year on container gardening, seed growing, flower and vegetable growing. I also have a small number of private clients for whom I provide gardening and trouble-shooting advice during the growing season in order to encourage and inspire them in their gardening journey. I also like to source and up-cycle unusual containers and fill them with seasonal plants which I sell at a variety of local markets and events. Further to a career in the international and NGO world in Geneva I am also the Director of the Swiss Gardening School. I live with my family in the La Côte region of Vaud in Switzerland.
Unless otherwise mentioned all photos are my own.