I am a qualified gardener and planting designer with 20 years’ experience.  I trained at Capel Manor College in Enfield.  My qualifications are a City and Guilds in Practical Horticulture and a City and Guilds in Plants and Planting Design where I gained a distinction.  I specialise in garden maintenance and planting.  


I charge £20 per hour.

Free consultation.

 I am North London based.


Please contact me on 07471 080143 or by email kittybutterwick@outlook.com.  



"Working with Kitty was a pleasure from start to finish. She listened to all my needs, in terms of what I wanted to feel in my garden and my budget. Having Kitty in my house and garden was easy and fun, as were trips to the garden centre. I absolutely love the final result and sitting in it is a joy. And more to the point, who doesn’t want their garden done from someone called Kitty Butterwick!"

Anna N17

"I asked Kitty to design me a garden with low maintenance plants and lots of colour and this is exactly what I got!  Kitty listened and gave advice and explained the whole process. I am really pleased with the final result and would highly recommend Kitty with her expert knowledge and experience for anyone looking to brighten up their garden or outside space."

Emma N17



For me paeonies herald the summer with their big, blowsy blooms. They come in single cup, semi double or double flowers and all are equally beautiful.

Plant paeonies in the autumn or spring. They are best in full sun and like a fertile soil, which is moist but well drained. Improve your soil by adding organic matter, such as well rotted manure, when planting. Paeonies don’t like being moved once established so choose your planting site carefully. They are tuberous plants and may take a couple of years to become established. You may need to provide support for the plants, especially if the flowers are very large.

Cut back paeonies in the autumn when the leaves go brown.

I recently planted up a garden where there was a concern that the dog might eat the plants. I read that paeonies are toxic to dogs so if your dog is prone to eating plants (generally dogs don’t eat plants) then you might want to avoid paeonies.



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West Green N15

& Surrounding Areas