HBVG Services

Want to grow your own home grown vegetables but not too sure what to do?  You might have a bit of experience or maybe you have never grown your own vegetables before, Hunter Backyard Veggie Growers can help you grow your own fantastic home grown vegetables.

New Online Consultation Service

Live consultation via Zoom or Skype

Find yourself with more time at home and wanting to grow some fresh veggies?  With COVID-19 changing all our lives there has been an increased interest in growing fresh veggies.  If you are starting out or have some experience and want some extra help, I have developed a new consultation service where I will help you with your specific needs.  So that we can maintain the right distance and keep safe I am offering a 30-minute consultation using Zoom or Skype.  For just $50 we can talk and see what you need at the same time.  Want to know more or to book, contact me here and let me know where you are located, and a little about your veggie garden experience so far and what you are wanting to learn about.

You come to me

Group visits to Hunter Backyard Veggie Growers


Gather together some of your friends or bring your local gardening group and come and check out Hunter Backyard Veggie Growers.  See how my home grown vegetables are thriving and learn some things that you could apply to your own backyard garden.  You will see what I have growing and discover some of the veggies that can easily be grown in your own backyard.  It’s a great time to ask questions and we will all learn together as I share my experiences.  We will do a tour of the garden and talk about what you see and if you want, we can enjoy a cup together.

A fee of $200 applies for a 2 hour visit.  You can come on your own or as a group of up to 10 people.  If you want to know more, contact me here. Let me know the size of the group you would bring, and a little about your veggie garden experience so far.

I come to you

Veggie Garden Consulting


For Individuals: If you are looking for a once off visit, I am available to come to your garden and consult on all things to do with your vegetable patch. We will talk about your unique requirements and what you are wanting to achieve.  A fee of $250 for a 2-hour visit applies and is the recommended time I would suggest for the small to medium sized garden.  To maximise the benefit of the visit, a list of things you wish to discuss would be helpful prior to the day. I would be happy to discuss any additional time you may need.

For Groups: You may think it’s a great time to have some of your friends join in.  Your friends can also learn as we talk about your home grown vegetables, however the focus would remain on your garden.  A maximum of four additional people if you want to have your friends join in.  If one of your friends who was there on the day decides to use on of the Hunter Backyard Veggie Growers services, I’ll make it worth your while and send you a $25 online seed voucher to spend on your veggie garden.

If you want to know more, contact me here.  Let me know where you are located, and a little about your veggie garden experience so far.

Veggie Garden Design

Suitable for anyone with a small to medium sized yard (400-800m2) who wants to construct a new veggie garden or re-design what they already have.

Contact me and we will arrange a time for a consultancy visit and we will sit down at the site and discuss what you are thinking, how much time you can spend in your garden, and what your wish-list is. I’ll tailor the concept design of your veggie garden according to your needs.  Your needs may include things like herb gardens, veggie beds, fruit trees, compost systems, water systems, or veggie protection.

The fee for this type of consultancy is $500 and includes two hours on site and another two hours off-site. I will develop a tailored concept design for your site ready for you to implement. I will send it to you via email and it will include recommendations based on what you identified as important for your unique veggie garden.

If you want to know more, contact me here.

Fee inclusions:
The fees listed for visits to your garden include travel within a 50 km radius of Newcastle, and include my time as indicated. If you live further away or have a larger garden, I would be happy to negotiate the fee.