“Seeing how everyone benefits from the sessions makes it all worthwhile; horticulture is a great leveller and a marvellous therapeutic tool.”

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I can be contacted on anne@anneluder.co.uk  Currently in self isolation until end of August, I have contacted the relevant groups.

I have worked as a garden designer for  over twenty-five years, designing both public and private gardens and specialising in allergy-free and challenging gardens. I like to incorporate edible plants into my planting designs and when planning a garden I encourage & involve the owners so that they learn about how to maintain the garden created themselves.

At the beginning of my horticultural career, I spent four years in charge of propagation at a nursery in Essex where many of the staff had learning disabilities.

I retired a few years back having been a lecturer Capel Manor College,  where I specialised, in therapeutic horticulture for severe physical disabilities. I grew the provision of this therapy at the college.

Currently, I am involved in the landscaping of a Natural Burial Ground in Cheshunt where much of it will eventually be a new British native woodland.

I am happy to provide private guided walks at Capel Manor as well as talks and lectures.

Testimonials

  • Just a note to thank you for your very enjoyable talk yesterday. Our ladies really enjoyed it and many of them that it inspired them to visit Capel Manor. I do hope that you will visit us again
  • Anne entertained us with stories about Capel and her time there. I'm sure many of our members will visit, or re-visit, Capel Manor during the Summer (2015) and find it more enjoyable
  • "Anne's Wildlife talk was very interesting. I never realised how much we had lost and what is still at risk. I intend to use what I have learnt in my own garden to encourage the birds & bees." Speaker's Secretary Lea Valley U3A Garden Group
  • On Bulbs & Rhizomes - "The most frequent  response to your talk was that it was fascinating and they had no idea how important those plants were. There were also three  retired pharmacists in the audience who enjoyed it as well !" - Joe, Speakers Secretary
  • Another stimulating talk that made me and my fellow gardeners think. Anne does not talk - she imparts knowledge and involves her audience. I asked for a talk on Roses but never thought she would go back to the age of the dinosaur. I have invited her back knowing that whatever topic I choose as speaker's secretary Anne will deliver - Ida, Hitchen Horticultural Society
  • Thank you so much for your really interesting and exceptional talk which is much appreciated