After 20 years of designing and teaching about gardens, Juliet has established her Sussex Garden School to share her unique approach to plants and her love of landscape.
Her passion for plants is infectious; you will definitely feel inspired, enthused and equipped to make the most of your own garden.
Juliet’s previous career in hospital medicine, informs her approach to designing gardens and communicating the importance of landscape to our health and well-being. She creates truly individual spaces, which help us to connect with the landscape and enjoy the full potential of our gardens. Juliet believes that access to good quality greenspace is a priority for healthy living and happy communities.
In 2016, Juliet designed the Modern Slavery Garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It was Chelsea’s first social campaign garden and was awarded a Gold Medal and the People’s Choice Prize.
Having stepped down as Chair of The Society of Garden Designers, she is now on the RHS (Royal Horticultural Soc.) selection panel for show gardens and acts as a judge.
She has won awards from the SGD in 2012 and 2015, for sustainability and hard landscaping design.
In 2017 Juliet was made a Fellow of the SGD for her contribution to garden design & horticulture.
Juliet’s presenter experience includes: BBC Gardeners World; regular coverage of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show; BBC Inside Out; Ch4’s Operation People Power and most recently Ch4’s Village of the Year.
Samantha trained in Italy and travelled extensively in her role as tour chef to Pavarotti and The Three Tenors.
After establishing her classical skills in Europe, she explored the flavours of South America and was delighted to discover new plants, tastes and textures to share.
For their Tasty Garden talks, Sam has teamed up with Juliet, to create new dishes for unusual garden foods.
With our Easy Garden Courses & Tasty Garden Talks, I want everyone to feel inspired, enthused and equipped, to make the most of their space at home.
"Wondering what's new on the gardening front I was intrigued with the title of Juliet Sergeant's talk "The Tasty Garden." So glad I went along. Juliet took us on a delightful journey of discovery showing gardens from a very different perspective. A real eye opener. Finger licking good too as we were offered tasty nibbles made by enthusiastic chef Sam Mathews from plants and trees I didn't know were edible let alone tasted so good. Who'd a thought hostas can be cooked into a feast? No wonder the slugs like them! Tulip petals? Go for the red ones for taste. Hope to meet you perhaps at her next session?"
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for your amazing talk. It was really well received, and so many people afterwards have commented on just how inspiring and motivating it was.
I would like to say a big 'Thank you' for the talk you have kindly delivered ……. It was very inspirational and we all………. enjoyed it very much.
Juliet delivered exactly what I expected from the course. The content was delivered in good depth and pace throughout the day – with nothing missed or rushed. Juliet kept the learning light and enjoyable using a mix of slides, lovely photographs, short video and a hands-on exercises ..... Juliet answered all questions we had throughout the day.