Meet the Team
Suzi, Alicia, Diana and Abi join Christine to form a dynamic and passionate team who help people achieve their goals. Together they are a trusted group of talented horticulturists and industry professionals. Christine and her team provide exceptional service and exceptionally beautiful outdoor spaces.
We want to be able to offer you every service you may need in preparing your home for sale. We have sourced some of the best in the business to help with your specific requirements. With a customized package, we can include:
Arborist Tree Services
Lawns and Edging
Indoor Plants and Flower Arrangements
Owner & Horticulturalist
“To take ordinary gardens and transform them into something amazing has been my passion for many years. I love to create beautiful spaces that are welcoming, relaxing and inviting. I want to help people achieve their goals and dreams by doing what I know and love.”
Christine’s love of nature came from spending weekends in the Aussie Bush as a child and going on family camping trips to various National Parks around NSW. It wasn’t until many years later when she needed to create a privacy screen for the front of her home that she absolutely fell in love with plants and the whole process of creating gardens.
That was back in 2001 and since then she hasn’t stopped developing her knowledge and experience with plants and gardens. She has provided countless garden makeovers for her family and friends over the years while juggling a demanding career as a primary teacher and looking after her own children.
As often happens, a family crisis caused Christine to reassess her life and truly follow her dreams. As she cared for her Dad who was unable to walk or speak due to an horrific stroke, she dedicated any spare time she had to learning from experts and experimenting in her own gardens. During those years, Christine achieved qualifications in Horticulture and started her own business.
“I love nature and all that it brings. Plants, flowers and the animals that enjoy it, makes me incredibly happy. We are so lucky to have so many beautiful plants in Australia, and I love sharing that with others. Helping people achieve what makes them happy in their own gardens is such a special thing to be a part of.”
Growing up in the blue mountains set me up for a love of the outdoors and plants from a very young age. It makes me so happy to be able to help people in their outdoor spaces, whether it is maintaining a lawn or starting a garden from scratch.
The more time I spend in gardens, the more appreciation I have for the way plants and animals interact and how important that is for our environment.
My spare time is spent in my own garden outside or my jungle indoors.
“I have a passion for nature particularly for plants and trees. My desire is to create and share beautiful gardens with others and therefore inspiring others to love and care for their gardens.”
As child I was blessed to have the bush and the beach as my playground.We lived in a semi isolated spot where I came to love and appreciate the joy and peace of such a place.I found connecting to nature helped me to become more centred and stress free.
Gardening has been a part of my family for many years from general gardens to vegetable /herb gardens.
Later becoming a primary teacher I enjoyed incorporating nature into the classroom and could see the difference it made to children’s moods.(knowing how much it meant to me as child)
Wanting a change from teaching and tutoring I decided to pursue this interest and love further and became a horticulturist. With encouragement and support from Christine I have had this opportunity and have been blessed to be part of her team.
“I get the greatest joy and sense of satisfaction not only from the appreciation from friends, family, neighbours and clients after spending time in their gardens but from the insect, bird and animal population which return and repopulate areas that were once devoid of habitat for them. Giving back to nature is undoubtedly my favourite part of what I do.”
Abbie grew up in the regional town of Tamworth. When she was 3 her parents bought a house with a large, empty backyard. Her Father got to the landscaping right away – with Australian Native plants, of course. That’s when her love and almost obsession with natives began.
From childhood to motherhood there had only been sporadic moments where gardening was a part of her life until she had her two children, quit her retail management career and studied horticulture in 2015.
She gained employment at Newcastle Wildflower Nursery in May 2015 where she got to explore the world of Australian Native plants thoroughly, making connections with others in the industry and avid gardeners alike which continues to strengthen her plant knowledge.
Christine from Street Appeal Garden Solutions became a regular customer, forming a connection with Abbie. An employment opportunity arose and the rest, they say, is history!