Plant Consulting

Meet your plant consultant - Rachel 

Rachel Okell is a horticulturist offering plant consulting and related services in Sydney, Australia. Her goal is to help people to be successful with plants, by arming them with the knowledge & support they need.

Rachel specialises in plant selection and plant care, meaning she can assist in choosing the right plants for your space and lifestyle, so you can enjoy your own green sanctuary. 

What is a plant consult?

Let me help you create the green space you will love. Whether it be adding plants to a new space or taking care of your existing plant collection. 

If it's a new space, I'll ask you questions related to the area you'd like to plant out, like; sunlight, climate & size of the space. Then I'll ask you questions about your lifestyle, desire for upkeep & functionality for your family & pets. I'll then select plants that I think fit within these requirements and offer you a detailed list.

For your existing plant collection we can discuss any problems you're facing, details on how to manage pests, repotting and rearranging your plants. Plus, which are the best plants to add to your collection.

I also offer additional services including; plant sourcing, design & installation. I work with your budget and style, offering advice to help you create and enjoy your green sanctuary.

What kind of plants? 

I love tropical and indoor plants and they are my specialty, but living in Sydney does restrict the choice of plants to an extent.

My experience working in a garden centre & nursery means I'm familiar with a wide range of plants, suitable for our climate; from hedges, ornamentals, plants for the shade and the sun, plus my absolute favourite: houseplants! 

What is involved?

I'll help you select the right plants for your space & care for the ones you already have

in three easy steps:

  1. Pre-visit questionnaire. 
  2. One hour on site visit with advice and assistance. 
  3. Recommendations and report post visit. 

And, if you'd like me to source the plants, design and install, I can do that too. 

So what does it all cost? 

Initial consultations are charged at $400.00 including the pre-visit questionnaire, one hour visit and post visit report. Further services such as plant sourcing, design and installation will be quoted pending the scope of the work. I work with your budget so we can create your green sanctuary. 


Rachel, I am so proud to say that I have started my own indoor sanctuary. Having plants to look at, care for and naturally learn about really does improve my mood. All thanks to the confidence you gave me and the helpful tips and hints 

Tracey Abbot Canberra 

Is a one hour consult enough?

It's your choice, we can spend one hour together or longer. As a guide, one hour should be sufficient time to for a small suburban garden or an indoor space. If you think you have a larger area or multiple spaces or projects we can discuss these prior to booking. 

So we can maximise our time together, upon booking I'll send you a pre-visit questionnaire so I can gather some information and resources to share with you during your one hour on-site consultation.  

To ensure you get the most bang for your buck, I also provide a post-visit report detailing the plants that are suitable for your space, so you won't forget anything I share. 

Additional Services 

After the initial consultation, I offer additional services to help you create your own green sanctuary. You choose how much work you'd like me to do and I'll quote you accordingly. 

  •   Plant Sourcing  I select the best quality plants from reputable suppliers.
  •   ​Design I work with your ideas to create a beautiful green space.
  •   Installation I roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty, and I bring help to get the job done.

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