About Horticulturist Services in Sydney

Helen Young Horticulturist is based in Willoughby on Sydney’s leafy North Shore, and has been established since 1993.  Her aim is to create beautiful and functional gardens that suit the needs of her clients.  The business is a member of the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM) and Helen won the Plantscape Design Award 2008 in the 2008 AILDM Landscape Design Awards. For more information see www.aildm.com.

Specialising in garden renovations, Helen offers garden consultations, garden design and access to a range of soft landscaping services, as well as supplying premium quality plants at competitive prices.

Helen takes prides in the quality of service and work. Nearly all of her work comes from word-of-mouth recommendations and repeat business. You can expect calls to be returned, appointments to be kept on time and promises to be kept. References are available on request. Click on our testimonials page if you would like to read what some of our clients say about our service.

Helen is happy to be involved in small jobs as well as large projects. Her experience in balconies, terraces, courtyards and semis is based on her belief that the smaller space, the better it has to look. She is also experienced in landscaping around new and renovated houses, and in preparing properties for sale.


Helen Young
About Helen Young

Apart from running the business, Helen writes two weekly columns in The Weekend Australian Magazine, having written for the newspaper for more than 20 years.  She is one of the regular garden experts on ABC Sydney radio's Saturday morning gardening program, has been the gardening writer for Australian House and Garden magazine and also writes for Gardening Australia magazine.

See her columns for The Weekend Australian at https://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/columnists/helen-young.

She co-authored a book with Jennifer Stackhouse on form and foliage plants for Murdoch Books in 2004. Her first solo book, Balcony: Gardening in Small Spaces (Lothian Books) was published in 2005 and has since sold out.

Helen first hosted a garden tour to Spain and Portugal for the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney in 2002. Since then she has led more than 20 garden tours to places such as France, England, Italy, Switzerland, Croatia, Japan, New Zealand, Western Australia and Tasmania. 

In 2021, the two planned garden tours to Singapore and Japan appear unlikely to proceed due to the Covid10 pandemic but there may be a spring garden tour to Tasmania. Check at https://renaissancetours.com.au/tours/gardens for details as they are confirmed.