About PlantPlots

About PlantPlots

Well what would you like to know about PlantPlots? I started PlantPlots in 2015 and began designing gardens for customers both in the UK and abroad. But PlantPlots is different from normal garden design in that we don’t actually visit the garden. My ethos has always been to help owners create the garden of their dreams, so the designs I create unlock the hidden potential of their existing garden. Which I prefer to clearing everything out of the garden and starting again.

Gardens should ‘do’ good too

Another important point to know about PlantPlots is that I believe gardens should not just look good, they should do good too. The gardens created should make their owners feel great but that not at the expense of the planet. I use easy care plants but also use plants that benefit bees butterflies and insects too. After all the garden is their home too. I see little benefit in creating a garden full of plants that require staking, spraying or constant attention just to look pretty! The truth is I prefer to have time enjoying the garden, rather than constant gardening; and so my designs reflect this ethos to.

I can help you with your garden too; email rachel@plantplots.com or drop me a line on WhatsApp

About Founder; Rachel McCartain

I have been around horticulture all my life. My father owned a wholesale horticultural business during my school days, and a plant nursery in my student days. My Saturday job was spent weeding pots, trimming cut flowers and sorting through endless shelves of dried and artificial flowers.

During my student holidays I worked on the nursery, pricking out, potting on, weeding, watering and getting out orders on usually cold and wet but occasionally sunny days – and I hated it.  In fact, in one of my ‘what career would you like’ assessments I do remember writing that I would never do anything that involved horticulture ever!  So here we are, 20 years, a short career in BMW Finance and 3 children later, I find myself earning my crust ‘doing gardens’.

Much as it is very satisfying turning a weed infested jungle into a tamed tranquil place for a cup of something nice, I realised I preferred the design to the digging. Incidentally, my elbows and knees are in total agreement. The problem was always that there are a myriad of designers out there all looking to completely redo your garden for a fee – and I was looking to do something different.

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So a couple of years ago, I hit on the idea of designing little bits of gardens instead of the whole thing in one go. Creating designs that everyone could use, at a reasonable price and for those who’d love a lovely garden but who aren’t expert gardeners.

So for the last couple of years, I have been creating PlantPlots designs for you to use in your garden. The designs use actual plant images, so it is easier to see what the PlantPlot will look like when it’s finished.

I would love everyone to have a gorgeous garden, even though they may not be expert gardeners.

So let PlantPlots help transform your little patch into something better and we can all be happier gardeners!

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And yes we are an https: site.

However, if hackers are capable of stealing millions of data bytes from even the most secure sites of some major international companies; it is always better to always use a different password for every site you use – which is tedious but helps keep your data more secure.

Here are the Terms and Conditions for you to read:

Here is our Privacy Policy and how we store and manage your data 

Cookie Policy

And here’s what we do…

Do we ask you to enter any personal details on our site

You enter your names, address, email and phone number in the checkout. You can sign up as a user for which you enter a password too (which we don’t see obviously).

So please make sure you enter a secure password that isn’t the same one you use for your bank accounts, facebook accounts, email logins and other important logins.

The website is hosted via a server and they have lots of ‘anti-spy’ stuff and other weapons in their armoury to keep the bored spotty teenagers at bay!

If you buy our designs (& thank you by the way)

You are redirected to pay via STRIPE – which has all the HTTPS security you need.

We also have to comply with the GDPR rules that come into force in May this year – read more

Hopefully that covers it….

Thank you


The Boss

(who as you have probably correctly concluded is not an inter-webby techie!)