Welcome to Lovely Greens

Garden Living on the Isle of Man

My mission on Lovely Greens is to show how to live a greener and more garden centred lifestyle. The heart of it is learning how to make useful things from edibles you grow or forage yourself. It could be delicious home cooked meals, honey from your own bees, handmade beauty products, or even planters and crafts made from salvaged materials.

Through blogs and videos I show how to grow organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers, and then use them to make wholesome meals and handmade beauty products. I’m also a huge fan of a good garden or home DIY project and I showcase those ideas too.

Each week I share tips on organic gardening, beauty recipes, DIY projects, and country life on the Isle of Man. Here are some of my recent articles:

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About Lovely Greens

Lovely Greens is living simply, exploring nature, making useful things, & growing your own

I’m Tanya and over seven years ago I moved from the city to a place that you’ve probably never heard of before — the Isle of Man. It’s a self-governing island nation made up of rolling green hills, forested glens, and only about 83K people. To the west is Ireland, to the east is England, and on clear days you can climb to the top of our only true mountain and see both plus Wales and Scotland in the distance.

I’m passionate about sharing how to make useful things and it’s here on Lovely Greens that I show how. How to grow edibles, make handmade soap, and the full process behind garden-inspired crafts and DIYs. I’ve also set up my own business and when I’m not blogging I’m giving soapmaking lessons and retailing Lovely Greens bath and beauty products.

Social Media

I share new content daily on my blog, Facebook page, YouTube, Twitter, or Instagram so find me over there. I’m also a huge fan of Pinterest.


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Thanks for visiting

Tanya from Lovely Greens ♡ PS – If you’d like to get in touch direct send me an email.

Lovely Greens has appeared in

The Bob Vila Academy
Country Homes & Interiors
Vegetarian Living
The Manx Independent
The Isle of Man Examiner
Kiki Magazine
Willow & Sage Magazine
The Southern Chronicle
The Northwest Chronicle
Manx Radio’s Women Today