Our training and experience in Garden Design, Horticulture, Construction and Surveying is extensive. From small private gardens through to exclusive commercial projects – we are proud of our reputation and hope the following pages provide you with a taste of what we do best – designing and delivering remarkable gardens. Just take a look at our portfolio and testimonials…
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Passionate about great design that works in real life, we listen to our clients. We create beautifully detailed, hand-drawn designs and believe our planting surpasses all others. We love gardens!
The original and the best ‘Consultation Design’ service available. By far our most popular product, we can provide a detailed, scaled drawing on-site in 3 hours for £165!
With both experience and academic qualifications under our belt, we can truly offer you the most comprehensive design service around.
If you thought your garden was too small, large, shady or steeply sloping, don’t worry – we can work with your site to unlock it’s full potential. That’s a promise!
Both James and Jane have horticultural qualifications. More than that, they have years of experience working with plants of all types in all environments.
Q: How long will the process take from start to finish?
This can vary considerably. An on-site ‘Consultation Design’ for a small garden will be completed in just three hours, leaving you with a scaled sketch of your garden’s potential. If you have a larger site and wish us to take you through the full design process (including construction and planting), it can be up to a year.
Q: Will my designer listen to my needs and wishes?
Many customers express this concern when we first meet. I can assure you that your brief is the basis for our design. We will, of course, advise you if we feel there is good reason – design / technical – to divert from the brief. But it is our overriding aim to create a garden that you are delighted with and that works for you.
If you garden on clay soil, you can improve drainage properties by incorporating plenty of organic matter such as spent mushroom compost, garden compost or composted bark.
Look after your fish ponds by keeping them clear of fallen leaves. If the surface freezes never break the ice. Instead, you could melt a hole through it by holding the base of a saucepan of hot water on it. When I was young we used to float a ball on the water and remove it if the water froze around it.
Keep paths and terraces safe by removing fallen leaves promptly and cleaning regularly.
Consider lagging your outdoor taps to avoid them freezing.
Pruning of most deciduous trees, shrubs and hedges can be carried out now and for the rest of the dormant season. However, Prunus varieties (plums, cherries, etc.) should be left until spring in order to avoid silver leaf.