What existing clients think of us and their new gardens....

These are reviews independently left by clients on various search engines and some from letters and thankyou cards received upon project completion. We can of course provide references should you like them.

Ruth is one of those rare professionals who listens to one's ideas and comes back with well thought out suggestions and ideas of her own to take in further possibilities of the client's basic ideas without ever making the client feel in any way forced to fall in with what she suggests. We both have an interest in and love of Japanese gardens and we explored the possibilities of a design on those principles in my very small back garden. i very much enjoyed the relationship that grew up between us during those discussions. She and her team have succeeded in fulfilling what are in the the UK, the fairly unusual demands of designing a Japanese garden that would be authentic, but not a travesty of that great garden tradition. She regularly took me through the budget and discussed with me any changes or additions she had to make; for instance the price of wood had drastically increased by the start of the project and there were other shortages along the way, which meant unavoidable delays. Her energy and enthusiasm and that of her team never flagged. The results are fantastic and far above what I had dared to hope. Everyone who has seen it, has left enthusiastic praise. I love my peaceful and beautiful little garden and look forward to watching it mature and grow.

-Pamela

Ruth came to our rescue and designed a part of our garden that wasn't used. Now it is a lovely family space which we will use all year round. Ruth was very professional, had great ideas, was always at the end of the phone whilst the contractors carried out her design. Also very knowledgeable and plenty of ideas with the planting. Very, very helpful, we cannot thank her enough.

 

-James & Wendy

 

 

Ruth is fantastic. She sees colours, shapes and ways of using space that others miss, her design has totally transformed our garden from a slight embarrassment to a space that we delight in spending time in and are proud to show to friends. The whole process was easy, well structured and clearly explained. Whilst we chose to do the majority of work ourselves, Ruth responded instantly to any questions we had and her advice was always spot on and clearly explained. She also made it clear that her and her team were on hand if we decided we couldn't cope and wanted someone else to do the hard work! I thoroughly recommend Ruth's garden design for improving the look, feel and value of your space.

 

-Tom & Rachel

 

 

We called on Ruth for help to turn part of our unused south facing driveway into a small garden space. We wanted privacy, but at the same time didn't want to create a bleak barrier to the surrounding neighbours. Ruth's design blew us away and we knew from the offset that she got us. We were lucky enough to be able to do the work ourselves, but Ruth has been with us all the way - troubleshooting effectively when needed and encouraging us with her enthusiasm for the project. The outcome is a stunning, private, contemporary sun trap that we use every day. We can't recommend Ruth highly enough.

 

-Sue, Simon & Oscar

1/5

I love our garden. To be honest I would have never considered asking somebody to design our garden before. My  attitude was that it’s probably a waste of money, as they are not actually doing the garden. I was very wrong.
Ruth has created a space that reflects style, strength and softness, the perfect combination. Her eye for colour, detail and beauty is wonderful, she knew what I wanted and I didn’t! 
The process was straightforward, I felt supported and encouraged throughout. Ruth is a pleasure to work with, she’s professional, efficient and just lovely. I would recommend Ruth to anyone and everyone as our garden looks seriously cool. 

 

-Ellie