For our backgarden we wanted a garden that retained some lawn for the children to play on, a pond, summer house, trampoline and plenty of plants to attract wildlife. Rachel came up with a couple of different plans and then after further discussion we agreed on the design.
She took us through the whole process: recommending landscapers that she had worked with before, attending all meetings with them, going through their quotes with them and us and then being on site at key points in the process while remaining contactable at all times. After having used Rachel before, we very very confident that she would pick the right plants and thus apart from a few suggestions from us she choose and planted for us.
The whole process was very smooth and we love the garden that she has created for us. It is a space that looks beautiful no matter what time of the year and combines being a practical garden for the children to play in while remaining a beautiful garden that adults can also enjoy.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Rachel and in fact quite a number of people have subsequently used her once seeing our gardens!
Ken and Kirsty
We had struggled with our garden for several years and how to make the most of it. We were looking for more activity space for the children but also a larger seating area. Rachel’s use of a pergola as a focal design point that doubles up as a structure for a children’s swing, hammock etc makes great use of the limited space and allowed us to extend the decking area.
She convinced us to go for a bold colour we would not have chosen ourselves…we love it. The trees and plants were carefully selected to give extra privacy and make use of the changing light during the day. She was extremely easy to work with and we were delighted with the results.
Rachel was a delight to deal with. She listened to our views before producing a design which was “spot on” for our small garden, even finding us the perfect water feature. Her recommended contractors were equally professional and delightful to deal with and we love the end result. She promised that the garden would be easy to maintain and 4 years on it still looks good with very little input from us.
We asked Rachel to create an outside space that would not only maximise the odd-shape of our garden, but to also provide functional living so we can easily transition from inside to outside, and use the space for outdoor entertaining, provide some outside storage a space for hanging washing, but still look like a garden.
Rachel’s design has achieved this very well – the colours and especially the planting design has provided a lovely garden for both daytime and evenings. Rachel is also very approachable and worked with us on all the details to ensure we achieved the look and feel we liked. We would happily recommend Rachel to anyone looking for garden design and planting.
Katrina & Glenn, Balham