Although we have been living in our house for over 25 years I had never really been interested or had time to do much to the garden. However when my daughter got engaged and said she wanted to get married at home I realised I would have to do something fairly drastic to make the garden fit for a wedding!
A friend told me about Angela and after telling her about my predicament she said she was sure she could help. My brief to her was to ‘get something colourful flowering in the garden on July 7th’ and ‘for it not to cost too much’.
Angela suggested that the easiest and cheapest way of improving the overall look of the garden was to create two flowerbeds under an existing pergola in the middle of the garden. After a discussion about the type of flowers and colours I preferred she produced a planting plan, arranged for the beds to be dug, sourced the plants and came and planted them. She was very flexible and would do as little or as much as I wanted – which was a huge help to me to keep within my budget.
She was very knowledgeable, extremely helpful and patient all the way through the process, assuring me that something would be flowering at the correct time, (when I doubted it!) and giving me lots of advice on other aspects of the garden.
Virtually everybody who came to the wedding at the beginning of July remarked how lovely the garden was looking and friends who had not been to the house for a few months, and who knew of my lack of gardening skills, were literally ‘stunned’ when they came into the garden.
I did own up that I had had a lot of help from Angela!
Mrs W, Suffolk
Having first met Angela through the recommendation of a local builder’s merchant, we were impressed with her initial thoughts and interpretation of our initial ideas for the design of a patio, pergola and flower beds to replace a piece of ’tired’ lawn. We enjoyed working through the design process and discussing the planting options with her, encouraged by Angela’s knowledge of plants and garden design. With the design agreed, Angela managed the relationship with the preferred landscaper who completed the work on time and on budget.
The end result is a feature space which has already drawn many enthusiastic and admiring comments. We are delighted with the outcome and are waiting with anticipation for the plants and shrubs to mature!
We would have no hesitation in recommending Angela’s services to anyone seeking a professional solution for a garden design.
Mr K, Suffolk
"Having recently had a conservatory built, we decided that after 20 yrs of 'making do' with a badly laid patio and patchy lawn and solid clay flower beds that we would seek the services of a landscape designer. We saw Angela's advert in a local magazine and invited her to produce some ideas for us. Angela created 2 designs, aspects of which we combined into the final plan. Angela arranged for two landscape companies to provide quotes, she then oversaw all the work which was completed in Oct 2011. We were very pleased with the way in which Angela managed the project and we are delighted with the final outcome. We would thoroughly recommend Angela's services to anyone looking for a professional solution."
Mr and Mrs W, Colne Engaine
"Our garden has been transformed from an uninspiring rectangular patch of lawn into a garden of many parts, featuring circular lawns and planting which gives us something of interest to look at all year round. Angela's design has also succeeded in making our garden appear larger. We were very pleased with her management of the garden construction and subsequent planting. She now maintains the garden for us on a regular basis. We would not hesitate to recommend Angela's design and maintenance services further."
Mr and Mrs C, Boxford
"We have a big garden which was difficult to maintain. Angela redesigned it to incorporate a paved and decked patio area and a large vegetable garden next to the kitchen. She also managed to redesign our borders whilst retaining our favourite plants. The children are delighted with their cycle paths and play area. Many thanks for a job well done."
Mr and Mrs T, Colchester