We’d recently completed the renovation of the house and our thoughts had turned toward plans for the garden. The garden hadn’t been maintained by the previous owner and was completely overgrown.
After an initial meeting with Julie, where we discussed ideas, she came up with a brief for the design of it. We found the design phase to be effortless. We weren’t the easiest of clients to please and Julie coped well with any changes that we suggested. She listened to our requirements and gave guidance when needed. She came up with various design options which were very well put together and enabled us to decide on how the overall plan for the garden would look. All communication was very clear and precise and this filled us with confidence for the design going forward.
When it came to planting the garden, we were provided with mood boards on how the plants would look as well as planting plans for the borders. Julie sourced and arranged delivery of the plants which happened to coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During these difficult times, she managed to keep to the agreed timescales for delivery and planting of them which meant that we were able to enjoy our garden at a much needed time.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Julie to anyone needing a design for their garden.
Crawley, West Sussex
We are so pleased we asked Julie to take on the sourcing, delivery and planting after designing the planting for the garden.
We were consulted and kept informed all along the way, in positive approach.
The quality of the plants were excellent we are now enjoying a garden you want to sit in.
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Julie visited our home to discuss our requirements re planting up of two fairly large borders and made several suggestions which impressed us.
We asked Julie to produce a planting design and, after a few follow up emails giving further options and suggestions, she presented a very professional, clear and attractive plan which we were delighted with.
Julie then arranged the purchase of the plants, gave me lots of good advice on preparation, and did most of the planting herself with me helping.
We are both delighted with our newly planted borders and have been extremely impressed by Julie’s service throughout the whole process. Although I consider myself to be a reasonable gardener, I have also learned quite a lot from Julie which has been a bonus.
If we decide to replant our front garden in the future then we will certainly be in touch with Julie again.
Uckfield, East Sussex
Neither my wife or I are keen gardeners and our knowledge of plants and techniques are next to none. Julie has therefore shown great patience and communication skills when guiding us gently through the concepts of garden design and plant selection.
Armed with her great knowledge and attention to detail, she listened to our thoughts and was able to interpret them to produce a stunning layout for both the front and rear gardens. This is backed up not just by our words, but the many positive comments from neighbours and passers-by including the postman who thought we had the best drive in the street.
During the project Julie has been very flexible when fixing appointments around our working days, and as always turned up on time when she said she would.
In short Julie has taken a process, which for us was a potential minefield, and turned it into an enjoyable and exciting period, watching a bland garden turn into a vibrant and beautiful garden.
Kevin & Jan Pullen
Crawley, West Sussex
After a complete garden make over, l struggled to put my planting ideas down in to a plan. So, we contacted Julie.
Julie listened to my ideas and developed them into what I had in mind. In many cases offering advice on plants based on her own experiences and took in to consideration cost, location, height and all year-round appeal.
Her plans were clear and detailed, with options built in to her presentation, for discussion.
Julie’s approach is friendly, open and flexible, keeping you informed throughout the process. The whole approach has been a really good experience and I would certainly recommend her.
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Julie is amazing!
She really listens to what you want and was very calm and patient when I was trying to explain in my very basic way my vision. I am not a gardener but did want my garden to look nice.
Julie was perfect, she has managed to make my gardening beautiful, whilst easily maintainable.
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
My wife and I commissioned Julie earlier this year and are delighted with the experience.
Having recently completed a major extension, we needed help to pull together the old garden and the new space. Julie tackled this with enthusiasm & skill, providing a scheme that we loved, and that our landscaper was able to easily put into practice.
The outcome is nothing short of stunning !!!
Chrissie and Barry Howell
Jevington, East Sussex, September 2018
We have a small garden behind a terraced house in Brighton and as a keen lover of sunshine and light was desperate to change my old dull garden for one with light and colour and a more Mediterranean theme.
I am delighted with the design Julie created after I showed her a few photos, although none exact, of what I had in mind. She captured my preferences exactly in her design and identified an excellent landscaper, Simon Scott, who turned Julie’s designs into reality.
I am delighted with the end result which has transformed our garden to my idea of a Mediterranean look, clean, bright, manageable and modern.
We are looking forward to spring when the plants start to grow. I would recommend Julie’s design work without hesitation.”
Ann and Colin Taylor
Brighton, East Sussex
Knowing absolutely nothing about gardening I didn’t really have to much of an idea as to what to expect during the design process, we had a couple of things we wanted to achieve in the garden but nothing of any significance; Julie provided a clear and well structured approach to the design process, listening to the limited brief we had and then very quickly bringing ideas and suggestions to the table to end up with a design we were really pleased with.
Julie made the process very easy from end to end and it felt like she was going out of her way to make the process as cost effective as possible in going above and beyond in sourcing competitive quotes for topsoil and the plants.
I would absolutely recommend Julie without hesitation to others. Her service was top draw and her communication was brilliant, we constantly knew where we were and what was going on.”
I sit writing this after spending time pottering in the garden tidying and trimming to keep things looking tip-top as Summer turns to Autumn. This is something I would never have done in the past as we finally have a garden to be proud of. We now have an inspired layout comprising different seating and entertaining spaces, as well as colourful planting that really brings the garden to life.
The planting design was inspired – when we started the journey I just couldn’t have imagined that this aspect would turn out so well. Compared to the hard landscaping I had given this little thought, but now realise it’s so important to get right. When Julie showed me the design and the plant choices I knew that I was in safe hands. The planning scheme is designed to embrace the seasons as they change, so I’m really looking forward to watching the garden change over the coming year.
I found the design process was really thorough, from capturing the initial brief, taking measurements, producing layouts and planting plans. As the design evolved iteratively, I felt that my views were always taken on board and we were always able to discuss the implications of decisions that were made.
Julie was very good at bringing her experience to bear and often suggested new ideas to ensure that end product turned out well. Her communication was always clear and concise, conversations were always followed up by an email so we were clear on what was agreed.
I would recommend Julie’s design service, it was excellent and I felt in safe hands. She has an eye for detail that will ensure you are truly happy with the end product.”
Burgess Hill, West Sussex