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Testimonials

To help you make the important decision choosing your garden designer, we can supply references, and/or if practical, to get a sense of our garden designs, we can show you a client's garden.  Here are a few testimonials:

Weybridge garden designer testimonial

We have had a highly successful relationship with Louise over many years and through several phases of designing and developing the now beautiful gardens that surround our home. Given the scale of the challenge, Louise was very innovative in creating different garden spaces to suit the aspect and location. This, together with the care taken over preparation and planting is why the garden has flourished over time. We were delighted when Louise and Caroline won a well-deserved silver medal at Chelsea Flower Show in 2007 and are not surprised that Gardenmakers has continued to blossom. We have no hesitation in recommending Gardenmakers or working with them again. We just need another garden first!

PG & FG, Weybridge

Cloud pruned Ilex crenata

Cloud pruned Ilex crenata

West Molesey garden design testimonial

I would highly recommend Louise and Caroline - I say this because the garden still looks amazing 1 year on - we are not really gardeners so understanding our brief and creating a plan to implement was key to this success. Thank you.

SC & JP, West Molesey

planting to attract insects in the garden

planting to attract insects in the garden

West London garden designer testimonial

Caroline has designed two gardens for me -four if you count the front as well as the back. They have brought, and continue to bring me great joy. She is an expert at making the most of the space available, and in working with the particular customer, taking account of their preferences and personalities to create a truly wonderful oasis.

M M, West London

Front garden with sculptural seat

Front garden with sculptural seat

London client testimonial

I was not introduced to Caroline and Louise by anyone who had dealt with them in the past, I found them online, liked the images and took a leap of faith. I am so happy that I did, they came along, viewed the area in question (which at the time was a building site) we talked, they listened, provided designs and produced a garden that was better than I could ever have imagined. Importantly, their care after completion was equally excellent. Would I use them again? Yes without question. Would I recommend them to a friend? I do all the time. "

A P, London

bespoke brushed steel bowl water feature

bespoke brushed steel bowl water feature

Hampshire client testimonial

When I bought my late Victorian cottage style house, it came with an uninspiring 100-foot long garden, which looked like a very boring football pitch with a patio, an expanse of green with hardly any planting in it. Caroline and I discussed ideas for transforming my patch into a garden in keeping with the age of the house. I was keen to achieve sequential colour and interest throughout the year, and to keep the look of the garden sympathetic to the white rendered walls of the house. After sharing my thoughts of what I wanted to achieve, she produced an inspirational design to turn it into an extension of my home that achieved just the right balance between the structure and symmetry that I desired without it feeling too formal. The process was straightforward thanks to Caroline’s design and planning skills, her understanding of plants, and attention to detail. I now have a garden which is a pleasure to be in whatever the season.

J F, Hampshire

gardenmakers West London testimonial

Caroline and Louise are a wonderful combination of creativity and practicality, which means the two gardens they have created for me are both beautiful and adaptable to the changing demands of family life. They are full of ideas, but never precious about them, and always open to suggestions. They are rigorous about sticking to the budget, and offer suggestions of how plants or features can be added at later stages. I have really enjoyed working with them, and fully expect to do so again.

E B, West London

Herbaceous border in Essex garden

Herbaceous border in Essex garden

Planters frame view of main garden

Planters frame view of main garden

East Molesey client testimonial

We have thoroughly enjoyed working with both Louise and Caroline, and are delighted with the end-result - a beautifully designed garden to enjoy and watch develop over the years.

S & V R