'We have been absolutely delighted by Isobel’s work, attention to detail, invaluable expertise and guidance. Prior to our initial consultation, we had been considering some major works which would have stretched our budgets. Isobel immediately assessed a more practical, cost effective and creative solution better suited to our situation, in what is a modest house with a small, yet challenging plot. Isobel’s advice saved us tens of thousands of pounds which would have otherwise been spent to achieve a likely unsatisfactory outcome.
Throughout our project, Isobel’s thoughtful approach has enabled us to shape and achieve changes required to make best practical and creative use of the garden spaces. Isobel’s hands on approach ensured that the project was effectively managed. Local building contractors and suppliers were sourced, with close monitoring and oversight provided throughout. The project was undertaken during the COVID pandemic resulting in many challenges regarding contractors and supplies. Isobel took away all of the resultant stresses and enabled completion of the project on time and within our budget. Quite a feat!
We now greatly enjoy our garden surroundings and the interest that has been cleverly created for every season looking forward.
Thank you Isobel, we could not be happier with our new gardens!'
SW & KG, Private Garden, Potterne, November 2021
‘Isobel helped us transform our ‘blank canvas’ of a split-level, courtyard garden into an area full of interest and exploding with colour. She understood exactly what I wanted to achieve, and that I felt totally overwhelmed in how to achieve it. She carefully listed to what I desired, and with her amazing flair, knowledge and organisational skills, calmly created a low-maintenance, wonderfully-scented, peaceful space, which is attractive to pollinators. It is even lovelier than I could have imagined.’
Mr & Mrs P, Courtyard Garden, Calne November 2020
“Our family garden was very overgrown and 'tired' when we called Isobel for ideas and inspiration. She listened very carefully to our brief and provided us with some great plans and ideas. She was very flexible and happy to adapt things, but had a clear vision of what the garden should look like, which was exactly what we needed.
The plans, particularly the planting plan and calendar were very detailed and clear. Our builder commented on how easy they were to read and how accurate they were- praise indeed from a builder! Isobel was keen to monitor costs and kept to budget, always informing us and giving us alternative options if there were extras needed. She worked extremely well with our builder, managing the project and keeping to deadlines.
We are delighted with the finished result - the planting plan is coming beautifully to life and I know that we will now be spending much more time in our lovely garden!”
C & M P, Private Garden, Marlborough, October 2016
“Isobel has helped me in realising a small modern space into a garden filled with perennials and shrubs providing a sanctuary away from the busy demands of day to day life.
Our lives were just about to change when I met Isobel due to my husband being diagnosed with cancer requiring radical surgery to help us beat the disease. I wanted to gift my husband with a garden that would be peaceful for him to recover in following his treatment and grow with us in the future.
Isobel listened to my design ideas and the result is stunning with pleached hornbeams framing the back fence, drawing the line of sight to our garden. I can't wait to enjoy every season with my husband.”