Fiona has created a stunning contemporary rear garden for us, which beautifully complements the interior of our recently extended home. As the garden is constantly on show from the main living area, it was important to us that it should reflect the clean, architectural lines of the interior, as well as being functional and practical. We are thrilled with the results - the inside space flows effortlessly into the outside space, connected by the large sliding glass doors. Fiona's vision has transformed a small rear garden into a stylish contemporary space, ideal for relaxing and entertaining. Fiona guided us expertly throughout the whole process - she was attentive, thorough and highly professional. All aspects of the design process were well executed, well documented, and clearly explained. Fiona communicates well and is very personable, which made the project easy and enjoyable. Her team of professionals were also very reliable and knowledgeable, and the hard landscaping team were excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending Green Tree Garden Design for your garden project.
Liz and Andy (Harpenden)
We can thoroughly recommend Fiona from Green Tree Garden Design. She initially created a wonderful design, solving some complex design issues including difficult level changes, integration with our new extension, and finally a planting guide. Fiona is completely engaged and enthusiastic about her work, and is professional and fun to work with. She spent plenty of time with us listening to us about what we like, and don't like, about gardens, and provided plenty of ideas to make sure that we finished up with a garden that exceeded our expectations. With our extension we hired an architect. With our garden, we hired Fiona and as a result our garden is so much better than it would have been and caters for our whole family while looking stunning.
Jo and Richard (Harpenden)
My mother and I wish to convey our sincere thanks to you and your team for creating a beautiful garden for us to enjoy through the various seasons. We have been much impressed throughout the various stages of the design work; in particular with your meticulous and professional approach to this project. Our garden has been transformed from a blank canvasto a masterpiece. We shall have no hesitation in recommending your services. Again, many thanks.
Yvonne and Claire (Harpenden).
We have really enjoyed working with Fiona. From start to finish she has been professional and knowledgeable. She generated ideas for us to consider and came up with several schemes at the design stage. She was adaptable too, including the things we needed - a shed and a trampoline – finding room in what wasn’t a huge space! She worked well with the landscapers, the tree surgeon and St Albans council and managed to keep the project on track through a very wet winter with minimal input from us. We have ended up with a beautiful space with room for our children to play with their friends and areas for us to enjoy too. It has given our outdoors a really new lease of life and we love it. Thank you.
Simon and Naomi (Harpenden).
Our large suburban garden required complete clearing and redesigning, and the contractor I planned to use recommended Fiona to us after we had had an unsatisfactory experience with another designer. I found Fiona a pleasure to work with, very receptive to my ideas but with excellent suggestions of her own for both layout and planting. The process of initial meeting, draft designs, final designs and overseeing of the construction were all very satisfactory, and we are delighted with our new garden. Fiona produced clear plans for the layout and very detailed designs for all the hard landscaping, including levels. This enabled the contractor to produce a detailed quotation, and when this came in somewhat over-budget, she willingly modified the designs to reduce the costs. Inevitably once construction actually started, there were various changes and re-thinks along the way, so the final cost changed, but we always felt in control and well informed. As well as drawing up the planting plan, Fiona also sourced all the trees, plants and bulbs and organised the necessary labour to install all these, so she offered a very complete service,and is now providing ongoing maintenance and development. We recommend her unhesitatingly.
Andrew and Gabrielle (St Albans).
Fiona has from the start been very easy to deal with. I was confident she would help me achieve my objectives with the only limitation being budget. Fiona definitely listened - I am not the easiest of clients as wanted to be involved in the process and she handled this very well.
Fiona has a wonderful eye for design and great knowledge of plants and how to use them effectively within a design. She is efficient and attentive and her ability to manage the implementation of a design is fantastic. We have a wonderful garden that we could not have achieved without Fiona.
Vicky and Rich (Harpenden).
Green Tree Garden Design(Fiona) has delivered the garden, which we had hoped for both in design and effect; it will give us lots of pleasure as it matures. Fiona has provided a professional service always mindful of our original spec, she has been very easy to work with and her advice on plants and practical elements of the design has been excellent.
Anne and Peter (Harpenden)
…As a complete gardening novice I was very nervous about having my garden redesigned and completely clueless as to what might be involved. Added to that, I have no plant knowledge at all just a vague notion of the colours and shapes I like. Fiona held my hand through every stage and came up with a garden that absolutely reflects the image I had in my head but that I struggled so hard to articulate! I couldn’t be happier!
Claire (St. Albans)
Fiona has done a wonderful job of redesigning our front garden. It is just what I wanted. I am so happy with the results, that I have asked her to redesign the back garden too. Fiona took great care to understand what type of look I wanted, and the types of plants I like. She gave me photographs of the plants, to complement her planting design, which was very helpful. She has a small team of excellent and knowledgeable gardeners, who she works alongside, to ensure everything is done to her high standards. I liked the fact that Fiona integrated some of my existing plants into her design, and moved other plants to different parts of the garden, rather than clearing everything and starting again. I feel that the garden is evolving beautifully.
Robyn and Andrew (Harpenden)
A huge thank you to Fiona and her team for all the work they have put into transforming our garden. Working with our modest budget, Fiona has translated my initial ideas for how I wanted the garden to look into something which fulfills everything I set out to achieve and which looks and works brilliantly. Despite the best attempts of my dog and young children to destroy the new lawn (!), we now have a garden to be proud of!
Hannah and Dave (Harpenden).