Kate, Blackburn

“Every time I look outside our family room window and see our wall of Boston Ivy I think of what a lovely job Helen did for us.  This is just one of many aspects of our garden that Helen created.

Having bought and renovated our first house 7 years ago we needed to start on our garden.  Neither my husband nor I knew anything about gardening.  However I was keen on taking on a new hobby.  We had got a garden design done but not bothered with any plant selections.  A landscaper had done the paving, put in new turf and created some garden beds.  The only plant that remained in our garden was the old lemon tree.   I knew we needed more help with our garden.

My neighbour had a beautiful garden and I asked her about it.  She told me all about Helen who worked with her in her garden.  She gave me Helen’s card and that was the beginning of our story.  Helen came and consulted and said wow what a fantastic blank canvass to start with.

I had created a mood board of pictures from magazines of plants and garden styles I liked.  Helen was great in listening and also bringing forward some ideas of things that we had not considered.  The service Helen provides in selecting the plants and then planting them in and allowing you to work alongside to manage the garden is fantastic.  I have learnt a great deal from Helen and now really enjoy gardening.

Helen’s taste, knowledge and passion for gardening is evident in what she creates.  Thanks to Helen we now have a beautiful outside room that our whole family and friends enjoy immensely.”