Some kind words from our clients
Some kind words from our clients
We moved into a brand new house in July 2017 and inherited smaller front and back Gardens than we had previously enjoyed. We decided to make the back garden a social area where we could sit and enjoy the garden rather than become slaves to it. The main challenge was a slate covered bands and retaining wall across the full width of the back garden.
We contacted Tapestry in the autumn and Katie very quickly arrived and trudged through the sticky, muddy garden area to inspect what we had. She asked a series of searching questions about what we wanted, types of plants we liked, colours, use of the garden, ease of maintenance and many more. She took account of the features we already had or were planning to incorporate and was determined to make sure she took our thoughts into account when proposing ideas.
A week or two later, a folder arrived with detailed plans showing where plants would be located and details of each plant with maintenance requirements etc. We were so impressed with the reflection of our thoughts and her ideas that we were very happy to accept her design. We then ordered the plants through Katie and these duly arrived a few weeks later. I then had the the task of planting around 120 plants on the steep bank and just finished it in time for the harshest weather of the winter. I feared for many of the plants but only lost one which was very satisfying.
Now in the midst of summer, the plants have grown, many have flowered and some are eagerly anticipated. We sit in the garden every day that the weather allows and enjoy the view.
In addition to the bank, Katie’s also came up with a plan for planting two narrow strips of ground in the front garden with a simple but creative design using plants that I wouldn’t have thought of. Again we are delighted.
Katie also provided some advice for planting large containers on the patio area which again we followed.
Although these were small projects for Tapestry, our new garden was very important to us and we were always treated as an important customer with superb care and attention throughout.
I can not recommend Tapestry and Katie enough and am certain that she would repay the trust any customer put in her as she did for us.
Graham and Sally Jermyn
“I made contact with Holland Landscapes and their designer Kate as I was gathering quotes for some relatively extensive hard and soft landscaping work we had planned for our garden. I was impressed by Chris and Paul’s professionalism and passion for their work and knew immediately they would be easy to work with on our projects.
They were patient throughout the design and preparation process and Kate came up with some fantastic planting schemes that were in keeping with what I had asked for. She was also unfazed when I changed my mind about a major part of the design and showed her talent when she came up with a completely new idea she had seen at the gardens of Hatfield House, meadow-planted slopes in a sunken garden. Paul is clearly plugged in to the latest technologies and products in his industry and he suggested using a ready-planted meadow mat for immediate impact. This has become the highlight of our garden, thanks to their combined efforts. The Holland Landscapes teams who worked at the house were friendly, respectful and hardworking, all important elements when they are at your home for months at a time.
As with all large projects we had some issues that came up; drainage issues, a few plants died, and these were dealt with promptly and professionally. I cannot recommend Holland Landscapes enough. They are not the cheapest landscapers out there but you get what you pay for; a beautiful, unique, inspiring and high-quality garden that will stand the test of time. I will not hesitate to hire Holland Landscapes and Tapestry Design Studio again for future works.”
See you again soon and have a lovely summer in the meantime.
“Our garden is now finished and will derive much pleasure and enjoyment watching it grow into the layout and planting design vision you had for us.
This was the first time we have had a garden designed and landscaped and it all went like clockwork and we are so pleased with the results.
We made the right choice to use Tapestry Design and would not hesitate to recommend you to others.
Thank you for your hard work and attention.”
Mr & Mrs H
“Our garden is perfect for our house. It looks beautiful and really stands out.”
“We asked several landscape companies to provide a design for a wheelchair and wildlife-friendly garden. We chose Kate as she stood out as the designer who really listened to our ideas and expectations. We felt she would design a garden that suited us, as she understood how we use the garden and our limitations in terms of access and maintenance.
She changed the design to accommodate our wishes regarding a shed, and visited us several times to make sure that we were happy with the design. She was happy to discuss plants and design features as the work progressed.
We now have a garden that fulfils all our wishes and exceeds our expectations. We are so happy with our choice of designer and landscape company that we have asked them back to do some more work on the garden!”
Jane and Mark
“I had the great fortune and pleasure to deal with Kate and the team at Holland Landscapes who designed and built the small garden of my new house. I can only recommend the team and its employees for their reliability, courtesy and hard work. They were willing to work with my ideas not only at the design stage, but when the garden was being laid out. Great customer service from start to finish, and the garden exceeds my expectations.”