What a pleasure to work
with Katie on designing our back garden. We had badly neglected it for many years and had only a vague idea of what we wanted.
Katie listened hard, used her vast experience and imagination to put together an impressive set of ideas, and came back to us with a set of drawings, plans and photos that were really easy to appreciate and understand. She is a great communicator and her passion for her profession is very infectious. She also proved very flexible where budget was concerned always able to offer workable and, where necessary,more economical alternatives.
Katie plans and then project manages a team that turn the plans into your new garden. The guys that came really worked hard and it was great to see the progress that they had made at the end of each day. They started when they said they would and fnished to time, cost and quality.
Katie quality controlled throughout, bought all the plants and planted out for us. She was always available to discuss issues and made sure we understood our low maintenance garden care responsibilities by leaving us with a very easy maintenance plan.
And she maintains an interest in our garden even now its all sorted and well bedded in.
We love our new garden and would recommend Katie, and her company, to anyone who is thinking of having work done on theirs.
A truly 5 star garden experience!! JW-S Chavey Down
Katie owned our garden project from inception to completion. Her, and her team, delivered above expectations and below budget. We are very happy with our new garden and would recommend her services without hesitation.
Katie (and Robert)
worked wonders on our garden. We knew what we wanted (or thought we kinda did!).
Katie took us though the whole process from ideation to completed project.
We are extremely happy with the result and would have no hesitation recommending Simply Garden Design to others.
Katie and her team (Jason & Anthony) performed a miracle in my small uninspired garden. Katie and I met through a mutual friend, she offered a professional garden design service which was inspirational at a reasonable cost. The garden has been transformed from dull decking boards to a play area with artificial grass for my son to play football etc on. This area also encompasses a play house and climbing frame equipment, which is fantastic !! The adult area of the garden has been re-decked with lighting, potted plants, climbers and stones. Built into the design was a beautiful water feature and garden furniture set. Its idylic out there now (if we ever get the weather to sit out and play !!) I would highly recommend Simply Garden Design. Katie was a pleasure to work with and transformed my garden and I am sure added value to my property price :0) They even took the care to follow up after the project was finished !!!! SG Bracknell
I’ve been meaning to write to you for a long time to say thank you for totally transforming my garden and creating a brilliant decked area to the side of the house which is an absolute sun trap. It’s now been several months since you and Jason and his team finished the landscaping and I can safely say there’s not a day goes by that I don’t look over the garden and smile. You’ve created two new rooms for me! I know I can be fussy and have set ideas, but after our first meeting you captured the brief perfectly and knew what I liked. You made the whole process from design through to construction easy. Jason and his team we first rate; reliable, hard-working, highly skilled and with great attention to detail. So, a massive thank you. SK Sunninghill
'Hi Katie. I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank-you. I am sure Phil has told you how pleased we are with our new garden. At the outset we really didn't know what we wanted, we just knew that the garden didn't suit either our house or us! We never could have come up with the concept of the circular patio...I can't quite believe how quickly you got to grips with our style and led us in the right direction. I could tell we were in safe hands from day one, and you've certainly delivered. It looks far better than I could have imagined we really appreciate the job youv'e done for us. Please pass on my thanks to the whole team. Their attention to detail is exceptional.' HW Sunningdale
'I just wanted to say a big thank you to you both. You have made the projects (right from the building work through to the garden), run so smoothly; it really has been a pleasure working with you in transforming and giving Pre-School the surroundings it so deserves. You have not only been considerate to our needs, but also to those of the other hall hirers; truly professional from beginning to end.' ST Sunningdale
We knew that we wanted our garden redesigning and had a reasonable idea of what we wanted it to look like. We did not, however, possess the knowledge and skills in order to achieve our ambition. Katie, thankfully, did! Through initial discussions, preliminary designs, further discussions, finalised design drawings, an excellent contracting team with regular on-site Project Management, Katie and her team created a garden for us which went way beyond our initial ideas and expectations. Katie and all her team were helpful and considerate throughout, and brought their substantial design and build knowledge to our project. I would recommend Katie and her team without reservation. RW Chertsey
'Katie and her team redesigned and landscaped our back garden. The design was well considered and the work carried out on time, on budget and beyond our expectations. We have commissioned her again to undertake work in the front of our house now. PG Sunningdale'
As illustrated on Katie's website - total transformations, search for sunshine, completely represents what Katie achieved for me!
The original, standard new build garden was boring and inpractical so I was delighted when Katie agreed to draw up some illustrations to show how the space could be utilised to its full potential, and fulfil my desire to have a cottage style garden.
The project was much more difficult than we had first anticipated due to unforseen technical issues:
1.Access to the garden was via the garage through a personal door at the back which restricted what machinery could be used so much of the work was done manually.
2. The original wall of wooden posts were concreted in to a depth of approx 7 feet so removal was impossible.
3. The bad weather threatened collapse of the thick clay soil base so working on the different levels was difficult.
Despite all these set backs the project was finished on time, within budget and to an extremely high standard showing the resilience and tenacity of Katie and her landscapers to fulfil expectations and deliver regardless of what life throws at them!!
I am really pleased with the end result and am the envy of my neighbours who continue to negotiate their health and safety fencing and uneven sloping grass levels.
I would highly recommend Katie to anyone considering having their garden landscaped - she has an ethical and professional approach to her work and completely understands the meaning of customer service.
Oh and by the way she does enjoy a cup of tea, so if you do decide to employ Katie's services remember to put the kettle on! BR Bracknell
Katie and her team did a great job re-modelling my rear garden. The whole team were extremely professional and were a pleasure to work with. I'm looking forward to Spring and enjoying the fruits of their labours! GDS Sunningdale
We have had recently a complete garden makeover. Katie Davies at Simply Garden Design provided a wonderful design and introduced us to an excellent team of contractors to whom nothing was too much trouble. Katie oversaw the whole process and advised on planting and lighting. The end result has been universally acclaimed as brilliant and has greatly enhanced the overall value of our house. CJK - Sunningdale