What our clients say

Here are some comments from a varied selection of clients, giving an idea of the results we have achieved and how we could work with you.

Do have a browse through these, and if you see anything that specifically interests you or if you'd just like to talk through your own garden design project, I’d welcome enquiries.

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We struggled to confine our praise into a short testimonial.  Janet has transformed our tired and uninspiring garden into a beautiful and interesting outside space which we love in all weathers. Her well considered design was realistic, imaginative and fun.
Throughout the process, Janet has given us honest advice and been a reliable person to work with, who kept us well informed every step of the way. This was evident in her initial design phase, in liaising with different contractors, project managing the hard landscaping, planning and supplying the planting. We have been very impressed with her attention to detail and the quality of the work carried out by one of her recommended contractors. We would not hesitate to recommend her services.

Kathy & Martin Banasik, Petersfield, Hampshire
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Janet is an exceptional plantswoman.  She designed several very large mixed borders for our garden with interesting and colour coordinated plantings.   Her design took into account the difficult site and the surrounding countryside, she gave us a detailed planting plan and supplied all the plants. Five years on, the borders are looking very mature and give us pleasure all year round due to the varied nature of the planting.
We have no hesitation in recommending Janet Bligh Garden Designs to anyone considering a garden project; we have been delighted with the results of her expertise in our garden and she has been a pleasure to work with.

Linda Redpath, East Meon, Hampshire
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Janet showed tremendous vision in interpreting what we wanted, and delivered a design and end result that was more than we could have hoped for. Most importantly, the work has stood the test of time five years on.

Louise Watson, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire
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We have worked with Janet for many years and as well as being a joy to work with, we have always been delighted by her garden schemes and knowledge of planting.  Her service provides a real complement to our designs, creating beautiful environments for our clients.
John Kirk Wilson, Foundations Architects & Designers, Farnham
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We decided to redesign our garden in the autumn of 2010. The work was completed in May and, as we write this in August, the garden looks an absolute picture and is everything we wanted. It has been a joy to walk around the garden over the past few months and watch it develop. Janet's skills in garden design and knowledge of plants has been absolutely invaluable in the whole process of transforming our garden. We would unhesitatingly recommend her to anyone considering a similar project.

Brian Moulds, Haslemere, Surrey
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We have worked with Janet on many landscaping contracts and she has always demonstrated a truly professional approach to the whole creative process, coupled with a friendly attitude and a willingness to really listen to both client and contractor. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her.

Jonathan Seddon, Whyteleafe Paving Co Ltd, Midhurst
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Janet really has made the garden of my dreams. For several years I have tried to plan different sections of my plot, but without an overall design it had become very disorganised, unkempt and frankly depressing. Janet has put shape and style into the whole area, using all the elements I like, including the planting. The whole process has been very enjoyable, particularly seeing the plans become reality. I now spend a lot of time just walking round the garden with a big grin on my face! Thank you so very much.

Jane Hussey, Clanfield, Hampshire
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Three years ago we had a fairly large garden that had some established shrubs and trees but lacked interest and variety. We asked Janet to help us design a plan and choose plants to suit us and our garden. The garden has given us tremendous pleasure since then. We had neither the vision nor knowledge to change the garden so imaginatively. We are delighted with the results and continue to benefit year on year from the initial investment.

Sue Falconer, Winchester, Hampshire
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Janet invited us to work on a landscaping scheme in Hampshire in 2011. She produced an imaginative and creative design with a great planting scheme that reflected the demands of a challenging site alongside the client’s requirements for a garden with a broad colour palate and all year round interest. The written specification was really clear and Janet was on hand at all times to give the necessary direction and support for the various stages of garden build, all of which lead to a beautiful garden that the client was very happy with.

Doug Hammond, Hammond Landscapes, Godalming
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Janet spent several hours with us discussing our wishes for the garden. She then came up with a detailed design that we were delighted with. These plans have been successfully translated to create a result which has to be seen to be believed. The garden has given us so much pleasure.

Pauline Patterson, Fareham, Hampshire
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Having purchased a first floor flat with roof terrace, I approached Janet to design and install plants and planters for the terrace.  There was a very short timeframe, and everything had to be taken up through the communal areas of the block.
Janet had a ‘can do’ attitude that gave me confidence she would get the job done.  She took on board my likes and dislikes and very soon after sent me the design and budget.  She ensured I was totally in the loop during the buying process. The installation went without a hitch – considering the difficulties she faced.  I am absolutely delighted with the finished terrace - everyone that has seen it has been very complimentary. I am so pleased I chose Janet – she delivered on time and on budget – and managed to smile throughout!

Caroline Phillips, Petersfield
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Janet doesn’t do hard-sell. On the contrary, she quietly listens to your ideas, wants and needs and then takes them away to turn them into the concept of what your garden could look like with the added ingredients of her plant knowledge, landscaping experience and creative flair. Recently, we had friends over for a bite to eat and, as the sun set and the evening drew in, everything combined to create a wonderful setting for entertaining. Those friends have already commissioned Janet to plan their garden. I guess there’s no better recommendation than seeing “the proof of the pudding”.

Jerry Goddard, Lovedean, Hampshire
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It has been a great pleasure to have Janet re-design and re-plant our garden and outdoor areas. She has throughout been very efficient, creative and responsive and we are thrilled with the end result.

Michael Gradon, Oxted, Surrey
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Janet Bligh did a complete, inspired and creative garden makeover for me. It transformed the empty garden space of a newly built house, into magical garden rooms, that are both beautiful and easy to maintain. I thank Janet and her team for being such a pleasure to have around, and for their professional and reliable service.  I would not hesitate in recommending Janet Bligh Garden Designs to anyone.

Anna Sohlman, Petersfield, Hampshire
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I am so pleased with the garden you designed for me, and it has brought me so much joy watching it grow over the years since you started it. You were so good with the work on it and took into account everything I wanted. I have evergreens throughout the year and the garden is always looking good whatever season. From what was a boring straight garden is now an interesting space with lots of different places to go. Thank you for doing such a great job.

Cindy Kirby-Turner, Petersfield, Hampshire
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I would have to say that I was surprised at what a huge difference having my garden designed & planted by Janet has made.  There is nothing much better than sitting in the garden on a sunny Sunday afternoon - it really is a genuine pleasure.  My garden isn't huge and the cost involved was minimal bearing in mind the enjoyment I've had in just one season.

Andy Synyszyn, Whitehill, Hampshire