Frequently Asked Questions
Fees very much depend on the size & complexity of the garden, and what my clients want to achieve. I quote for a survey and design plan after visiting the garden and having an in-depth discussion about what’s required.
Sometimes! I focus more on larger gardens but occasionally take on a smaller project depending on the scope and location of the project. Please call to discuss.
No. My business is design not gardening. I do however try to help my clients find reliable, knowledgeable gardeners to maintain their new gardens.
I don’t have a landscaping team as part of my business, but I have worked with many skilled landscapers and specialists over the years and can help my clients find the right person to take on their garden construction.
I offer a stand-alone planting design service for medium and larger sized schemes. We can also supply top quality plants from a wide range of specialist nurseries and growers.
Yes! I can make one-off or regular consultation visits to discuss any aspect of design or planting design. Costs depend on distance from Petersfield and length of consultations so please call for more information.
I am based in Petersfield and tend to work within an hour’s reach of my office. My projects are mainly in Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey. I do sometimes work further afield on larger gardens, so would be happy to discuss potential projects which are out of this area.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to get in touch by phone or email. Thank you.
“Working with Janet was a really enjoyable experience. She was very good at taking time to understand our specific tastes and requirements. She came up with clear design principles, which developed into a thoughtful structure, accompanied by a well-planned planting scheme. Janet engaged thoroughly, discussing options, not foisting ideas on us, and she was great in making clear all the practical considerations. Janet has created a special garden that has quickly matured into a beautiful space that we love and enjoy every single day.”
“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.”
“Moving from a small London garden to a very challenging Surrey garden in 2016 we needed advice to create a kitchen garden on a steep slope with flower borders to complement a newly built contemporary home. We felt local expertise was a must and Janet provided an initial plan and obtained quotations for the landscaping from established companies that we could make a decision on, with the knowledge that Janet had worked with them previously. After discussions on materials and budget the scheme evolved beyond our expectations. Our plant knowledge wasn’t great but we knew what we liked and had firm ideas on colour and maintenance; Janet translated this into a detailed planting plan with a wonderful collection suitable for position and soil that we can’t wait to discover, enjoy and cherish in the years to come.”
“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!”