We are really pleased with our new garden, designed by Alexa Ryan-Mills.”We wanted to turn our traditional raised lawn with flower beds into a useable, low maintenance space, teamed with a contemporary cottage feel. Alexa’s initial design consultation really got to the bottom of what we wanted and our level of capability to maintain. She produced two design schemes and together we worked on a final design that has truly transformed our space.”Alexa explained all her suggestions clearly and produced a fantastic set of plans and sketches along with a list of suggested materials for us to chose from. She introduced us to a landscaping company and project managed the entire build.”The result is a garden that truly is an extension of our home. Already we’ve hosted parties in it and had amazing feedback from our friends. The garden is teaming with wildlife and colour and we can’t wait for the years to come.
I contacted Alexa for help with my borders that were narrow and being changed each year due to my impulse garden centre purchases not really working out.”I didn’t need a total garden design so was unsure about approaching a designer. After an initial meeting in the garden Alexa made a planting plan for extended borders which was just what I was after! Really well planned and easy to visualise, with lots of underplanting for year-round interest.”We did all the labour and planting ourselves (though could have gone through Alexa) but did use Alexa to source the majority of the plants which was amazing to be able to plot and plant the whole lot in one go!”Alexa also created a garden care plan which is super useful and makes knowing what to do when a breeze.”Can’t wait for summer to see the results.... and safe in the knowledge I won’t have to start all over again next year.
Having moved into our end terrace house recently we wanted to create a new garden from an uninspiring back yard.”After obtaining Council permission to move the car access-way to the end of our plot we hired Alexa to draw up a scheme for a total re-design. She quickly understood our needs – seniors who had loved gardening in the past but who now needed an accessible and easily maintainable outside space. Her design of raised beds on the diagonal with paved areas and resin paths made best use of our space, whilst the quality trellis she recommended provided an instantly smart look as well as screening our car. ”I would recommend Alexa for her professionalism and design skills. She offered us different levels of service from design only to full project management. Although we opted to do our own planting we would have struggled with the landscaping without her. A year on our garden is flourishing and we are happy clients.