We contacted Julie knowing we wanted a redesign but not knowing how that should be. This lovely knowledgeable lady extracted from us what we liked what we thought we wanted and what we wanted to keep within our existing garden. Our next meeting provided a mood board and two potential designs that Julie had suggested one was chosen and worked up in more detail. This design following some great ground work from Pavel's Garden Angels produced for us the most beautiful garden that we could never have thought of. We now have a garden that is used in full providing us and wildlife with colour, structure smell and outlook which we feel is absolutely stunning. We cannot wait for next year when the planting has established and is in full show.
Would we recommend yes in the "blink of and eye", was the journey well communicated and supported "absolutely" has the final product been worth it and made a difference? "Like you would not believe".
"Julie has done an outstanding job of transforming our bland new build garden into a relaxing and inviting space. We are beyond thrilled with the results.
After an initial consultation, where Julie took the time to listen to our preferences and what we hoped to achieve within our garden, she created a design that exceeded our expectations and just felt 'right' for the space. Her design cleverly included all the aspects we had chatted about. She was helpful in recommending a trusted landscaper to undertake the work required (Sherborne Garden Angels) and was there to provide support and encouragement when needed. We really valued her friendly approach, as at times the volume of work could have felt overwhelming. Never pushy or overbearing, her 'nudges' to encourage us to be braver with certain design aspects and the planting have meant we have a garden that looks great and will continue to provide us with hours of pleasure as it matures.
Katherine & Tim R
"After the excellent work Julie did last year helping design and plant our new garden, she has once again done a great job selecting additional plants for the summer to supplement those planted last year, and has added them to the garden in a beautifully planned way.
One year on, the whole garden is completely transformed, due in no small part to Julie's expertise. Very many thanks."
"I first saw Julie's gardening style and design in action at the 2017 Taunton Flower Show. I very much liked her use of form and colour in a themed garden. I was looking to give my small garden the "WOW" factor. It also needed to be low maintenance, a good entertaining space and have year round interest. I also wanted to attract birds and bees. We agreed on an area of hard landscaping and the creation of three large borders using a pastel colour palette. The biggest "WOW" feature is a smart, wooden pergola, which will eventually be covered by a climbing rose and Chocolate Vine.
I have throughly enjoyed the design process with Julie - she comes up with great ideas whilst taking into account her client's tastes and wishes. I look forward to seeing the garden develop as each season unfolds.
"Julie came to rescue my enthusiasm for gardening! I have an average-sized garden which had been planted for some five years but it had a strange layout and was getting out of hand. She took particular care to find out what I liked and didn't like, how I'd use the garden, the colours and the flowers. GJS Landscapes put me in touch with her and after they had finished the hard-landscaping of her design, Julie and I raided the garden centre - good fun!
Julie and lovely husband Andrew set to with the planting and I now have a wonderful garden, with bee and butterfly friendly perennials and shrubs and it is looking fantastic. Such a warm and friendly lady, who takes great trouble to get to know her clients' wishes and what they are looking for in a garden. I have definitely re-discovered the joys of gardening, and have no hesitation in recommending her to everyone! "
"My little garden was Julie’s first project and she did a wonderful job! She came up with ideas I had not thought about, like putting a step down onto the lawn and putting up rustic poles for climbers. We went for cottage style planting and myself and the bees love it, thank you Julie.
You made me fall in love with my garden again!"
"Julie came up with this lovely beach theme idea which I am over the moon with.
It is lovely to have someone that knows lots about plants and took into account that I like to see a nice garden but I don’t have the time to maintain it. It is a clever idea with easy to keep plants that are appealing to the eye. I have had many people stop and admire it!"
"I can wholeheartedly recommend Julie, GJS and Rob for the integrated planning and execution of the work on our garden"