“What clients say”
“For some time I had it in my mind to commission a garden designer to advise me as to any changes I could make to improve the overall “look and feel “ of the back garden. Just happened to be looking at our local community group website and saw Judi Samuels Garden Design, which prompted me to make contact.
Judi came round for initial viewing and discussion and I very quickly realised she completely ‘got it’. She asked me questions about the general look I would like to achieve, and used words like “disconnected “ to describe its current state. Judi created a planting plan based on our discussions, which included a fairly radical change to one part of the garden, that I would not have even considered before her input. What started as a desire to tweak my garden has resulted in a major overhaul – and I couldn’t be more delighted with the finished product.
From first meeting with Judi it was very clear that not only did she have a deep knowledge of her subject, but an irrepressible passion to deliver from ‘plan-to-planting’. From inception to completion and beyond, Judi has kept in touch to ensure her work continues to delight.”
“We needed help to plan our very blank garden space. Judi came up with an amazing design, while managing to fit in all our requests – space for the adults, space for the kids, storage which doesn’t look out of place, some screening and low maintenance planting. The final result is just fabulous and we are so pleased. It is not something that we could ever have come up with ourselves! Judi has been great to work with, gently nudging us to make good decisions and being patient with us when we weren’t always so responsive.”
Judi has been passionate and collaborative throughout the design, development and implementation process and has invested time in understanding, exploring and exquisitely delivering a beautiful and breathtaking garden. Judi has a warm and open communication style and her design and creative ideas are engaging, extraordinary and inspirational. Judi invests an incredible amount of energy and commitment into her work, and continually strives to create spaces that are meaningful and captivating. Her attention to design detail, flow and form are exceptional.
Judi has created a unique and special sanctuary and a place that we will enjoy, share and explore for years to come. It has been a joy to spend time with Judi and learn from her creativity and horticultural brilliance, knowledge and expertise. Judi has transformed our home and garden and created an outdoor space and experience that we love and will cherish, always.
We cannot thank you enough, Judi – one of the best investment decisions we ever made.”
This was followed up with a planting plan. Minor changes were made until I was totally happy. Nothing was too much trouble and I feel this service was more than I had hoped for. My ideas were honoured and expanded upon using her expert knowledge on plants. I also asked Judi to source, purchase and plant the chosen plants, I know this took some considerable time but again nothing was too much trouble. I feel we received an incredible service. The result has surpassed our expectations. We love it. Money well spent.”
Having recently moved house, I decided that my garden needed a makeover. I trawled through Google searches on the internet, asked a number of local garden designers for advice and a quote and am so glad that I chose Judi. As soon as I met her, we struck up a good rapport and I knew that I could work with her and trust her with my garden.
Judi is passionate about what she does, and is brimming over with ideas but she took great care to listen to what I wanted and incorporate this into her design. She consulted with me frequently throughout the design, commissioning and planting stages to ensure that I was happy with how it was developing. I had prepared a list of my favourite plants and everyone is, or will be, in my new garden. I live quite a distance from Judi but she was happy to project manage and went to great lengths to source local companies and materials for my project and sort out any issues which arose.
We chose the worst time of year to start the work – the end of January, but Judi and her team worked uncomplainingly through some appalling weather, including Storm Imogen. Not only this, but she made me feel that my garden project and what I wanted were the most important things in the world for her.
Judi has extraordinary vision and has transformed my garden. She will be returning in spring to plant the perennials which are not available in winter and I can’t wait to see how my garden develops.