‘I wanted to express my thanks also for both your initial consultation visit and the subsequent work you have undertaken with Gemma. I was particularly impressed with the way you quickly understood what I wanted to achieve (i.e. to keep the main elements I had created in my small garden with it cottage- style perennials and seasonal colour. ) You gave me the confidence to remove overgrown shrubs that no longer enhanced the garden but dominated, and had so many ideas for the shady areas that I have struggled to successfully plant over the years. And despite the heavy rain when you came along to start the serious removal and replanting , you both remained industrious, cheerful and enthusiastic- you were both a real pleasure to work with. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you later in the year – Elizabeth Palmer, York – June 2021
‘We first contacted Charlotte a couple of years ago as our garden needed an upkeep but we quickly liked how approachable, creative and knowledgeable she was and we asked her to help us with the design of our garden using her Sow the Seed plan. We are new to gardening and she gave us very clever ideas based on our preferences. We can’t recommend her enough!’ Uxue Inurritegi Maiz – April 2021
‘We were delighted with Charlotte’s Garden Design service. She is very friendly, approachable and professional. She listened to our long wish list and used her expertise and creativity to incorporate it into a wonderful garden design that is sympathetic to our home. We can’t wait to make it a reality and see it come to life!’ – Becky Skelton – April 2021
‘Charlotte has completely captured the being-on-holiday feel that we wanted in our garden. It was a concrete-filled, overgrown space that we didn’t want to go in; now it is a wonderful, modern, stylish area that we love. Her design was spot on. I also love her support package of instructions telling us exactly how to look after all our new plants – much needed and welcomed guidance. We used Charlotte’s video consultation package – she is easy to work with; really listens, seeking to understand and capture exactly what you are after, and her design was beautiful (it was so exciting when it arrived) – I know you will be as elated with the results as we are.’ Rebecca Macklin, Andover – March 2021
‘Having put together some ideas for our garden, we found that we had a good idea about what we wanted but lots of questions about how to bring them all together/make them a reality.
Charlotte was a pleasure to work with and from the very start of the consultation session, she understood what our needs were and what we were hoping to achieve with the space. She is extremely knowledgable, professional and approachable and provided excellent guidance, which was tailored around our budget and timeframe. Within an hour, we had walked through the entire sketch plan, and had a much clearer idea about how to start the project and which plants would beat suit the space. Charlotte even provided a list of plants and shrubs which would thrive in the shady/sunny parts of the garden, which was really helpful!
We would not hesitate to recommend Charlotte’s services and look forward to working with her again in future.’ – Stephanie, York – March 2021
‘Charlotte was a pleasure to work with from the initial conversation, where she listened to what I wanted, what I liked and don’t like, to the implementation. She understood my needs, but also advised me to keep me on track and realistic. While being very approchable, and friendly Charlotte is also very professional ensuring she delivers on time, and to budget’ – Katrina, September 2019
‘We started using Charlotte for our agency properties earlier this year and we have been delighted with her work. She is extremely efficient, knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions of what we can do. She has completely transformed most of the gardens she’s worked on and completed the work in a timescale that suits us. Can’t recommend Charlotte highly enough and look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.’ – Claire Leathley, October 2019
‘We have used Charlotte both personally in our garden at home and professionally through our business Unconventional Design. Charlotte is an absolute pleasure to work with and a breath of fresh air. She is bursting with creative ideas and has a passion for wanting to teach her clients how to love their garden and make their visions come to life as a team. I would highly recommend her.’ Clare Palmer, August 2019
‘Browns Nurseries in Wigginton recommended Charlotte to us. We had two borders that had been neglected for two years so we’d literally dug everything up and wanted to start again. Charlotte’s expertise and caring personality was so refreshing. She passionately wanted to get everything just right for us and worked so hard. One of the beds had a lot of tree roots in it and was obviously really difficult to be prepared for plants and shrubs. We are so pleased with the end result, it really does look amazing. Afterwards, Charlotte sent me an identification map and information on how to care for my plants. It’s so comprehensive and will make things so much easier for me to give everything the best chance and keep it all looking so wonderful. I can’t wait to see how the whole garden looks this summer when everything starts to grow and flower.’ – Jane Tooms, April 2019
‘Our garden basically consists of a lawn which is 90% weeds and 10% grass and a 6ft fence. We were recommended Charlotte, by a friend, to do a Sow the Seeds garden design for us. The design is perfect for our garden and contains all the information on the plants and layout that we need to get cracking. I couldn’t recommend Charlotte highly enough.’ – Heather Dyson, March 2019
‘I had heard various good reviews about Charlotte. I decided that our front garden desperately needed a revamp (after a few neighbourly complaints). It was great that Charlotte was able to come over, see the garden, to recognise my inability to call any plant anything, except for ‘thing’, and to understand that I suffer from what I diagnosed as ‘garden blindness’ (basically, I don’t really see my miserable garden whenever I pass it). Charlotte came back with some lovely low maintenance, but amazing ideas and I was immediatley hooked. She helped me every step of the way with the planning/decision making and it was fun getting somewhat (slightly) involved in the planting process – I give all of that credit though to Charlotte’s back breaking hard work in the drizzle! Due to Charlotte’s passion for gardening and guidance, I have even set foot in a garden centre, where I was excited at seeing some of the amazing plants on offer. I think pruning the new topiary trees/buxus bushes, may even become my new obsession! Many thanks for a show stopping front garden which is constantly photographed by the passing tourists – your work is becoming internationally acclaimed!’ – Janet Jacobi, December 2018
‘Charlotte‘s been looking after our garden all year (2018), and we’ve been delighted with her ideas and hard work. She has a great talent for visualising different options within a space. I wanted a cottage garden feel, along with ideas for reshaping an otherwise boring rectangular lawn. She’s helped us to reshape the lawn into a lovely, fluid figure-of-8 shape, with an arch covered in climbing roses in the middle, and borders that are still in almost full flower even now. I can’t wait to see how the garden evolves over the next year or two, under her creative guidance. I’m really grateful for all her hard work, and hugely recommend her to anyone looking for a gardener in York. Creativity aside, Charlotte’s punctual, with excellent communication and she works really really hard. We’ve used different gardeners in the past, and without a doubt, Charlotte’s experience, work and ideas are miles ahead of the rest!’ – Rachel Hewitt, October 2018
‘Charlotte designed my new garden which I love – I also learnt a lot about the new plants and flowers we now have that she landscaped – and I love being in the garden it’s my new haven – thank you so much 🙂 If you want to get your outside space sorted then get in touch with Charlotte for a design appointment! You won’t regret it xx – Gemma Stow, August 2018