References / Testimonials
Apart from this Website, we do not advertise. The vast majority of our work comes from customer referrals and repeat business, and new enquiries from the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Trader Register operated by Telford & Wrekin Council.
We are very proud of our work. We have very high standards of workmanship and our customers appreciate that.
Here is a very small selection of references from our customers from the last few years, some of whom we have been working for, for over 9 years.
Please note our references are 'genuine'. The original copies of all these below plus all our references from when we started in business are all available to view on request. If you do not want to get caught out by the cowboys, always always ask for references and try to ensure that they are genuine.
3rd November 2018
Garden makeover and block pave drive
Jill and I would like to place on record our sincere and grateful thanks to you, Bob and the two lads for the fantastic job you recently completed for us. Our crumbling paved rear patio and steps were replaced, raised, extended and transformed - the Indian Stone looks amazing - and the old front paved drive and pathway were removed and replaced with stunning paviours and edging stones.
Whilst not included in the original budget and work schedule, you also removed the moss-ridden front lawn and replaced this with gravel and a focal point raised bed made from sleepers. It all looks amazing and has been the source of many admiring comments from friends and neighbours.
You also returfed part of our rear lawn, which again was moss-ridden, and, finally, replaced our ageing rear decking area with new quality decking boards - adding a lovely wicket fence to complete the transformation.
You were with us for the best part of weeks and it was a pleasure having you here to do the work for us. Naturally, one or two issues cropped up during the project, but these were quickly highlighted and discussed with us.
We cannot praise the standard of work highly enough, and we would recommend you to anyone who is looking for a first class and totally professional job to be undertaken
David and Jill Boardman, Shifnal
10th August 2018
Shropshire Garden makeover
Dear Steve & Bob
Just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks to you and your team for the fantastic job you did clearing away our dilapidated old decking and creating new borders to put the finishing touches to our garden.
The new grass and slate look fantastic next to the borders you created and the garden looks complete now.
Your advice and suggestions were really helpful, so glad we used you for the second time in 8 months, you have transformed our garden from a neglected mess into something to be proud of.
We would always recommend you and will certainly get you back if we need anything else doing in the garden.
John & Sharon Widger, Admaston, Telford
18th May 2018
Dear Steve & Bob
Chris and I are so very happy with our new drive and would like to thank you and the lads for your hard work.
It was a pleasure dealing with you and we were very impressed with workmanship and work ethic.
We would have no hesitation recommending you.
Our drive continues to attract much attention!
Best wishes for the future.
Ali & Chris, 32A Wellington Road, Muxton, Telford
13th March 2018
Small low maintenance garden makeover for new build
The work carried out on our garden by Shropshire Garden Design has been of excellent quality and was completed on time and under budget.
From the first contact Steve and the team have provided a friendly, efficient, punctual and professional service and have turned our small “new build” garden into another living space of our house which will require very little maintenance from us whilst providing an attractive and adaptable space.
It is true to say that Shropshire Garden Design’s quote was not the cheapest we got for the work but the thought that went into the design along with the quality of workmanship and materials used has provided us with excellent value for our money.
Steve took the time to meet us at the stone merchant’s premises to personally show us the options available to us, he also brought material samples to our house to choose in the evenings to suit our busy working lives.
Steve & Bob were able to adapt the work to be carried out as they went along, particularly providing a large drain once it was realised that this was required due to the underlying clay in the garden – this work was completed within the original labour estimate and with minimal extra materials costs. As we were not present at the time we were sent photos to show us the work that had been done.
The work area was left clean and tidy at the end of each day and was spotless at the end of the project.
We would recommend Shropshire Garden Design to any of our friends and family should they require landscaping work.
Mr & Mrs Freeman, Lawley, Telford
1st January 2018
Large garden makeover
To all at Shropshire Garden Design
A very belated thank you for the garden redesign making it easy to manage. I am looking forward to the better weather to make full use of it.
Steve, Bob and the team were professional from start to finish. They showed care, courtesy and consideration at all times. They were easy to get on with, reliable, open to changes and made helpful suggestions.
I would them recommend to anyone.
Penny and Poppy (the Jack Russells) also thought they were great.
Best wishes for the New Year
Jan Bradley, Bratton, Telford
10th December 2017
Garden clearance and turfing project
Just wanted to say thanks for a great job clearing our garden, the transformation is fantastic, the garden looks so much bigger now.
I was very impressed with how you and your team worked, very efficient, you kept things tidy and you showed respect for our property at all times.
Very pleased with the result - thank you for a smashing job.
John Widger, Admaston, Telford
17th November 2017
Small Garden Makeover on new development
We are absolutely delighted with how Shropshire Garden Design have transformed our garden.
They have worked so hard to turn our quirky shaped garden into a usable, attractive and safe space for our whole family to use.
The team are polite, courteous and very professional. They listened to our requirements and designed a garden to fit, making suggestions where appropriate.
The materials that they use are top quality as is the workmanship. They kept us up to date on progress every day and cleaned up and washed down before they left each day.
We would recommend Shropshire Garden Design to anyone who is looking for a garden makeover that will be completed to the highest standard.
Thanks again to Steve, Bob and the team for giving us our garden back. We can't wait to make the most of it come the spring.
We know who to call when we need our front garden improving!
Craig & Louise, Thomas Beddoes Court, Shifnal
7th November 2017
Low Maintenance Garden Makeover
We have just had our garden re modelled by Shropshire Garden Design and would like to pass on our thanks to Steve, Bob and the team for a job very well done.
Everyone worked very hard and we are delighted with the result.
We were very pleased with the standard of work and all the materials used. Nothing was too much trouble and they listened to our ideas and thoughts and advised us accordingly.
The team were very professional, knowledgable and nothing was too much trouble. They also took the time to clear up at the end of each day.
During the project we were kept updated and informed at each step of the process.
We would not hesitate to recommend Shropshire Garden Design to anyone that needed garden work doing.
Once again many thanks to you all
John and Jennifer, Chancery Park, Priorslee, Telford
2nd August 2017
Small Garden Makeover using Indian sandstone
Just like to say thanks for the lovely transformation of my garden.
I have never come across so obliging workmen who do their work with profound professionalism:
i.e. turning up on time, cleaning up afterwards, and doing the work to such a high standard.
I would certainly recommend you to anyone and everyone.
D McNairn, Leegomery, Telford
26th June 2017
Garden Makeover featuring large Indian sandstone patio
Steve and Bob have created a garden which is now a calm and relaxing place. My existing garden was a “busy” hotch potch of gravel and brick structures with the garden shed stuck in front of the utility window and a pergola that both blocked out the light and obstructed the view of the garden through the patio doors.
My garden makeover was described as being not too technically demanding but it was a lot of hard work to remove what was there. Although the garden slopes in two directions the levels are perfect, including the sandstone patio and paths.
Working with Shropshire Garden Design was an incredibly easy, fun and stress less experience. Above all, they wanted to ensure the customer was totally satisfied with the end result.
At commencement I had a fairly clear idea of what I wanted to achieve and was able to send Steve an outline brief to give a start point. The project though evolved both before and while on site, with Steve building a lovely little path to the relocated garden shed. They go the extra mile and more.
I now look onto an open space of living grass and plants. I am writing this a few months after the work was completed and I cannot thank Shropshire Garden Design enough for their wise advice, suggestions and for what they achieved. It is a wonderful garden.
With grateful thanks
Tim Lewis, Wellington, Telford
13th May 2017
Garden Makeover following excavation of sloping garden
Our garden sloped significantly and we found it to be unusable.
We approached Shropshire Garden Design who worked with our ideas to design a large, flat and useable patio style garden which includes a garden pond.
The removal and disposal of the soil and the laying of the patio was completed efficiently in a tidy manner with the site left secure overnight.
The team was always courteous and we would have no hesitation in recommending Shropshire Garden Design to those looking for a quality finish to their garden landscaping.
FGF, Newport, Shropshire
29th April 2017
Garden Makeover with raised beds
Steve and Bob have landscaped our garden and from the beginning to the end of the project; they were extremely professional.
They visited initially to assess the job, spending two hours listening to what we wanted and making careful measurements.
Whilst carrying out the work they were polite and considerate, leaving the site clean and tidy at the end of each day.
Nothing was too much trouble and we are delighted with the end result. I would have no hesitation in recommending Shropshire Garden Design.
Mr & Mrs Bailey, Stirchley, Telford
20th March 2017
Garden Makeover and garden pond
Dear Steve and Bob,
We could not be happier with Shropshire Garden Design's and the fabulous job you did for us,
just a quick note to say that Dave and I are extremely pleased with the end result of our garden makeover, Shropshire Garden Design's did an excellent job designing and completing the landscaping for our back garden.
My husband and I were extremely pleased with the design and implementation of work you provided us, and found the whole team highly professional and very easy to work with, and would have no hesitation in using you again.
We found you to be knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and fun to work with, you both listened to our desires and worked with us to create our low maintenance transformation.
We found your quality of workmanship and attention to detail to be a high standard, and we were particularly pleased with your efforts to minimise any disruption to us, and stick to budget.
We would be more than happy to act as a reference should that be required.
With kind regards,
Dawn and Dave Corbett, Ketley Bank, Telford
27th February 2017
Garden Makeover featuring large tiered patio
We have recently had a garden makeover carried out by Shropshire Garden Design.
From the outset of the process, when we met Steve for an initial consultation, we felt confident that we were dealing with someone with integrity who would listen to our ideas and offer guidance and advice.
We were provided with a detailed breakdown of the work to be undertaken and are so glad we decided to proceed.
Our confidence from that initial meeting proved to be well founded when we met Bob who like Steve put us at our ease about what we were having done in the garden.
The team, including the young lads worked efficiently. They always cleared away at the end of the day and were a pleasure to have around.
Throughout the process Steve and Bob made sure we knew exactly what they were doing and why. This was reassuring as the garden is relatively large and ever likely to throw up some unexpected challenges, which it did! Typical of Steve and Bob's approach when faced with something we'd not anticipated was to talk it through with us calmly and find a solution. What more could we ask for?
The main work involved laying a large patio on two levels, reinstating a pond and rockery, and redesigning an area at the bottom of the garden which was unused except for a dilapidated shed!
We are delighted with the garden makeover which was finished to schedule despite a couple of days lost to persistent rain!
We now feel we have a patio that we can enjoy and a pond and rockery which we will take pleasure in replanting. The area at the bottom of the garden has been transformed into an attractive asset rather than somewhere to avoid.
It's not just the quality of the garden makeover that has left us so pleased. Or the fact we were kept informed at every step by Steve and Bob, that made us feel confident in their work. It was all the little extras as well, which they did without hesitation, that made us feel so pleased about the finished project.
They work with good humour, honesty and professionalism and we would not hesitate to recommend them to others.
Thank you to Steve, Bob and the rest of the team for giving us a garden to enjoy!
Andy and Hilary, Shifnal
21st November 2016
Sleeper retainer construction and tiering
Having recently undergone two projects with Shropshire Garden Design, I feel I should write a testimonial to express my thoughts on their efforts.
My main project was to convert a deeply sloped hill garden, into a low maintenance tiered area which was safely accessible and moreover, useable. The project was likely to be challenging and required engineering and executing with a high degree of skill. The final results exceeded my wishes and I am happy I chose this team.
From the outset I struggled to find a person or team to undertake the main part of my garden rebuild. Several companies were researched and the results and quotes were vastly variable. By the time I researched Shropshire Garden Design I was becoming familiar with poor responses and failed appointments. To my great surprise I started with a prompt and enthusiastic response, an initial appointment with Steve which reinforced my thoughts that I may have finally found a team who were capable of delivering. Further contacts were dealt with by e-mails and calls efficiently and appropriately. I was also in consultation with Bob & Steve prior to a final agreement being reached.
On meeting the ‘team’ I was reassured of a good mix of experience and capability. It is comforting to feel you can rely on the team you have employed to do a large project throughout its completion. During the process they kept me informed and discussed with me any changes they thought could improve the overall project outcome.
They have a thoroughly professional approach and a justifiable pride in their work. They were going to have to create a substantial amount of disruption and mess to achieve this project. They applied protective sheets and boards to my existing hardscape, they stacked equipment tidily and safely at the end of each day’s work. The overall disruption I felt by their presence was minimal considering the size of the project.
They were extremely punctual to the point I felt I could set my clock by their arrival each day. One of the things I noticed about their arrival and presence after just a short time was, it felt my friends had come to do my garden. I quickly developed a bond with the team, which made the whole process much less stressful – in fact I can happily say I enjoyed having them to accompany me through this project.
Guys, thank you and well done. You’ve achieved something which I am extremely pleased with, it was a long time in planning and was executed to schedule and budget with expert precision.
Tony Womersley, St Georges, Telford
30th October 2016
We called in Steve, Bob and the team to tackle our garden, which was a mammoth task. Having used these guys a few times before with exceptional results, it was an easy decision.
Our garden was a mess of tree routes, crazy paving, and wonky ground. It sloped down towards the house which meant we were soaking up the rain. With no access for heavy gear, the guys somehow breezed through it; clearing the lot, re-levelling it and putting in a second level for a bit of character.
We had a rough design we were going for, but Steve managed to take it and develop it into something much more creative. Adding in features and shapes that really make it stand out. The results speak for themselves.
I cannot say enough about how good these guys are. You can sit back in confidence knowing they will crack on and deliver fantastic results. They're a friendly bunch too! They've managed to keep my attached neighbour happy, clearing up as they go along. They even bring their own loo!
No need to look elsewhere; book these guys (if you're lucky enough to get a slot!). Job done.
Thom & Amy Hayes, Shrewsbury
2nd August 2016
Just thought I'd mention how we can't get over how brilliant the drainage is. Last Saturday is an example, it absolutely threw it down with rain and yet everywhere was dry in no time.
Sandra cut the lawn on the Sunday, but before you did the makeover, we wouldn't have been able to walk on it for a week, let alone cut it!
Fantastic job you did. Thanks
Tony Lloyd, Stirchley, Telford
5th July 2016
Having the front garden done has made such a difference and am very pleased with the work, thank you.
My family and friends have complimented on how nice it looks. Even the neighbour opposite is considering getting rid of his hedge.
Priscilla Tull, Ketley, Telford
13th June 2016
Good Morning Steve,
Hope you and the team are well.
I just wanted to say thank you, to you and the lads for a job well done, Its lovely to go out each morning and see the area now properly terraced and looking so good.
I have already started to plan where some pots will go and I am looking forward to warm evenings when we can sit out and enjoy the area you have created.
Elaine Evans, St Georges, Telford
18th May 2016
Great all round service received from Shropshire Garden Design, with lots of helpful ideas/suggestions to limit costs and work was completed within estimated timeframe.
All of the work was completed to a very high standard, resulting in a transformed garden which has been complimented by everyone who has seen it.
Thanks and well done, we would fully recommend to others.
Jane Landick, Lilleshall, Shropshire
30th April 2016
We just want to pass on our thanks for the fantastic job that you, Bob and the team did in transforming our garden. From the initial meeting with you, we could tell how professional your set up was and we didn't need to look anywhere else. We certainly made the right choice.
We were so fortunate to have 3 weeks of warm excellent weather, without any rain (in April!) and while this was very welcome for us, it was energy sapping for you guys but you all worked non-stop.
The whole team were courteous, pleasant and at times very funny.... Now to the work!
With having a lot of clay in our garden, your mini digger made light work of clearing the bulk in the bottom area of the garden where, after a lot of manual graft, you then laid a base for a new shed and a patio with Indian sandstone paving.
We were very impressed at the depth of the footings that were laid for the retaining walls.
We also liked the consultation as the garden was taking shape, for example, suggesting having wide steps and then saying that the wall ends would be complimented by having pier caps, which we agreed with and are pleased that we did.
Moving up to and alongside the house, the Indian sandstone paving was laid perfectly as were the brick pillars which were built at the front (for a gate) where block paving was then laid, to tie in with the drive, separated by a nice stepped wall.
Each morning you explained what would be done during the day and at the end of each day everywhere was left tidy.
This email doesn't do justice to you guys for the enormous amount of preparation and hard work that went into our garden makeover and we would have no hesitation in recommending Shropshire Garden Design.
Tony and Sandra Lloyd, Stirchley, Telford
20th February 2016
Steve, Bob, Matt and Will,
Just wanted to say a big thank for the fantastic work that you did on our garden.
We now have a low maintenance garden that we can use all year around and can't wait for the Summer to arrive. It is looking fantastic and we haven't even begun to add our finishing touches to it yet.
We were very impressed with you workmanship and professionalism from the initial meeting right through to the end. As it started to take shape we were very happy with the guidance and updates on the day by day progress, it is very refreshing to find craftsmen that care so much about their work.
Although the weather was pretty mixed with snow, rain, wind and the cold none of the team gave in to the elements and you kept to the estimated time scales and costs, even when you had to bring in the big guns (digger) to finish the groundwork.
We thought the whole process was very smooth and you were all easy to get on with, no arguments or conflicting opinions which is your worst nightmare as a customer.
You were our first, and only choice from recommendations and good feedback from previous customers and if anyone was to ask me for the name of a landscaping service I would not hesitate in giving them your details.
Our Thanks and Best Wishes
Simon & Dawn, Holmer Lake, Telford
11th January 2016
We have been extremely pleased with the service provided by Shropshire Garden Designs.
Steve and the rest of the team interpreted our brief and ideas for our garden completely and we are delighted with the finished result.
We now have a modern, useable garden and we are looking forward to spring to be able to use it properly.
The team were extremely professional and pleasant and I the job was finished to the highest standard, taking into account every small detail.
I would recommend Shropshire Garden Design unhesitatingly.
Mr & Mrs Hambleton, Badgers Rise development, Ketley, Telford
10th December 2015
Large Patio and Drive finished in Setts
Shropshire Garden Design have recently completed a month’s work for us.
They laid a large patio area at the rear of our house with a raised bed at the one end and fencing along the whole length.
The area first had to be cleared, including an old conservatory base, large shrubs dug up and re-planted elsewhere and old tree roots removed.
Also, they laid a new drive area to the front of the house with another raised bed area.
The plot slopes considerably creating awkward issues with levels and drainage but none of this was a problem for the team.
From the outset, Steve & Bob spent a lot of time with us discussing our requirements and advising us of the best materials to use etc. This was before we had even committed to the work.
Telephone calls and e-mails were always returned promptly and we were always kept informed about what was going on.
The team were very easy to work with, open to discussions and ideas, very polite and considerate towards us and our neighbours.
They are completely self-sufficient when working at your property and they did their very best to complete the work with as little inconvenience to us as possible.
We are extremely pleased with the finished job and the way it was carried out.
The workmanship is of a very high standard with great attention to detail.
We would have no hesitation at all in recommending Shropshire Garden Design to anyone. Thanks again guys for a great job!
Julie and Mark Stanford, Priorslee
28th October 2015
Garden Makeover & Block Paved Drive
The Shropshire Garden Design team have completed two projects for us this year.
The first was the creation of a block paved parking area and reshaping of the planting bed at the front of our property. This was completed early in the year; it transformed the appearance of our house and made our parking arrangements much easier.
We were so impressed with the team's work that we decided to take the plunge and get our large rear garden 'sorted. We came up with a draft of our own design which Steve and Bob then helped us to achieve by advising on options and improvements to make the end result even better.
This was a major project involving a new wall for a raised bed, sets to form paths and a patio, a rockery, some hard standing and a shaped lawn with mowing edge all around it. After clearing a very overgrown, weedy area many tons of extra soil had to be brought in to raise the level of the plot which had previously always been water logged in bad weather. They even manufactured a new metal framed / sleeper bridge for our stream to ease access to the end of the garden.
We could not be more impressed and have gone from avoiding the garden to absolutely loving being out there as it is a pleasure to look after rather than chore it used to be.
The whole Shropshire Garden Design Team are a pleasure to have around, they are completely self-sufficient meaning that you do not have to be there all the time so long as they have access to water and power (they even bring their own tea making supplies with them!). They are also very hard working and stick to an agreed budget even if the weather intervenes and makes the job much longer to complete – they really do want to ensure a quality job rather than rush things.
We are already planning to get them back to help us improve the layout and access to our veggie garden.
Julie & Martin Hall, Shifnal
19th August 2015
Garden Makeover & Block Paved Drive
Dear Steve, Bob and Team
Thank you so much for the wonderful transformation that you have achieved at my home.
After the addition of a Conservatory I wanted to completely renovate the garden to maximise the new views that it provided. The garden makeover included a Pergola, replacement fencing, the lawn being re-turfed and a new patio. I also decided to have the drive renovated at the same time.
I have been so impressed by the standard, efficiency and attention to detail of your work and the support and advice given throughout the entire project that I would have no hesitation in recommending Shropshire Garden Design to friends and family.
Nora Tanner, Priorslee, Telford
30th July 2015
We would just like to say a very big thank you for our garden make over that you recently completed.
You and the team worked so hard and the transformation is amazing!
You interpreted our brief well and it's exactly what we wanted.
The quality of the workmanship was to a very high standard. You were happy to listen to my ideas and make a couple of changes along the way and also very professional and organised, down to even bringing your own kettle and portable loo! On top of that you're all such nice friendly guys too!
We have had nothing but wonderful comments from our friends and family. I posted some photo's on Face Book and broadcast to all my friends that it had been completed by Shropshire Garden Design. I would certainly not hesitate in recommending you to anyone.
Please pass this e-mail on to the rest of the team and best wishes to you all for the future.
Lorraine and Andrew Mosedale, Ketley, Telford.
19th June 2015
We would like to thank you and your team for the excellent work you have done with our garden. We had no hesitation in using your services again following the block paving of our drive you have done.
As always you and the team have been professional and considerate. Even when the budget got tight you recommended solutions without compromising on quality.
We would definitely not hesitate in using your services for a third time in the future.
Chris & Claire de Klerk, Condover, Shropshire
2nd June 2015
Garden Landscaping Makeover
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the work you have done. Our garden looks amazing and it has exceeded our expectations.
Is there any way you could send us a couple of the before and after pics?
Thank you once again.
Gemma and Matt, Doseley, Telford
3rd March 2015
Just wanted to drop you a quick thanks for the fence. We are both really pleased with it, and the service and attention you gave us.
We have other fencing and landscaping projects in mind for the future and we will be back in touch no doubt,
James White, Bridgnorth
12th January 2015
just wanted to thank you for the fencing work yourself, Bob and the team completed this week.
Looking at the before and after pictures today it certainly has made a difference and look
forward to the warmer days so I can get started on the plants in the garden.
I've put some feedback on the Shropshire Trade Register.
Hopefully, the weather will be a bit better when I've saved up to get the driveway and garage under way
So will be in touch!
Martin Payne, St Georges, Telford
6th January 2015
Weare very pleased with the garden. The whole process from initial conversations to final completion was very smooth and professional. The early consultation helped us to establish the design in our minds, and we were grateful that the design was allowed to evolve and change slightly as the work progressed. You were very accommodating when we decided we wanted more grass and less flower bed once the lines had been drawn out!
We were partcularly impressed with how tidily the work was carried out. Bringing your own portaloo meant that your workmen did not have to trail through the house, and the one trip inside each day to plug in the extension lead (for your power tools and kettle) and to attach the hose to the utility room tap was considerately done with the removal of boots. The drive was washed down at the end of the day and the tools left tidy. All of your workers were notably considerate.
Workmanship was to a consistently high standard, and the quality of materials was also high. Owing to the heavy rain, the pointing of the patio had to wait for a fine day. This meant that you had already had to move on to your next customer, but you did not rush the finishing of our work, you waited until the conditions were right before returning to finish off the patio properly.
It was a big job, and took 4 men 3 weeks to complete (with a few rain delays!), we felt that in view of the number of man hours the cost was reasonable. The garden has been transformed. All of the overgrown shrubs, uneven lawn, tumbledown shed and ugly patio have been removed and replaced with a beautiful new patio, levelled out lawns, retaining sleepers and new beds as well as a new hard standing for a new shed tucked around the corner, and some unexpected emergency fence replacement.
We are now enjoying planning the new planting which we hope to undertake ourselves this spring. You have given us a lovely canvas on which to work.
Angela & Andrew Evans, Priorslee, Telford
2nd January 2015
Dear Steve and Bob,
Your company Shropshire Garden Design completed further work for us in December 2013 which included fencing,turfing,clearing,block paving and gravelling work.
They turned up when they said they would, were polite,very easy to have on site, completed the job to a high standard,used their initiative as they went along to improve things and nothing was too much trouble.
We have used Shropshire Garden Design for eight years on and off now now and they are always reliable,easy, do an excellent job and stick to estimates, I would highly recommend them.
Amanda Haynes, Poynton Green, Shropshire
6th December 2014
Tiered Garden Makeover
Dear Steve and Bob,
I have headed this email 'patio makeover' but that really is an understatement. You and your team have done a wonderful job in rebuilding my patio, making the top level safe and secure for when my grandchild plays out in the garden, and making a lower level that provides room for planters, patio furniture etc. Not only does it look good but with the use of sleepers for the retaining walls it looks great when you are in the garden looking back at the house.
I appreciated how you suggested ideas that kept the job within my budget without compromising quality and still achieved what I wanted. I have had lots of good comments about it.
I was very impressed with the way you all worked together, kept me informed of what was happening next, and every day always left everything clean and tidy.
I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who wants a high quality service from a professional and friendly company, and hope to be able to contact you again in the future when I need to renovate other parts of my garden.
My thanks to you all,
Anne Liston, Wellington, Telford
23rd October 2014
New Garden Patio
I just want to say how very pleased we are with our new patio, in particular the fact that it dries so quickly once the rain stops(!)
Anne's sister knows someone (I've no idea who it is) who wants to find someone to build a new patio so we have passed on your contact details, with a warm recommendation.
Mark Borley, Shrewsbury
4th October 2014
Just a quick note to say thanks again for your work on the garden. Such a massive improvement.
Lots more to do as you can see, so we'll no doubt be in touch again soon.
Thom Hayes, Shrewsbury
20th September 2014
Hi Steve & Bob,
I would just like to express my thanks for a great garden fence that you installed this week myself and Sarah are very impressed with the quality, speed and your attention to deal with the installation.
You didn't leave any rubbish and the garden and work areas were left as you found then very tidy workers.
I will certainly recommend you and also have you carried out other landscape projects we have in mind.
Once again many thanks. If you could also pass our thanks on to your other two colleagues who were also very polite and hard working.
Simon and Sarah Romei, Shrewsbury
2nd September 2014
Block Paving and Garden Design
Dear Steve and Bob
Thank you for the fantastic job you and your team have done in transforming our front garden.
We were impressed from our first meeting when we discussed our ideas, and received advice and suggestions as to how these could be achieved.
A suggested design and quotes quickly followed which we had no hesitation in accepting.
We really appreciated the way in which the work was planned and carried out to minimise disruption, and that all you needed was an outside power supply and tap.
The site was left completely tidy each night and there was no disruption for us or our neighbours.
The end result is both a practical and attractive area, which is easy to maintain and gives us the extra parking space we needed.
We have no hesitation in recommending the services of Shropshire Garden Design and would definitely come to you again when we need any garden or landscape work done.
Colin and Lynne Potts, Wellington, Telford
2nd July 2014
Garden Clearance and Makeover
Dear Steve, Bob and all at Shropshire Garden Design,
Thank you for carrying out our entire garden makeover. We are both very pleased with the entire process, the service provided, the garden clearance and the lovely garden we now have.
We were very impressed with the efficiency of your work, and also the way in which the job was planned out, which ensured the garden was transformed very quickly and to a very high standard.
The whole process was very enjoyable and completely stress free, we thank you very much for this!! We also appreciate the time, and consideration put in to the design of our new garden. We appreciate that you incorporated our ideas, and that we worked together to design a garden that we wanted, and one that was practical to develop.
We were also impressed with the quality of products used, and the way in which you worked towards our budget. You also provided a very tidy and self-sufficient service; where you did not require access to the house. This was perfect for us, as we were out at work all day; all you required was the garage and plug socket for all important refreshment breaks!! This again made the process stress free and we really did appreciate this.
Overall, we would definitely recommend Shropshire Garden Design to our friends, family and neighbours, and we would not hesitate to use you again! We had a very pleasant experience using your service, and we now have an amazing useable garden; it turned out better than we expected!! Your high level of workmanship and years experience really show in your work, as our garden was not an easy task.
We also appreciated the ongoing daily updates via email, your flexibility, and out of hour’s visits to catch us before and after work. You also discussed any alterations to plans that were required, and worked continuously towards what exactly we wanted.
Taz & Linda, Matlock Avenue, Dawley, Telford
27th June 2014
Low Maintenance Garden Makeover
We would like to say a big thank you to yourself, Bob and the rest of your team for the recent works carried out on our garden.
The works were carried out in a very professional manner with everyone being extremely friendly and courteous. The courtesy shown to our neighbours was also much appreciated.
The ideas and advice that you gave us throughout the project were also appreciated and helped to make the garden look even better.
We would certainly use you again and would not hesitate to recommend your services.
Catherine & Brian Stockwell, Wellington, Telford
5th May 2014
Drainage work and Garden Makeover
Dear Steve, Bob and all at Shropshire Garden Design
We just wanted to put in writing our thanks for turning what can only be described as our bog of a back garden into something that our whole family can use and enjoy.
You were the only company out of 4 that addressed the drainage issues which we were majorly concerned about and worked with us to plan and design a garden that would be safe for our children, practical and easy on the eye but also within our tight budget.
Once the drainage work was complete, we watched our garden turn from a snow covered mud bath into the lovely space that we now have. You all worked so hard. Mess was minimal and you were a pleasure to have around..
Thank you so much for all your help and hard work!
We look forward to seeing you soon so that we can chose some plants and of course when you start work on our neighbours patio!
Phil, Michelle, Joseph and Hayden Poxon, St Georges, Telford
23rd April 2014
Block paving Driveway
We are very happy with the new drive and have had a number of extremely positive comments from neighbours, not only about the finished job, but also about how considerate Bob and your team were while carrying out the work. Please pass those comments on.
A friend opposite happened to have her son visiting while the work was going on and he was impressed. I think he is somehow connected with property development and said he might be able to put some work your way.
With this and other comments in mind, if you let me have a few of your flyers I will pass them on.
Mark Borley, Shrewsbury
14th April 2014
Low Maintenance Garden Patio and Lawn area
Just to say a big thank you to you Bob and the team for the work carried out on my new low maintenance garden.
You have captured the look I was after and carried out your work in a very efficient and professional manor whilst being polite and courteous at all times.
I am looking forward to enjoying my garden this summer rather than treating it as a chore.
Once again thank you.
Gaynor Passant, Shrewsbury
29th March 2014
Garden Makeover including Fencing, Patio, Pergola and New Lawn
I would like to commend you and your team on providing me with a lovely garden to enjoy.
The workmanship and attention to detail was exceptional in terms of planning, taking down the old fencing, putting in the new fencing with minimal disruption securing the garden at night time and removing the garden rubble/rubbish.
In the second stage of the work your attention to detail was much appreciated and the results are exactly what I wanted.
You and your team are courteous, polite and showed consideration to both me and my neighbours. I have no hesitation in recommending you to people who want to have a job well done.
Mrs Izquierdo, Shrewsbury
25th February 2014
Lawns, Paths, Paving, Drainage Work, Raised Planters & Brick work
Finding good tradesman is often a frustrating and disappointing process but the guys from Shropshire Garden Design have been a joy to work with and prove that excellent companies do exist.
I bought a house with large neglected gardens a few years ago and I have used them on several occasions for a variety of big landscaping and paving projects and I always enjoy working with them.
What makes Shropshire Garden Design different:
1. Creative and interesting garden designs which look great and allow easy maintenance. If you have a clear vision of what you want they will always try to make your ideas work. They consult frequently during the job to ensure you are happy with the work.
2. Competitively priced and offer a choice of design options for your budget. They look to save money unless it is a false economy or spoils the final result.
3. Hardworking, punctual and reliable. They give a full day's work and work in most weathers.
4. Professional results from long experience. They really know their stuff and have lots of other unexpected skills, and good contacts if other trades need to be hired in.
5. Polite, trustworthy and friendly, and everything is left tidy, clean and secure.
6. Self-contained – they bring their own kettle and lavatory. Minimal inconvenience to the client.
What they have done for me:
Mr Hodges, Albrighton
- Removing poor quality turf from two large lawns, which were then levelled and graded and relayed with new turf.
- Designed and built an Elizabethan knot garden with gravel and sett paths.
- New gravel paths with rope top edging.
- Renewed drain work and soakaways.
- Paving of courtyard and brick-work around an old well.
- Laying sett paths and sandstone flags.
- Contracting out of bespoke iron gazebo.
- Railway sleeper planters and sandstone edging around borders.
8th January 2014
Decking, Patio, Paths & Fencing
Shropshire Garden Design have just completed works at our house which include:- construction of a complicated decking area, laying new paths and patio, fencing, pond work and tree surgery.
This is the second time they have worked for us (which is a recommendation in itself).
We have found them to be very good craftsmen, good humoured, polite and good at facing problems and overcoming them.
We would be happy to elaborate on any of the above points.
Dominic & Carol Pagett, Shrewsbury
14th December 2013
Garden Makeover & Drive Renovation
We engaged Steve from Shropshire Garden Design to carry out some fairly extensive remodelling of our drive, front garden, rear garden and patio. From the outset we liked Steve's approach, his ideas and his obvious expertise. However, what marked Steve out for us was his evident focus on delivering what the customer wanted. During a time when it was obvious that the works would incur some fairly major expenditure, the last thing we wanted was to feel that we'd spent a lot of money without achieving the best we could.
We both appreciated Steve's attention to detail, from turning up for the appointments on time for us to discuss ideas, to the suggestions he made as the work progressed. I am pleased to say that Shropshire Garden Design's vision is very firmly to deliver what the customer wants, even if the customer changes their mind along the way.
The team were all punctual, well-mannered, respectful of our property and extremely professional. The workmanship was of a very high standard, again showing attention to detail. Inevitably, as small issues arose, we were able to discuss them and there was a no quibble policy employed by SGD - they were as keen as we were to achieve the best result possible.
Any number of contractors can be engaged to deliver the work involved - but a proportion of these (I suspect a small proportion) would go the extra mile to make the customer feel important, respected and in charge of the overall outcome by giving them the freedom to explore options without a negative response, or worse, one which would only entertain adopting such improvements at extra cost - Steve was extremely fair-minded in every aspect of these changes, as his priority was to please us as customers.
As a result I would have no hesitation in recommending Shropshire Garden Design, and my wife and I would employ their services again without hesitation.
Peter Shinton, Edgmond
13th November 2013
Loving the garden!
Just installed some solar lights in the planters, so we can enjoy it in the dark too!
Thankyou to the whole team for getting it done so quickly and doing such a great job.
Will e-mail a pic when its planted!
Suzanne & Jerome, Ketley, Telford
10th October 2013
Fencing & Garden maintenance
I have employed the services of Shropshire Garden Design on a number of occasions and have always been delighted with the results, their team have always been punctual, polite as well as working in a clean and tidy manner.
They have offered both excellent ideas as well as being willing to alter designs during the execution to better suit the needs.
I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.
Steven Hodgkiss, Church Aston
24th September 2013
The pond is completely full now and looking pretty good.
It took until last Monday night (that's about 13.5 days!!) of continual running of water from our bore hole through 2 half inch hoses day and night!! Bit worrying but the little pump never missed a beat and we still have water running out of the taps!
I have attached a few photos to show the finished / full pond.
I am pleased with the outcome of the project and thanks to you, Bob and your guys for that.
We didn't have any luck really with the weather, but I am now looking forward to getting the area seeded, the pond planted up and putting some fish in there.
James Wilcox, Childs Ercall
30th August 2013
May I take this opportunity to thank you and the team for the excellent work you have done in transforming our garden from a boring builders finish into a fantastic recreational space that Jo and I will now enjoy planting out over the coming months.
I was very impressed with how you were able to take my basic ideas and substantially improve on them. You have created a practical, but stunning visual effect that we will enjoy for years to come. There isn’t anything that we would want to change.
Jo and I will always be happy to recommend your services to potential clients in the future. Just tell them to ring me on the mobile number below.
You provided excellent service with the minimum of disruption to ourselves and our neighbours , and I look forward to getting you back for the front garden rework I have planned for next year.
Ivan and Jo Salmons, Much Wenlock
4th July 2013
Andrew and Jennie Hill, Hinstock
We're delighted with the patio. Thanks again to you and your team at Shropshire Garden Design for such an excellent job.
The guys worked tirelessly in pretty miserable weather conditions to complete the work on time. They were punctual, courteous and tidied up every day as they went along.
Your communication to keep us updated as the job progressed was a welcome change from the usual radio silence one expects from contractors too.
We would definitely recommend you to anyone looking to breathe some new life into their garden.
Andrew and Jennie Hill, Hinstock
28th June 2013
Post and Rail Fencing
In view of the excellent refurbishment of our garden pond which you effected in 2010,we had no hesitation in contacting you regarding the erection of 100 yards of post and rail fencing.
As anticipated we were absolutely delighted with the end result which was a credit to the meticulous,perfectionist approach and expertise of Bob,yourself and the team who took such obvious pride in their workmanship and adopted a positive and constructive approach throughout.
We particularly welcomed our ongoing involvement with the project with our input and approval being sought at all stages and your courteous and friendly approach.
Rest assured, if we have further projects you will be the first port of call and we would emphatically endorse your services.With best wishes.
Roger and Anita Mills, Eaton on the Weald Moors
7th June 2013
New patio, garden wall and lawn
Just wanted to say thanks for the fantastic job that you, Bob and the guys did in my garden. The patio is exactly how I imagined it would be and the wall is even better !
The grass is growing well, too well actually, because of all the rain we have been having!
I am saving up to have the drive done next !
Kathy Morrison, Donnington Wood, Telford.
26th May 2013
Specialist Garden Makeover at listed property
We're both well thanks. Here's a selection of pics. It's amazing how much work you've put in and how much better everything looks now.
I've even had a letter from the local civic society praising the transformation! I've put a recent front garden one in too. Looks superb...
Robert Hodges, Albrighton
4th May 2013
I have no hesitation in recommending Shropshire Garden Design.
During the initial quotation they listened to what I wanted and gave helpful and practical suggestions of how it could be achieved.
The job was completed punctually and professionally with absolutely no mess left to clear up.
My new fence looks fabulous and greatly enhances the look of my property.
Mrs Rees, Peplow
30th April 2013
I recently commissioned Shropshire Garden Design to raise and improve
my front lawn which was uneven so needed leveling and re-turfing.
Following the initial discussion we agreed the plan and the cost and the whole operation was completed in just over three days.
I found the team punctual, professional, neat and tidy, gave good advice and were friendly and hard working.
The result is a tremendous improvement and I would gladly recommend their work.
Alan Hambley, Bicton Heath.
20th April 2013
Garden Makeover (Patio of setts, Gravel driveway and paths, Raised beds)
I have used Shropshire Garden Design for two large projects and each time have been more than happy with their professionalism and the standard of workmanship. They have recently replaced old paths, a seating area and drive and the appearance of the cottage has been enhanced by the end product.
The wide-ranging experience of the team means that they can either work to customer specifications or come up with ideas and solutions to help achieve the best results.
The team is enthusiastic, efficient and pleasant to deal with and the site is always left in a tidy and safe condition.
If you have any garden or landscaping plans, then I strongly recommend you ask Shropshire Garden Design to give you a quotation.
Glenn Fildes, Whixall, Whitchurch.
6th April 2013
Garden Makeover (Paving Areas, Raised beds, Large Pergola)
The Shropshire Garden Design team are first class, providing quality workmanship and fantastic attention to detail.
We landscaped our garden with our one year old daughter in mind.. it had to be safe. Throughout the duration of the project the team kept this in mind and continuously updated the finer details to make sure our finished garden was a safe place to be.
The area was kept clean and tidy and the team dealt very professionally with our neighbours.
We are thinking about getting further work done to our front garden and would certainly return to Shropshire Garden Design.
Mrs Wardle, Horsehay, Telford
9th March 2013
Garden Makeover (New patio, New lawn, Raised beds, Water feature)
From the first time I contacted Steve at Shropshire Garden Design until the conclusion of the makeover, they were responsive and listened to all my queries and suggestions which helped us both work through to the final design of which my wife and I are absolutely delighted. (Please refer to the before and after pictures).
They turned up on the agreed date and time and actually finished ahead of schedule! They were completely self-sufficient requiring no access to the house (it was an unusual feeling not making lots of cups of tea!) and kept any mess to the bare minimum with any waste removed as required. On completion of the makeover, the hard standing areas were power washed with no mess left whatsoever.
On the financial aspect, it was refreshing not having to pay an initial “up-front” deposit as well as not underestimating the saving of the company not being VAT registered. The original figure quoted, was also the final figure with no hidden extras “added on.”
Finally, now that the makeover has been completed, my wife and I can hand on heart say that it was a stress free experience, and in fact when Steve took us to the nursery to purchase our plants, (which he then brought back and planted for us) was a very enjoyable experience and one which Steve and his company made no profit from – it’s not often you can say that in this day and age!
Mr & Mrs I Mackay, Lawley, Telford. (Ironstone development)
18th February 2013
Driveway of Setts
We would like to thank you and your team for the exceptional work you have done on our driveway.
Your help and suggestions with choosing the appropriate stone and colour of blocks were invaluable and the subsequent result is beautiful and functional area.
I would also like to thank you for your outstanding professionalism. You were sympathetic in dealing with our neighbours and also very professional in dealing with the emergency that occurred with an unidentified and uncharted electricity cable. In addition to this the work area and property was always kept tidy at the end of every day and when the work was finished.
We are delighted with the result and hope to use you and your team again in the near future for some improvements to our garden.
Chris & Claire De Klerk, Condover, Shrewsbury
31st January 2013
Garden Makeover (Two tier patio, New paths, Raised beds, New lawn)
I have a bit more planting to do when finished, I was going to send you some photos of how the garden looks.
We're delighted with both the design and standard of workmanship of the front and the rear gardens. The turf has taken very well and when the kids were finally allowed to go on the grass, they have had a great time playing football etc.
We really appreciated the speed in which the work was completed. This enabled us to start enjoying our garden much sooner than anticipated. During the great weather in March, we got the garden furniture out and managed to sit out on the patio and soak up the sun.
Looking out on the garden now, it's incredible to think that just a few weeks ago, it was a wasteland.
Thanks again to you, Bob and the team.
You may be pleased to know that we are still a mole free zone!!
I'll send some photos soon.
Richard Gilbert, Much Wenlock
8th October 2012
Fencing & New lawn
Thanks for the excellent work on the lawn, fence and trellis. The garden has never looked better. We would be happy to provide references and endorsements for your work.
The patio sounds attractive but a decision will have to wait until next month and will depend on cash flow.
Mark Evanson, Shawbirch, Telford
13th August 2012
Garden Makeover (Terraced patios, Paths, Raised Beds, New lawns front and rear)
Dear Steve and Bob
We would like to let you know how pleased we are with the work that you and your team at Shropshire Garden Design have done in both our back and front gardens.
We were delighted with the initial designs you came up with, and with the way you worked with us to achieve exactly the result that we wanted.
We were also impressed by the way that you and the team left everything tidy at the end of each day, and how you left things once you had finished all the work.
The neighbours have already commented on how much better things look now, and also on how you made sure they weren't inconvenienced dujring the work.
We would be happy for you to use this as a reference on your website.
When we get a nice sunny day, I'll get the furniture out and get some nice photos sorted and across to you
Steve & Jane Bevan, Randley, Telford
6th May 2012
Garden Makeover (Garden clearance, Pond renovation, Tree surgery)
Now that the garden renovation project is completed, I write to thank you and the team for the excellent standard of work and to say how happy we are with the outcome.
It was a relief to find a company who could clear neglected land and buildings, upgrade and clean a pond, fell trees and landscape and turf all within the same organisation.
We are also grateful for the advice and ideas as the project progressed and for the way you kept the site tidy and secure.
Please pass on our thanks to your team for their professionalism and standard of workmanship.
We have further plans for the drive and pathways and will be in touch again when we are ready to go ahead.
Glen Fildes, Whixall, Whitchurch.
20th April 2012
Garden Makeover (New patio, Ground level beds, Pergola, Tree surgery, New lawn)
This is to let you know that we are very pleased with the outcome of the work you did for us at the end of last year.
The patio is such a vast improvement on what we had originally and the area has worked out very well.
We were able to re-plant all the roses and they are all thriving and most of the bulbs have also flowered well this spring but the most striking feature must be how well the new lawn has taken despite the weather conditions both before and after you laid it.
Thanks for your suggestions on design and layout, once we had taken down the conifers at the bottom of the garden there was certainly more scope and the garden area overall looks much bigger.
The pergola looks good, all we need now is to stop the pigeons sitting in the false acacia next door - we will then be able to eat out there in comfort, i don`t want to have to wait until the wisteria are fully grown!
Give our regards to Bob and the other members of your team, we are very happy for you to share the contents of this message with prospective customers, they can be assured that your presence on site causes no inconvenience whatsoever and that your standard of work is excellent, all you need to be able to do in the future is to control the weather.
Keith Norton, Edgmond, Shropshire
15th April 2012
Garden Makeover (Retaining wall using sleepers, New patio, New lawn, Pond renovation)
Now that the new plantings in our garden are becoming established we can honestly say that we are delighted with the work that Shropshire Garden Design have done for us.
Our original ideas were discussed before an overall plan was produced and were then fine tuned as the work proceeded.
The standard of work is really very good and the materials used were all of good quality.
On a personal note we found all of the team both polite and obliging - nothing was too much trouble and they worked well throughout the project.
When all of the work was completed we can say quite confidently that there is nothing that we would have had done differently.
Simon & Julie Fox, Apley, Telford
11th April 2012
Dear Steve & Bob
Thank you very much for the great pond and patio that you built for us.
You listened carefully to our requirements and made suggestions of how it could be improved.
We would not hesitate to recommend you to others in the future.
Ian and Jayne Morris, Hinstock
We have older references going all the way back to 2005 which are available on request.