The South West London Gardener

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We’ve just had the most fabulous experience with the South West London Gardener.

Scott, Mary and the team were just a joy to deal with from start to finish.

From the initial quote to the last email, every message was replied to promptly and with courtesy, advice was given in a knowledgeable, understanding way, and their approach to the work was fantastic.

Our garden and new shed look great. They worked incredibly hard in all weathers (some sunshine, lots and lots of heavy rain) and took down trees, dismantled an old shed, rebuilt fences, and did a lot of pruning and planting, including liaising with TfL who manage the train line behind.

They were the neatest and tidiest people we’ve ever had work on the house and garden (including when removing all the waste, which had to go through the house), and were very user-friendly, letting us know when they’d be arriving and departing each day.

Victoria Mance – I honestly can’t recommend them enough!

We chose this company because of the reviews which referenced how considerate and professional this company are, but not even these do full justice to the wonderful team at The Southwest London Gardener company. 

Scott and David first took time to listen so carefully to what we wanted, not making us feel rushed and taking all of our requests and hopes seriously. They provided a clear quote within days of coming and then arranged a date to begin work, all of which they stuck to.

Scott, David and Mary then worked tirelessly, through even awful weather, to return a very loved (but neglected and complex) space into a tranquil, beautiful, nature-sensitive oasis.

This included the removal of huge amounts of garden waste, which they had to do through our flat, and this too was done carefully and thoughtfully. 

Every detail of work was completed to the highest standard and with care, skill and consideration. The entire team were just a joy to work with.

Ellie Loughnan – The creativity, warmth, and kindness they show, as well as the skill and craftsmanship with which they work, make them stand out to us as one of the best companies we have ever worked with; we won’t hesitate to use them again and again and to recommend them widely.

We have used this excellent company on several occasions. During the recent storm the felting on the roof our garden shed was ripped off and immediately rainwater started entering the shed. Although it was not a working day Scott and Mary attended promptly and enveloped the shed in a large tarpaulin. A few days later the team returned and re-felted the roof and fitted new securing battens. The finished job was excellent.

V.Webb – We can highly recommend this company for their professionalism and skills in all aspects of landscaping and garden structures

Scott and the team (Hetty and Mary) visited our garden and discussed our ideas and made some great suggestions. We were very impressed with their work and attention of protecting our house when walking through with tools and plants. We were very pleased with the original work and invited them back to prune and make the garden ‘winter ready’. The design has really allowed the light to come into the garden making it a great space again. Highly recommended.

S.Rollings – The design has really allowed the light to come into the garden making it a great space again.

Scott, Mary, and the team were asked to replace our fence, put in a summer house, and spruce up our flower beds. They were clear form the outset as to what their plans were and were very easy to communicate with. Great ethos to work in a sustainable manner as much as possible. The team were diligent and work was completed efficiently and to a high quality. Thanks so much for all your hard work on the garden, we are so pleased with it and spent all weekend having dinner out there and playing in the paddling pool!

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Sarah – Thanks so much for all your hard work!

Scott and his team did a fantastic job transforming our garden. We described how we used the garden and some of the issues we had, Scott was then excellent at suggesting ideas and working alongside us to shape our now beautiful garden! The quality of bespoke work was excellent, attention to detail and really listened to our requirements. Would highly recommend!

Al To – Would highly Recommend!

Scott, Mary and the team did a fantastic job on a complete redesign and renovation of my garden (lifting of existing paving, replacing fencing, installing a deck and astroturf and planting). They were always professional and a pleasure to deal with. I really appreciated Scott’s advice in terms of planning the project and formalising a design that would work well in the space. Would fully recommend!

Matt Lilley – Would fully recommend!

We found Scott during a Google search and decided to reach out to him after reading some very favourable reviews. Scott put us at ease as soon as we met him – he seemed genuinely interested in our project and keen to help. He also took the time to chat to our daughters, as he knew that their input was important as well – a true indication of how caring and considerate he is. When we later got a puppy, Scott was also sure to factor her needs in…

When the work started, we quickly realised Scott only used extremely polite and engaging staff to work alongside – each employee has been a joy to have in & out of our house.

Once the initial clearance was done, we kept in contact and he would check in periodically, often over a cup of coffee and contemplating the aspects of the garden that worked for us. He took the time to listen to our views and was always pragmatic in his approach.

When we were ready to move onto the next steps, we talked at length about the project, and Scott made many notes and asked for a few days to digest everything we spoke about. His resulting drawings and project plans encapsulated extremely well what we had discussed, with a couple of suggestions from him based on his musings and knowledge of our garden (soil type, aspect, features etc.).

As we were embarking on various different projects (garden/garden room/remodelling inside the house) it was imperative that all three teams involved were able to liaise with each other. We set up a meeting for all parties and found each group was willing to work alongside each other in a measured, considerate way. While main decisions were made with each contractor, we set up an email group for communication purposes. Scott in particular, as the man ‘in the middle’ between the house and the garden room, was extremely good at communicating some of the key dates, deliveries, measurements etc.

While much of the garden work in these stages was clearance and preparation, Scott stressed that we should wait until the garden room was finished before making detailed plans, knowing full well that the ‘feel’ of our space would change once that was completed. It is this patience that I believe sets him apart from others who may choose to wow you with their vision (product placements/plant selections) at an earlier stage.

When the garden room was nearly complete, Scott returned for the next stages – the friendly team now also included Mary, Scott’s partner. It was quickly apparent that she is a key piece of the Southwest London Gardener jigsaw. Professional, hardworking and extremely talented, yet very unassuming (and an absolute pleasure to have around!).

As the gardening works progressed, we discussed freely each aspect being tackled, and weighed up pros & cons of various planting/direction/material options, Scott & Mary provided much guidance during these stages and really helped us make some key decisions.

They kept to their timings, kept to budget (where plans changed, reflection on pricing was done swiftly and fairly) and have given us a dream garden which we are looking forward to enjoying and seeing develop over the coming years.

Johnnie Parkhurst – We are just so happy with what they have achieved for us.

Two years ago we used the Southwest London Gardener Ltd to plan and create a new front garden for our suburban home. We were so pleased with the result that when we decided to significantly change the design of our back garden there was no hesitation in again using these horticultural experts.

The process begins with detailed discussions on what one wants from a new garden leisure space. Taking account of the aesthetic and practical nature of the garden, computer plans are produced and provide a starting point for the project. It is clear from those initial discussions that you are dealing with a wholly professional company. Throughout the design and creation of the garden you are kept fully appraised of progress and there is flexibility, on both sides, to adapt ideas as the new garden takes shape.

We were extremely impressed with all members of the team and it is clear that the company use personnel with wide-ranging skills in design, structure, and horticultural knowledge. The team members are polite, friendly and respectful of your home and garden. They undoubtedly possess a great deal of pride in their work. Once the new garden is created the team provides detailed advice and guidance on the future care of plants, etc.

Vince – We are delighted with our new back garden and have no hesitation in recommending Southwest London Gardener Ltd.

This team are amazing. They designed and landscaped our garden to a very high quality. Scott and Mary had so many great ideas and suggestions which transformed the garden for us. It was so easy to leave it in their hands to create the best space. They were also a pleasure to have around and were extremely friendly and considerate. We look forward to having them back to help maintain the beautiful garden they created.

Rachel Baxter – We look forward to having them back to maintain

Replaced rotting flowerbed edgings as a minor job. Great service all round, very efficient and realistic quote, friendly customer service and impressed with outcome. Well done, would use again, and recommend to others.

Nick – Good quality minor landscaping job

Thanks to James and Sam for transforming our summer garden into a lovely autumn/winter space. Beautiful plants and colours which we look out at every day from our kitchen. Thanks again! Wandsworth, London

Jill Ward-Smith – Excellent service and very helpful friendly gardeners…

They are great, the plants are so healthy. Staff is very patient and helpful.

C.P.A. – Best Plants and great service

Scott is a experienced professional and very friendly. He has a lot of knowledge about mature plants, trees and flowers.
I would have no hesitation recommending his services to any friends who either need instant or long term help with their gardens.

Veronica Oliveira – Scott is a experienced professional mature plants

I could not have been more delighted with the work that Scott did to transform my garden. Before Scott began work the space was unusable. He designed a fantastic multi functional space with lawn, well stocked borders and vegetable beds. We now use the space at every opportunity.
I would highly recommend Scott to anyone.

James – I could not have been more delighted…

Scott helped us design and set up both front and back garden as we were renovating the house. They now both look great! Very happy with everything. Scott is always quick to respond, flexible, reliable and customer service oriented. Couldn’t be happier with Scott & team and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Louise – Excellent service

Really very happy with the work completed by Scott and Ross.
Had an useable patio garden with an over grown hedge. It is looking 100 times better, the hedge has been cut back very neatly as I asked for. New fencing also erected and good clean up job when they finished.
I may engage them for work on plants and flowers next.

Pam – Really very happy with the work…

Absolute gem, they were recommended by our neighbour. They did a lovely design for our terrace, and suggested some beautiful plants. They were efficient, and cleaned up after planting very well. They have also been very helpful whenever we have emailed them asking them advice for maintenance and care. Our terrace is looking lovely. Highly recommend them.

Amir Azari – Absolute gem

Flair and Creativity
My sunny balcony was transformed with a beautiful olive tree set in a contemporary white cube pot with the most gorgeous hellebores underplanted. So clutter free and a lovely view from my window.

M Stevens – Flair and Creativity

Scott did an excellent job for us. We had a messy garden which needed some TLC and he was able to tackle it for us with a very good result.

RM – Very good service and results

Excellent work and very efficient. My back garden was a mess and it is now looking great. Front garden looks good and people passing bye have commented on how lovely it looks.
Would definitely recommend.

Sylvia Robinson – Excellent work and very efficient

Polite, courteous, tidy and friendly. Did a great job of tidying my garden, would recommend!

Tilly – Did a great job!

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