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"You and your team were an absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish. I’ve never encountered such a group of perfectionists. I genuinely couldn’t be happier with the end result, and I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment in recommending you to family and friends." 
Mr T (Hepscott, Northumberland) - See project

“Thanks for all your hard work and expertise which has transformed our garden. I can’t tell you how much we are both thrilled with the difference having this beautiful space has made. ...We were able to relax in your judgements and found that design ideas like the decorative poles, that were new to us, worked really well."
Mr & Mrs W (Gosforth, Tyne & Wear) - See project

"As for the final result – we all love it. It looks beautiful, much better than when you started, and just as we wanted it too. Your whole team has done a great job: your design was perfect for our space and what we wanted, John and his lads did a great job and were a pleasure to work with – very courteous and easy going, and no, I won’t forget to keep watering the grass! Thanks again for a great job, well worth all the effort”.
Mr & Mrs S (Bowburn, County Durham) - See project

"I am delighted with my garden! You have transformed a completely overgrown space that I never used into a beautiful, tidy sanctuary that I love spending time in. The whole process was so easy for me although hard work for you! You spent time talking me through the options, listened to my ides and requirements (mainly that it be low maintenance) and created something I couldn’t have imagined possible; a true transformation.”
Miss T (Gilesgate , County Durham) - See project

“Our old garden was completely dug up and taken back to a blank canvass.  We only had vague ideas about what we wanted but were delighted with Bob’s ideas and vision.
The standard of workmanship was excellent – the paving and brick paths are beautiful and curve nicely around the two circular seating areas.  The garden has been opened up into a lighter and what now seems a much bigger area.”

Mr & Mrs R (Lanchester, County Durham) - See project

“From the initial design consultation, you fully understood what we were after and the first design concept was exactly what was built.  The works were undertaken meticulously and extremely professionally, with the attention to detail second to none.  Problem areas such as integrating the many manhole covers, level changes and weird shape of the area were all addressed and the price quoted was what we paid.  We have more work to undertake in the near future and will only consider using Garden Sanctuaries."
Contemporary garden owners (Great Lumley, County Durham) - See project

”Bob, we would like to take this opportunity to express how delighted we are with our garden.  You and your team have worked miracles by finally transforming it into a usable outdoor space.  Starting off as nothing more than a sloping mass of lawn with bits of border, what you have achieved in the conditions and time you had have exceeded all our expectations.  Having to deal with 'Thunder Thursday' and the wettest summer since records began I am sure most designers would have given up and we'd still be up to our eyes in mud!”
“I would like to say to potential customers the following:  Bob has the know how to work with your ideas and incorporate them into his vision for your space.  He is always at the end of the phone or email to deal with any concerns but more often than not you just need to take a step back, trust his vision and relax while the work is going on.  We would recommend Garden Sanctuaries - excellent value that adds value!”

Mr & Mrs P (Sunderland) - See project

”The result really is breathtaking. The new scheme has added more than 150sq m of useable terrace, brought the rather dull trees to life using lighting and now connects the house, like an infinity pool, to the fields and countryside beyond. The terrace, softened with randomised blocks of Grasses, now blends through a corridor of Box planting to a woodland garden on the far side of the house. 
I couldn't be more delighted.”

Mr L (Riding Mill, Northumberland) - See project

“I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you once again for all your hard work and vision that has totally transformed our garden!”
“Something that was very important to me was your personable nature and ability to listen to our requirements and concerns and your clear communication skills to explain your ideas and solutions to us. I felt I could relax and let you do your job”

Mr& Mrs W (Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne) - See project

“It looks glorious. I was delighted when I saw it.”
“It’s truly lovely. I’m looking forward to seeing it is all its different guises through the months and seasons.”

Miss G (Durham) - See project

“I have been meaning to mail you to thank you for doing such a marvellous job for us. The quality of the design, materials and execution were second to none and exceeded our expectations completely. People who know the house are just astounded at the transformation and the fact you guys brought 50 tons of stuff through the house without a scratch.”
Mr & Mrs H (Morpeth, Northumberland) - See project

“The cottage was merely an area to walk through with the dogs. It has been transformed and is now the feature of the property which we enjoy every day and show off to our friends and neighbours!
Mr & Mrs S (Sunderland Bridge, County Durham) - See project

“We are both so grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know and to work with Garden Sanctuaries. You offered valuable advice and a unique design for landscaping our garden which involved returning it to an interesting garden, when previously most of it had been waste and a dumping ground for rubbish and compost. Your suggestions and further work in different seasons means that we now have a garden which we delight in.”
Mr & Mrs M (Durham)

“We found the whole process from concept to completion to be easy and without any problems at all. We were very impressed while you were working on the patio with your reliability, attention to detail, and sheer hard work. You treated the whole job as if it was for your own garden, and your enthusiasm and obvious determination to do an excellent job were evident from the start. The finished patio looks fantastic, better than we could have imagined, and is testimony to your attitude and ability .We look forward to having you back in the spring to work more wonders in our garden!
Thank you so much. “

Mr & Mrs U (Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne) - See project

“You worked extremely hard and I found you to be absolutely trustworthy and honest. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a garden designer/gardener.”
Miss G (London) - See project

“My extensive garden make-over was superbly carried out by Garden Sanctuaries. Your attention to detail, knowledgeable and helpful advice, and reliability all contributed to a result with which I am thrilled. You seemed to enjoy the challenge and get much pleasure from creating a beautiful garden full of colour and interest. I would have no hesitation in recommending you as an excellent landscape gardener.”
Mrs C (Langley Moor, County Durham) - See project

“Your initial planning and attention to detail resulted in a green oasis for my family in the middle of London. From start to finish, it was a stress free experience and now requires minimal maintenance. The ability to decipher my family's requirements and an encyclopedic knowledge of plants combined with an adventurous eye means you have created a space where we can have family meals all year round.”
Mr & Mrs R (London)

"Working with Garden Sanctuaries was one of my best moves in 2008 regarding my garden. You were very accommodating, offering real advice and expertise to ensure the result that I wanted was achieved.”
Mrs S (London)

“Above all, we value what we have learned from you. Having worked together you have taught us about plants and their care, and increased our skills and knowledge. The whole experience has been enjoyable as well as productive.”
Mr & Mrs M (Durham)

“You were willing to work within my defined budget to gain the best result. I am looking forward to working with you on the next stage of my evolving garden"
Miss S (London)

“You have a flare for colour and putting the right plants together to get a wow effect."
Miss F (Manchester)

“You spent time understanding my needs and what I wanted to use the garden for and then came up with a different idea for my boring lawn area and made a real feature of it.”
Miss G (London)

“Then came the last day and we were delighted with the final results. You have done a fantastic job giving us exactly what we wanted and more.
We have just experienced our first year of the newly reformed garden and it certainly has been very pleasurable. The plants have flourished and have given us some wonderful colours.
We would certainly recommend you as a fantastic landscape gardener and we only wish we had more garden to give you to transform.”

Mr & Mrs S (Shotley Bridge, County Durham)

"Just a short note to let you know how much we appreciate the work you have put in so far. We have already seen the impact, of the new courtyard layout, far more useable and aesthetically pleasing, the reshaping and replanting of the borders (the next one to do!) and the introduction of new plants.
We very much look forward to our continuing relationship and seeing the evolution of our garden into a lasting testimony of your practicality, vision, knowledge and expertise."

Mr & Mrs L (Shincliffe Village, County Durham)

Landscape Gardeners, Garden Designers, County Durham, North East England

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