Testimonials

‘We have just received our garden design, and both my husband and I are super pleased with the proposals.  Shanet really took the time to understand our brief and to get to know us, so she could design a garden that would work for the whole family.  She was great to work with and answered all our questions – even the daft ones!We are looking forward to progressing the project to the next stage and, with Shanet’s help, making our dream garden a reality.’

Mrs R Fogg, Leeds

 “Shanet Alexander of Essence garden design was recommended by a neighbour whose garden I had been long admiring. I found her to be very in tune with what I wanted, she listened very well and asked questions about the way in which the garden would be used. Her survey that she sent was very good at whittling down what you really want. I had a good idea of how I wanted it to look but Shanet made some good suggestions I hadn’t thought of and I took them on board.  A very detailed plan was produced with all relevant measurements for the contractor. The garden looks better than I had hoped and I can’t wait to get started with the planting when the plants get delivered. In summary, it was a very smooth process and  I would recommend her to anyone wanting an affordable, reliable and talented designer.”

B. Barnes, Leeds

“My brief to Essence Garden Design was for an easily manageable, low maintenance garden.  The initial design covered all the features I requested and with minimal alteration, I received a very detailed but easily comprehensible plan and overview of the project.  I also opted to have a planting plan with plant suggestions I would perhaps not have independently considered, but with the knowledge of Essence Garden Design were entirely appropriate for my garden type.  I was very pleased with the professional service I received and delighted at how smoothly plans were achieved to accommodate all my requirements.”

J.King, Leeds

“Thank you so much to Shanet at Essence Gardens for all the help and support in the designing and construction of my front garden. I asked for the ‘WOW’ factor and that was definitely achieved! Time, care and thought was provided throughout the process. Ideas were thoroughly discussed and the garden was designed to dovetail in with the house. Attention to detail was meticulous. I would definitely recommend Essence Gardens. Thank you and WOW!”

C. Charles, Cookridge, Leeds.

“Shanet is highly experienced in her field and was able to both introduce some great ideas and turn our thoughts into something that really worked.  She has a very good understanding of the natural environment and always looked at how the garden could work with nature.  She ably and professionally manages the whole process from idea sharing to design to helping obtain quotes from recommended landscapers to planting, potting and fantastic aftercare.

We are delighted with our new transformed garden and would highly recommend Shanet and Essence Garden Design for any garden project.”

Nick & Gill McHugh. Leeds

“I have been very pleased with the services offered by Essence Garden Design, as the whole process has been very professional, with an excellent standard of drawings and design.  Communication via email has been very efficient, and deadlines have been adhered to.  The final design is very detailed, so I am optimistic about the final result, as the contractor I have chosen should be able to follow the design easily.  The advice offered by Shanet has been very helpful regarding which materials to use for the hard landscaping, and which plants would be best.  Overall, I am glad that I chose Essence Garden Design, and look forward to the final result.”

J. Luxford. Bradford

“Our cramped and badly overgrown garden has been transformed into a stylish and beautiful space. Shanet interpreted our ideas with a wonderful design including the planting of climbers and flowering plants to give interest and change through the seasons. We are very happy with our new garden.”

Linda Belderson. Leeds

“ Having made contact with Shanet of Essence Garden Design I was immediately impressed with her interest in creating a memorial garden area in respect of my late husband.

Her sensitivity coupled with her expertise made her the kind of person the family was looking for and she has created a very reflective area that should give comfort and pleasure to those using it for years to come”

“Thank you Shanet your design works brilliantly and has been much admired. Not only is it practical but stylish too, opening up the space to create a relaxing courtyard and for the first time in its 200 year history connecting the cottage to the garden.”

Jan & Brian Clifford. Bradley, Nr. Skipton.

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