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Ken visited our home to discuss the garden that we wanted to create. We found him very personable; he listened to what we wanted, asked lots of questions about what we used the garden for, who lived in the household and what we really wanted once the garden was finished. He put forwards lots of ideas for designs and was clearly very knowledgeable about the different types of materials and the plants that would go in our garden the best.

Ken was then able to produce a mock up of what our garden would look like and it was absolutely outstanding! The detail that was obtained was incredible and we really felt as if we were walking around it. We were very excited to say the least. Overall, we would like to thank Ken for his expertise and passion that he put into the design for our garden.

Joshua, Wokingham

Excellent in All Areas

Ken has provided an excellent level of service. Ken was very quick to assume project management beyond his original remit resulting in an outstanding design.

I would recommend First Garden Design to anyone who wanted an excellent design with the best of service.

J Moore

Nov 2015

Thank you

We wanted to restructure our garden and had a vague vision, but no detailed plan. We found Ken by chance and were delighted we did!! We needed help to get the best out of our garden and to give us the confidence to get rid of some established trees which were limiting our options.

Firstly, Ken is a very approachable, down to earth man. He is clearly creative and interested in garden design. He has a very methodological process to ascertain what his clients are actually after. We each had to complete questionnaires to gauge our likes / dislikes and give Ken some insight to our personalities and design styles. We were also encouraged to create some design / mood boards from magazine cut outs etc.  Ken then undertook a very detailed survey of the garden topography.

Following further discussions, Ken then took everything away and came back with some detailed first proposals for the garden. Once these had been tweaked to our satisfaction, Ken produced some beautiful coloured and scaled plans for the final design. This really enabled us to visualise the final outcome.

Ken also kept out budget in mind throughout the design process and provided detailed costs for all the components suggested and possible suppliers. Ken also has good knowledge and suggestion for planting schemes.

Our garden is now completed and maturing beautifully. We would have no hesitation in recommending Ken. He has excellent ideas, is hard working, has a transparent fee structure and seeks to delight his clients. We have had loads of compliments on our garden. Thank you Ken!

Carmen and Nick - Berkamsted


I first heard of Ken via a gardener. My garden is fairly large, plain with a lot of sheds! Ken looked around, and spent a lot of time asking what the family’s main use of the garden would be, to make sure his design was just right. No small task.

Ken listened to everything and came up with the perfect design that fits all our needs. His time and commitment to our project has been wonderful and I would highly recommend Ken to do any project no matter how small, how big, how simple or complicated – you will not be disappointed.

I can't wait for the Lanscaper to start.

A Brooks - Oxfordshire

My Gloucestershire Garden

Our experience of using First Garden Design began by going a search engine on the web for a suitable garden designer in our area. Ken then contacted us by telephone, and arranged to visit us in our home to discuss our specific requirements.

We found the first meeting with Ken to be very extremely informative and various options were explained on how we could move forward.

A design was finalised which met our requirements and a full set of drawings and specifications were handed over, so that we could proceed with getting quotes from suitable landscape contractors.

Overall, our experience of using First Garden Design was very positive and we would be happy to recommend them to others looking to have their gardens redesigned.

S Hodgkins Gloucestershire

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