Client Testimonials

Here’s what my clients think of my work;

“Catherine designed our garden for us last year. We had already seen her work as she did a beautiful design for our daughter‘s garden the previous year.

It was not an easy brief as we already loved our current garden. However, the new garden is even better!  Catherine listened carefully to what we had in mind, plus our likes and dislikes. She produced several different ideas for us to consider, and then went on to produce more detailed drawings. Once we had agreed on a design, she then provided a detailed plan, giving us suggestions on materials and features.

Finally, once everything was decided she produced the full, scaled plans with all the details needed for the landscapers. Once the construction was underway, the landscapers seemed to have no problems following the plans.

We are now delighted with our new look garden, and look forward to spending lots of time in it.”

Sarah and Miles Shelley, Harpenden

I contacted Catherine to help us design our garden, as we had no idea where to begin.

From the first conversation Catherine was incredibly helpful, knowledgable and friendly. We spoke at length about the style of garden we like and the type of plants, with Catherine showing many photos of individual flowers, shrubs and trees to get a feel for our likes and dislikes.

A large area of our garden is shaded for much of the day, and Catherine’s knowledge of which plants would flourish in this area was crucial.

Catherine quickly came back with a plan for our garden and also helped with a contractor to remove old shrubs and get the garden in shape for planting to begin.

The entire process was seamless. Catherine sourced and planted the garden, and the results of her vision and hard work are beautiful.

We couldn’t have achieved this without Catherine, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to re-design their garden.

Thank you Catherine!

Amanda Howard, Hitchin

“We are so glad that we sought professional help for the re-design of half of our back garden.

Catherine interpreted our loose instructions brilliantly. She came back to us quickly with a rough design based on our first conversation, and made some excellent suggestions to improve it further. The project included porcelain paving, fencing, lighting, a water feature and planting. Her knowledge of suppliers and materials was excellent, and she recommended items we would never have found such as the high quality, attractive fencing panels.

Catherine provided detailed plans for the landscaping tender and recommended suitable contractors. The ones we chose were first rate, they said they loved working with Catherine’s plans because they work so well. Catherine liaised with us throughout the design and execution phases. We found her to be friendly, creative, skilled, reliable and generally great to work with.

We are absolutely delighted with the finished result and friends can’t believe the difference we have made. We are entirely happy to recommend Catherine and, indeed, have already passed on her details to three sets of friends.”

Sue and Richard Dearden, Hitchin

We recently found ourselves at a loss with a barren border beside our new home, struggling with poor soil and a lack of gardening know-how. Thankfully, Catherine came to our rescue with her exceptional expertise and vision. From the moment we reached out, Catherine’s professionalism and creativity shone through.

She effortlessly translated our basic brief into reality, surpassing all expectations with her meticulous designs and attention to detail. Catherine was incredibly patient as she guided us through the process, answering our novice questions and instilling confidence with expertise.

The result? A border that not only enhances our property’s kerb appeal but also puts the original developers attempt to shame. With Catherine’s guidance, maintenance has become a breeze, allowing us to enjoy our newly transformed space without the stress of upkeep.

Working with Catherine was a delight from start to finish, and we wouldn’t hesitate to collaborate with her again. For anyone seeking to breathe life into their outdoor space, Catherine is the ultimate partner. Trust me; you won’t regret reaching out to her.

Dan and Sam Squirrell, Hitchin

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Catherine, from concept to design and the final planting. Catherine also had to take into consideration another area of our garden designed 2016 by another and managed to seamlessly tie the two areas together. We wouldn’t hesitate to use Flower and Stone again.

Lisa and Dan Middleton, Radwell

“I asked Catherine to redesign my large back garden in 2022. I wanted something quite English in style. I had a very basic plan in mind – I knew the colours I liked and some of the types of plants I wanted, as well as some of the other elements like a path and a water feature. I had had a previous bad experience with my garden, but I knew from experience that Catherine has high standards – I knew she would deliver something wonderful without cutting corners. Catherine didn’t disappoint.

We’re so happy with what she designed and delivered. I love looking out of my window now. Her work is of such a great standard and she is honest, collaborative, and down to earth. And she understands the word budget. I never felt pushed to spend more than I could afford– in fact, Catherine helped me think of ways to save money. I felt in very safe hands the entire time we worked together and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.”

Fiona and David Gregory, Esher, Surrey

“Catherine has been really professional and supportive from start to end, creating a beautiful design that I’m delighted with. Catherine listened to what I like and was happy to use books and Pinterest to customise and confirm a design that was unique to me. The drawing received at the end of the process is invaluable, with dimensions and materials that are easy to understand. Overall this has been a great experience. I’ve loved seeing the design come to life and I’d highly recommend Catherine to anyone who needs some help designing a new garden.

Natasha Laycock, Henlow

“I really enjoyed working with Catherine. Our front garden felt like a car park and I really wanted some clever planting to soften it. Catherine really listened to us, understood what look we wanted, and worked with us to create two low-maintenance flower beds that look stunning! By using height instead of width, we have much more plants and colour than I thought possible and the whole curb appeal of the house has improved dramatically.”

Kate and Martin Firth, Hitchin

“Catherine has been a pleasure to work with. Her designs are very professional, detailed and of high quality. Our client was very pleased with the final look of their garden as everything ‘flowed’ nicely throughout and Catherine had really captured what they were looking for. We couldn’t recommend Flowers & Stone enough and really look forward to & hope to work with Catherine again in the future.”

Graham Armstrong, Armstrong Landscapes, Harpenden