Here are some of the things my clients have said about me.
"We thoroughly enjoyed working with Linsey Evans to achieve what we consider to be a stunning pocket-sized back garden at our new house. Our brief was a challenging one: to create a grass-free, low maintenance garden incorporating visual planting interest, a dining terrace and a grandchildren's play area, all from a tiny area dominated by a conservatory and with a steep two-way slope away from the house.
Linsey listened carefully and produced an imaginative, attractive and colourful design to meet our needs. She was amenable to any minor tweaks we suggested actually very few and quick to offer options on finishes and details to help keep costs down. Having discarded grass as the easy option for dealing with our difficult patch, we always knew that the amount of hard landscaping construction required would be expensive but we believe the finished product to be good value for money as well as aesthetically pleasing and uniquely different.
Following our design consultations, we felt confident in engaging Linsey to project manage the construction, provide a planting plan and to buy and install the interesting selection of plants she recommended. Her choice of standard photinia trees as the key feature was inspired. Their bright red and green foliage looks wonderful against the black fence she convinced us would be an ideal backdrop. Once we recovered from the black shock, we agreed she was right! We found Linsey's own costs to be very reasonable and wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend her work. We love our new garden."
Mr & Mrs L, Binfield, Berkshire
"We chose Linsey Evans to design our new front garden because of her approach. Linsey was always friendly and interested in what we had to say. She listened carefully to our requirements and produced an innovative design which maximised the use of the space.
Linsey spent time with us at each stage of the design development and incorporated our comments and additions. We were able to contribute at all stages from initial concept to plant selection.
The design met our needs well and was accurately specified. Linsey suggested a selection of contractors to ask for quotations. We chose one of these contractors who proved to be as good as the recommendation suggested. Linsey assisted with project management and all aspects of the build went smoothly.
We are delighted with our new front garden."
Mr & Mrs K, Woking, Berkshire
Linsey's strength is in taking an idea that is in your head and may not be clearly expressed and turning it into detailed, creative, innovative and just plain fantastic garden designs
that truly reflect what the idea in your head looked like. Linsey's approach is professional, open, honest and structured. Her project
management background is an added bonus which means your project is delivered on time, to budget and there won't be any surprises - you are kept
informed. At each stage Linsey is clear about what will be delivered, when and what the costs will be. A fantastic garden designer with the
additional benefit of true business experience and application ensuring you receive added value
"Linsey Evans was responsible designing and managing the landscaping of our rear garden, a major re-development of our home.
From start to finish we found Linsey a very easy-going and pleasant person with whom to work, with a real flair for garden design. In particular we appreciated that she always kept things within budget and made us aware in advance of any charges that she would need to make.
Not only did she act in a thoroughly professional way, but was always ready with advice and was a mine of information about plants etc. It was clear that she took a personal interest and pride in the project, always prepared to go the extra mile.
We are immensely happy with the end-result and have no hesitation whatever in recommending Linsey Evans to you as a garden designer. You are also welcome to visit us, by appointment, to see the garden and to hear personally from us about our working relationship with Linsey."
Mr & Mrs S, Crowthorne, Berkshire
"We chose to work with Linsey for of several reasons including:
1) Prompt response to phone calls and requests
2) Quality of work that we had seen elsewhere
3) Designs worked to suit our needs and tastes
4) Competitive pricing that was accurately forecast at each stage of the work
Linsey's designs were creative and extended our original thoughts. The sketches and final drawings were of high quality and were delivered on time. It was easy to form a professional working relationship with Linsey as our queries were promptly answered by telephone. Meetings were arranged to suit our timetable and were never cancelled.
We chose to employ Linsey to project manage the work undertaken by the landscaper. This made the realisation of the designs easier for us as it meant we did not need to intervene between the two professionals working together.
Materials and plants used were of the highest quality. The project, in its implementation and finished state is much admired by those passing by. It has provided us with exactly the specification needed and we look forward to working again with Lynsey on another project in future."
Mr & Mrs R, Crowthorne, Berkshire
"With reference to the design and build of my garden I can confirm that Linsey carried out the following tasks:-
1) Listened to and took on board the design requirements of myself and incorporated these into the overall design
2) Used her creative flair to produce garden designs that took into account my specific requirements, the aspect and location of the garden, whilst creating a unique design that exceeded my own thoughts and aspirations.
3) After agreeing on the design, appropriately skilled building contractors were sourced, monitored and managed by Linsey through the entire build process.
4) Upon completion of the build, planting plans were produced again taking into account my needs/requirements, skills, maintenance, seasonality, aspect and location whilst utilising Linsey's design flair
5) Following completion Linsey was available to provide after care advice/assistance in looking after the garden and provide recommendations for the future.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Linsey for future garden design projects."
Mr M, Bracknell, Berkshire
"We are delighted with your design and implementation of our garden. The park theme you devised is excellent and displays a high level of creativity. It meets our needs fully and represents good value for the investment.
You kept us informed and involved at all stages of the planning and development process which gave us ongoing confidence in the outcome of the project. We were also very pleased with the work carried out by the contractors you recommended.
Thanks for a great job!"
Mr & Mrs L, Maidenhead, Berkshire
"Linsey takes great trouble to understand a client's brief and personal taste. She has creative flair but uses it sensitively and appropriately in terms of the client brief. She is also realistic about budgets.
Linsey works well with contractors and is quick to respond to/resolve issues as they arise during a project.
It is enjoyable working with Linsey. She is knowledgeable, creative and professional both in terms of design and execution."
Mr & Mrs U, Winkfield, Berkshire
Our garden had been in decline for a number of years. I was desperate for it to be sorted out, but pretty clueless as to what to do. I needed someone to show us the 'art of the possible'.
From our very first phone call, I knew that Linsey was the right person for the job. At our initial meeting, Linsey asked us lots of questions about our family and our lifestyle. Even at that early stage her creativity started to shine through, with suggestions ranging from chunky wood features painted black (to create a dramatic backdrop to the foliage), to walls painted pink.....
I was a little fearful that it might be too contemporary or perhaps not
interesting enough. Any fears were unfounded. The design that Linsey drafted met all of our needs and my husband and I both fell in love with it instantly. Linsey had managed to combine a design that incorporated our requirements for low maintenance, all-year-round-interest, a water feature, making use of that small area where we like to enjoy a morning coffee when the sun shines, something to hide the air conditioner, oh yes and a way to keep the dog off the lawn.
Linsey managed everything from start to finish. The team of landscapers and the lighting expert were all fantastic and the final result is breathtaking. There is nothing that I would change.
If you want someone who will design your garden as you want it and who
really cares about the quality of garden design and construction, Linsey is a true professional and comes highly recommended.
Mr & Mrs L, Maidenhead, Berkshire