Jennine and Nick Hendy – Chew Magna, Bristol – June 2019

“We bought a new house last year that was in need of complete renovation, including the outside areas. There is a courtyard off the kitchen which, at the time, we thought was small and didn’t get a huge amount of natural light. It was very overgrown and in need of a lot of TLC, so in all honesty we struggled to come up with a vision for the area and really didn’t think it could be transformed into anything other than, well, a basic courtyard. This is where Sheldon came in! Sheldon had a vision for the area from the very beginning, and he then worked with us to come up with a beautiful design. We were so pleased with his design and subsequently asked him to manage the project with our landscape gardeners, which he did just brilliantly and we couldn’t have been happier with the end result. Instead of just creating an outdoor, useable space for us, Sheldon came up with what we feel is a masterpiece; a space that looks absolutely beautiful from the kitchen as well as being really useable for us and our daughter. We couldn’t have asked for more and we’ve since commissioned Sheldon to come up with a design for the main back garden.”

Jane Parfrey – Winstones Road, Bristol – September 2017

“We bought a new build house last year so found ourselves with a garden that was a true “blank canvas”. As much as we like a good garden, we certainly are not gardeners, so it was time to find someone who could take our random thoughts and ideas and turn them into the beautiful outdoor space we were looking for. That is where the superstar Sheldon came in. From the first meeting he listened, suggested, created and project managed the whole process. We are enormously pleased with our beautiful garden which would not have happened without his creativity, organisation, patience and tenacity. I have no hesitation in recommending Sheldon, and have already done so to several friends”

Jane Johnson – Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol – July 2017

“We are absolutely delighted with our new garden. Sheldon was fabulous to work with. We weren’t really sure how we wanted the garden to look but had some clear ideas about what we did and didn’t want. Sheldon was so good at drawing out of us what we thought we didn’t know! He came up with the most amazing design and was happy to discuss and explain his thoughts and change aspects of the design as we chatted it through. He helped us with the budgeting, kept to all the deadlines and kept us up to date with the progress. He gave us sound advice on planting and recommended a great team of people to do the landscaping work. Sheldon is an excellent communicator; emailing, calling and appearing regularly to check that we were happy with every part of the process.”

The Straw Family – Bristol – May 2016

Sheldon was so passionate about our garden we soon began discussing what else he could help with. The moment we saw one of his designs we knew we needed him to design a garden for us. We have 1/4 of an acre of hilly terrain with crumbling walkways, an old garage blocking half the garden, the main road at the front from which we wanted shelter, a desire to better handle the water that runs onto and down the land and a superb view which we wanted to exploit. Oh yes, and we wanted low maintenance! Sheldon listened precisely to our often rambling views of what we thought we wanted, He also spent many hours in the garden getting the feel of it. The result is an amazing plan to work to adjusted from the initial draft and agreed with us. We couldn’t fault Sheldon and just can’t wait to be able to afford to put his plan into reality.

Martina Dodder – Bristol – October 2015

‘After moving into a new house with a woodland garden, much bigger than I was used to. I felt overwhelmed and stuck with what to do with it. After meeting with several designers, Sheldon by far was the one that shone out. At our first meeting, Sheldon listened carefully to my ideas and he managed to incorporate them all into a truly impressive and creative design. I felt that he was really passionate about the garden and he was excited by the project, which gave me great confidence and belief. He worked conscientiously throughout the job, was reliable and fantastic at communicating. I’m so grateful to Sheldon for making my dream garden achievable.’

Kristen Westerman – Victorian terrace, Bristol – April 2015

‘This was the second project that I engaged in with Sheldon. The brief was to provide a solution for a rented property. Working closely with the on-site builder, Sheldon came up with a fantastic design which not only brought out the best in the properties highlights but also transformed a relatively large and undulating wasteland into a perfect, contemporary family garden. Sheldon’s eye for detail and relentless strive to please, made this project a phenomenal success. Sheldon captures the imagination and pushes the boundaries like no other designer I have worked with.’

Kristen Westerman – Bath Courtyard Garden, Bath – October 2014

‘The brief to Sheldon was clear: create me an outdoor oasis which I will love to spend time in. It was no easy project to turn a gated hard standing into somewhere that would be an extension of the indoor space at my property but within a short timescale, from initial visualisation to the project end, Sheldon had delivered exactly what I wanted and exceeded my expectations. It was refreshing to work with someone who was as passionate about my property as I was.’

Clients – Cotswolds – October 2018

‘After a recent trip to Japan, as-we became fascinated by its beauty and tranquility. We wished to echo some of this culture into our own garden and have a relaxing area away from the stresses of everyday life. However, we did not want to eliminate our country English garden completely, it was about finding a balance. Sheldon listened to our requirements and went through holiday pictures with us for inspiration, he delivered a design far from our expectations. He found the balance and created not only an area inspired by our travels but a space that transported us back to Asia.’

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