Garden Design Testimonials
Garden Design Recommendations:
"Having decided it was time to change my 1940’s, much neglected, garden into a beautiful, low maintenance garden that would give me joy and delight, I approached Claire Hawker of ‘Willow Garden Design’. I knew I needed help from an expert to plan this transformation and to find plants that would suit my garden soil and challenging light conditions. I have a hot south-facing wall with border in front, but also a north-facing, dry, overgrown area with large trees overhanging. Claire turned out to be the perfect choice. From beginning to end, the planning and completion process was easy and stress free. I felt included in every stage of the project and the end result reflects my garden style. I was constantly impressed by Claire and her team. Claire is easy to work with, replied to questions promptly and is an excellent communicator. She was up-front about all the details, costs and when the work could be done. Claire and her team provided great plant choices and in-depth advice, as well as transparency and precision about costs. The planning process was easy and stress-free. The planting phase was the same. The planting work was carried out with minimum disruption, intrusion or untidiness. I was impressed by Claire’s professionalism, the value for money, the calm and fairness that Claire showed from beginning to end. Thanks to Claire and her team, I have ended up with a beautiful garden that makes me smile every time I see it, and lifts my heart every time I am in it. It was a joy to work with Claire and her team. I cannot recommend Claire and ‘Willow Garden Design’ highly enough. If you want an extraordinary, garden professional with encyclopaedic plant knowledge, flair, and creativity, then Claire and ‘Willow Garden Design’ is the best choice ….. because Claire and her team in ‘Willow Garden Design’ are simply the best!"........Bernard McC. (Dublin, 2020)
'We used Willow Garden Design to landscape our gardens in Co. Wicklow which we are both extremely pleased with. Claire and her team did an immaculate job. Claire helped us with the design, planning and planting of our garden. We were able to do the job in stages also which was a huge help on the budget. All of the staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to discuss any question or queries we had. Claire also provided lots of information on the maintenance of the garden after the job was completed. I have no problem in recommending Willow Garden Design for any aspect of your garden, large or small'..........
"My garden is FANTASTIC!!! Thank you so much for the wonderful consulting, design, horticulture expertise, support and advise you gave me on totally reinventing my garden. You have done an amazing job, and put so much time into understanding what design and planting would work for me and I am delighted with the tailored end result. It has been a wonderful experience working with you!".........Brenda, Blanchardstown.
"We are thrilled with our garden and get tremendous pleasure admiring the plants and flowers as I work at the kitchen island! The garden never fails to draw attention and compliments by all who visit us. Claire has a wonderful talent, not only for identifying what her client might need or like but also for her creative skills and clever lateral thinking for overcoming problems and making them into features!" Helen, Blackrock.
"Claire can take a broad and diverse set of inputs from clients and develop clear, creative and practical plans to suit not only what her clients say they want, but also help clients understand what they need and what is most practical for their situation. Claire took a blank canvas, listened to and explored all of our broad inputs to deliver terrific designs in a timely, professional and enjoyable manner" Danica, Greystones
"I am so delighted I asked Claire to design this garden, as her creative ideas and dedication were so impressive. I would highly recommend her for any project. The result is a wonderful garden, which I have thoroughly enjoyed since its completion." Joan, Monkstown.
" I was very impressed with Claire's ability to provide a number of design options. The garden appears larger than it did in it's original layout. It is interesting, inviting and practical. The planting is soft and pretty and adds to the enclosed warm feel." Helen, Leopardstown.
"We are very happy with our garden. The patio consists of two interlocking sandstones circles that give the garden an interesting aspect. As a project it was managed very well, everything happened in the correct sequence and we did not go over budget. We have recommended Claire to a number of friends and are aware that they are also pleased with her work, attention to design and detail. Claire's approach is creative and professional and we have no hesitation in recommending her." Tina & Johnathan, Stillorgan
"We are delighted with what Claire proposed, which has greatly enhanced our garden and provides a particularly attractive view from the feature window on the first floor." Brigid, Delgany.
"Claire's recommendation on the paving and also the creation of 2 feature stone walls and matching stone look fantastic. The planting took into account the family allergies which is realy great. The lighting was used to maximun effect to highlight the features within the garden and it is lovely to look out of the patio doors even during the winter" Helen, Stillorgan
"I just can't get enough admiring my beautiful garden! Thank you so much for bringing it all together, Paul can't believe how well it looks!" Irina, Blessington
Garden Maintenance Recommendations:
"My garden was looking unloved and unkempt as it had been neglected for two years. Willow Garden Design did an amazing job weeding, pruning, edging and cutting back the bushes to restore it to its former glory for winter. Its the best value for money around! Thanks a million, Claire". Orla, Greystones.
"I’m really happy with your service. Before I was paying slightly more, but the standard was lower. Was definitely right to change to you!". Jane, Terenure