Ana has been a gift. It's absolutely true to say that without her, our garden would not have materialised.
She has proved herself to be innovative, resourceful and above all - cheerful! To say that the last few months have been a tad stressed for us would be an understatement, but during this time, while completing our new-build, we've not had to even think about the garden. Ana has taken care of everything. Having designed us a fantastic garden, making creative and exciting use of the long and narrow space, we knew that we could simply leave the execution to her to manage.
Her attention to detail and eye for aesthetics are matched by her comprehensive knowledge of the plants she has sourced for our garden (right in the Thames floodplain). Ana 'got' us and the space straight away, designing us a garden that completely fulfils our hopes and expectations.
We couldn't have found a better person to create a garden for us and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services wholeheartedly.
Ana has the rare quality of combining a passion and encyclopaedic knowledge for plants and flowers, with a wonderful sense of humour that makes working with her great fun and very rewarding. I have learnt so much through Ana, who adopts a very thorough and practical approach in everything she does. She has a huge respect for the grand masters of gardening, and thereby a natural understanding for historic styles; she envisages gardens fitting to a house. She has helped me move my prized Syringa, which belonged to my grandfather, to my new home, showing me how to eliminate all disease, so that it was sure to survive. She is also a master at spotting any pests, such as weevil attack, thereby saving me many plants. I could not recommend her more highly.
Ana brought a wealth of professionalism to creating new flower beds for our garden.
She suggested the design, colour theme and specific plants, then ordered the plants for us and oversaw their planting. She has endless patience and was very understanding of our lack of knowledge.
The garden still looks great, and we are really pleased with the result.
Having moved to Ruscombe House, I was very keen to take on the upkeep myself, but didn’t know where to start. After a very relaxed first meeting, Ana was able to build up a picture of what I wanted to be able to do. She came up with a long term plan of how the garden could develop, complete with mood boards, planting plans and full maintenance schedules. In order to help me take on the maintenance, we went round the garden and Ana showed me how to carry out each of the tasks correctly and at the right time of the year.
I can thoroughly recommend Ana as a garden designer and a horticultural coach.
Ana’s designs blow me away. I really thought I was going to get just another ordinary design and she wowed us!! She really thought out of the box, listened and came up with solutions I would never have thought of. Her contemporary ideas were way ahead of anything I'd seen before. We will be using all the ideas including the sunken fire pit and seating area. Great enthusiasm, we would highly recommend her.