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“Ivan demonstrated the utmost professionalism and commitment to achieving the best solution for the budget. He often went way beyond the ‘call of duty’ in sourcing materials for the best value and creatively solving design challenges, and developed strong professional relationships with the design team.”
If you are looking for a friendly local company to take the mystery out of garden design and deliver you a beautiful garden that is a joy to be in, you’re in the right place. New Leaf Design offers a fully bespoke and surprisingly competitive garden design service. We really enjoy making gardens that improve our customers’ quality of life and increase the value of their home, and we work closely with selected specialist landscapers to achieve this goal, overseeing the garden landscaping from start to finish.
“We were delighted to secure Ivan’s services immediately subsequent to his winning gold at Hampton Court… we love using this area, as do guests who visit, and the best thing is that it is already entirely of a piece with the rest of the garden.”
— Mr & Mrs R, Fetcham
We like our clients to be involved in every step of the design process, and take the time to get to know their needs, tastes and lifestyle. We don’t do ‘off the shelf’ and offer a fully bespoke service tailored to you. A great garden is not just about the designer – it’s a synthesis of the designer’s skill, the clients desires, and the site and setting itself and should truly enhance your quality of life.
Many garden owners are daunted by the prospect of redesigning their outdoor living space. Whilst they may understand architectural issues such as building an extension, garden design, which obviously involves living plants and change over time, can seem bewildering. This is where we come in – we’re here to hold your hand right through the process, from outline design to delivery of your beautiful garden, making sure that you are fully engaged at each stage of the design process. Our expertise and knowledge of design principles and legislation, plants and hard landscaping materials, as well as experience of what does and doesn’t work, will ensure that you get the very best garden possible.
“With a limited budget, we wanted a garden to provide peace and beauty with practical low-maintenance planting; Ivan achieved a superb design that delivered an attractive but practical garden with a peaceful, soothing ambience.”
— Mrs C, Leatherhead
By engaging a professional garden designer from the outset, you can avoid costly mistakes and missed opportunities, and ensure that your garden has a good structure that will be both useful and beautiful for years to come. Much like architects, the best garden designers are trained to fully understand the principles that underlie good design, and will have an innate sense of structure and spatial organisation, along with extensive plant knowledge and a keen sense of the appropriate landscaping materials to suit your house and link it to its setting. A garden designer plays exactly the same role with a garden as an architect does with your house, and will ensure that as well as being beautiful, the space really works for you and your family.