"After nearly 10 years of letting out my lovely terrace house in Oxford, the garden was in need not just of some TLC but a complete re-shaping and redesign. It took me a long time to pluck up the courage to commission someone, because I knew that living 300 miles away I couldn’t be there to supervise the design and choice of plants, and I could not afford mistakes. I need not have worried: Ali at Fig consulted me at every stage, drew up plans, suggested plants and a planting scheme and even recommended contractors for building and clearing work, and met them on site. She took lots of photographs, sent drawings, discussed colour and shape, explained everything in detail - and was scrupulous about helping me stick to my limited budget. There were no nasty surprises at the end: everything was perfect. I cannot recommend Fig highly enough. A truly personal service, tailored exactly to my needs."
Mrs B Everett, Oxford
"When l moved into my newly built house Fig Garden Designs drew up a comprehensive garden plan for me with a patio, lawn and borders. They supervised the building work and planted out the borders. I have been extremely pleased with the result."
Mrs M Tweedie, Warwick
"It was a delight working with Ben and creating the garden at my cottage. He was so patient and thorough discussing the sort of garden I wanted; the shapes, the colours, the ambience. As soon as I saw the drawings I knew we were on the same page. It was exciting watching the structure fall into place and I could not believe how quickly and efficiently the planting was done. And by summer I had a lovely new garden to enjoy. Of course, my job was the maintenance and Ben was so helpful coming in to check on everything and helping to get things up to scratch. Now I am excited to find a new project for me and another garden for Ben and Fig."
Ms J Eve, Aldbury, Hertfordshire
"We were delighted with Fig's design concept, which responded to our brief exactly, while adding imagination, impressive plant knowledge and detailed design rigour to the basic idea we had for the plot.
Charming to deal with, Ali and Ben are always attentive and energetic - and patient with their (in our case ignorant) clients.
They supervised the project closely, were hands-on where needed, worked very well with our other contractors, yet stayed firmly within the budget we had agreed.
The resulting garden will delight us for years.
For anyone wanting to work with good natured, efficient and knowledgeable garden designers, I cannot recommend Fig too highly!"
Mr and Mrs Pritchard, Oxfordshire
"Fig Garden Design have taken our small garden and transformed it into a beautiful, contemporary, useful space that our whole family can enjoy.
From the overall concept to the careful choice of plants, Fig has come up with ideas that were different to ours and other firms we considered.
Fig was also able to assist with the procurement of a landscaping contractor, whilst taking on the careful planting duties themselves.
We have wholeheartedly recommended Ali and Ben to our friends, who have also been impressed with their attention to detail throughout their projects."
Mr and Mrs Landreth, Warwickshire