Simon has worked with me for a number of years now and has helped transform my 3 garden spaces from blank canvases into places of beauty, frequently praised by visitors. His wealth of plant knowledge and eye for design mean that you can safely pass on ideas to him and know that he will deliver a first class job and trust that the plants he chooses will thrive in their new environments. His background in formal garden planting most certainly shone through when we tasked him to transform a large, somewhat shady, former veg growing border into something of a feature. The result has been truly amazing with our now established border providing significant, seasonal interest and colour and often referred to as worthy of a photo shoot in ‘Homes and Gardens’
I have been so pleased with the work Simon has done in my garden and can highly recommend him. He is very knowledgeable, professional and reliable. When I moved into my new house he helped me plan and design my garden, suggesting the plants and trees which would grow well and give me the structure and colour I hoped for. He listened and understood what I am hoping to achieve and I am now thoroughly enjoying my garden.
Simon was very professional, with good ideas and plans. He has a great knowledge of plants and planting schemes. Thank you for your help and expertise. We are absolutely delighted and have had many compliments from passers by.
Neal and Dawn Miller
I can thoroughly endorse Simon Flack as an extremely knowledgeable and credible garden designer. Simon came highly recommended from one of his previous clients. My gardens were a mishmash having never been properly planned. After much landscaping, and no thought to the outcome, I brought Simon in to help make the areas flow and reuse existing plants where possible. I’m unusual that I prioritise wildlife and have a very relaxed view with a strong urge for non-formal garden. I also wanted a very low maintenance space but with some structure. Simon has managed to achieve this beautifully; I am thrilled with the results. I highly recommend him. He listened to my wishes and helped guide me, the outcome is far better than I could have imagined. The garden is now a pleasure to sit in rather than an irritation.
Simon has transformed this garden. It was dominated by several old and tired conifers which sucked the life out of the soil and prevented anything else from growing. He advised on a radical re- design and replanting with plants that better suited the dry and sunny banks. It is like a whole new garden to enjoy.
Keith & Ruth
It was a pleasure to have Simon help with some ideas in our courtyard garden to update our planting and introduce some much needed colour into our summer borders. I was very pleased with the results and would highly recommend his services”
“Simon has done a brilliant job in our garden. He is hard-working and has some wonderfully creative ideas and suggestions for planting as well as regular garden maintenance. Nothing is too much trouble and he gets the job done quickly and efficiently.”
“Simon works fast and is very knowledgeable. He is reliable, flexible and communicates well with clients. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.”
Our main border became overgrown and looked tired and a mess!
Simon seized the opportunity to redesign and plant it up.
It now looks terrific and is admired all year round.
Mark and Kate Whittaker
Simon has worked with us for over 8 years taking a listed building estate from a blank canvass through to gardens and grounds of outstanding beauty and character and we would have no hesitation in recommending his services and capabilities
Andrew & Fiona
“I have worked with Simon for more than a decade, in that time Simon has worked at several properties and independently. Inspired by challenge, Simon is an individual whose quiet, calm demeanour is underscored by his enthusiasm, passion and sense of fun. I have discovered that his creativity to be unbounded by a sense of the mundane and he has repeatedly lifted situations beyond many clients expectations.
This imagination is supported by a solid understanding of the principles found both in nature and in science. An extraordinary knowledge of plants that enables him to make the best of difficult situations, his understanding of the technical principles such as hydrology, nutrition and ecological principles means that his schemes exemplify ‘the right plant in the right place’.
This knowledge and aesthetic flare is supported by the principle of hard work, and an eye for detail – all this contributes to a unique style that provides consistent results.”