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 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.”
John Handley MSc, Senior Technical Manager at Maxwell Amenity Ltd
“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.