Carole from Design Heights has designed the planting for a few areas of our estate in the last year and they all look fantastic!
She has transformed a very tired, neglected area of our shared area into a beautiful space, adding new planting whilst working with the existing shrubs and trees. Even through the winter it looked good and should look tops come the summer!
Would recommend Carole and the Design Heights team to anyone who wants their garden to look beautiful.
Carole from Design Heights Garden Design has been a pleasure to work with throughout. She was able to take my brief, design a masterplan within the budget constraints I had and deliver a layout and design better than expected.
I was especially impressed with her understanding of what plants would be appropriate in the shadier areas of my garden whilst keeping the colour and plant type I wanted in mind.
Carole is dependable and always available for questions, very helpful and I plan to work with her again.
I highly recommend Carole, she took our overgrown, unmanageable garden and created our perfect, low maintenance stylish space. Carole and her extended team were all polite and efficient.
We are so happy with our garden now…
We are thrilled with our new garden. It’s incredible to think it has only been planted for a short time it looks well established and as it if has been here for years. Working with Carole has been a pleasure throughout. Our garden is small, on two levels, and is north-facing, so it’s not the easiest plot. But Carole has made the most of every square inch, this is partly down to her re-positioning of the steps and the clever inclusion of a built-in bench. Carole has also ensured year-round interest in the plants and we’re really looking forward to the rest of the year and seeing the garden develop. We highly recommend Design Heights and Carole if you want a beautiful and functional garden.
Carole helped us design the garden, draw a planting plan and implement the entire project.
Carole spent a lot of time discussing our needs and preferences with us illustrating various options, which was very helpful, because we literally have zero experience and knowledge with gardening. During the build phase, Carole was always available for questions and to help coordinate with builders. We are extremely happy with the garden this year, when the bulbs come out this spring and plants grow much bigger! We are still in contact with Carole for maintenance and some random questions, and she is as helpful as always. We will recommend Carole to anyone who wants to improve their garden!
Carole was so approachable and patient with me and our garden. She was very happy to work with our existing planting and filled all the gaps with a range of lovely shrubs and perennials last autumn. Now Spring is here, I’m enjoying watching everything grow and I’m excited to see how the garden changes and what flowers pop up over the next few months. I have so enjoyed the fabulous display of purple and orange tulips, which I can see from my kitchen window!
Great design service from Carole, she listened carefully to our brief, working within our budget, and adjusted her ideas for us as we went along. We now have a lovely family garden with a super grownup escape space. The planting scheme and space makes me feel like I am sat within a display garden at Chelsea Flower Show!
Heather Jordon, Beckenham
We moved into our new home just over a year ago and the garden was lack-lustre to say the least, with 3 plants and an ugly raised broken patio. Carole from Design Heights met with us to understand our wish-list and ideas. She then created beautiful hand-drawn designs, sketches and sourced plant images, which really helped us visualise how the final result would look – invaluable as we are not gardeners. She added to our original plan, creating more visual interest through additional planting and even suggested we incorporate some metal artwork we had unhung in our garage making our space unique.
The team then got cracking with hard and soft landscaping and before we knew it we had a garden, which meets the needs of our whole family plus 2 dogs and a cat! The planting is beautiful, with year-round interest and a vibrate colour palate that ties everything together and importantly was done on budget.
We would not hesitate to recommend Design Heights to anyone who wants to make the most of their garden – Carole is professional, friendly and creative.
Andrea RIPPE, Camberwell
Carole from Design Heights has designed our dream courtyard garden. She helped us choose appropriate plants for our super sunny and super shady sites and came up with a really eye catching design for beds, borders and planters based on our love of Hebridean island plants transported to South London. She relocated some of our old plants which have now flowered for the first time and added height, depth and breadth as well as cool colours.
We love being able to refer to our planting plan when wondering what this or that plant is. Carole also brought Steven in to do the hard landscaping and he was excellent – careful, strong and with excellent recommendations of his own.
We couldn’t be happier with the Design Heights team!
Working with a self-managed estate consisting of thirty one separate houses can be a tricky business, the dry land equivalent of shark-infested waters. Happily Carole from Design Heights was up for the challenge and from initial planning to final implementation the process was amazingly smooth. A year later the whole estate is reaping the benefits of a professional and creative planting scheme, which will no doubt endure and give pleasure for many more years to come.
SALLY & TONY, BROMLEY
We are thrilled with our new garden. It’s incredible to think it has only been planted for three months it looks well established and as if it has been here for years. Working with Carole has been a pleasure throughout. Our garden is small, on two levels, and is north-facing, so it’s not the easiest plot. But Carole has made the most of every square inch. This is partly down to her re-positioning of the steps and the clever inclusion of a built-in bench. Carole has also ensured year-round interest in the plants and we’re really looking forward to the rest of the year and seeing the garden develop.
We highly recommend Design Heights and Carole if you want a beautiful and functional garden.
Graeme Chisholm, Peckham
Carole, top plants-woman, triumphs again!
We asked Carole to turn the front yard of our Victorian terrace just off the Old Kent Road from a dumping ground (Southwark Council wheelie bins, pizza boxes and anything else that blew through) into a functional space with planting to lighten the heart and gladden the soul and she’s done just that. Racing against time to catch the end of the planting season, the yard was cleared and planted up just before the Winter set-in. We now can’t wait for Spring to admire the planting design as it matures.