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!


Jake, Beckenham

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.



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 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.


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.