Customer Testimonial from Nicola Baker

Rochestown, Cork

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Anne took my ideas of what I wanted and turned it into reality. she was brilliant!
When was the work done?
The work was carried out in April, 2010.

What was involved?
When I moved into my house the back garden was just a plain lawn with grass. Anne drew up a garden design and handled all of the planting herself while her team took care of the main landscaping. The whole garden has been totally transformed and changed. Parts of the garden have been raised up and two kidney shaped lawns with beds either side were added. There's box hedging, stone and lots of other things.

How did you choose Anne Hamilton Fox Gardens?
My sister met Anne through a group. That was the first contact. I chose Anne to do the work because of the type of garden work she does. I like modern gardens and had seen some of Anne's work so I felt she would be able to achieve the type of garden I wanted. I didn't speak to any other landscapers. Anne came and met with me to discuss what I wanted, went away and then brought back some designs based on our discussion. It's all about trust and you need to find a designer who sees things as you do.

Had you definite ideas in mind before you talked to Anne Hamilton?
I wanted a modern looking garden and was open to suggestions. Anne took my ideas of what I wanted and turned it into reality. she was brilliant.

Did Anne introduce new ideas?
Input and suggestions from Anne was very important. I have twelve foot high concrete wall in the back garden I had no idea what to do with. Anne came up with a brilliant idea of putting narrow, cedar wood slats across the wall to dress it up. It doesn't sound like much but it was the best idea ever for my garden, what an improvement!

How did the project run?
Excellent. Initially I thought the work would be done in a few days but a huge amount of work went into it and it took a little over two weeks. Anne and the guys she worked with were fantastic. So much care and attention went into the garden that it was worth every minute that it took to have it completed.

What was the biggest benefit to you of using Anne Hamilton Fox Gardens?
Herself. Anne is such a lovely, friendly person. During the time the project was being carried out, I was working between Dublin and Cork and was away most of the time. Anne stayed in constant contact with me which was very important. When you're away, you wonder what's going on and you want to see what's happening. Anne would send me photos by email or on my phone showing the progress being made. It really put my mind at rest because I was only home on the weekends. That to me really summed up Anne's service and it was excellent.

What's your favourite part now?
Overall, everything. The work Anne did with the twelve foot wall has made the biggest inpact but everything turned out lovely. Now that Spring is coming around, I'm starting to see the garden come to life again.

Would you recommend Anne Hamilton Fox Gardens to others?
I would yes, definitely.

Any tips for other people?
Have patience! You know how you always want to have something done really quickly? I've learned that having patience and getting the job done right, instead of rushed is the most important thing.

Nicola Baker
Rochestown, Cork

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