“We gained an immediate trust in Jim and his team. They made us think about how we really wanted to use the space rather than influencing us with their own ready-made designs. It was hard for me to visualise how it would look after being in such a state for such a long time, but in less than a week the site was cleared and the garden started to take shape. Within 12 weeks foundations were created, natural sandstone structures built, paths laid and raised beds established.
I’m not afraid to admit my own behaviour sometimes veers towards OCD which comes from very concise cooking techniques and presentation in the restaurant, but I was thrilled to see the Gardens Galore team had the same attention to detail. The workmanship was simply brilliant and I was fascinated watching them work every morning.
The garden is angled along the line of the main views out into the incredible landscape, which also helps to draw the eye away from neighbouring buildings. There is great flow to this garden - it is a garden the really invites you to explore.
The success of my own business has been based on positive working relationships with people that I like and trust. I found that in Jim. I knew he would deliver on time and on budget. Yes, we chose to invest a significant amount of money in establishing our garden but the amount of enjoyment it has created already makes it worth every penny.”