Fiona Lamb is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is creative, sensible, practical, hard working and organised. She is not only very knowledgeable about hard landscaping and materials but she also has a phenomenal knowledge of plants, flowers and trees. I would not hesitate to recommend Fiona for all aspects of garden design.
Fiona is amazing, she transformed our ugly front garden into something beautiful. Four years on people still knock on our door to compliment and enquire who did our front garden
Vicki and Ben
We commissioned Fiona Lamb to completely re-design our front garden, and couldn't be happier with the results.
Fiona completely understood what we were trying to achieve, how to accommodate our drive (on a slope), and set about modernising the whole look, while at the same time maintaining the original aspects that we liked.
Her designs were spot on, and her support choosing materials and plants to ensure just the right blend of practicality, privacy and colour has been invaluable.
We would recommend Fiona Lamb to anyone looking for inspired and practical garden design. In fact we're already planning how we can involve her in our next project.
Working with her was amazing from beginning to end; her knowledge about plants is encyclopaedic and so whatever your style, or as I importantly learned, the different properties of your garden (light/ shade/ soil etc) she knows what will thrive best. The garden has sprung to life and gets better every day. It's been such a pleasure during lockdown.
Fi designed a wonderful garden for us that has matured beautifully. Her planting plan was so thoughtful, she incorporated colours we love, the year round interest we asked for and the structure and simple upkeep our garden needed.
Her knowledge of plants is so impressive , and I loved her hands on practical approach, inviting me to come with her to choose the specific large trees she planned for our garden.
We had a garden on a steep slope which was not that welcoming or easy to use and Fiona designed a new layout that ensured we used all of it. Now we have a patio area which is used for football and tennis, a built in BBQ area then wide steps take you up to a big dining table which doubles up as a ping pong table and on to a corner sunken seating area to soak up the afternoon sun and to look onto a flat lawn which we desperately wanted. As soon as it's sunny we decamp into the garden and really enjoy it thanks to her. She listens to your needs and meticulously makes a plan to address all of them. She has great ideas, is very approachable and professional and deals not only with the fun stuff but with all the technical aspects.
Having Fi design our garden was a really enjoyable process and we were delighted with, and continue to enjoy, the finished result. Fi's brief was to create a low maintenance family garden which made the most of our outside space. She incorporated our likes into a design which absolutely fitted our brief. From the initial sketches, to ideas on which plants to use, through to the finished garden, Fi explained her decisions and used her extensive knowledge to incorporate a wonderful variety of planting to suit the different aspects of the garden. Fi was easy to work with, great at listening to and adapting our ideas, and, importantly, stuck to our budget.
Claire Butler Brown
Fi's planting design was excellent and we loved the finished garden. She has great creative flair and put together a thoughtful and well-structured scheme. We felt that she really understood what we hoped to achieve and then even exceeded our expectations. As well as the design, she guided us through the practicalities of the process and the ordering and delivery of plants and the installation of the garden were stress-free and well organised. Fi was a pleasure to work with and made the process wholly enjoyable.
Fi operates with integrity, knowledge and excellent communication skills. We requested a low maintenance, all season front garden design to include a drive. Fi did an outstanding job of transforming our initial ideas into a final design that we are delighted with. Throughout the process she was receptive, listened carefully and did a great job of answering all of our questions.
We really enjoyed seeing the project transition from design to installation. Fi chose just the right plants and flowers to create interest, movement and colour in our newly created raised borders. Thanks for transforming our front garden. We enjoy watching it grow and receive many compliments. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Fi asked questions about how we live and the result is a garden that is perfectly in tune with our lifestyle. It's lively but low maintenance, lends itself perfectly to entertaining and friends who knew the garden 'before' can't believe how much bigger it feels.