“An interpreter of vague plans and barely articulated ideas, Jackie has the uncanny gift of revealing what a client wants, often before they know it themselves. Just as impressively she produces a schedule and budget and then sticks to it.”
Delaval Astley, Norfolk
“It was a pleasure to work with Jackie, who transformed our rather tired garden into one which draws comparison with the best of Chelsea. Following our brief to create something easier to manage, she surpassed our expectations with a design and planting scheme which are truly inspired but also low maintenance. We are also grateful to Ben and his team, who in partnership with Jackie did the landscaping and planting. The whole project was carried out with flair, enthusiasm and efficiency, to time and to budget. We are thrilled with the result.”
Maureen & Brian MacArthur, Lt Barningham
Six years ago we asked Jackie to help us make sense of our building site and turn it into a garden. It needed a coherent design and some serious landscaping including changing levels, new paths and patios, a play area, walls, and planting from scratch. We enjoyed every moment of working with Jackie who delivered a perfect design and some stunning planting. Watching our garden mature has been an unexpected pleasure and it continues to look more lovely with every year.
Isabel Dupey, Kettlestone
What is so special about Jackie’s design is that in less than 2 years we have a lovely, mature-looking garden. We started from scratch with a space (building site !) surrounding a newly built house and only a vague idea of what we hoped to achieve but Jackie steered us the right direction. Now we have several different areas of the garden that take full advantage of the sunshine, yet also take account for the prevailing coastal weather. It’s a pleasure to keep it looking good, leaving time to enjoy living here.
Sue and Steve -Stiffkey Norfolk
We worked very closely with Jackie, as our garden is as important as the interior of the house and it was essential to have cohesion and complement the contemporary nature of the house. She came up with ideas we could never imagined. The sheltered courtyard needed a tropical feel, despite needing to sustain the elements, being right on the North Norfolk coast. The front garden is an incredible space, large with swathes of beautiful colours which move in the wind, areas of wildflowers, it is fantastic all year round and brings surprises every year. I loved working with Jackie, she is incredibly passionate about her work, she listened to what we wanted, did her designs and gave us far more than we expected. Working with Jackie was so easy, she is my friend now, maintains an ongoing interest and still visits the gardens often.
Lisa Broch, Bliss , Blakeney
We have worked with Jackie over the last 18 months to create a completely redesigned garden on the North Norfolk coast, that we are extremely happy with. Jackie listened carefully to our initial thoughts and mixed these with her own experience of what would work best in a site exposed to the harshest elements, to create an environment that exceeds our expectations. We found Jackie to be an effective project manager on the execution phase, being both diligent and pragmatic. We are very happy with the end result.
Richard and Emma Daw, Burnham Deepdale.
We are thrilled with how Jackie has transformed our garden. Jackie intuitively understood exactly what we wanted despite our inability to express it clearly. She took our ideas and incorporated them with her expertise and experience in design and planting to make a garden which frames our view, and which has provided us with colour throughout the whole year. The garden is a total delight, and it has been a joy working with Jackie who has patiently guided us throughout the whole process.
Margaret and Roger Unite, Thornage, Norfolk
Jackie transformed a concrete back yard in my Norfolk cottage into a truly magical oasis that turned my home into something really special. I was impressed by how quickly she understood what I was after and translated my vision into plans that captured the look entirely. The garden also shows just how much you can do with a relatively small space providing you have some imagination. She is a pleasure to work with and very responsive. Heather K. Salthouse, Norfolk
Heather K. Salthouse Norfolk
“My garden was a dull, particularly unattractive space. Jackie’s clever and inspired design has now given it style and character. Its now a place that I love. It lifts my spirits every time I go into it. From start to finish the whole process was stress free, as both Jackie and Ben and his team were helpful, efficient and excellent at what they do. Highly recommended!”
Linda Carnell, Holt
“Just a word of thanks to you and your team for the super job you did at Thornham Point House. You transformed our lawn into a garden. We can hardly wait for the summer to use the gin and tonic spots. Next job the herb garden and the wood oven.”
Debbie and Dennis Clarke, Thornham, Norfolk
“Having bought a lovely old mature garden, we found ourselves left with a pile of mud and rubble after the builders finished renovating the house. We were living abroad at the time and needed someone who we could rely on to renovate the garden, keeping as much of the old garden (shrubs and structure) as was possible, softening some of the lines of the new development, and redesigning the remaining spaces to tie in. Jackie was given a fairly broad brief, and much of our consultation had to be done by email. I now have the most beautiful garden. Jackie was efficient and professional, listened to what I wanted and designed something perfect for us. Given that it was a leap of faith for both of us as I didn’t see it until it was complete, I know I put my faith in the right person.”
Tessa Osbourne, Wells next the Sea
I can’t thank Jackie enough for the way she has transformed our garden. Jackie listened to our dreams and turned them into a reality. What was only a plan on paper a year ago has given us immense pleasure with different plants, shrubs and grasses designed to complement each other giving subtle changes in colour and texture throughout the year. Jackie has helped me with other projects over the years and all her plant choices and design have stood the test of time in their maturity. Thanks again Jackie, you made our summer that much more enjoyable.
Tim James, Field Dalling
“Our garden was a sea of mud until Jackie transformed it into a beautiful lush garden. We had strong ideas about what we wanted, but no idea about plants or how to create the perfect garden. Jackie really listened to what we wanted from our garden; the colours the look, and the overall impression we wanted to create. She communicated with us constantly as the garden progressed. Creating a garden from nothing is a big undertaking. We trusted Jackie’s expertise and she didn’t disappoint. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.”
Louise Butcher, Little Melton, Norfolk
“Our garden was originally an old pig farm, so we were pretty much starting from scratch; we wanted something simple to upkeep yet beautiful to be in & that’s exactly what Jackie did for us, we love being in it & have to spend remarkably little time looking after it. Great!”
Rollo and Daisy Armstrong, Norfolk
Jackie helped us transform tired & dull lawned front & rear gardens of our holiday home into now much-admired low maintenance attractive areas joined up through a consistent look & feel & planting scheme. She took our initial ideas & turned them into designs & plans delivered with different landscapers for the front & back. The front now has real ‘kerb-appeal’, & the back has given us an outside living room that we already use so much more than we did previously. Jackie was efficient & professional from start to finish with excellent communications skills. We would not hesitate to recommend Jackie and are looking forward to watching the gardens mature over the coming years. 
Jim and Helen Gellatly - Wells next the Sea
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