Ethos

Geoff Carr

I believe that good design changes lives for the better. The driving force at the heart of my business is my desire to help make well designed places for living, working and relaxing. I recognise the satisfaction that comes from time spent in a well designed and maintained space. It matters to me that a space connects and fits with the way people want to use it, whether for sitting, socialising or just looking.

My ambition is to make you fall in love with your garden.  I aim to make a space that gives you everything you want and to add real value with my experience, skill and creativity.  I aspire to give great service, great designs and great results.  In all cases I engage my clients in a collaborative dialogue, enabling the end result to have a personal and distinctive quality.

Really listening to what you say about your garden and engaging you in the design process is very important to my way of working. I get great pleasure from sharing what I know and do, I love to hear happy clients say they can’t believe how much they enjoy their new garden and how inspired they are to re-engage with it.

Choosing a Designer

If you’re looking for a designer who actually listens to what you say rather than imposing their own grand scheme onto your garden, then yes, I’m interested in working with you. Sadly, on several occasions I’ve been commissioned to redesign a newly built garden and start again from scratch. This is a heartbreaking and expensive situation that’s occurred because the original designer gave the client their own interpretation of the brief rather than taking the trouble to listen to the customer. (I always suggest to potential clients that they should interview at least three designers before deciding who to work with).

I believe that by offering a range and choice of ideas, making sure everyone is consulted, informed and happy, you will receive a high quality service which results in a garden that you are truly happy with. My aim is to provide consistent design quality and a high level of customer service, if you haven’t read the testimonials page on this web site you might like to go there now, I’m pleased with what my past customers have been kind enough to say about my service.

I believe it is true that the combination of your initial ideas (however sketchy) and my input will create something above and beyond what can be achieved by a single mind alone.