Garden Design Testimonials

Are you, like so many others, tired of trying to find a good tradesman or service provider?

We have a number of respected clients for whom we have undertaken, and continue to undertake, various projects.

Here are some comments:

Kate & her team undertook work to cut two of my Hedges, and to prune a couple of trees that had numerous overhanging branches & deadwood. Kate undertook a full inspection & review of the jobs, with me present, and gave me very comprehensive and knowledgeable guidance and advice. She clearly is very experienced and knowledgeable. The advice was highly relevant, and allowed me to get the best results from the works – with the outcome that the garden and property now have more light coming in, as well as ensuring that my property is safeguarded from any damage caused by the trees.

The team that undertook the work did so in a very professional manner, and have left the site clean and tidy.

I would highly recommend Kate, and plan to ask her and the team to do further work for me in Spring next year.

After several years of fighting a losing battle with our untidy front garden we called in Kate and her team. She came up with some good ideas on how to make the garden low maintenance. She advised us on where to source the materials and quantities required, on planting schemes and gave us an estimate of time required to do the job which allowed us to budget fairly accurately. Sean and the team worked very hard and were quick and professional, leaving the site tidy. We are very happy with the result and have already received several compliments on the new design. We are now looking forward to working with Kate and her team on our next garden project.
Helen Clarke

Fortunately I found ‘The Other Room’ through a Google search. Following a change in personal circumstances I required assistance with gardening. After making contact, Kate visited to assess our garden. She listened to my needs and provided some really excellent suggestions to reduce the overall maintenance of the garden; changes that I would never have considered myself. I have found the team to be prompt, professional and tidy, which is in stark contrast to the unreliable gardeners I had previously encountered.
Tracey, Chadwell Springs, Ware

‘Our introduction with The Other Room came initially through a hedge cutting exercise. During a visit we discussed with Kate a substantial redesign of one part of our garden including the creation of two very large Japanese style rockeries. Kate not only designed the beds but also recommended a combination of pebbles, slates, rocks and plants that we would have never considered. The outcome is truly amazing. Additionally, various other tasks were added along the way including the removal of an old summer house and the supply and erection of a substantially larger one in a completely different part of the garden which required levelling, a new base laid and some creative engineering by one of the teams senior technicians to provide a creative supporting structure. Kate is a professional, has a great eye for detail but most importantly, she is a fantastic project manager which we considered to be very important especially once the work had commenced.’
Alan and Kim Griffin, Braughing

‘I was always so impressed by your professionalism and you seem to know how to cover all aspects of work in my Garden and exterior parts of my house. My lawn looks very good and I think the garden now looks very pretty. Thanks to you and your team.’
Norma Ann Reynolds, Puckeridge

‘I find the team to be extremely competent and professional in all the work they have done and continue to do for me and I feel confident in the knowledge that I can leave everything in their capable hands. ‘
Leslie Morgan, DURBAN PLC

‘The Other Room’ has carried out several large projects for me as well as regular grass mowing and garden maintenance over the past 3 years. The team has erected deer and rabbit-proof fencing, installed a land drainage system and rejuvenated the orchard and large deciduous trees by skilful pruning and surgery. The other major project has been to completely overhaul several very large herbaceous borders by laying weed-suppressing membrane covered with decorative stone mulch and then creating some wonderful planting schemes for me. The result is that now I have a beautiful garden which is a joy rather than a burden and full of colour throughout the seasons. I have always found Kate and her team to be creative, professional, very hardworking and totally trustworthy.’
Carolyn Windebank Levens Green

‘The Other Room team have been so helpful. I live alone since my husband passed away and many things have needed doing over the last few years .The electrical chaps and the gardening team have been totally invaluable. They have come to my assistance very promptly and are always professional, tidy and polite. That goes a long way, as far as I’m concerned.’
Mrs Joyce Kavanagh of Wareside

‘Kate Hooper operates two disparate businesses – outside catering and garden maintenance. In regard to the former she has catered for my 70th birthday and for my granddaughter’s baptism. In each case she has provided an excellent spread which has been the subject of much complimentary comment by guests. My lawn had previously been tended by one of the franchise specialists but it was on ‘death row’. Her team comprehensively repaired the base and then sowed seed in loam with the result that it looks like a proper lawn again. The lawn and the surrounding garden areas are now maintained as and when required. ‘
Geoff Marshall, Valley Close ,Ware. Herts