Testimonials & Reviews
With each garden we design and build, our priority is to please the client and meet their brief whilst producing a beautiful and long lasting landscape.
Some of our clients have been kind enough to let us know how satisfied they were and we have, with their permission, reproduced their testimonials, reviews and comments below.
Thoughtful, professional & innovative
Maïtanne recently renovated our city garden in a Grade II listed building in central London and we are thrilled with the outcome. The space was in disrepair and we were seeking a solution that married a pleasing physical visual renovation with partial and full shade varietals that were still attractive and seasonally diverse.
The result is a frugal yet lush distribution of vegetation across multiple unfixed planter boxes (per building code restrictions) which creates attractive views from all visible angles.
We would unreservedly recommend Maïtanne for any client seeking a thoughtful, professional and innovative solution to an urban garden.
Maitanne and her team have worked on our Barn garden in Oxfordshire and made a great impact on our immediate surroundings. Two separate areas were planted up at the end of February and are looking very good. One long bed along a north facing red brick wall had concerned us but the clever combination of shade loving plants has really come to fruition and next year will be even better.
We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Maitanne. She is strong but adaptable and has been very efficient at getting the project underway. Sourcing plants this season has been extremely challenging but Maitanne persevered in searching out different nurseries to fulfil our scheme. It is extremely helpful to have follow up visits and advice on what to do and when.
Many many thanks.
Thoughtful, professional & innovative
The garden is looking sensational – we are so thrilled with it and have loved every opportunity to entertain friends. Needless to say the children adore playing in it.
The sense of space is wonderful and you were absolutely right to encourage us to say goodbye to the previous shrubs and plants etc. It is a transformation and I particularly love that we can enjoy the bottom parts of the garden which previously were overgrown and dark, and now bask in sunshine.
Today the scene was perfection… some very gymnastic little girls going wild on the climbing zone, Flora whizzing around the path on her bike (now very confident going solo, at speed and taking on the corners like a racer!), one little boy chilling on the hanging chair, a girlfriend and I enjoying lunch in the sunshine, my bigger boys playing badminton (inspired by the Olympics!) and learning somersaults on the trampoline.
Meanwhile the plants grow and grow. Delighted that my sweetpeas have reached the tops of the obelisks and flowering beautifully! The roses are stunning and the borders have really filled out in this tropical weather. Grass looking very lush too! The lighting is working very well and has been put to good use with various evening drinks and BBQs recently.
Thank you so much again for all your support and helping us to create a really wonderful garden which will give us so much pleasure. You took the stress out of the experience for us and thank you for getting us over both the start and the finishing line.
In a pretty crazy year, you really pulled it out of the bag for us.
Transformed our roof terrace
Maitanne transformed the roof terrace of our rented apartment into an urban oasis.
She built an amazing removable green wall that covers the length of our terrace and packed it with flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables, and installed planters filled with wild meadows. We love coming out in the mornings with a cup of coffee and watching all the bees, butterflies and birds arrive, whilst deciding what to have to lunch based on the day’s availability. Bliss.
Maïtanne Hunt has made us fall in love with our garden again.
She has amazing vision and a unique skill in bringing together my and my husband’s differing styles and tastes to create a much more useable outdoor space that works in harmony with the interior of our home.
She has made the garden more functional with designated areas and has made our garden feel much larger even though we have added an office studio.
Her passion and charm has made the whole journey of redoing our garden a pleasure – we would definitely recommend her.
She did everything
I hired Maïtanne after interviewing several designers. Her passion and love for her work really stood out. It was vital to me that the design of the garden be in harmony with the surrounding landscape and architecture of my home, not some identikit urban garden, which Maïtanne understood immediately.
Her work ethic, commitment and attention to detail has been truly amazing. She isn’t a designer where once the design is agreed, pops in at the end to sign it off. She did everything from gaining planning permission, organising sub-contractors, choosing individual specimen trees, to doing some of the planting herself (smartly dressed at all times!).
Her problem solving abilities are second to none. When issues arise, which is inevitably during a project spanning several months, she is straight on the case to resolve them, even coming on site the next day including at weekends! She is not afraid to challenge her long standing relationships with contractors to ensure the best outcome for my garden.
The result is a beautiful garden which very much reflects who I am, which I’m loving more and more as each day passes, and has received many compliments from family and neighbours.
Special thanks also to Carter Sexton for the hard landscaping work. His attention to detail and precision in the pursuit of perfection has been amazing, even to the extent of doing long days and weekends to achieve a finish beyond what even I would notice. The only time he didn’t turn up was when it was snowing!
And also to May Nel for a wonderful planting scheme to give the feel that I was looking for, and the choreography of the flowering so my garden is like watching a firework display in slow motion.
I therefore have no hesitation in recommending Maïtanne and her team, and I look forward to continuing to work with her.
Transformed our garden
Maïtanne’s taste and attention to detail makes her unique.
She transformed our unloved and unused garden into a paradise that we cannot take our eyes off and takes us back to childhood memories – whilst adding value to our house.
Her advice was always correct and we are very grateful to her and her team.
A Mediterranean oasis
Thank you for a fabulous result! We cannot believe the transformation you have achieved, from a cold and windy terrace into a Mediterranean oasis, which we want to use at all times.
The trees are stunning and we love the combination with scented plants and flowers.
You have turned a soulless area into a stylish and fun destination, brimming with shapes, colour, butterflies and birds.
It enchants our eyes
Maïtanne has transformed our long, grey and sad terrace into an urban Eden and many passers-by stop at the gate to express their admiration.
It is a fairyland that enchants our eyes every day of the year, including in the depth of winter.
Maïtanne managed everything from A to Z, from design to installation and maintenance. This enormous work was carried out without the slightest concern.
The project was meticulously executed
Last year, I employed Maïtanne to design the small garden of my new home. She really made me part of the process and totally ‘got’ the look I wanted.
She is passionate and a complete perfectionist. Under her supervision, the whole project was meticulously executed within time and budget.
I am delighted with the result which has greatly enhanced the value of my property.
We were very impressed
Maitanne did two beautiful garden projects for us.
First taming a slightly neglected and overgrown garden and creating a magic and relaxing space full of seasonal bloom.
The second a complete garden transformation, which in less than three months looked absolutely spectacular and mature.
We were very impressed with the work of professional garden building teams she engaged for projects and their ability to stick to schedules, but above all with the exquisite taste and harmony which are always present in Maitanne’s gardens.
The transformation was remarkable
Maïtanne’s ability to transform my previously unexceptional back garden into a stylish, elegant and welcoming space was remarkable.
She understood immediately the ‘look and feel’ of garden I was after, and was able simply to present a range of different, creative options to achieve it.
With little previous experience of garden design, I was relying completely on her- the time, commitment and patience shown by her and her team to deliver the end result I wanted was exemplary.
When one embarks on a new garden the choices are seemingly endless, but the energy and tenacity with which Maïtanne researched and sourced the right materials, the right finishes and the right garden builders have produced a fabulous outcome.