From the first meeting to the conclusion of the job I had absolute confidence in Mel. She listened well to my ideas and had lots of patience when I changed my mind - twice. Her knowledge, professionalism and expertise has turned my old, tired garden into something to be enjoyed for many years. I have no hesitation in recommending her services
We are very happy to have found Mel, she is absolutely brilliant. We wanted a wildlife garden that we could relax in and we wanted someone who has a bit of vision and love of gardens. Mel has a genuine passion for plants and really listens to your hopes for your garden. She seemed to ‘get’ us straightaway and brought our ideas to life. She really helped to choose plants that will thrive in our partly shady garden and we are very excited about our pond. Mel genuinely wants you to be happy with your garden and works with you collaboratively.
Mel is a pleasure to work with, she is reliable, polite, and good humoured, even in the rain! She is respectful of your space and is definitely not afraid of hard work! Mel also tries her best to keep costs down for you, always explaining and giving options where she can. Her service is very good value for money, worth every penny. She offers follow up support which is really important to me as someone who knows very little. It feels as though Mel is interested in our garden and wants it to do well. We are absolutely delighted with it and look forward to seeing it mature. Thank you Mel.
Mel Speak Garden Design
The difficult distancing rules of COVID 19 have not limited the excellent service we received from Mel Speak.
From the first meet Mel was a personable contact. Explaining precisely what she could do for our garden then adjusting to our proposed budget Mel was extremely reliable throughout the project and continued to be true to brief until the end.
Drawing up the concept plan, base plan, working plan and planting plan gave a very clear view of what was possible at every stage. Plants to suit varying light and soil, focal points of new additions within different levels and accurate measurements to help builders with construction of the new path, each helped our vision come to life.
Mel liaised with, at some points unreliable builders on our behalf and helped source our new plants and soils offering advice along the way.
Sometimes with heat up to 29 degrees followed by torrential downpours rendering the work impossible Mel kept steady contact checking progress of conditions and reassuring our concerns.
We are left with a flourishing and colourful cottage garden, finding surprising new growth and buds daily and where all different times of the day it's a pleasure to be. I wait in quiet anticipation of what Spring brings.
Highly recommend Mel Speak Garden Design.
Mel understood what I was looking for and from my scribbled drawing produced a fantastic plan, all to scale which is so helpful. It makes it so easy to visualise how it will look when it’s finished. In addition she produced a suggested planting plan, all coded for each section of the garden with images and names of the plants.
So looking forward to having my beautiful dream garden!
A previous gardener had made a rockery in our garden with railway sleepers but the overall effect was not what we wanted and for personal reasons he told us he was not able to come back. We were talking to a neighbour about this and she recommended Mel who she had recently to restyle her garden. Mel came to see us and under no obligation she instantly knew what we were wanting to achieve. She gave us a full free consultation and ideas, completely redesigned and rebuilt the rockery, reshaped the lawn and planted climbing plants to go up the fence to give us year round flowering. Mel's aftercare service is reassuring and we would highly recommend her to create your special garden.