Caro Garden Design

What Our Clients Say About Us


We just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with our beautiful new garden. It looks fantastic and we have been enjoying it with family and friends. The design is great and feels spacious, and all the plants are looking healthy. We are looking forward to seeing them bloom in due course. Our neighbours are delighted with their new fences too! Thank you for your garden design skills, ideas and plans, and you and your team for making it all happen. We anticipate enjoying the garden for many years to come.

Caroline & Paul Sangster, London


Having completed an 8 month modernisation and building project, we came to Caro to get her advice on a garden that would be in keeping with the “new house” and capable of withstanding rough play by toddler twin boys. Her design is stunning with a large terrace extending the house living area, a barkchip play area and lovely pergola to watch over the boys. The whole theme is adventure for them with windy paths and wild flower beds bordered by shrubs which can withstand a football. Most important of all it is a beautiful and relaxing place for us to enjoy our new home. Caro and her team were a delight to work with and we have no hesitation recommending their service.

Henrietta O’Shea, London


I have used Caro Garden Design on several occasions – both for planting advice and for more significant design projects. I also use the regular garden maintenance service which is very convenient. I enjoy working with Caro because she is proactive at making suggestions. She also listens to client input but is not afraid to challenge when she doesn’t believe something will work. Unlike other garden designers I have worked with in the past, Caro understands that she is providing a service and running a business. In other words, Caro and her team are reliable, organised and in my experience, always do their best to meet client expectations.

Anna Barras, London


We are very happy to recommend Caro and her team. Caro was professional, creative and thorough when it came to the design of our new garden. Her care and thoughtfulness means that we have made the most of our garden’s modest size, and accommodated our own ideas. When it came to the actual work of removing much of the existing garden and implementing her design, her team were a delight to deal with: courteous, humorous, careful and extremely hard-working. The garden lighting engineer could not be faulted. For us the whole exercise was a thoroughly creative and enjoyable experience; we are delighted with the result.

Simon & Victoria Wethered, London


The garden that Caro and her team designed and planted for us is perfect. Easy to maintain, beautiful to look at and wonderful and restful to be in. It couldn’t be better. It is ideal both as a family garden and entertaining area. Caro was a delight to work with and seemed to intuitively understand what would suit our needs and our taste. She recommended and used colour schemes, materials and planters that combine to make a truly amazing garden. We love it. Thank you!

Kate Syms, London


Over the past two years Caro and her team have remodelled our mature garden that was beginning to look a bit tired and overgrown (too much ivy!). She has been very professional in providing quotations, drawing up planting plans and sourcing plants. She is very knowledgeable about plants, but unlike some designers is willing to take on board the client’s own preferences. She can also organize a subsequent maintenance service which we have found very useful. We highly recommend her and her team.

Richard Barras, London


I asked Caro to provide a new fun design for the garden, keeping a couple of trees and the existing deck but otherwise given free reign to make the best use of the space.  She came up with a contemporary design involving strong geometric patterns, and a striking feature wall at the end of the garden to reflect the unusual architects’ practice behind the garden.  She understood what I wanted and created something I couldn’t have imagined myself, and I would have no hesitation in recommending her – and indeed already have, to at least three other friends who have gone on to commission new designs.  Caro is good at anticipating my needs of “annual newness” in the garden and whilst technically strong understands needs for visual communication.  I really enjoy the garden at different times of year now and make as much use of it as the English weather allows!

Leanne Buckham, London


Caro designed and built my garden in 2005 and has been coming back every year to maintain and update it. I have a wonderful extra outdoor room and everyone who visits always admires my beautiful Japanese oasis in West Ealing!  I sit in my garden regardless of our British weather and whatever the stresses of the day it manages to unwind me. Caro understood exactly what I wanted and needed and whenever her and her gardeners have spent the day in my garden I get very excited coming home from work to see the changes. I would highly recommend Caro Garden Design and would be happy for anyone to visit to see for themselves.

Bettina Crossick, London


I just want you to know how delighted I am with my new garden completed last spring.  The original design and final effect is fabulous.  Initially I was nervous about undertaking this project because it was starting from scratch. But I found the whole process fascinating – from our first meeting, when you asked me how I wanted to use the garden, to the lovely designs you gave me (works of art in themselves) with notes on the planting and colours, as well as the hard landscaping measurements for the stonework, raised beds, arbour, water feature and seating areas.  The team you picked to do the landscaping and structural work was excellent.  I particularly liked the way you oversaw everything and did not allow them to deviate from your plan.  This is why, one year on, I have a beautiful garden, which provides a peaceful, harmonious refuge from the pressures of London life – or as my daughter put it – “Wow”!

Penny Shawyer, London


I work in the construction industry; but designing and constructing a good garden is a different skill. We don’t have a huge garden, and one third of it was up a bank; we didn’t have much flat lawn or enough space for a lounging area and eating area for the BBQ – we also had to do something special for the kids – so not asking much! Caro designed a “Moroccan style” large horseshoe shape seating area built into the bank, created more flat lawn and a secret hidey house (with secret foot path) incorporated in the planting schedule. Caro project managed the job to perfection and now the plants are growing up it truly looks amazing and has now become one of the main features of the house.  We cannot recommend Caro highly enough!

Peter & Zecky Squire, Surrey


We had always wanted a proper herb garden and decided to put a knot garden just outside our kitchen for easy access whilst cooking. We contacted Caro to see if she could help and after an initial site consultation, she came up with a lovely design, incorporating box and lavender entwined in a geometric pattern – and of course, plenty of herbs! In addition to the design, she provided us with a full site survey, multiple suggestions on planting and a thorough costing of the project. She coordinated the entire job from start to finish, including planting on a wet and windy day! We have been delighted with the result and have subsequently engaged her for work in other parts of our garden. We can recommend her highly, as she has wonderful ideas, combined with first class service.

Anne Hatton, Gerrards Cross


Caro Garden Design produced an ingenious, elegant solution for our garden. We were particularly impressed by the care taken to consult and involve us in the planning stages so that our wished and preferences were fully taken into account while we also benefited from the creative and original ideas brought by Caro … the result perfectly suits the needs of the entire family.

Sheila Kavanagh, London


We were amazed at the fantastic transformation … Caro came up with a foolproof, easy to maintain garden that was awash with lovely colours by early summer …

Linda Quint, London


Caro came up with an innovative solution at an extremely reasonable price that gave us a great entertaining space surrounded by imaginitive planting – the work was finished when my daughter was away and when she came home she had just one word – “Georgeous”.

Glenda Shawley, London


A thoughtful and professional design, lovely planting … Caro took the time to understand our needs and our budget perfectly, our garden has never looked better!

Belinda Shaw, London


It sounds like a cliche but my new garden really is another room, I go out into it whenever I can … the circles and the simplicity of the design give it an elegance that is timeless … it looks fantastic when it’s raining because the stone goes dark grey and glossy…

Alison Hawes, Bristol


Caro has worked with me on several projects. In each case she provided excellent service. Totally reliable, friendly and effective. We shared the task of running a stand at a Design Fair and she was good company. Equally when I employed her on several occasions for design work in clients’ gardens she produced inspired concepts and all the clients were delighted. I recommend her 100%

Kate Crosby, Wedding Garden Company


Caro is amazing. She took the brief and delivered exactly what I asked for. Her management of subcontractors was excellent. Her response to any concerns was immediate and sympathetic. I have rediscovered my garden and love it. I absolutely recommend Caro.

Stephen Hogg, London


Caro is a fantastic garden designer and I can definitely recommend her. We had a smallish garden which was very poorly landscaped and we wanted to make it one which could incorporate not only a large goal post and a full size trampoline but also some stylish outdoor living space for adults. A tall order for a London garden. Caro took time to understand what we were looking for and did an amazing garden design which exceeded all our expectations. She is very personable, great to work with, and has given us a garden that everyone completely loves.

Melanie Moss, London