From the very moment I met Jane, I knew that she would be able to take my ideas and turn them into something far better than I could ever imagine.
Jane is incredibly talented and her passion shines through in everything she says and does. Her attention to detail is second to none whether that is for a planting scheme, a garden layout or simply the way she manages the project from start to finish. Her pragmatic approach means that there are never any nasty surprises. She keeps you informed every step of the way and in the event that other suppliers let you down (yes unfortunately this does happen) she goes straight into solution mode – nothing is too much for her.
I wouldn’t hesitate in using Jane again and I cannot recommend her highly enough. She’s brilliant if you have a clear idea of what you want and she will inspire you if you have no idea at all!
“Based on the experience with our own garden we were delighted with your work. The imaginative design providing space and interest and the complementary planting arrangement offering colour and contrast were successfully brought together under your professional management of the overall project. In addition you were receptive to further discussion and ideas as the work progressed, maintaining excellent client relations throughout. Thanks largely to you we now have a wonderful garden that continues to please, and we would have no hesitation in recommending you for future work, confident that you would deliver.”
“We were in the process of extensively rebuilding our house and realised that there were landscaping problems that neither the architect, the builder nor ourselves were competent to solve. We, therefore, asked Jane to look at the design.
I have the very highest regard for Jane’s work. She is absolutely professional, utterly reliable and well organised. She communicates clearly and straightforwardly with the client and is open and honest about what can be achieved within the constraints of a budget. Her management of the contractors is excellent. Jane combines a vast knowledge of and love for plants with an excellent eye for design, both in terms of hard landscaping and the planting itself. The process of creating our garden has been a pleasure, for Jane works wonderfully well with everyone, builders, architects, landscape contractors, clients. She listens carefully and seems to have a creative solution for every part of the design. She is patient, helping the client to decide rather than deciding for him! Her passion for plants is infectious.
The design she has created for our garden is inspired… I am delighted to be able to recommend Jane to you in the very highest terms.”
“I have known Ms Jane Follis, as a garden designer, for over three years. I commissioned her for a small but complicated job in 2002 and can not commend her highly enough.
Jane is extremely professional, honest and reliable. She has an excellent feel for her subject and profession and is most capable in all aspects of design, planting plans and always keeps to the budget. She is very good at handling both small and large projects and I have no hesitation in highly recommending her work and professional business standards, to any potential new client.”
“I have known Jane Follis for some eight years now and have great respect for her ability and professionalism. My wife and I first came in contact with Jane at a time when we had purchased some extra land to extend our garden… We talked to a number of garden designers but ultimately chose Jane because of her very professional approach and her interpretation of what we had in mind together with really good ideas that she put forward. The drawings for the new garden and the planting plans were first class and were translated into reality to our entire satisfaction.”
“Thank you for all your help with our garden – it looks beautiful. I could never have imagined it would look as good as this when we moved in. I have to say I’ve loved working with you on this, as well as the natters off the tangent! We just so happen to be on the same wavelength and I trust and trusted you implicitly, which made the process so much easier. I will recommend you, in the highest regard, to anyone needing your services.”
“As a Governor of a large local school in Aylesbury I was charged with the responsibility of organising a major project to create a very large courtyard garden. I was lucky enough to persuade Jane Follis to play a major role in that venture and she not only created the designs and did much of the planting but worked closely with the children to incorporate their ideas as well. We had Whitbread’s and others as sponsors and this project was valued at some £80,000. The garden was a great success and transformed that area of the school. There is no doubt that without Jane’s positive input it would not have happened.
I therefore have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Jane Follis to anyone wishing to develop a plan for a garden of any size and complexity.”
“We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for the way our garden has been transformed, it really does look brilliant… It was really good to work with someone who was able to take on board our sometimes vague ideas and transform them into the finished article.”