We live in an idyllic setting, in a renovated cottage. Our garden was traditional and cottagey but had become overgrown and inaccessible in places. Due to my husband’s increasing disability and our lack of time to garden, we needed a fully accessible garden which needed little maintenance.
As soon as I emailed Mark and had a chat to him I knew he was the right Garden Designer for us. He came to our house where we discussed our plans, our situation and our dreams for the garden moving forward. Mark instantly understood what we needed, got our style and our budget. We asked for a garden with a Dungeness theme, with lots of ‘cottagey’ flowers and something you wouldn’t expect when you saw our house. Quite a tall order. When we saw the plans and mood boards we were blown away. Mark helped us source a garden Landscaper and drew up all the structural plans as well as plans for the planting and lighting. He even sent us furniture ideas.
Mark has not only given us back a garden but has given us a destination to go to without us ever having to leave home. We have used our outside space more than we ever did before. Gardening is now a joy, not a chore. The lighting means we have been able to use the garden in the evening. We’ve star gazed from the built-in seating, we’ve held light shows and eaten outside even in the depths of winter. Mark nailed our brief and then some.
I can’t describe how much our Mark Lane designed garden means to us both. Its enhanced our lives beyond anything we could have imagined.