We found Matt patient, accommodating and very competent. His design aligned with our vision and our budget. Indeed that was the best part of the relationship; his ability to listen to and and take the time to translate our ideas in to a beautiful garden design. We would not hesitate to recommend him for the scale of project he did for us. Our total build budget for the home renovation and landscaping was over £400K although the landscaping was only an appropriate portion.
Matt is thoroughly professional but at the same time very friendly and approachable. My garden would be a challenge to anyone as it sits alongside the Derwent flood plain and regularly floods. Matt worked with me to produce a design that took this into account and I am very happy with the result.
He also found me a landscaper who took on the hard landscaping when my own let me down. This allowed me to have my garden finished for a birthday celebration which was lovely.
Matt has transformed our garden and working with him has been a pleasure. He listened to all our ideas and wishes and with his extensive knowledge came up with an amazing design . He was clear about the costs from the start , and we understood and were involved with the process all the way along . Once the planting was complete we were overjoyed with the result . We absolutely love our new garden , it is everything and more we wanted . Thank you Matt from very happy clients .
Matt has just finished a complete redesign of the small courtyard garden of our 18th century house. He listened carefully to our initial thoughts for the garden and expertly translated them into his design, which is both sensitive to the historic house and full of interest and charm. Matt’s professionalism and expertise have made the entire project process a pleasure. As well as producing the design and planting plan he has commissioned and personally supervised the landscaping and planting. His expertise and knowledge of plants has resulted in a superb planting design which perfectly complements the hard structure. He has met all the deadlines and kept well within budget. He has responded immediately to all email queries and his many visits both during the design process and the implementation have been welcome and most helpful. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
When we realised we needed a helping hand with our garden design, Matt came to our rescue. We knew what we wanted but weren't confident of how it should all come together, and the right plants and planting approaches to use.
Matt has worked hard to help us transform our ideas into a comprehensive garden design that we can use and develop over the years. He has provided a wholly professional service and been thoroughly attentive to all our concerns and questions throughout. We have been given comprehensive plans and details for all areas of the design from construction drawings to planting guides.
We wouldn't hesitate recommending Matt for your garden design, he's fantastic to deal with and very passionate about his work.
We first engaged Matt Haddon to design the garden area to the rear of our house and around a newly built orangery. From the first introductory meeting to final completion the whole process was very professional. Matt managed all aspects of the project from concept design through detailed planning to groundworks and planting in a very efficient way.
We were delighted with the final outcome and now have the pleasure of enjoying our lovely garden when relaxing or dining in the orangery.
Matt has recently completed another project for us to create a wildlife garden area around our pond. Once again , Matt delivered an excellent service and we are delighted with the final result. We would recommend Matt Haddon Gardens without hesitation.
After purchasing our new home with the not so small garden we thought we wanted we decided that we needed a professional to help us transform the wilderness into our garden oasis. We “Googled” (as you do) and read several garden designer’s reviews and drew up our shortlist. After a little deliberation we decided to invite a several to visit. From these visits we chose Matt to design and project manage the transformation of our garden.
At the design stage Matt listened to our must haves and would likes and explored these with us whilst making suggestions and informing us of the various options eg types of decking. We loved Matt’s final design which included both hard and soft landscaping and gave him the (green) thumbs up.
The hard landscaping was not without it’s problems however Matt and his contractors always discussed the possible solutions with us before proceeding.
After completing the work Matt gave us an after-care plan for the various new plants and shrubs which is proving invaluable. This however was not the end of the after-care as we have had an issue with our wild meadow area which Matt is attending to.
We are enjoying our new garden and look forward to many more years of enjoyment.
If you are thinking of resigning your garden why not contact Matt , we are so glad we did.
Gary Evans & Lesley Morton
Our dream house came with a project.....a large plot which hadn't had any love for a number of years. We soon realised that to achieve our dream garden and subsequently our dream home we needed professional help.....enter Matt Haddon.
Initially we engaged Matt to undertake the redesign of our garden. We had several meetings with Matt where he explored our ideas and offered his own and from these came the blueprint. We loved his design and commissioned Matt to create it.
The hard landscaping wasn't without it's problems but Matt always found a solution which was acceptable to us.
We now have our dream garden which even in it's infancy is giving us great pleasure. We look forward to enjoying our garden and seeing it mature for many years come.
Thanks again Matt.....Lesley & Gary
Contact details obtained through Matt Haddon Gardens website. Matt was contacted to transform lawned gardens of our new build home. Several meetings were had for Matt to fully understand our brief, undertake and produce design work and to make recommendations we hadn't thought of. Once contracted, quotes were comparable to two other suppliers we approached, work commenced on time and with no delays. The team who worked on the hard standing areas were extremely professional, hard working ant polite. They, in addition, cleaned up every night before leaving, we could not fault them. The design, planting and overall result absolutely reflected our vision and then some. Results are in no small part due to the integretity, experience and knowledge of Matt and the team. We would, without hesitation, recommend Matt to anyone. We cannot thank him enough for his attention to detail. We have thoroughly enjoyed the gardens this summer, we are still in bloom and the garden just kepps on surprising us with fresh blooms we didn't know we had. Family, friends and neighbours have all commented at the transformation. Thanks Matt - Susan and Barry
Excellent service from design through to completion.
We have a challenging garden-exposed to the North sea with a significant slope away from the house which needed a lot of work to re-level, and we also wanted a 'low maintenance' garden.
Matt designed a beautiful garden with terraces, which looks amazing.
We were able to 'tweak' things as we went along, and we were kept informed at all stages of the work. Our neighbours are very impressed, dare I say even a little envious :-) and it's lovely to be able to sit out and enjoy our new garden.
I have no hesitation in recommending Matt, and I would use him again for any future garden work.
We appointed Matt to develop a design for our garden which had become overgrown and then messed about by building work to the house itself. Matt took on board our ideas, worked with the ones that were usable and brought many more to the table. He then helped us to understand how they might be realised and developed them further over the course of several site visits. Budget was taken into account during the whole process and Matt took time to look at areas where we might be able to make some economies and, equally importantly, also advised us of areas where trying to cut costs would be foolish. The final plans were of a very high quality with all the details that would be needed to turn them into a reality.
Having really enjoyed working with Matt during the design phase of our project we ultimately appointed him to supervise and manage the construction and planting of the garden. The work was all carried out to the highest standard and the few inevitable unexpected findings were sorted without any hassle. The budget was respected throughout and the final result was better than the original plans and vision.
Throughout the whole process Matt was highly professional and extremely pleasant to work with. Communication was excellent and Matt always attended meetings at the times agreed or advised us in good time if he might be delayed. I would recommend him without any hesitation.
Matt Haddon gardens has just completed the first stage of my Japanese garden which I am thrilled with. Matt's knowledge is extensive and his ability to transform my vague ideas into a fabulous design is astounding. Features I had never considered have been used to create a delightful vista from both the kitchen window and also from the far end of the garden looking back towards the house. Everything has been completed within the time scale agreed and within budget. So pleased am I that I have asked Matt to return to create two further complementary designs for my outdoor space.
We asked Matt to landscape our rear garden after the completion of an orangery extension.
The brief was not simple as we needed a design which suited an Edwardian cottage, allowed access and coped with a sloping plot.
From the start to the finish of the project Matt was very professional in both the design, planning and implementation stages. Furthermore, Matt worked very effectively with our builder to coordinate the hard landscaping. Matt's eye for detail and thorough surveying of the plot together with his creative design really made a difference.
The end result has exceeded our expectations and we have turned our orangery and surrounding garden into a peaceful and colourful sanctuary which is a magnet for butterflies and bees. We highly recommend Matt and he was pleasure to work with.
We couldn't have wished for anything better.Met all our expectations and more. First class service from start to finish, we were kept well informed of each stage. Courteous and a pleasure to have had him to design our garden. We only have a small garden which now looks more spacious and has totally transformed it. Would recommend without a doubt.
Mr &Mrs Grimston.
Matt took the grassed plot that came with our new build house and transformed it into a truly magical garden.
His initial plans showed how carefully he had listened to our list of requirements that included incorporating special plants we had bought from our previous home.
Matt was incredibly easy to work with and made the process of creating the garden both an education and a pleasure. Only now the garden is complete do we fully appreciate the care and skill he put into the design and the choice of plants.
The care plan provided for each plant ensures that we will be able to look after them and enjoy watching the garden grow and mature.
We look forward to years of pleasure in the wonderful garden Matt has created for us!
I found Matt Haddon Gardens by pure chance, I Googled garden designers, his reviews were good so I decided to give him a call. It was the best decision I could have made. He made several site visits, brought photographs and lots of ideas. We wanted a garden which would attract different varities of wildlife, be easily managable for retirement, relaxing to sit in and be beautiful. Matt has achieved everything we asked of him - and more. We had some ideas of what trees and plants we would like, he took those ideas and expanded and improved on them. The garden is still new but it already looks mature and has had lots of bees and butterflies on the plants. He gave us an estimate for the cost, which included hard landscaping, plants, trees and turf, and labour so we knew exactly what to expect, and the final total was as expected. We cannot recommend Matt highly enough for his work, professionalism and ideas. He has given us a garden we can enjoy more each year.
Matt provided the design for our new back garden. From the beginning he understood what it was we wanted and provided the drawings for me to be able to build the garden myself. His professional approach and clever ideas for the water feature and deck made the process enjoyable and straight-forward. I can't recommend Matt highly enough to anyone looking to employ a garden designer.
Working with Matt on the total redesign of my garden was both pleasurable and exciting. The brief I gave him, which was to change a nondescript garden with unkempt lawn edged by unexceptional beds to a garden which would properly reflect the Georgian context, was challenging, but Matt's response was positive and knowledgeable from the start. He listened carefully, contributed ideas of his own, allowed lots of time for initial discussions, provided incredibly detailed planting plans and, from the very first, I knew I had chosen the right man for the job.
I valued hugely the way in which Matt seemed to share my excitement as the project unfolded. I had from the beginning a fairly clear idea of what I wanted, without having the expertise to be sure that it was all possible. Matt did all the work, but it felt like a partnership. I am thrilled that the garden he has created for me has exceeded all my hopes and expectations.
I love my new garden, am very proud of it, and now can't wait for Spring to arrive so that I can begin to enjoy its considerable character as it develops over time.
We initially approached Garden Designer Matt Haddon early in 2013 when our house was in the early stages of construction. He very carefully listened to our brief and gave us initial outlying designs, measuring, taking soil samples etc. We had thought that we would use his expertise to plan, design, and layout the new garden (we'd do the work) but we found him so knowledgeable, and amenable that we asked him to do the work for us. The planting is exquisite, we back onto open countryside and we wanted to have an extension of the country feel, making it a haven for birds, bees and nectar loving insects. Matt has done just that, our garden is full of colour, contrast, fruit and all manner of wonderful plants and tress - all carefully chosen for our soil type and aspect. Matt planned the garden with interest all year round and came back in October of this year to finalise next years spring bulbs. I cannot recommend Matt highly enough, our garden has been an investment and wonderful complement to our house. Matt has even left us with a comprehensive plant care plan, so that we know how to care for the plants he has chosen, now whilst we are not amateur gardeners, it is helpful to know sometimes if a particular plant or shrub needs cutting back hard in October or March! We are happy to recommend Matt 100% so if you are looking for garden design in East Yorkshire, or beyond, do give him a call. Matt was, I believe an arborist/trees specialist before he became a Garden Designer and we saw his award winning stand at the Harrogate Garden Show this year so we are very happy to be part of his successful portfolio of garden designs and landscaping work.