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“I first met Lorraine in 2003 when she provided inspirational design for my garden, interpreting my plans exactly.

“She transformed a relatively small and heavily overgrown patch of London garden into a low-maintenance, user-friendly garden, discovering plants that were there and re-using where possible to keep the costs under control.

“Since creating the garden Lorraine has continued to maintain the garden for me on a regular basis, always keeping me updated about progress and suggesting changes where appropriate.

“I have also used Lorraine to oversee other work in the garden such as the installation of a shed and barbeque area all of which was done within budget, on time and with excellent communication throughout.

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the excellent services of Lorraine Brennan / Budding Ideas.
Mike Lewis, London


A fantastic piece of work!  In three days, Budding Ideas completely transformed our front and back gardens using expert clearing, clever planting and use of trellis, plus a great patio extension – Who needs Ground Force?!”
Moira Taylor, Greenwich, London


"We are very happy with all aspects of the work done by Lorraine and her team. They were friendly, helpful and efficient, produced a very attractive garden design that met our specifications and carried out the work within budget and timetable.

Lorraine took the time to update us on progress before they started work and always showed up when they said they would. They are, I think, a credit to your organisation."
Gill Foulkes, Diss, Norfolk [in comments to a review for British Association of Landscape Industries]


"Budding Designs provides a rather special contribution - that of helping a mature garden to evolve further. We're delighted that Lorraine Brennan has helped us with fresh ideas and structural changes in a well-established garden. It is a joy to share the development of a garden over some years. Some people might want to bulldoze what is there and make a fresh start - but what we value most is how Budding Ideas can provide both routine maintenance and also help with special projects to make our garden the place we want to spend more time in."
Derek and Fiona Gardiner, Blackheath


"Our garden had been a wilderness for some 8 years. This was to be a mammoth task which would take some 10 weeks to complete. We sought tenders from a number of landscape gardeners, one of whom was Budding Ideas. They were most professional. The brief given to them resulted in a drawing of the proposed garden which proved to be exactly what we wanted. Within the drawing was clearly set out the types of trees and plants to be installed.

Their hard landscapers too, were excellent. The required 100 square metres of sandstone paving was expertly laid as was all the other brickwork.

"What proved to be their strength was their constant supervision of all work and attention to detail. Budding Ideas get things right. Second best was not acceptable. This we found most impressive. It is difficult to adequately do justice in words, to their unstinting efforts that led to what has become our most beautiful garden."
Greville & Lori Davis, Shooter's Hill


"Budding Ideas transformed our pretty but limited London garden into a glamorous, fabulous low-maintenance year-round one! The company was highly efficient, imaginative and (very importantly) tidy, on budget and on time. We would highly recommend them."
Nick Clewley, Blackheath


“I have known the Budding Ideas team for nearly six years and it’s the friendliest and most reliable garden service around! They blitz my neglected 80ft garden twice a year and they are always full of helpful, sensible suggestions. A no nonsense approach to gardening.”
Muriel Hesbois, Blackheath


" Budding Ideas have been maintaining my garden on a regular basis over the last five years.  Not only does it take one thing "off the list", my garden now looks as though it has had a complete re-design!  A garden at last a pleasure to look at, and be in, which has reaped the benefits from a reliable, friendly and efficient service."
Sandra Wroe, Blackheath


"Thank you for our new garden. We are so pleased with the finished result, and have already had compliments from visitors; we are really looking forward to seeing the garden develop and mature."
Marjorie & Paul Christopher, Bromley

Budding Ideas: Stunning Garden Design and Horticultural Services for South London, South East Thames and East Anglia.