Water Feature Swindon Wiltshire – RHS Medal

Water feature for wildlife – In 2006 Swindon Garden Designer Jill Blackwood created ‘A Bonnie Burn’ wildlife garden for the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Malvern Spring Gardening Show.  The wildlife garden was designed by Jill to illustrate the importance of encouraging and nurturing our native wildlife through wildlife gardening. The water feature was constructed by Big Fish Landscapes Ltd and included a natural stone waterfall and a gentle stream constructed using glacial boulders nestled in an undulating wildflower meadow. Native trees and shrubs surrounded the water feature, and the garden even included a stumpery. The wildlife garden design was featured on BBCs Gardeners World Programme

As the plight of our wildlife continues and the numbers of bees, butterflies and other insects dwindling, we are all becoming increasingly aware of our impact on the environment. Thankfully many of us are starting to look for ways to improve matters. Creating a wildlife garden is essential. Jill felt and continues to feel that we could all ‘do our bit’ and that any garden can include some or all of the key elements that will help to create a sanctuary for our wildlife. Any garden can include an area of native wildflowers which will provide a ‘nectar bar’ for bees and other insects to feed on. A water feature, however small, can provide water for animal such as hedgehogs and a huge variety of insect and birds to drink. If you have room, a larger water feature such as a pond can provide a habitat for pond dwellers like toads and frogs.

Take a look through Jill’s portfolio to see the gardens and water features she has created along with the testimonials from delighted clients.  

To arrange a free consultation, please contact Jill.

Water Feature Swindon, Cirencester, Marlborough, Faringdon, Fairford, Highworth, Malmesbury, Lechlade, Lambourn, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire

Traditional Garden Design Faringdon, Oxfordshire

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When we moved into our Faringdon house our garden appeared to have been neglected for over a decade. Jill and her team transformed it rapidly into a very special space.

We brought with us several items of garden statuary which Jill integrated exceptionally well and included the creation of a Japanese  section.

 Her selection of planting not only gives us throughout year interest but panders to our love of special plants especialy roses.. We had a large collection of hostas and acers which we brought with us and Jill also skillfully and seamlessly integrated these into her designs. Altogether a great outcome about which we are very pleased indeed. We highly recommend her and her team.

Peter Lawson-Smith OBE and Mrs Evelyn Lawson-Smith

Country Garden Design Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire – Stage 2

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Country Garden Design Swindon Wiltshire – We would like to say how delighted we are with the transformation of our garden which you and your team have achieved over the last six months. We started with a blank canvas in a lovely location, and your design closely followed our brief for a natural country garden blending in with the rural surroundings. The result has exceeded our expectations, and we are now enjoying being in our garden and watching it slowly grow and bloom into the spring. Your landscaping team were highly competent, friendly and helpful, adapting the design to overcome problems posed by the site – and they braved the foulest of weather to get the job completed on schedule. We are particularly pleased with Wayne’s water feature which interprets your natural stream design perfectly. We would heartily recommend you to anyone wanting a lovely garden, but not knowing where to start. We are even planning to open our garden centre this summer, joining other local gardens in a local charity scheme, as being next to as popular country walking route, people from the village regularly pass by and complement our garden, and we are sure they would like a closer look!Thanks once again to you and Rob, Steve and Wayne for a great job.

Water Feature Swindon, Cirencester, Marlborough, Fairford, Faringdon

Country Garden Design Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire – Stage 1

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Country Garden Design Swindon Wiltshire- We would like to say how delighted we are with the transformation of our garden which you and your team have achieved over the last six months. We started with a blank canvas in a lovely location, and your design closely followed our brief for a natural country garden blending in with the rural surroundings. The result has exceeded our expectations, and we are now enjoying being in our garden and watching it slowly grow and bloom into the spring. Your landscaping team were highly competent, friendly and helpful, adapting the design to overcome problems posed by the site – and they braved the foulest of weather to get the job completed on schedule. We are particularly pleased with Wayne’s water feature which interprets your natural stream design perfectly. We would heartily recommend you to anyone wanting a lovely garden, but not knowing where to start. We are even planning to open our garden centre this summer, joining other local gardens in a local charity scheme, as being next to as popular country walking route, people from the village regularly pass by and complement our garden, and we are sure they would like a closer look!Thanks once again to you and Rob, Steve and Wayne for a great job.

Contemporary, Wildlife Friendly Garden Design South Cerney, Gloucestershire

Wildlife Friendly Garden Design – Hi Jill, Just wanted to say THANK YOU as we are so pleased with our garden.  From the initial discussions regarding the type of garden and plants we liked, you immediately understood our vision of our garden.  With your extensive knowledge of plants and trees, together with layout and design ideas we have the most beautiful garden.  Over the last two years we have been looking out of the window at a plain turfed space with no character or colour, this has now been transformedto an inviting and interesting garden and we can’t stop looking at it!  We were also really inpressed with the hard landscaping and thank Steve and the guys for all their work during the hottest few days this year.  The plants are growing well and look amazing so we can enjoy our garden for many years to come.  Best regards Liz and Karl

 

Wildlife Garden Design Shrivenham, Oxfordshire

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Jill,

I am very pleased with the total transformation of what was a mud patch full of weeds into something of beauty.  The team have worked hard to create a wonderful space.  It is now pretty much what I had in my mind when we first discussed the project but the reality is more pleasing than I anticipated.  I am now looking forward to seeing the planting when it has had time to establish and develop.  It is already a place of joy and relaxation instead of the headache it was before.  I promise I will look after it and may contact you in the future for some advice.

Best regards Ray

Country Garden Design Marlborough Wiltshire

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Country Garden Design

Country Garden Design Marlborough Wiltshire – I am so glad you were able to pop over and see the garden in all its glory. When Steve and Wayne left us in December (after some of the most abysmal weather ever), it was hard to imagine how the garden would look in the summer.

Well, now you’ve seen it and I am sure you must be as pleased as we are; it is a stunning transformation. The pleasure we get from sitting and looking at the garden is immeasurable.You listened carefully and asked lots of questions, which I really appreciated because it has meant that we got the garden we wanted.

Thank you Jill, for all your hard work and excellent communication. You have made this such a pleasant process. Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to Steve and Wayne who always turned up on time in terrible weather conditions and managed to stay cheerful and hardworking throughout.

The quality of their work is excellent and I would have no delay in thoroughly recommending their work.