Testimonials

November 29, 2016

Simon and Rachel Perry

Ann-Marie is a fantastic partner in garden design. She has creative and original ideas, but has involved us totally in the design process and made us feel at the centre of the project. Her boundless enthusiasm has made the process great fun and we have learned a lot from her. She has introduced us to her network of partners in landscaping and building works and […]
November 29, 2016

Mike Knapton – British Heart Foundation

Ann-Marie designed and built the BHF Chelsea Garden for out 50th anniversary year 2011. She was a joy to work with and turned the ideas for a ‘mending broken hearts garden’ into a fantastic reality. Heart health is the key to overall health and the garden was a wonderful naturalistic expression of how to live a heart healthy life, as well and a beautiful place […]
November 29, 2016

Nancy Boodhoo

Ann-Marie is great fun and a pleasure to work with. She makes you want to spend all your time in your garden as she makes it so easy. Ann-Marie has worked on my garden design for the last 3 years and it only gets better. She listens to the client and tries her best to incorporate their ideas whilst at the same time giving her […]
November 29, 2016

Mark Hodierne

Ann-Marie has transformed our garden into something wonderful. She came to us with loads of creative ideas and worked positively with all of our contractors to realise her plans. Ann-Marie is great fun to work with and we have appreciated all of her enthusiasm and energy to get things right!
November 29, 2016

Karoline Shepherd

Ann-Marie has designed two gardens for us and both times she just ‘got’ what we wanted straight away. The designs where completely different for each garden, but very appropriate for the style of house, surroundings and our life style. I would certainly use Ann-Marie’s expertise again if we were to move house and design another garden. She is very professional and yet great fun at […]
November 29, 2016

Nick Fox

Ann-Marie did a comprehensive design and build development on our urban garden a number of years ago. Right from the start, the design phase was thorough, enjoyable and time was spent discussing ideas, laughing and having just one more glass of wine. From 3 initial concepts, we settled on an idea that we have kept to this day. At all times, Ann-Marie kept us informed […]
November 29, 2016

EMMA TOWNSHEND – The Independent

No job too small: Anyone can create a sleek haven with Ann-Marie Powell’s detailed plans “So lately,” says Rob, gazing into the middle distance, “I’ve been thinking that the problem is that perhaps it needs to have a sort of centrepiece. Like a giant rock.” My neighbours and I are having a gin and tonic. There has been some discussion about whether gin and tonic […]
November 29, 2016

Plans for Small Gardens

Sandy Felton reviews a great design book for those small spaces in our life.

There are times when I have sat in my little piece of utopia and wondered what if? What if I could afford to consult a professional garden designer to do a complete make-over? What if I decided to completely change my cottage garden style for something more modern or chic? Like many […]
November 29, 2016

Stephen Lacey – The Telegraph

And I was again mesmerised by the sumptuous tones of Kelway’s chestnut-brown, tall bearded iris ‘Sultan’s Palace’ and semi-double, blood-red herbaceous peony ‘Buckeye Belle’, which Ann-Marie Powell showed exactly how to use in her British Heart Foundation garden: dotted like rubies through lime-green ferns.
November 29, 2016

Juliet Roberts – Gardens Illustrated

Ann-Marie Powell’s garden for British Heart Foundation is stunning. Lush, bold and original.