Are you wondering how to make your garden a better space for you?
Owning a garden should be a wonderful thing.
But for many their garden causes stress and confusion, guilt and procrastination. Is this you?
There are three main issues faced by homeowners who are not happy with their garden.
1. An ugly or uninspiring garden
2. A garden that can’t be used because it is not fit for purpose.
3. A lack of knowledge on where to start, what to do and how to make it happen.
I can help!
Plant Sourcing & Planting
Planting plan & plant list
I am Karen Holley: I have a passion for creating beautiful natural gardens that clients love to spend time relaxing in.
I love to use design techniques to make a small space look larger and as a self- confessed lazy gardener; I offer lots of advice on how to make a beautiful, natural garden, and make it low maintenance.
I primarily work with clients who are looking to spend more time enjoying their garden. Garden design is often needed when there is a change in circumstance.
Whether you want to make an existing garden more manageable; you are downsizing or changing the garden to accommodate a new extension or simply want a fresh new look. I can help design and deliver a beautiful garden that is a joy to be in and not a chore.
Planting Plan & Plant List
“I recently employed Karen Holley of Holley Designs to come and overhaul the drab and uninspiring garden we inherited when moving into our new home. We met with Karen Initially and she talked us through an in depth consultation. This meant Karen had a very clear idea of what we were looking for and the types of things we would like to see in the finished product.
In our second meeting Karen showed us her designs and we instantly loved it. we make a few adjustments along the way, but Karen was able to give us a design that fulfilled all our initial criteria. We have a much larger patio for entertaining, a garden that is on one level and a clear path to our gym at the bottom of the garden. Once the design was complete Karen helped with recommending contractors and getting quotes. This made the whole process straightforward for us as the customer. We are delighted with the finished product and can’t wait until next summer when the garden starts to mature and we can have our friends round for a party. If your garden needs a revamp or a total makeover then I highly recommend Holley Designs.”
“We chose Karen because of her down to earth approach and open personality. She has a terrific eye for creating beautiful gardens with complementary colours and plantings.
During our garden project she always went the extra mile to make sure that the planting and the design were on track. We enjoyed working with her. She has a terrific sense of humour, is very practical and yet brings a real sense of creativity and flair to all of her work. A true professional whom we recommend.”
“I wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the team for the wonderful work you do on my garden each month. I am not crazy about gardening but I do enjoy being in the garden and so knowing that all the big maintenance stuff, like weeding, edging, and mowing the lawn is being taken care of is a real weight off my mind and also means I sometimes do the odd bit myself in between your visits!
Your team know their stuff, are polite and timely and a real asset to you and your company. Thank you so much for your continued support in my garden, it is very much appreciated.”
“Approximately 2 years ago I consulted Karen Holley of Holley Garden Designs for professional advice on my garden that had been neglected for many years.
Karen visited me and asked lots of questions about what type of garden I wanted from the colours, and even the smells I liked, to how much maintenance I was able to put in. She then drew up a plan within my modest budget and set about transforming what was essentially a mud patch into a pleasant garden.
My garden is now bursting with colour and actually looks like a proper garden that someone cares about. I am proud to own it and get great pleasure every time I look out of my windows.
I am delighted with the results that Karen achieves and I highly recommend her services for excellent garden design and for ongoing maintenance.”
In case you hadn’t already guessed …
We love our drive, we love our oak fence
We really love the whole thing complete with actual garden that was worth waiting for.
We really appreciate your hard back back in November planting everything.
The wait is over and the orange and purple colour scheme is fantastic.
I’m sure there is more loveliness to pop up that we have forgotten about …
THANK YOU AGAIN for all your hard work planning and executing.
It is great to have someone who knows how to accept a brief and be inspired and also give a clients what they asked for.
I feel so happy every time I go in and out of the house … sometimes when I drive home I just sit in the car and LOOK.”
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the excellent work and service that you gave in designing a new planting plan for our garden.
It was lovely to be able to discuss with you our thoughts on how we would like the borders to look and give you a brief on colours, but even more exciting to see the suggestions and plan that you came back with, in order that we would have all year round.
The quality of the plants that you put in was excellent and for once our garden looks tidy and well kept.
We are looking forward to seeing the changing colours through the seasons and would have no hesitation recommending your gardening and design services.”