“Gertrude has just produced her first rose. which I brought inside and put on the kitchen windowsill with the first of the sweet peas. The whole ground floor now smells heavenly!
“Are there awards for domestic garden design? I visited Chelsea for the first time this year. so medals are on the mind. I’d gladly nominate Mike Bayon Garden Design for one!”
Inez Lyn (May 2012)
“Rob left me some notes about what is left to do. As I told him myself, he has done a fantastic job. He manages to make project management look easy, which it very definitely isn’t, and is a wonderfully calming influence on neurotic clients, their neighbours and even his colleagues. I don’t think I’ve ever met a quieter set of ‘builders’ and it must be down to him.”
Inez Lyn (May 2011)
“Please pass on my thanks to Rob and his team of lovely young men who worked so hard in the bitter cold of January and February to create this wonderful space. They were a delight to work with. You can be sure that I will be recommending your company to all my friends.”
Lady Cuckney DBE
“From the start, Andy was passionate about the design and plants. He has an extensive knowledge and we had lots of discussions on design and materials. The overall concept Andy produced was first-class and the workmanship of his team and the follow-up service on the maintenance of the garden has been perfect.”
“Building the garden wasn’t an easy task as the site was in poor condition, but Andy worked with us to overcome the problems and create a garden that provides beauty, a wildlife haven and practicality in the form of a football area for our young sons. The garden has improved and matured and, thanks to Andy’s vision, will always be what makes our home special.”
“Andy began by asking us to define the mood we wanted for our garden. We came up with tranquil, soft, colourful, attractive to wildlife, but unusual; we also threw in a few curve balls – the other half was wedded to having a lawn, while I wanted to plant specific trees. Andy suggested clever compromises and solved conundrums, and all in about 35ft of space!
“With an eye to costs, the Mike Bayon team re-used existing paving and constructed a funky pond and fountain and it didn’t take long to appreciate the wizardry of the design. Andy’s imaginative plantings combined scent and colour with striking, architectural perennials; even in the first year the garden was a blaze of colour, with something to admire in each season.
“It’s been a joy to see the garden mature and Andy has remained on hand to help. My half-day tutorial was invaluable; thanks to him, I’ve become a confident gardener and spend every minute I can out there.”
“Andy understood the look we wanted immediately and came up with a simple, elegant solution in record time. It was a pleasure having the team on site: they were punctual, tidy, very professional, and created a garden that is a delight.”
“We’d like to say how thrilled we are by our lovely new garden. Andy’s design was a mini-masterpiece and, as the garden grows and develops, we hope he and his team will come back and see it and share our pleasure.”
Caroline and Richard Snerdon
“Andy has continued to offer advice on upkeep and further improvements. We appreciate the care and ongoing support he provides, and most of all the sheer sense of enjoyment he imparts. We have no hesitation in recommending Andy and the team at Mike Bayon Garden Design.”
Jo and Simon Duddy
“Andy has created an oasis of beauty and tranquillity in our hectic world.”
Jeffery Le Page
“In meeting each brief, they have transformed grim outdoor spaces into beautiful gardens that have become outside rooms in themselves and real extensions of our indoor space.
“Mike Bayon Garden Design employs an excellent team of skilled craftsmen who, along with the ‘muscle men’, are a delight to work with – they are all committed to doing the best job and nothing is too much trouble. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Roger and Andy and their team.”
Andrew and Ann Higginson
“When they work on a design, be it simple or complex, you cannot but fall under their spell. They have brought to life for me an exquisite Wiltshire cottage garden as well as solving a complicated courtyard issue in a London mews. And when they have finished the project, you are not forgotten! They return to see if you are happy, drop in to inspect the shrubs, trees and plants, and are always happy to re-think any problem. If you’re thinking about gardens, you have to be thinking about Mike Bayon Garden Design.”
“Andy and Roger created a brilliant design for the rather odd layout of our garden, which included a substation. As a result, it gave us a lot of pleasure and ended up being a real selling point for the house.”
Helen Buchanan and John Masters
“It remains to say how happy we are with the whole job and, in addition, what a pleasure it has been to encounter staff who are, without exception, really nice people.”
John and Sarah Lowe
“Thank you so much for our wonderful garden – I am so pleased with it. I have really enjoyed working with Roger and your fantastic chaps. They worked wonders. I only hope the house eventually does the garden justice!”
This is a huge relief, as neighbours can get a bit hot under the collar around here about construction work. Apart from the Kit Kat and teabag consumption, I’ve almost forgotten the guys are here – and I’m only too happy to provide those for such hard workers. In fact, I might even upgrade to Penguins next week!”