Selina designed our garden for us which got installed late last year – it was previously a “newbuild” garden i.e. mainly grass and no design to speak of. I have waited until now to write this review so we could see how the garden developed through spring. It is amazing. Different plants have come into flower as the months have gone by including some meadowland features. It is only late May and so we are looking forward to seeing changes through the rest of the year. Clever stuff. It has completely transformed our enjoyment and use of the garden. In case you are contemplating a garden re-design we would highly recommend Selina and Design for All Seasons.
Selina is a professional designer who takes a careful and proactive approach to the implementation of her designs. From a contractors perspective she is easy to work with, direct and pragmatic.
Selina did a great job designing both our front and back garden in Esher. She certainly knows her plants! I feel that we were really listed to and she took on board how we use the garden as a family and considered this in her plans. I would highly recommend her.
A pleasure to work with Selina and her team to construct a garden for her client, good communication and clear documentation ensured that the clients expectations were met and our team could build the design with ease.
As a Lighting Designer, I designed the exterior lighting to complement the garden design by Selina Botham of Designs for all Seasons & then my company, Ornamental Garden Lighting Limited, supplied & installed all the fittings. Selina was very professional throughout what was an extremely complex landscaping and lighting job and testament to her project management of the entire job was a truly delighted client and a finished garden to be proud of.
Selina Botham is a sensitive and talented garden designer with a real passion for her work. She designed a stunning garden for our home which will be a source of joy for many years to come. Her attention to detail regarding the selection of plants is second to none, and she rejects any that are not of the highest quality. Her plans and drawings are excellent and the beautiful watercolours are an accurate representation of the finished garden. She is both artistic in her planting design and technically competent in her landscaping. One thing of note is her desire to implement environmentally sensitive schemes for the benefit of wildlife.
Selina is fabulous, has amazing ideas, great knowledge and really listens to what you want. Although our garden was completed almost 11 years ago it has survived through all the extreme weather conditions we have had and still looks fabulous. Highly recommend Selina.
Selina was extremely professional. She listened carefully to my ideas, we discussed her ideas and we worked well together to come up with the final brief. The work was carried out professionally and in a timely manner and Selina was happy to discuss progress with me throughout the process. I would thoroughly recommend Design for All Seasons.
Selina carefully listened and absorbed our aspirations for a complete overhaul of our rather plain garden. Using her creative flair, she then came up with a design that exceeded our expectations but which nevertheless adhered to the core principles that we had set out. The final design, after a few adjustments, was radical but not outlandish and deliverable within our budget.
Selina continued to help with the selection of landscapers and regularly supervised the work being carried out to ensure that it kept to the brief, whilst also being flexible to accommodate the suggestions of both ourselves and the landscapers as the work progressed.
Subsequently, she has been available for advice and further suggestions as the garden has developed. The final design has been widely praised by friends and has led to a couple of further referrals.
We first met Selina while visiting a beautiful garden for the annual ‘National Garden Scheme Open Day’ and decided there and then to invite her to look at our rather bland garden. She took into account the orientation of the garden, the best places for seating areas, and types of trees and plants that would suit our soil. A lovely watercolour painted plan was produced to show what the final garden would look like, which incorporated our own ideas too. A selection of landscape building teams she has worked with was offered to us, and we chose a wonderful team of friendly, hardworking and professional builders who did excavations, drainage, ornamental wall building, top soiling and planting to achieve a truly beautiful garden. We now open it to the public at our annual village open day in June, much to the delight of our visitors. Throughout the process, Selina kept us up to date on progress, budget and any slight alterations to the plans, all of which we had the final say on. She provided us with an electrician to give stunning night lights throughout the garden, an artist to do some wood sculpting and a metal worker to make a bespoke water spout for the water feature. All of our plants thrived, making it look like a well established garden with its first year. We would highly recommend Designs for All Seasons to anyone who wishes to improve their garden, whatever the size, as Selina and her team have truly transformed ours from a blank canvas into a masterpiece!
When I sat down with Selina, we were able to discuss priorities, a private garden,and one which created a sense of exploration for my young grandchildren, a restful outlook to enhance my work as a complimentary therapist, and a wide terrace for al fresco dining. Situated in a semi rural location, My dream was of an English country garden, and Selina created just that for me!
The outcome has been an intimate and characterful garden, full of country elements and a complete and successful transformation, thanks to Selina’s inspiration!
The Mistral Garden is now a space worthy of its purpose. For many of the families we support the first time they will spend time in the garden is when their child is laying at rest in the Mistral Suite, so this is a space that will always be associated with the last time they will have physically seen their child. It has been hugely beneficial having a private outside space for families to spend time in that will allow them to breathe, think, listen, remember and just be, at a time so unimaginable to most of us.