Professional and experienced, Jonathan Wild Gardens offers a friendly and affordable approach to creating special gardens.
We have many years’ experience designing and building beautiful and practical gardens for clients across the country. Some have been small, intimate and peaceful courtyards whilst others have graced country properties – all of them unique and sympathetic to both the brief and our expert knowledge of exactly what can be achieved given the constraints of budgets and site.
Our portfolio reflects the diversity of projects that we have been involved in and the flexibility of our approach to the final design – we are as happy to create a fresh clean contemporary garden as we are to one which has a traditional English country feel. What is important is that we reflect the desires of our clients for their gardens, add some essential inspiration and achieve the ‘wow factor’ when the final plant is put in the border!
As well as homeowners we have also worked with architects, property developers and commercial organisations and a very successful track record in liaising and negotiating with planning departments and other government agencies.
We strive wherever possible to minimise environmental impact and will always specify sustainable or even recycled products when the opportunity allows. Equally wildlife is never forgotten and allowances, and indeed opportunities, are always considered – even in the smallest gardens!
Jonathan is involved in every aspect of the work and enjoys establishing strong and effective working relationships with his clients. This enables a better understanding of their lifestyle requirements and ensures that there is a real element of trust behind his proposals.
The following projects are just a sample of the numerous examples that have been built over the years:
This project was for a lovely old property in a Dorset village. The house was being completely rebuilt and the garden needed the same treatment – my design was for a garden to reflect the style and flowing curves of … Continue reading
A complete re-design and re-modelling for a lovely Georgian village property. The work involved creating new levels in the garden together with distinct ‘rooms’ close to the house and bringing into use an old outbuilding that had fallen into disrepair. … Continue reading
The client had a small patch of sloping grass at the front of the property which had a very old and ‘unsaveable’ Cherry growing in it. My solution was to remove all the grass, terrace the ground using reclaimed sleepers … Continue reading
Burgage Manor is a historic property in Southwell, Nottinghamshire which was once (1803 – 1808) the home of Lord Byron and his mother. The property is now privately owned and the gardens which extend to approximately one acre include ponds, … Continue reading
This was a new development in a country setting for a couple who were retiring. They needed an area to grow vegetables, a greenhouse, a water feature and plenty of planted areas to give colour and to attract wildlife. The … Continue reading
This project was for a young family who wanted to connect the house and garden in a more exciting and functional way than they currently had. My design utilised a beautiful Ipe hardwood deck and ‘boardwalk’ which connected the kitchen … Continue reading
The client requested a large pond to be included in the re-design of her front garden. The resulting pond included a large waterfall, a beach area, bridge and underwater lighting system – a fish paradise! A small seating area was … Continue reading
The garden when we arrived was a typical developers idea of an attractive garden – a few slabs and a large area of relatively flat lawn. The design was for a very low maintenance (no lawn!) garden with plenty of … Continue reading
The young couple had bought a suburban garden that had become tired and wanted something more contemporary which they could use as an extension of their living space. This part of the garden design (we also completed the rest of … Continue reading
The owner wanted a complete new garden to reflect the modernisation of the property. The design included generous sitting areas with water features and planting beds, new lawns, driveways, sweeping entrance steps and a vegetable garden. The finished garden is … Continue reading
Having a disabled family member meant that the garden had to be wheelchair friendly – allowing access to sitting areas and on to a main sitting area large enough to manoeuvre properly. The design had also to take into account … Continue reading
This was an established garden that needed an injection of chutzpa to enliven it. By adding a new summerhouse in the far corner with a snaking path to take you there it created a new level of interest in the … Continue reading