Here are a few words from some of our satisfied customers. If you have a particular question or concern, we will endeavour to find an existing project which answers your query. We may also be able to put you in touch with one of our existing clients.

We were delighted with Katrina’s work.  She gave us the “wow” factor that we needed to transform our old and scruffy garden and make it stylish and modern.
We were impressed by the professional way Katrina went about the project, providing lots of options and detailed planting plans.  She worked closely with the landscapers to achieve perfect results.
Our garden has been transformed and we only wished we had done it years ago! Apart from the enjoyment, it enhances the value of your property. Mr & Mrs Shanahan, Felsted, Essex. December 2017


For the second time we faced the prospect of planning a garden from scratch.

Our last one took over 20 years to complete!  This time we have used Katrina to draw inspiration from.  She provided us with three plans – all had good features and made the most of the available space – the design we chose ticked all the boxes.

With practical flowing lines, lower maintenance, open feel, ideal for entertaining, restful to relax in and a 1/2 size croquet court too!! Katrina has been helpful on all aspects and is very patient with some of our notions!! Jo and Chris Metson, Abbess Roding, Essex  – February 2016


We are really thrilled with our transformed garden that Katrina designed for us last year. Katrina took a lot of time talking to us about our requirements and discussing options.

Katrina supervised the overall project and she was actively involved with the planting as well as ourselves. The hard landscaping was carried out by her recommended team – they were brilliant – very hard working and a pleasure to have around.

We now have a wonderful garden with all round interest and many plants to attract the wildlife – it is such a pleasure to spend time in it! Thank you so much, Katrina! Nick and Nikki Smith Wickham Bishops – Dec 2015


We are pleased with the garden pond design Katrina created for us. We started out with just a basic idea for a pond. Katrina then spent hours taking to us to find out what we liked and dislike. Katrina came up with such great ideas ( such as shape, landscape, planting, adjustments to our summerhouse to work with the pond).

The final plan is fantastic! Now just waiting for the Spring to have it all built. Would really recommend Katrina. Tony & Angie Bennett – Dec 2014


Our rear garden needed more colour but we are south facing and surrounded by tall trees which makes the garden dry and shaded.  Katrina supplied and planted appropriate plants and re-dfined two areas to give more interest. The soil quality had bcome poor so a top dressing was put over all borders.

We look forward to next season and the new plants and shrubs coming into life, in the meantime we enjoy the easily maintained areas with slate and potted plants. Katrina and her team worked quickly and with leaving a mess. Sue Stoppard – Dec 2014


Katrina worked with us to come up with a design which matched our aspirations even though we couldn’t really articulate them! Throughout the process she was professional, communicative and truly engaged with providing us with a garden we could love. We do! Heather Pearce


Katrina has a real passion for garden design. She quickly picked up what we were looking for and hit the nail on the head with her first few designs. She managed the entire process (even though some of the heavy groundwork was done by another company chosen by her).

The whole process was effortless, and we now have the most amazing wonderful garden. Great job! George Boyd Ratcliff  


I asked Katrina to HELP! I have a really hard to manage area in my garden that was patchy. I have been struggling to get any plants to survive and the garden had no colour in it, as only green bushes tended to like the soil. Katrina came in and used her expertise to fill the gaps with plants that not only have survived but thrived and provided colour in my garden. I’m very pleased and would defiantly recommend her services, thanks Katrina and team. Sam Mawsdley


“Katrina has just completed a small project for us at the front of the house. She has been very helpful and listened to what I asked for, reviewed the area and then gave me some options for different budgets. The work is now complete to an extremely high standard and what a difference! Highly recommend her and her team and am looking forward to enjoying the new view from my kitchen window! I will be using her garden design services again in the future definately.” T. Williams – Mayland


“Katrina produced a fabulous design for our rear garden. Working at a distance by email and phone, she managed to extract all the key factors from our varied requirements and produced an innovative and practical design solution. Now fully implemented, it has exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended.” A Reed – Poole Dorset


“Katrina provided a friendly helpful approach to designing new borders for my back garden. Her team worked quickly and expertly to clear old shrubs, prune trees and prepare the soil last autumn. In spring she guided me to choosing the best shrubs and plants for my garden, sourcing and planting them. I am delighted with the results and would thoroughly recommend her.” S Coulthard – Chelmsford


“Trina and I have worked together for 10 years.  Over that time my garden has extended and developed into a place I am proud to show our customers. Trina has been reliable, hardworking and helpful in all departments of the job.  I have used her services for Garden Design and hard landscaping, enjoying the excellent services of ‘Garden Fusion Ltd’ to complete the project.  I thoroughly recommend Katrina Tolliday Garden Design for any garden transformation. ” P Kelsey, The Punch Bowl Restaurant, High Easter     


“We used Katrina Tolliday Garden Design to help re-vamp a very tired and neglected planting scheme in a plot bordering St Katherine Docks in Wapping. The gardens were originally planted over 10 years ago and needed to be refreshed and updated.  We are delighted with the results, and many of the residents have commented how much better the area now looks.” Jane Boden Director City Quay Management Ltd


Trina provides an inspiring and comprehensive service, from the first tentative client idea to completion. She discussed our thoughts about re-landscaping with us and, whilst it was clear that our ideas were always the bottom line, Trina made suggestions which enhanced the project.We are absolutely delighted with our garden transformation, the work was done promptly at the agreed time and to the agreed specification. I have no hesitation in recommending Katrina Tolliday Garden Design and her team.” Jill Jackson


“Katrina is a mine of information and ideas. Her knowledge and experience is so diverse, she is able to offer various options and choices to enhance any environment. Her help was very much appreciated at Doughty’s”.

“Trina has given us excellent advice and service on the redesign of our garden. She produced very detailed and helpful plans and generated great ideas. We have implemented part of the project and we are fully intending to complete the rest soon.” C.G High Easter


“Katrina’s gardens smile!” Isabella, Gt Notley


“Katrina Tolliday has kept our large and somewhat unruly garden in pleasing order for over eight years.  She has a good eye for balance and colour.  Her practical skills in pruning and planting has brought many approving comments from visitors to our annual Open Gardens event and gives us much visual pleasure throughout the year.” Philip Parry, Chatham Green


“I have been using Katrina Tolliday Garden Design for the last 5 years. She initially designed our garden making it low maintenance after discussing our needs and requirements. We were thrilled with the results and our garden has now matured and looks fantastic. Recently after some building work was completed, Trina’s team ‘Garden Fusion Ltd’ came and tidied up after the builders and re- gravelled the drive. They are always on-time, polite and make sure they leave everything tidy when they go.” Susan Martin, Howe Street


Visit our gallery pages below to see schemes before, during and after construction.

Designing New Gardens
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Creating new gardens
from scratch

Existing Garden Design
design for new gardens

Working within
established gardens

Hard Landscape Design
hard landscaping design example

Expertise in hard
landscape design

Planting Design Service
planting design example

Stylish planting design
sensitive to your taste