Jenni and Luke, Ely
From our very first contact with Affordable Landscapes, we were impressed with Ruth’s knowledge, professionalism and approachability.
She worked with us to create a garden space that really works for us and managed to combine our ideas with what was practical and possible. Once the job was underway, Ruth, Esh and Sean were punctual, friendly and hardworking and the whole process was extremely straightforward from start to finish. I would recommend Ruth and the team without reservation and honestly could not be happier with our new garden. Thank you!
Anne and Ross, Abington, Cambridge
We are thrilled with the huge transformation at the rear of our house — Ruth designed and constructed (with a very friendly team) a raised patio leading out from our living room using limestone pavers and sleepers, complete with planting beds, a pergola and a run of arches over a gravel pathway. The patio has really extended our living space and has completely transformed what was a functional space into an eye-catching addition to the house and garden.
The whole experience was very refreshing – Ruth talked us through all the various design points, offered advice when we dithered (which we did often!), and steered us towards a patio, which is much more in keeping with our house style, rather than the wooden deck which we had originally requested. She was also very flexible in how much of the finishing off and planting we did ourselves, which suited us very well as we enjoy the planting up bit!
Needless to say, we have had lots of compliments from friends and family, and we are really delighted with the outcome.
Debbie and Terry, Manea
We had just had an extension on the back of our house and our next step was to have our very small & boring garden transformed. We had a few ideas but needed inspiration!
We found Affordable Landscapes on the internet and were impressed by their website so we gave them a call. Ruth called round and we put our vague ideas to her.
Ruth’s enthusiasm is amazing. She listened to what we hoped to achieve and came up with some really good ideas. Within a couple of days she had produced an artists sketch and we arranged for the work to go ahead. Our dream garden was very soon to become reality.
Ruth and Esh tackled the ground with boundless energy & in no time we had a beautiful sandstone patio and courtyard style garden. Nothing was too much for them & they worked so hard. We were kept informed throughout, and the whole team (not forgetting Shaun) were nothing but polite & courteous. They are all really lovely people and were a pleasure to have around.
The finished job has really exceeded our expectations, we are absolutely amazed and delighted with the transformation.
Thank you Ruth, Esh & Shaun so much for transforming our garden and giving us so much pleasure. We would have no hesitation in recommending your company to any prospective clients.
‘Ruth and the team have created us a little miracle of light and space where previously there was just a barren square of earth. Now we feel we have gained an “outside room”! I was consulted at every step of the project and Ruth was very good at giving me what I wanted within the framework of what was possible. She has an artist’s eye for colour and texture in her choice of planting. Everything has been completed to a high standard and I am delighted with our new contemporary deck, lawn and planted areas. The team are professional, friendly and relaxed with a definite can-do attitude. The work was all done in the time that was specified and the whole experience from start to finish was a pleasure.’
Mitul and Neha Shah, Cambridge
‘Thank you so much for transforming our dreary yard into a cheerful, practical and contemporary garden that we can now use and enjoy. The change is astonishing.
We were impressed with your creativity, sound advice and helpfulness from our very first meeting right through to the completion of the work, and with the speed at which you turned plans into reality.
Having you there was like having our very own ‘Ground Force’ Team!’
Mr. Clark, Milton, Cambridge
‘We were very impressed with the work carried out by Affordable Landscapes. We were given sound, sensible advice, the staff turned up when they said they would, and everyone was extremely courteous throughout. The finished job has exceeded our expectations and given our garden a new lease of life.’
‘Ruth worked with us to provide a great garden within our budget. The whole team were friendly, punctual, completed the job on time, and kept us informed throughout the project about what was going on. We were also consulted on any minor changes so that we could agree the best way forward. All in all a great job – well done and highly recommended.’
Suzanne and Barry, Soham, Ely
‘We were thrilled by the work done on our front and back gardens. Not only was the design practical and attractive, but the speed and thoroughness with which all the hard work was carried out was amazing. All at a very reasonable price.’
Yvonne, Godestone Road, Cambridge
I met Ruth and Esh by chance and over a cup of tea the garden was measured up. Nothing as technical as a tape measure, just Esh’s strides – all very accurate !!
An informal chat with Ruth then produced various suggestions combining what I wanted with what was possible.
Within a couple of days I received a sketch and a couple of days later a start date was agreed.
Lovely people to have around. Nothing was problematic – very much a ‘can do’ approach.
Stress levels? For me zero. They did all the work, were considerate of my erratic hours and were punctual and reliable. The price was exactly as agreed in the estimate – no nasty surprises and brilliant value for money.
My garden now? The ancient cracked concrete is now a lovely slab patio area complete with pergola frame. I have a bricked herb area and a ‘ladies raised vegetable garden’ as well as various shrubs, grasses and roses throughout. Everything is low maintenance and I love it !!
Ellen and Dianne, Lakenheath
‘We are both absolutely delighted with the transformation – a huge thanks to your team for your vision, hard graft, patience and flexibility.’
Roger and Michelle, Mepal
‘Thank you for the superb job you have done on our garden. From the first meeting, through the planning and discussions and finally the build, we have both been very impressed by your professionalism, ability to interpret our wishes within the limited budget, and ever-cheery outlook. Nothing seems to have been too much trouble. If only all contractors gave such high levels of service!
We were particularly impressed by your communication skills. We always knew exactly what to expect and when – no guessing !!
The end result, which was achieved so quickly, is magnificent and we look forward to enhancing the framework you have given us over the years. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending your firm to any prospective new clients – they could only be impressed with the end result.’