Testimonials

TestimonialsTestimonials – Read what our clients say about us 

“Liz and I thought it was only right that we should give you a little feedback on the recent renovation of our garden. It took us a long time to actually take the plunge and commit to having the work done, the old garden was something that Liz had created from scratch and it was much loved.
From the first morning when Matt and Will arrived and were introduced to us we were impressed by their manners, enthusiasm and commitment. The tireless effort and skill they displayed was outstanding, everything we asked of them they undertook with genuine pride. The finished garden is excellent and we will hopefully enjoy it for many years to come. Please pass on our heartfelt gratitude to the lads.” James & Liz McCarthy, Southampton. August 2017

“I can’t believe it was a year ago you all started work on the garden, time really has flown. I thought you might like to see what it looks like now. It is really coming along nicely. I need to re-do the central border as that doesn’t work as it is getting more sunlight than I thought it would but the rest is really doing well. It has been such a lovely place to relax in and totally what I was after. Thank you for all your patience with me in the design process and support during the build and to Andy and Ashley for creating me a stunning garden.” Mr & Mrs Graham, Southampton. Aug 2017

 

“Many thanks to Kevin, Wayne & Sam for their terrific work in revitalising our garden. Kevin’s design and choice of plants were excellent and he did a great job in interpreting what we wanted and bringing the garden to life. Wayne & Same worked extremely hard, were very tidy and a pleasure to be around. Throughout, Kevin kept us informed, the team were always on time working solidly throughout the day. The entire team is a credit to Hambrooks and from initial visit to handover it has been a real pleasure to work with you all, We would be delighted to provide any references in the future.” Mr & Mrs Amy, Southampton. July 2017

“Please could it be passed onto the relevant person how pleased I am with the completed garden.  Mark and Adam in my opinion worked incredibly hard and clearly take pride in their work.  I really could not have asked for two better people and would like them to receive some acknowledgement for their work and also continuing to promote the excellent reputation of Hambrooks. Once again a brilliant job and Rob and myself cannot thank the three of you enough.” Rob & Lisa Braddock, Southampton. July 2017

“I thought you  would like to know the border has filled out and that your work has been much admired. The pavers are a good match to the paint work and it all makes me smile. Thanks to you and the team.” J Williamson. May 2017

 

“We are excited by the prospect of everything in the front and back gardens now.Thank you for all your help. Hambrooks have done us proud. We will have more projects in mind in the future and we hope that Hambrooks may be able to help.” Mr & Mrs Hodgkinson. Southampton. April 2017

 

“Thank you for what a fantastic job the guys (Simon & Ben) did in our garden yesterday. We were really “chuffed” with how hard they worked and the quality they produced. ” Mr & Mrs Austin. Bursledon. March 2017″We are writing to say how pleased we are with the design of our garden. Terry and Scott were excellent and nothing was too much trouble for them. They worked hard through all weathers and cleared up every day. We would recommend you.”  Mr & Mrs Durrant. Fareham. Feb 2017

“A quick word of acknowledgment for the work that Rob and Marcus have done so far. They’re cheerful, can-do attitudes and their obvious ability and sense of purpose are very refreshing and we are lucky to have them. I look forward to watching our fabulous garden grow under their care and guidance.” Mr S Waddington, Fareham. Feb 2017

“I have just had artificial grass laid in my garden and your employee’s dedication to their work was quite remarkable. Connor explained the process to me throughout and was very attentive to me as well as his colleagues, Anthony & Jim. I will recommend your company to friends and family.” Mrs. J Hunt. West End. Jan 2017

“We are delighted with the new garden you have just installed and particularly grateful to your team, Paul, Bob & Noel who were not only knowledgeable and practical but also considerate to us and our neighbours. They worked through some awful weather conditions to produce a very pleasing result. Please pass on our thanks to them.” G. Denvir Salisbury. Jan 2017.

“I am very pleased with the workmanship and when I woke on Saturday morning and looked out of my window I never thought my garden could look so good! I am utterly delighted with the result and would like to give you and your team a big thank you.” Mr Doidge, Southampton. Dec 2016

“We have just had our long and narrow front garden area designed and produced by Hambrooks. We are writing to say we are very pleased with all aspects of the work done, from initial contact through to completion. Led by the excellent Matthew Lovell, with his 2 extremely conscientious and dedicated hands on gardeners, Jim and Antony, they delivered a superbly finished garden in the timescale agreed.We commend Hambrooks for their professional approach and teamwork. Thank you.” Mr and Mrs Hodgkinson, Droxford, Dec 2016

“The garden looks fantastic. Very well done to Adam & Jim -please thank them. We love your design, Matt, and thank you for all your effort and your attention to detail. I’m especially pleased with the climbers, fruit trees, the rockery,the pruned long border, the grasses……..” J Burns Southampton Oct 2016

Just to say a big thank you for yet another lovely improvement to our garden. Please could you pass on thanks to the team, they did a great job and as always are so good at what they do and a pleasure to have around. I have had lots of very nice comments from patients this past couple of weeks using the doors and patio area!” Thank you and kind regards. Michaela and George. July 2016

“It is lovely and I am delighted with it! I just have to decide on lighting and furniture now…..I would really like to ask Norman to come back and visit the garden, and wonder if you would give me the best contact details for getting in touch with him.” H McCormack. Winchester. June 2016

  “A big thanks for all the work that was done with regards the decking / paths (the guys were great). While we spent far more than expected we are delighted with the end result, the family came round on Sunday and were suitably impressed.” P Taylor, Southampton. May 2016

 “Thank you for all your hard work and commitment in helping us realise our plans for the garden. Your team have been endlessly cheerful and it made such a difference. I am absolutely delighted with the garden.” Mrs Helen Bowen. Southampton April 2016 

“We are delighted with the overall result of our garden renovation. Designers Matt & Sam were very helpful in offering ideas for the layout and we found the team Chris & Noel hard working and obliging – in fact they were great!” Mr & Mrs Allen Gosport. |Mar 2016

” We are most impressed with your organisation of the works for Quay Street. Your team were very professional in their approach and the quality of work carried out was of a high standard. Matt Lovell is a credit to Hambrooks, a true front liner and people person with an obvious proud approach to his work and upholds the standards within the industry. We hope to be able to work with you again in the near future.” Matt Wakefield, Fareham Borough Council. Feb 2016

“My wife and I were very much impressed right from the start and am impressed with the final result of our new patio and pond. Robin acted promptly,positively and professionally, giving us great confidence and his team headed by Craig were not only careful and considerate, their work was of extremely high standards and much more impressive than other workers I have previously employed. All your employees I have come into contact with, do you much credit and my wife and I will have no hesitation in recommending your company to others. Again our sincere thanks for a small project that has so tastefully blended in with our garden. R. Higgins OBE, Hill Head. Jan 2016

” You have just completed the design and planting of our garden and we would like to say how delighted we are with the results and it certainly looks impressive! Kevin had excellent ideas and his knowledge of plants is impressive and nothing was too much trouble as he wanted to ensure we were happy with everything and he certainly achieved that. His team of Chris, Eddie & Noel were very hard working and dealt with the exceptional amount of chalk under the surface in a positive and cheerful manner. We are delighted we choose Hambrooks and our early high opinion of Kevin proved very valid.”  Mr & Mrs L Jones, Winchester. December 2016

“A belated thank you for the work completed on our back garden. It is unrecognisable from the football pitch which we have had for the last 20 years. We spent the weekend just sitting on the patio and looking in wonderment, finding it difficult to believe that this was indeed our garden!
 

Kevin and Josh were a credit to your company – they were hard working, always polite and willing recipients of endless cups of tea and biscuits. Our best wishes and thanks once again. Liz and Kevin , Southampton. July 2015

“We only have one regret about the garden – that we didn’t do it sooner!” April 2015

“We have used your firm before and knew the quality of work is very good and would like to say how impresses we were by Caroline’s professionalism and knowledge – she is a real asset to your company. Your hard working team were polite, amenable and a pleasure to have around – we will have no hesitation in coming back to Hambrooks with our future business.” Mrs & Mrs Wright Swanmore. Mar 2015

“Some time ago we recognised that our rather sad looking rear garden was in dire need of professional help. Aware of the name by reputation only we decided to visit Hambrooks Garden Destination Centre in Titchfield and really enjoyed viewing the varied garden designs. It has been an enjoyable experience from start to finish and we would like to thank all members of the Hambrooks team for creating a truly wonderful garden for us. I don’t think there is much else we can say, except that when we took the decision to contact Hambrooks – we made the right decision.” Mr & Mrs Heath. Hedge End. Feb 2015

“We would like to say a huge thank you to all involved with the transformation of our garden. Not only are we over the moon with the end result, we can honestly say we enjoyed every moment of the development process. Robin did an excellent job with the design and planning and achieved exactly the end result we had hoped for. We were also impressed with the whole team who worked extremely hard and to a very high standard. Nothing was too much trouble and they made every effort to minimise disruption to our ourselves and our neighbours. We would thoroughly recommend Hambrooks to anyone who needs a garden makeover.” Mr & Mrs Percival. Havant. Feb 2015

“The garden is a great delight and we spend many hours looking at the colours and shapes. The trellis blended beautifully – especially with the autumn colours of the beech trees. Many thanks its great! Roger & Christine, Southampton. Jan 2015

“A huge thank you for transforming our garden and updating it to a modern ‘feel’. We are really enjoying all the new planting which is spectacular and we can’t wait for next spring and summer to see all the new plants flowering. It was truly amazing that the project was completed so quickly by your excellent team. Thank you so much for your care and attention to this project. We are absolutely delighted with the end results!” Mr & Mrs Matthews, Winchester. Nov 2014

“We would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to all involved with the transformation of our garden. Not only are we over the moon with the end result, we can honestly say we have enjoyed every moment of the development process. Robin and his team came up with the design we had hoped for and were helpful in every way liaising with us at every stage.Nothing was too much trouble and they made every effort to minimise disruption to ourselves and out neighbours. We would thoroughly recommend Hambrooks to anyone.” Mr & Mrs Percival, Havant. Nov 2014

“The service was excellent with the planning, quotation and execution of work very professional. Your team were very courteous throughout with good supervision at every stage.  E Bishop. Southampton. Nov 2014

“Just wanted to say how pleased I am with the garden -it looks fantastic. Wayne & Sam were brilliant – so hard working and such nice pleasant guys too. They have done a brilliant job with the great design you provided. J Weavers. Southampton

“We really enjoyed viewing your gardens on show in Titchfield and we would like to thank all the members of the Hambrooks team for creating a truly wonderful garden for us.It has been an enjoyable experience from start to finish and a pleasure to have Josh & Paul working on our property who worked to very high standards and in a most professional manner. To say that we are absolutely delighted with our new garden is an understatement. When we took the decision to use Hambrooks we made the right decision!” Mr & Mrs Heath Hedge End. Oct 2014

“We received excellent service from a team of personable and professional people.” A Moneley.Wimborne. Oct 2014

“I want to put on record my absolute satisfaction with the work that Hambrooks has done for me. From the original consultation to the beautiful finished garden I could not be more happy or pleased. Thank you again and I will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone and everyone!” M Tarchettii, Christchurch. Sept 2014

“Excellent service and quality of work exceptional. Stuart did an excellent design and nothing was too much trouble for senior landscaper Paul.” S Williams, Ringwood. Aug 2014

“I have used Hambrooks in the past and have always been impressed by the professional service from start to finish. I am delighted with the transformation of my back garden.” J. Fairless. Waterlooville. Aug 2014

” Robin the designer together with Matt & Steve have made a beautiful and tranquil garden out of my chaos – I really made a terrible mess of my previous garden – and we are thrilled with it. Robin’s design has opened up our space filling it with clever features making it feel spacious and full of colour and interest.Matt and Steve are such a good team and they worked very hard on it making sure that at every different stage we knew what they were doing. We could not have had a nicer team working on our garden. We have many good memories of having our garden designed and built by Hambrooks.” Mr & Mrs D Tanner, Portchester. June 2014

“We had to write to tell you what a splendid job your team made of the total revamp of our back garden. Caroline produced a really great design that embraced all our ideas in a way we had not, nor could ever imagine. We were then treated to watching Dave & Jake putting the plan into reality. We have never seen two men work so hard and with such precision and who worked tirelessly, sometimes in very hot conditions over a 3 week period to produce a garden we are proud of and we really do appreciate what has been done. You have a team to be proud of. “Mr & Mrs C Byatt, Stubbington. June 2014

“Just got in from Chelsea Flower Show and saw my garden……..OMG OMG (again) I LOVE IT…………..OMG its perfect. Nothing but NOTHING at the Chelsea Flower Show compares to it……I promise you that. I LOVE all of it, every single inch of it. I am so happy I could cry with sheer and utter happiness. Thank the boys, Andy & Aidan for doing such a wonderful job for me. They both worked so very hard, non-stop the whole time – a pleasure to have here – they know their stuff and are a huge asset to Hambrooks……and deserve a pay rise!!!!!! The whole Hambrooks experience from my first visit to your Showroom talking to Mike in Titchfield to having a complete new garden installed has been a perfect experience. Hambrooks has always had an excellent reputation and I understand why. Thank you ALL again for my wonderful garden.” C. Smith Lee-on-Solent. May 2014

“I would like to congratulate everyone connected with the landscaping of my garden. Right from day one everyone wanted to ensure that the garden would be done to a very professional standard and communication was paramount to ensure the garden was exactly what I wanted. Paul and the team did exactly that and I can’t praise them enough. Thank you for ensuring I got the garden of my dreams.” E Dore. Portsmouth. May 2014

“Please convey our thanks to Robin and his very pleasant and courteous team, Spencer and Dan for completing Phase 6 of our programme of the front drive and surrounding landscape, which was carried out to the usual Hambrooks high standard. Once again Robin’s design and management skills have been exceptional and the whole team are a credit to your company.” Mr & Mrs Doughty Eastleigh. May 2014

“I write to express my appreciation of your team’s excellent garden work with an imaginative design that fulfilled all my wishes and executed with creative flair that exactly meets the surrounding environment.Please pass on my most grateful thanks to Caroline and her team.” J Stephens, Winchester. May 2014

“Congratulations to the landscaping team. Right from day one everyone ensured the garden was done to a very professional standard. Communication was paramount to ensure my garden was built exactly as I wanted and I can’t praise the team enough. Thank you for ensuring I got the garden of my dreams.” E. Dore, Portsmouth April 2014

“We are very impressed with your staff who are not only hard working, but extremely pleasant and courteous. Thank you for the makeover and for taking on board our comments.” W Fretton, Port Solent April 2014

“Thank you for transforming our land into a beautiful garden. Caroline is a joy to work with and her team not only highly experienced, but also very hard working and managed to retain a sense of humour whilst battling through atrocious rain and wind.” Mr & Mrs Shrives, Lee-on-Solent April 2014

“It was with some apprehension that we approached Hambrooks to plan our garden as we had concerns the cost might run away with us. We should not have worried. The breakdown costs stage by stage allowed us to initially start with the borders and planting of both mature and medium plant for all year interest. an instant garden that would have taken us years to achieve – however we felt it was still our garden but very much enhanced. We feel we cannot put into words how impressed we are with Matt & Steve who worked so hard from day one in all weather with nothing being too much trouble. We have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending Hambrooks and your teams to all and we are looking forward to completing the final stages of our wonderful garden project.” Mr & Mrs Allan. Bognor Regis. March 2014

“My thanks to your team for completing an excellent job in what can only be described as ‘biblical scale’ wind and rain.” J Dixon Southampton Mar 2014

“A lovely design which suits our needs. A great team of people.”Mrs Richardson Lee-on-Solent Mar 2014

“Thank you Kevin for all your expertise, guidance & advice. Between you and your team who worked very hard you overcame a mammoth task and have managed to conquer the front garden!” Mr & Mrs Flight, Southampton. Mar 2014

“I am writing to let you know how delighted I am with my new garden. What was a very daunting prospect for me was made easy by everyone concerned and I would like to praise everyone involved especially Niall & Wayne who produced a brilliant design and Mark & Chris who worked tirelessly throughout. Everyone who has seen the garden, without exception is extremely impressed and it is an excellent recommendation for the work Hambrooks carry out.”  J Sykes. Portsmouth Feb 2014

“What an excellent job Hambrooks has done and in particular we would like to thank your designer Caroline Perget who did a superb job of interpreting our requirements.We would like to give a special thank you to Andy & Josh who executed the work to the highest standards of workmanship with meticulous attention to details. A pleasure to have around and nothing was too much trouble and we were particularly impressed how they minimise any mess. Mike Hodges should also receive high praise for his diplomacy in negotiating access our neighbour’s property. All are a credit to Hambrooks and we would no hesitation in recommending you to potential customers.” Mr & Mrs M Stewart, Emsworth Feb 2014

“I would like to express my sincere thanks for all the work you, your construction and maintenance staff have undertaken over some considerable time. I found everyone’s work and customer care commendable and I am extremely grateful to one and all.” U. Peckham, Eastleigh

“The garden looks fantastic thanks to Mike and the boys. Your dedicated team were a pleasure and nothing was too much trouble. We cannot fault the service and time schedule – you delivered right on time! We have a large project t the front of the house and would be delighted if Robin and Mike could help us with that project too. Thank you Robin and the expertise of The Hambrooks Team.” Sue & Mick, Fareham

“Thank you for all your hard work. Your excellent workers Richard and Mark were very polite and extremely helpful. It was a pleasure working with you and we would highly recommend Hambrooks for their quality.” Mr & Mrs Binge (Southampton)

“Please thank Robin and Mike for all their hard work in the design of our garden and for interpreting our requirements, they were very patient with us. The garden team were very hard working and a pleasure to have around. We are delighted with the results.” Mr & Mrs Denning (Chichester)

“David and I wanted you to know how delighted we are with our finished garden. Caroline fully understood what we wanted from our garden and produced a beautiful design that truly reflected our needs. Your team worked tirelessly to bring her design to life and showed great care and attention to detail. We are really impressed by the level of customer care all your staff brought to the project and thanks to Hambrooks our garden looks amazing!” Mr & Mrs Berry (West End)

“I am delighted with my new back garden. Friends who have seen it have greatly admired it and has produced another customer for you! Thank you again for your advice and excellent service.” Betty (Bitterne)

“Richard & Mark worked extremely hard with great understanding while also keeping me informed every step of the way. They were also both polite and friendly and most trustworthy. I can recommend the whole team.” Mrs Davies (Portsmouth)

“It was a pleasure to have such a hard working, courteous and helpful team working in my garden. Nothing was too much trouble.” Ms Fairclough (Burlesdon)

“I highly recommend Hambrooks for the delightful, swift transformation of my garden. Your design is excellent, your workman diligent, skilled,careful and polite. I am a very pleased customer.” Miss Vivian (Southampton)

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff involved in the remodelling of my garden. The process, from my initial enquiry to completion was seamless and I am delighted with the results. Stuart & Wayne came up with some great ideas to make the most of the site and some of its ‘awkward’ features. I can barely pass a window now, without stopping to admire the view and I eagerly anticipate each new blossom and bloom. Congratulations Hambrooks on an excellent job. I can recommend your service without hesitation.” Mrs Eastham (Southampton)

“We are writing to express our appreciation for all the hard work and expertise that helped transform our back garden into a fantastic living space. From the initial design through the landscaping process to the completion of the project, the Hambrooks team were unfailingly courteous and professional. The teams were punctual, hardworking, cheerful and always polite.We are delighted with the end result and have no hesitation at all in recommending Hambrooks.” Mr & Mrs Davies (Fareham)

and some more comments from over the years taken from the many letters we receive:

We would like to say how pleased we are with our garden and to thank you and your team for transforming our outside space. Your ideas of mature plants in very large pots framed with large rocks and smaller pebbles, all looked after by an automatic watering system, has given us a place to enjoy and be proud of. We have had many compliments and would certainly recommend Hambrooks. Your professionalism and expertise has been faultless.
 
“In laying my new patio you have provided the best contractor service I have ever received. Your staff were helpful, courteous and high professional at all times, ensuring they caused me minimal disruption to my home.”
 
“Many thanks, my garden looks immaculate after your visit.”
 
“We would like to give special thanks to your team who worked really hard and we were very impressed. They did a superb job and we would have no hesitation in recommending your services in the future.”
  
“Part of the joy of seeing our garden change beyond recognition was the opportunity to watch your team at work –it was truly mesmerising. We were in awe of them and so sorry to see them go.”
 
“Thank you for providing a wonderful design and taking so much time and patience to achieve the ultimate delight in seeing our garden transformed beyond our dreams.”
 
“Every part of the job was done to the highest perfection and it shows.”
 
“Hambrooks are to be congratulated on the quality and professionalism of their staff.”
 
“To summarise, thanks to Hambrooks good name, creative vision, and hard work we now have a garden we adore, that we are captivated by and can’t tear ourselves away from. It really has changed out lives.”
 
“The design was exactly what we wanted with the minimum effort on our part.”
 
“We were impressed with the affable nature of your team, always bright, cheerful, courteous and competent.”
 
“You have translated our wishes into a garden to be proud of.”
 
“It really is the garden we imagined and it’s still a surprise when we open the curtains every morning!”
 
“Thank you for the brilliant garden you designed and built for us. We are absolutely thrilled with the final result. You came up with the most perfect design for us.”
 
“What was an unusable mess only three weeks ago you have transformed into a garden we are thrilled with.”
 
“Throughout the whole project your team have worked solidly with determined drive and committed focus.”
 
“From the outset you were extremely professional and gave us great confidence you were really listening to.”
 
“You have turned a rather tired and uninspiring back yard into a thing of beauty! It has been a fascinating process watching a few flat lines on an agreed design transform into a magnificent three dimensional multi-vista visual feast.”
 
“There is not one thing we could find fault with from the start of our enquiries to completion of the garden. This is a very rare thing these days.”
 
“The enthusiasm and commitment of your entire workforce is of the highest order and it was a pleasure having them around.”
 
“You are masters in the management of twitchy clients, giving me reassurance when I had doubts and answering my questions in a straightforward honest way.”
 
“Our whole experience with Hambrooks has been easy, professional and friendly.”
 
“Hambrooks is a pleasure to deal with and we felt confident the end result would be worth it and it was.”
 
“Many thanks for a superb job, carried out with meticulous care and enormous skill. What a team!”