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Cath will help explore ideas for the garden and a consultation will take place to listen to your requirements and ideas. Following a Site Survey and Analysis, a drawing or set of drawings will be produced.

The service can be either a full or part garden design, or review/replanting of a border.

Prices are affordable and budget considerations are always taken into account with any design, as well as aspects such as time available for future maintenance. Full quotations will be provided in writing.


Borders planned according to soil type, soil type, position and owner's taste. This photo is a newly planted border where the customer specified a spiky modern look, here phormiums with blue grasses and other hot colours for a very hot and sunny south facing border. Cath will advise plants that should thrive in the given location avoiding wasted money at garden centres.


Darton Garden Designs can supply and fit new decking and fencing, pictured is a new decking project consisting of quality hardwood newly oiled. Toby looking proud of his hard work.


If your pond needs a bit of a clear out (this one certainly did), we can help. The contents are good for the compost heap if you have one.


Darton Garden Designs currently looks after several gardens in the Portsmouth area. Services offered include scheduled maintenance, digging, weeding, pruning or a one off tidy up for example for a special event or house sale. We also offer winter fruit tree pruning.

Image of garden needing clearance and tidying


A team is able to come and clear an overgrown garden, now matter how long it has been neglected. For this very large garden, a skip was hired to remove the debris.

The garden after clearance in summer sunshine


The same garden after clearance. The owner wanted to put the property on the market and looking this good has got to be good for the asking price!

Blue Caryopteris


With a Design Plan agreed, Cath can manage the transformation and build of the garden if required. This can involve selection and management of subcontractors, or overseeing contractors hired directly by the client, and acting as your representative on site. Cath has many years' experience of putting quotes to tender and contract management.

We are able to help if you need some advice without a full redesign of the garden. Advice will be provided in the form of a written report and/or list of suitable plants including trees. 

Plants can also be purchased for clients, usually at discount depending on plant selection/availability. Mileage and agreed hourly rates will be charged for this service.

Call on 07789 563265