Client Reviews and Testimonials

Here are a selection of some of our Google reviews and client testimonials.

"We love our contemporary house but Rachel longed for a cottage garden. The builders had left us with a new terrace that seemed too small to house our furniture, and the lawn was always wet underfoot. Sunken trenches ran across the grass and it was impossible to plant anything underneath the trees. Louisa and Steve advised us to lift the terrace and relay a much larger area of hard landscaping. They also recommended removing some of the large trees that cast shade over the garden. After our initial shock at these drastic proposals, we became excited at the prospect of having a 'proper' garden and began to embrace the changes. We love the huge planted areas and something new seems to flower every day. Steve's team were a pleasure to have around, and we felt part of the whole process with regular site visits and work in progress reports explaining each part of the project. The awful weather did not deter the team's determination to finish the garden for our Christmas party, and the planting looked great from day one. We are so glad that we trusted Louisa and Steve. They knew implicitly what would work for the site and have delivered a fantastic space. We've been outside at every opportunity and can't wait to share our garden with our friends."
Richard & Rachel, Copthorne
Written Testimonial
"When we were looking for partners to work with us on our garden design and landscaping we very quickly concluded on The Lovely Garden (Louisa Bell) and Esse Landscapes (Steve Etheridge). We wanted like-minded people who could challenge us to think differently but who we could also work with on a day to day basis. Over the year we worked together we found them to be a great partnership. Louisa developed her concepts and designs and gave us the space to build on these - always making sure she shared her honest views. As we moved onto the build, Steve and his team ensured that the design was delivered to a high quality but that it also worked at a practical level allowing us the flexibility to make small changes as we went. What was key to us was the ability to truly partner together and work as one team to deliver the right outcome. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to others."
Nigel & Tina, Horsham
Written Testimonial
ESSE were responsible for the overall landscaping of our gardens (front and back), overseeing the project from the initial design phase right through to the execution all aspects including all hard landscaping, installation of outdoor kitchen, lighting, fencing, planting, tree and hedge work. Steve and his team are really easy to work with and are very customer focused. Steve, Aidan and the team were great at finding innovative solutions and kept us informed at every stage. Steve coordinated with the various partners involved in the project, ensuing these worked really well together in implementing the overall design. ESSE provided us with high quality services and great craftsmanship. They have delivered an absolutely stunning garden, which has completely transformed the space. We are delighted with the final results and have a beautiful garden which provides an amazing outdoor space ideal for entertaining and relaxing in. We highly recommend Steve and his fabulous team.
Jenny & Steve, Copthorne
Official Google Review
A new courtyard, electric gate, drive, parking, turfing and fencing expertly delivered and integrated into our existing landscaping by the Esse team, seamlessly coordinated by Steve. Highly recommended.
Adam & Sue, Horsham
Official Google Review
"The team at Esse Landscapes provided us with an excellent service throughout the build, completing our new garden just in time for the 2020 lockdown. The construction of a new swimming pool was particularly timely, and much appreciated by the whole family! Their attention to detail and professional approach means we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to other clients"
James & Annie, Hassocks
Written Testimonial
"Esse Landscapes took the design produced by Louisa Bell of The Lovely Garden and made it into a reality. The standard of workmanship is exceptionally high which combined with beautiful materials has resulted in a garden that far exceeded our expectations. The attention to detail during the process was second to none. The team were professional at all times and continuously liaised both us and the designer during the course of the project which ensured that there were no surprises and that the final result was exactly what we wanted."
Terry & Vicky, Felbridge
Written Testimonial
Highly recommend Esse landscapes on every level. Extremely professional, courteous and pleasant to deal with. You only have to look at their award winning landscaping to see the impeccable standard of work they put their name to. You will not be disappointed!!
Jenni, Horley
Official Google Review
Steve, Bobby, Jamie, Pat and the rest of the team were very easy to work with and delivered a very high standard of work. Recommended!
Chris & Katie, Balcombe
Official Google Review
Thank you to you and all the team. They have been great to deal with and have done an excellent job. Charlie & Claire, Hurstpierpoint Please convey my sincere thanks to all the team that worked on the project as they have done an excellent job, I am so looking forward to enjoying my garden more now Pauline, Walton on the Hill Thank you so much for doing such a great job and for being so helpful and understanding throughout.
Piers & Torie, Buxted
Official Google Review

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