The Gardenmakers Projects

Award-Winning Garden

Designed by Sue Adcock | Built by The Gardenmakers | Warwickshire

Winner in the category for ‘Gardens costing between £100,000 and £200,000’ at The Association of Professional Landscapers Awards, 2017

The strongly geometric design is based around a 32-metre semi-circular rill, with random-coursed sawn York stone paving interjected with York stone cobbles.

Generous lawn and border areas provide a balance to the areas of hard landscaping and the size of the property. This was a complex and detailed design that required precise construction techniques.

Contemporary Landscaping

Designed by Sally Hopkinson | Built by The Gardenmakers

Much of our work is based around more traditional gardens but occasionally a more contemporary design will be commissioned. This garden is a blend of the two. Clean, crisp rendered block walls are juxtaposed with riven York stone paving. The steps lead up to a hot tub and the garden beyond.

Victorian-style Vegetable Garden

Designed by Sally Hopkinson | Built by The Gardenmakers | Warwickshire

This garden is part of a much wider landscaping project carried out over several years.  The fabulous greenhouse, the fruit cage and the raised beds are a wonderful place to work but the central raised pond and various seating areas also make it a garden to sit in and enjoy. Using the same brick as the greenhouse base for the low beds and the perimeter wall gives unity to the design. The paved areas ware riven York stone.

Sleeper Walls & Steps

Designed by Sally Hopkinson | Built by The Gardenmakers | Northamptonshire

The brief was for a contemporary feel to the garden with a small area to entertain. The ‘L’ shape of the plot with it’s differing levels was a challenge for the designer and the budget limited, but by cleverly combining new landscape sleepers with gravel and paving this very pleasing small garden was created. It remains one of our favourites and was awarded a highly commended at the Association of Professional Landscapers annual awards in 2014

Rill Garden

Designed by Sue Adcock | Built by The Gardenmakers

Winner in the category for ‘Project value over £100,000 category’ at The Association of Professional Landscapers Awards, 2014.

This fabulous formal garden is a complex design constructed over two levels, and is based around a flowing central rill that culminates in a formal pool by the house. The seating areas and paths are constructed using  riven York stone paving edged with sawn stone. The retaining wall is built to match the house using Brockhill Grey stone from Brockhill Quarry in the Cotswolds. The planting is a stunning blend of flowing shapes and pastel shades punctuated by a frame of Box hedges and cones. The flowing rill provides a gentle backdrop to the garden and completes what is a very tranquil garden.

Circular Pond

This formal pool was part of a larger garden makeover. It was created from block and concrete and lined with black fibreglass. A backflush filter sits in the adjacent border and  plastic safety grill has been installed just below the water surface to prevent the clients grandchildren taking an inadvertent dip!

Association of Professional Landscapers

The Gardenmakers have been fully accredited members of the Association of Professional Landscapers since 2007.

A branch of the Horticultural Trades Association, The APL is a trade body that promotes the highest of standards within the industry. To become a member a landscaping business needs to have been trading for at least 3 years and go through a rigorous inspection process.


TrustMark is a quality mark which operates a framework under which 30 plus scheme operators work in the RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) sector, including trade associations, local government trading standards teams, and independent scheme operators. These schemes are approved to carry the TrustMark logo and recruit reputable and trustworthy tradesmen.

The Horticultural Trades Association

Established in 1899 at the Crystal Palace by 60 like-minded horticulturists, the HTA has, for over 100 years, promoted the interests of its members and the industry at large.  A cost-effective and comprehensive range of business support and development initiatives are available to individual members.