Here are some of our reviews

and the work that these letters relate to,
Just click on each picture to see what our customers said!

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A garden wall was extended at the front of a listed cottage in Wembury to act as a flood defence. The work was done speedily and professionally and the finished product is exemplary. It fits perfectly with the existing frontage and the finished product is a vast improvement on what was there before.

Tony Bowring
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The Flood defence wall.

Stops the spray from passing vehicles sending volumes of water into this old cottage.
The Road outside is now higher than the door threshold, having been built up over many years, with layers of tar-macadam. Being so much lower, water pooled in the immediate threshold area, and whilst a 6" 150 mm drainpipe took the excess into a a 9" land drain and then down through the back garden to a stream running across the bottom of the garden.

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Widewell Road
Widey Court
Pl6 5

21- 07 - 04

Dear Mr Smith, I enclose a cheque for £3000.00 being the balance due on your account for my garden, A receipt would be appreciated.
I’m Really delighted with all the work, Many Thanks

Yours sincerely

Thelma Pethwick
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The Pergola
with small rockery turned this section of garden into a manageable space and a place for relaxing and contemplation .
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Leighton Road,
Hartley Vale,
June ’87
Dear Mr Smith,
My wife and I are so pleased with the transformation executed by yourself. It was planned thoughtfully, implementing some of our suggestions and expertly carried out in such a fastidious manner. This has led to a very pleasant area of landscaping with the shrubs, more developed, adding colour to the scene. Thank you very much and we would fully recommend anyone to your services and ideas. Yours sincerely D. A.Goddard-Smith

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Below is a montage of some of the letters received

This is what makes us tick We would love to add your name too!!

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Graham Smith -Derna Landscapes and Design
Graham undertook the landscaping of our garden in February and March of this year (24th March 1997) It has been carried out to an extremely high standard and we are very pleased with the result.
Although we already had a design drawn up it was necessary to adapt this so Graham also undertook design work to the garden.
We found Graham to be meticulous and detailed going to great lengths to ensure the correct choices were made . He introduced a drainage system, created an inspection chamber for the drains and tidied up the piping on the side of the house....
Chris Freegard OBE( Town Planner Plymouth City Council 1997)

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Dear graham,I have been meaning to write to you for some time to congratulate you on the splendid conversion that you accomplished on our existing driveway and courtyard. We valued your advice as to design and use of materials such as CLIFTON and CHARTRES setts.We were also impressed with the quality of your workmanship and the cheerful way that you and BRIAN set about your work. We were able to see the concept develop before our eyes and had the comfort of knowing that you were meticulous to the foundations and levels. Both my wife and I have no hesitation of recommending the quality of your workmanship to anyone. For the record we enclose a number of photographs of the finished job.With every good wishes for your future successRAY CHAPPELL (Elburton Plymouth}

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Formpaves's Chartres and Clifton setts

are deployed here to create a courtyard setting able to take the overflow of vehicles for family get togethers. Outside is the main cross road Junction for Elburton Road and Reservoir Road .

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Dr T J Padley
Mr Graham Smith
Derna Landscapes
4 Rose Hill
16 September 2002
Dear Graham
Enclosed, as agreed, your final payment. I would like to take this opportunity to thankyou for the wonderful job you have done for us - as you put it, bringing our dreams toreality. It has been a pleasure to have you working for us - I say this with particularfeeling having had recent experience of dealings with a number of contractors whoseemed very well versed in the Builders Book of Excuses'From our point of view the fact that you arrived on day one and worked all day every day until the job was completed, without us having once to chase you to find out where you were or why you were not doing what you had said you would do, was a totally novel experience.If you would like to use this letter, and the photographsyou took, in your portfolio, pleasefeel free to do so. l would also be happy to give a verbalor written reference forprospective clients who might wish one.Kind regardsYours sincerelyTim

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The Outdoor Fireplace
was a first for me. and is still in regular use today. Like most of my work this was from a recommendation from Hilary and Martyn, for whom we have carried out quite a few challenging projects, projects that made one think outside the box, requiring engineering skills, and a can do approach..

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I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending Graham of Derna Landscapes, The drive, patio and wall he built for me was exceptional and the talk of the village!! I had so many compliments on my wall etc..His work is outstanding and he is extremely reliable.Ms S. Allitt PlymouthCopy sent to

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The Rockery below is at Longmeadow Wembury

and not the one descibed in the letter attached.

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76, Reddicliff Road
9th July, 1998
Derna Landscapes & Design
4, Rosehill,
Dear Graham,
I felt I had to write a letter for your file to express our appreciation and delight with the recent landscaping project you completed on our front garden.Although we were not quite sure what to expect at the outset of the project, we quickly realised that we had employed the right people when we saw the daily transformation of what had been an eyesore, to a beautiful eye-catching rockery.Your team and yourself worked extremely hard to complete the project in such a short space of time, and we were most impressed by your attention to even the smallest detail in creating such high quality work.Now we have begun to plant the area (over 40 plants went in the day after you finished it is looking even more impressive, and we enjoy the admiringglances we receive from passers by.Once again our thanks go to you and your team, and should you want to send any prospective customers out to see an example of your work, we would welcome the opportunity to show it off Yours sincerely Steve & Caroline Wilshire

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We are Specialists in the Following Disciplines

  • Garden Design,
  • Restoration work,
  • Stone Work,
  • Decking,
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