Working with clients to either create a new garden from scratch or redesign a space that has outgrown it’s original plan is a joy when you do a job you really love. It’s also wonderful to hear feedback from clients on how the final design is settling in and that they are pleased they made the changes. Thank you!



The Garden Design Hive has provided us with a professional and friendly service for the past eighteen years.Originally giving shape to an overgrown space with the design brief to suit the the needs of a family; a designated area for play, entertainment, a fun veg patch with low maintenance as a priority was created. 

More recently The Garden Design Hive masterminded a garden makeover to reflect our changing needs now the family has grown, reducing the number of large shrubs creating softer lines and perennial borders abundant in colour. My garden has become a place of joy and relaxation. My friend told to me that she has ‘border envy.’

Over the past eighteen years The Garden Design Hive with Caz at the helm has maintained our garden, advised on planting, pests, diseases plus taken charge of all the heavy work and hard landscaping. Caz gives a personal service, having the ability to listen to your ideas, equally making suggestions based on their professional experience and expertise. 

The ultimate achievement is the legacy afforded us in the memories we’ve made in our garden with family and friends.We wouldn’t go anywhere else for Garden Design and would recommend Caz without reservation
— Barbara, Somerset
The creation of my garden by Caz Skinner far exceeded my expectations in the inspirational design, planting advice, diligence and hard work to change then transform my sizeable plot into a garden that I love and is admired by all who pass by.

The brief was for a garden to be strikingly unique and Caz interpreted my ideas brilliantly with great attention to detail. The project was carried out quickly, with budget and environmental considerations always in mind.

Caz was professional, kind, thoughtful and helpful from inception to completion of the project and continues to have ongoing interest in its natural development. I consider Caz to be an extremely reliable, gifted garden designer and a delightful person to engage
— Marilyn, Wells
We have known Caz for many years and she was the only one we wanted and trusted to re-design our back garden. Caz was so easy to work with and had such creative ideas.
The design and build went very smoothly and was completed quickly- paths, walls and beds all built with quality materials.
The garden is so beautiful this year and Caz has also planted our pots and baskets this season. We just love looking at all she has done.
Caz maintains our garden now and we would be lost without her.
— Gill and Chris Scott. Shipham