Kate Marshall Garden Design offers a professional garden design and consultancy service throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and London. Working closely with her clients she creates a range of garden styles in all sizes, from contemporary courtyards to wildflower meadows, large formal terraces to small cottage gardens, ponds and water features.
Gardens are unique parts of our homes. They literally have a life of their own, the scene continually changing with the seasons. With careful consideration and planning, and the right selection of landscaping materials, plants and features, our gardens become treasured spaces. A well-designed garden, with an inviting patio, impressive planting and atmospheric lighting, will entice you outside and extend your use and enjoyment of the garden throughout the year.
Because the perfect garden means something different to each of us, every garden I design is unique. My role as a garden designer is to understand the way the garden is to be used and the preferences of each client. The design must not only accurately reflect the lifestyle and personality of the clients but fulfil the site’s potential. A garden can be transformed by the innovative use of space. Using my creativity and experience I create gardens that are beautiful, practical and perfect for the people using them.
Plants are the essence of a garden. Even if you have room for only a few specimens, they will give that space a personality, style, and life. Choosing the right ones is the key. To ensure the garden develops as intended and fulfils the promise of the design my service offers a full planting package. I source from reliable nurseries and install plants in line with best horticultural practices. This ensures the gardens gets off to the best possible start and the plants continue to thrive as the garden matures.
Not all gardens need a complete re-design. A garden consultation provides an on-site assessment and discussion of ideas with outline plans, sketches and planting recommendations. It is a perfect option for the gardening enthusiast who needs a little guidance, or for those who would like to explore the potential of a site from a professional perspective.
The design is just the first step in the landscaping process. The ideas need to be implemented for the garden to be successful. I work with in partnership with skilled, experienced and accredited landscapers, based in Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire, to ensure the design is faithfully interpreted and constructed to meet the high standards and expectations of my clients.
Gardens are not just gardens but homes. We take great pleasure in extending our homes outdoors by landscaping to our individual requirements. However, this also offers valuable habitats for a wealth of wildlife. Whether you have a large pond or tiny water feature, woodland walk or elegant minimalist planters, this will benefit birds, butterflies, bees, hedgehogs and other wildlife. These visitors are often unexpected but welcome guests; it is rewarding and a privilege to share the garden in this way.
Kate Marshall is a qualified and experienced designer and a registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers since 2004 and a APL award winner in 2017.