Testimonials 1 2018-02-12T14:10:38+00:00

Many thanks Gary to you & your team for the unbelievable transformation in our garden this winter.You and the guys were so dedicated and focused, and this has shown in the end result.The garden was a big project,especially for us and the fact that you came in on time and budget with your fixed quotation gave us a lot of piece of mind. I appreciate you putting our new garden on your website so soon,and please feel free to point any potential customers our way if they would like to come and look at the work you guys have done.

Georgina & Stuart, Newhouses Road, Broxburn, West Lothian

It would be easy to contract one of the numerous driveway paving companies to pave your driveway, but going to a landscape gardener ensures you do not make the mistake of ending up with a featureless and drab look to your house and driveway.

Gary listened to what I wanted my front driveway and garden to look like. His design is exactly what I wanted and I am thrilled with the result. The garden and driveway used to have absolutely no kerb appeal and let down the overall external look of the house . Now the new driveway and garden design lift the whole appearance of the front of the house. I am very happy with the workmanship and end result.

Mrs Robertson, Lasswade Road, Edinburgh

This is a testimonial for Gary Ormiston. It is based on work the company did in my garden over some four weeks.

This was a large scale, challenging project which involved the excavation and removal of a substantial quantity of topsoil as well as an existing patio; the replacement of a large area of grass membrane topped with slate chips, the laying of a large new patio; the building of a retaining wall; and the laying of two new paths.

As regards to price, it is to be noted that the company submitted a quotation which compared very favourably with other bidders. In addition, Gary stuck faithfully to the quote despite some incurring some extra unforeseen costs as the work proceeded.

Despite the challenges of frequent inclement weather and the absence through illness of one worker for a week, the company persevered well with the work whenever the weather allowed. In addition all workers on site were extremely helpful, polite, and keen to offer constructive suggestions based on their experience

In conclusion I have no hesitation in recommending Gary, and would happily re-employ him if further landscaping work was required.

Neil Morrison, Coldingham,  Scottish Borders 

Gary was a word of mouth recommendation as his company had originally carried out a project in our neighbour’s front garden & had also carried out other projects in the area. We were very impressed with the quality of his work. This was essentially the main reasons we asked him to quote for our project. The brief was to get our split level back garden landscaped which is our main access into our house and approached Gary , mainly as it was a tricky job involving a large amount of manual work due to the height levels. On accepting Gary’s quotation, he explained at the outset that dates were conditional as his diary is always at least 3 – 4 months booked ahead, and he always works on one project at at time – start to finish. However, he kept us updated regularly and fully informed in advance of the works commencing. His design was innovative and we were delighted with the finished result, which also included thorough input with regards to natural stone materials. On commencing, his workforce were friendly and of a very high standard, ultimately leaving a quality job behind them. They were understanding of our situation regarding means of access into our house and also in disposing of excavated material/old slabs etc. without causing undue nuisance for our neighbours. The completion of the project felt like no time in passing and the final price was that quoted by Gary at the outset. The transformation in our garden is amazing and we would have no hesitation recommending Gary to any of his potential customers.

LORNA & COLIN, RULLION RD, PENICUIK, MIDLOTHIAN

Just a few words to express how pleased we are with our new back garden. From the initial site visit through to discussing our requirements, providing regular updates, making suggestions and carrying out the work in a professional and timely manner we couldn’t have asked for a better service. The whole team worked so well together and the result is a transformed garden. Thanks once again.

Best regards Iain & Yvonne, Tranter Road, Aberlady, East Lothian

We were delighted with the personable and professional service Gary provided with our garden project. He fully consulted with us throughout the planning of the project and was more than happy to accommodate our budget. Gary transformed our featureless back garden and created a lovely modern space which we look forward to enjoying.We would highly recommend Gary and his team.

Elaine & Mike, Kirknewton, West Lothian

‘ wow wow wow…what a transformation.We cannot recommend Gary enough,from his first visit through to the completion of our project Gary was friendly &professional. He made you feel your garden was as important to him as it was to you and always kept in touch all along the way with updates.He has a great reliable work force and craftsmen and has always delivered.Very refreshing today for someone to bring ‘old fashioned’ work values to their job.Thank you

Andrew & Elizabeth, Thomson Drive, Currie, Midlothian

Hi Gary, Glad to hear that you were round taking pictures the other day. Just given the lawn (it really is a proper one!) its first cut and had a good walk round the garden. It is looking great and is the result of the work done by you and your team. A great bunch, Richard with his building craftsmanship, Mick his gardening skills, Stuart and Colin ever cheerful and willing as they transformed a steeply sloping bit of rough ground into your fantastic design. Everything was done to time and for us, a joy to watch as the work unfolded. Gill and I would highly recommend you and your team to anyone needed advice on design, planting and a well executed job done to time,on budget and without any stress.

RON AND GILL, CAMERON GARDENS ESTATE, BILSTON, MIDLOTHIAN

We were delighted with the personable and professional service Gary provided with our garden project. He fully consulted with us throughout the planning of the project and was more than happy to accommodate our budget. Gary transformed our featureless back garden and created a lovely modern space which we look forward to enjoying.We would highly recommend Gary and his team.

Elaine & Mike, Kirknewton, West Lothian

This summer, Gary done a fantastic job in my garden.

Gary was very professional, on time every morning and worked on through the rain at times in very difficult conditions as my back garden is on a very steep slope,and he had to bring all the materials through my cottage.

From start to finish I am extremely satisfied with the way that project went & I now for the first time have a beautiful garden of which I am able to sit in and enjoy. It has been worth every penny.

Michelle, Coldingham, Scottish Borders

“I’m so pleased I chose Gary to undertake our garden project and I’d highly recommend. I followed the usual “get 3 quotes” advice but, when Gary arrived, I had a gut feel we would work well together. He was the only one of the 3 to offer his own advice and design suggestions. He took a very consultative approach, pointing out why some of my ideas may not work and offering alternatives I hadn’t considered. Whereas Gary kept me up to date with progress and an estimated date for receipt of the quote / design, the other 2 just followed my list of requirements and a quote followed through the post (eventually). The final decision-maker for me was the number of positive reviews and before/after pictures on his website. Gary and his team began ahead of the estimated start date in Feb 2014. The team were all hard-working, professional and carried on through some really horrendous weather. The finished result is even better than I’d imagined and I can’t wait for summer to arrive so I can sit outside with a glass of rosé and enjoy the view!”

Yvonne, James Young Road, Bathgate, West Lothian

Dear Gary,

We are very pleased at the way you carried out the construction of our patio and path in the back garden.

Always arriving on time and working to a high standard.

Yours sincerely,

Ralph and Valerie, Ayton, Scottish Borders

Gary,

I would just like to pass on my grateful thanks to you and your team for the fantastic garden we now have.To be honest I never thought we could have such a garden,especially building in the wintry weather we have experienced in the last few months.

I thought your team went above and beyond the call of duty, they turned up to work on the garden when the weather was against them, come rain shine and a lot of snow your team were there with a smile on there face ready to work.Your team are a credit to you and your business.

From the moment you arrived at our home you were polite professional but most of all you knew what we wanted from the description we gave you.

I also know at times it wasn’t easy with me changing my mind all the time,but even then you and your team took on board what I asked for with a smile on your face.

What stood out the most was the dedication and hard work you put into the garden.We can’t thank you enough and we look forward to having many a happy time sitting in it with a nice glass of wine.

I would recommend you and your team to anyone that wants a fantastic garden without hesitation

Once again thank you for all the hard work you and your team put into my garden.

Derek Rushforth, Blackridge, West Lothian

Dear Gary,

Thank you very much for the hard work and professionalism you put into transforming our garden. The results go beyond our expectations and we are absolutely delighted.

The concept you developed managed to transform the existing features we had and bring the whole garden together in an entirely new way. At every stage of the process,Gary was easy to work with and refused to cut corners.

Congratulations and many thanks for a job well done.

Best regards,

Simon and Clare, Blackness, West Lothian

Being new to the area from Australia, I found Gary’s business on the web and sent him a message. He responded immediately.Gary’s suggestions were exactly what was needed to bring the gardens up to a high standard that enhanced the look of the property.

Gary was always on time and did a fantastic job. The planting scheme and new granite stone walk really compliments the look of the Mill. I am having Gary back in the Spring to continue more of his great work.

Dave Curren, Sandy’s Mill by Haddington, East Lothian

“I was very impressed with all aspects of your service. Our raised patio was designed well, and built to a very high quality and on time.

Unlike previous experiences with other companies, they also tidied up properly at the end of each day. I would not hesitate to recommend Gary to anyone who is looking for a first class job.”

Andy, Dunbar, East Lothian

Gary, please accept the following as a reference for the work you have carried out on our driveway:

Gary, a big thank you for the work you carried out on our driveway which we are both delighted with.

The quick response to our enquiry and then again with our Quote was impressive and professional. We were most impressed that you kept in touch before and all the way through to completion with updates, always letting us know what stage we were at. We are very pleased that you had suggested soft landscaping part of the driveway which gives it much more character and look forward to enjoying it for years to come.

Thank you so much for a job well done and wish you every success with your business in the future. We have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who is looking to have their garden/driveway landscaped.

Thanks and Best Regards

Gary and Val, Bathgate, West Lothian

Dear Gary

Just to say a big thank you for the work you undertook in our garden.

We are delighted with the finished article, the layout and the planting plan. Great that it was also finished on time.

Thanks again and kind regards,

Murray and Ashley, Fairmilehead,  Edinburgh

I chose Gary as the contractor for our garden project in Fisherrow.The project was quite challenging due to the aspect next to the beach,so the correct plants and materials were vital. The initial plans were drawn up in June and the work on both the front and back garden’s was undertaken in November.This involved a pyramid shaped decking,limestone paving patio,raised beds,paths,fencing and planting.We are absolutely delighted with the results,both garden’s are looking great.The garden came in on budget and Gary was very easy to work with and most important of all,keeping us informed of progress at all times. Thank You

Maxine & Ian, Fisherrow, Musselburgh, East Lothian

Our garden came from a mud pile on a steep slope behind a new build house to a terraced family garden.

We will be able to enjoy and add too it for years, the transformation was amazing and a credit to Gary who was friendly and professional throughout.

Emma and Richard, Easter Langside Estate, Dalkeith, Midlothian

Deciding to undertake a complete garden makeover was a major decision. We researched and discussed a number of options and although Gary Ormiston Landscape Design Ltd may not have been the cheapest quote provided, we felt very much at ease following a number of discussions with Gary that he genuinely was trying to design a garden that took our basic requirements into account and enhanced these with his knowledge and experience. Gary was always very punctual; he kept us well advised of anticipated timescales and was always polite and professional in his approach. The project took almost two weeks to complete and the workforce were a credit to Gary. They discussed the days tasks in advance, worked as a team for each other and were well organised and tidy both in their appearance, manner and work ethic. We have been left with a transformed and usable garden that now has a balance between hard and soft landscaping and an abundance of plants that Gary is even more excited about than us!

STUART & LINDA, SYCAMORE AVENUE,PORT SETON, EAST LOTHIAN

Dear Gary

Thank you for the wonderful job you and your team carried out in the transformation of my back garden. From the moment you prepared the quotation to the day the work was finished was done in a very professional manner and did exactly what you said you would do.

We now have a beautiful low maintenance garden that we have wanted for a long time where we can enjoy sitting in with our family and friends.

Best Regards

Winifred and Eddie, Bathgate, West Lothian

Gary was able to turn our vague thoughts and requests into a proper concept, and the design plans helped us to visualise the various areas of the garden. He was open to suggestions, but also confident to suggest what he felt would work to improve the design. A sound knowledge of the materials available and their relative prices helped our decisions. Once work started, the whole team were friendly, tidy, and generally an unobtrusive pleasure to have around.The garden look’s the real finished article now.

Dr MacAldowie, Garvald East Lothian

Innovative, professional, a keen eye for detail, a good listener, and 100% reliable. These are a few of the qualities we found in Gary when he recently designed our patio garden. We love the space and light which has now been created, and in particular, the benefit of being able to enjoy our garden all year round.

MAGGIE & GORDON, BUIE HAUGH, KIRKLISTON, MIDLOTHIAN

Our garden has been transformed into a beautiful area that is very pleasing on the eye and has exceeded our expectations. From the design and building work to the work force Gary has working for him,they were all helpful, friendly and above all on time every day until the project was complete. We have no hesitation in recommending Gary 10/10

Lorraine and Willie, Rowanhill Park, Port Seton, East Lothian

Dear Gary, We are very happy with Gary’s advice and help from the beginning of the garden project through till completion.We must also praise the workmanship of Gary’s employee who were first class.Overall, very happy with the turn out of the garden and would highly recommend to any potential customers.

PETER AND JANICE, PHILPINGSTONE LANE, BO’NESS, FALKIRKSHIRE

My garden used to be a place I couldn’t even bear to look at, it was such a mess! But thanks to Gary, it’s a joy to sit out in.

Gary took the time to discuss everything with me and stuck to the quote he gave me at the beginning,On top of that, I also decided I wanted a few additional things done, the price of which was agreed with me and was very reasonable.

I would definitely recommend Gary

Frances, Colinton Village, Edinburgh

Gary undertook a large fencing and planting project ,which involved removing an old fence,gate and subsequent overgrown shrubs.A new large sized six foot twin slatted fence was installed along with my borders being thoroughly prepared and planted.

The fence now gives a sense of enhancement to my garden compared to the old one and the planting scheme Gary designed and planted has worked really well over this summer, where all the shrubs and herbaceous plants have flowered magnificently.

I would strongly recommend Gary to anyone who is looking for a quality job at a fair price.

Elizabeth and James, Port Seton East Lothian

We were very pleased that we chose Gary and his team to build our drive and patio. Gary was helpful, creative and flexible throughout, despite our indecision. This was a fairly substantial project but it was completed quickly and effectively and with miminal inconvenience. We are very pleased with the results which we think represent good value for money. I would be more than happy to recommend Gary and to use them again.

Richard, Winton Loan, Fairmilehead, Edinburgh

Gary done a great job for us in making a very tired and unloved walled garden look new and modern. They replaced our existing patio with Tegula Cobbles and created an additional Indian Sandstone Patio one at the bottom of the garden, built in Sandstone Walls to match, create new functional paths, laid the base and cabling for a new Summerhouse and did a great job in relaying a new lawn. All of this was done on time and to budget.

The work was done efficiently and without any fuss even taking into account the appalling weather conditions. We have been extremely satisfied with the work which Gary has done and would strongly recommend him to anyone hoping for a superbly landscaped garden.

Finlay and Lynn, Trinity, Edinburgh

Hi Gary, Just a quick mail to say thanks so much for doing my garden-it looks fab! Please also say thanks to the guys for doing such a great job!

Kirsten & John, Leith Links Colonies Edinburgh

Dear Gary

We are absolutely thrilled with our new garden. The new design and layout have transformed it into a sunny easy to manage garden and along with your expert planting we now have a garden that is a pleasure to be in and one which we will enjoy for many years to come.

It has been a pleasure to work with you and your team, as any changes or concerns we have had during this major upheaval have been dealt with in a professional and competent manner. We have appreciated very much the hands-on approach you apply to your work which has made communication with you very easy, an important factor when undertaking such a huge project as this was. Thank you to you and your team for all the hard work, friendliness and support during this period. We have no reservation in recommending you to anyone who is considering embarking on redesigning their garden.

Many thanks and best wishes,

Anne & John, Spylaw Street, Colinton Village, Edinburgh 

Gary and his team were recommended to us when we needed to spruce up our back garden area. The whole team worked brilliantly, listened to what we needed and did the job quickly, efficiently and everything was immaculate after the job had finished. I would not hesitate in recommending them for any landscaping or garden jobs, big or small!

All the Team Village Vets, Longniddry, East Lothian

We contracted Gary in to Landscape both our Front & Back Garden’s last winter. The team monoblocked the front driveway and landscaped the back garden, making such as beautiful job. His company turned up when he said they would and completed the work on time.  After every day they cleaned up after them every night. A thoroughly good job with all the guys being very polite and helpful. I would definitely recommend. Thanks Gary

Denise & Graeme, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh

Many thanks to Gary for transforming our back garden. Gary’s advice in terms of the overall garden design was invaluable & his preparation was comprehensive, particularly at the planning stage. He was very approachable & took on board our ideas in the plan.

Gary was thorough & professional throughout the two weeks. He was hardworking, punctual & the project was managed responsibly. The workmanship was very neat & the working areas around the house were tidied up fully at the end of the project.

It is obvious to us that they have a real passion & enthusiasm in what he does.Our garden has been transformed & we are delighted with the result. We would not hesitate to recommend them to potential future clients.

Hasib & Saafia, Balerno, Midlothian

Dear Gary

Thank you for the wonderful job you and your team carried out in the transformation of my back garden. From the moment you prepared the quotation to the day the work was finished was done in a very professional manner and did exactly what you said you would do.

We now have a beautiful low maintenance garden that we have wanted for a long time where we can enjoy sitting in with our family and friends.

Best Regards

Winifred and Eddie, Bathgate, West Lothian

Our garden has been transformed into a beautiful area that is very pleasing on the eye and has exceeded our expectations. From the design and building work to the work force Gary has working for him,they were all helpful, friendly and above all on time every day until the project was complete. We have no hesitation in recommending Gary 10/10

Lorraine and Willie, Rowanhill Park, Port Seton, East Lothian

Dear Gary

We are both delighted with how the garden has turned out and cannot wait for the grass to be given its first trim and begin to enjoy the new found space. The finish of the Marshalls Tegula Path against the Tegula Wall and Lavender Hedge works very well. We are also pleased that we opted for the Rubble Sandstone Wall beside the Sandstone Paving at the main patio area as this really adds an additional dimension to the whole finish.

You have done a great job thanks you, considering the pressures of the time scales that you are under.

Many of our friends are intrigued by the talk of us spending some money on the garden and cannot wait to see the finished result. Here’s hoping some more business is coming your way!

Enjoy your summer holiday and thanks again for all your effort, often over weekends, in the rain and labouring away out the back.

Please find enclosed the final payment cheque as confirmed by invoice.

Kind Regards

Ed & Louise, Dalkeith,  Midlothian

Gary, Having spent a long time deciding what to do with our garden, and even longer finding a contractor, we eventually found Gary. We are very glad we did, as he and his men met our requirements to the letter, and the project was completed to a very high standard. His team were very helpful and friendly, requiring only a regular supply of tea and coffee. We are looking forward to next summer, so that we can get full enjoyment from our new garden

Kind Regards David & Margaret, Prestonpans, East Lothian

To whom it may concern,

Please accept this letter as a positive reference for Gary.

This summer we contacted him with a view to having our garden “made over” & he responded promptly with detailed design suggestions and costing’s. There were also very open to our input on this and was fully prepared to rework the proposals to suit both our requirements and budget.

When the work was carried out it was completed to the agreed schedule, allowing for unavoidable delays caused by bad weather, to a high standard in which we are happy with and as agreed at the outset all waste materials etc have been removed, leaving us a garden and patio area that is greatly improved over its former state.

Yours sincerely

Colin & Rosie, Nungate Gardens, Haddington, East Lothian

Gary built a large perimeter fence enclosing all my garden,with it starting and being completed when he said it would, despite the horrific weather.

I am delighted with the work,which was done to a very high standard and would have no hesitations in recommending Gary.

Karen, Alderstone Mains Farm by Haddington, East Lothian

Innovative, professional, a keen eye for detail, a good listener, and 100% reliable. These are a few of the qualities we found in Gary when he recently designed our patio garden. We love the space and light which has now been created, and in particular, the benefit of being able to enjoy our garden all year round.

MAGGIE & GORDON, BUIE HAUGH, KIRKLISTON, MIDLOTHIAN