Jen & Ant Southport
Andrew and Alf have just finished working on our garden.
When Andrew first came to see us, I knew immediately that he was a true gardener ,and loved and understood gardens and the pleasure they can give.
We had a large ‘wilderness’ at the bottom of our garden and it seemed impossible that it would ever be cleared and become the space I had imagined in my mind…sitting in our summer house tending raised beds surrounded by flowers.
When we were talking about the area , we walked up the side of the garden and Andrew started to talk about this area too and gave me his thoughts on what that area could look like…we loved it.
He drew up some rough plans to make sure we were all seeing it the same way, and then he quoted for the work.
The quote was fair and itemised so you could see exactly what you were agreeing to. We knew we couldn’t afford everything that we wanted and that is where Andrew came into his own. We spoke honestly about how we could work it in stages, the first stage of which has just been completed. We’re going to spread the work over a year or so, and Andrew was so accommodating and understood the financial pressures that we all can have. We’re really looking forward to working with Andrew and Alf again.
During the work, an idea that we’d had about the new path just wasn’t working out. Andrew knew this, and without us saying, arrived the next day with new stone. To make it right involved taking up a lot of work from the day before. Andrew never made an issue of this and simply got on with it. He is an incredibly hard worker and him and Alf are a great team. They were a pleasure to have around and were respectful of the fact that they were on your property.
Andrew has real integrity and wants above everything to do the best job he can , and wants the customer to be completely happy with their work. He achieved this and more.
Even our dog fell in love with them, and I should also mention how fantastic they were about her being demanding and wanting to play , she was also keen to help herself to the cheese and ham from their lunch!! We live on a main road and they took great care making sure the gate was closed at all times.
If you are looking for an honest, reliable, small family business to work with you to get the best out of your garden, then you should contact Andrew. You will not be disappointed.
Anne S – And the real thing is even better than the photos! Thank you Andrew and Alf I love my new garden x
Richard and Norrie B-C – Birkdale
Thanks for our lovely patio we shall spend many sunny hours enjoying it
Richard & Norrie”
Barbara Y – Longton
I’m really delighted with the knot garden, I’m sure we’ll enjoy it for many years to come.
Lorraine C – Ainsdale
“To Andy & Alfie
Many thanks for all your hard work in transforming my garden!
Love Lorraine x”
Brenda and Ed M – Woolton
Andrew has just completed work on my garden. What was once a neglected , overgrown flower bed and tatty lawn is now a wonderful relaxing place with fantastic planting displays ,water features and a amazing dry sandstone wall.
Andrews has knowledge and vision when planting which will ensure my husband Ed And I will always have something to admire and enjoy through the seasons.
Many thank for always arriving on time, working relentlessly no matter what the weather and being so accommodating with the add on’s .
David F – Birkdale
Andrew Williams’ approach was extremely professional and thorough. He began by taking us around the garden, questioning us about what we wanted it to look like, (colour, shape), what functions we wanted the garden to perform (eg, screening, beauty, smell etc.). He made notes. He then surveyed all areas of planting, identifying the plants and their precise positions. He modified the plan according to our requests and provided a fully costed out quotation. We found Andrew to be very honest and completely reliable. He was always on time. He embraces physical hard work as a challenge. The weather was terrible for much of his time here but it did not stop him. The way he managed the project showed that he understood that success rested on full preparation of the site. When he made an agreement he stuck to it. He made great efforts to keep costs down and always cleared it with us if he found himself having to spend on tool hire etc. The work was completed before time and under budget. We are delighted with what he has done and we are looking forward to spring and summer when his work will start to come alive. I would wholeheartedly recommend Gardens of Distinction to anyone. Andrew charges a fair price for a very professional, reliable and knowledgeable service.
Ian and Barbara G – Birkdale
From the first time that we met Andrew we have been impressed by his professionalism and enthusiasm. Having ascertained what we were broadly looking for in terms of layout, Andrew took extensive measurements and then produced a large-scale drawing showing his detailed proposal. Importantly, this showed exactly which plants would go where. He backed that up with a folder containing descriptions and colour pictures of all the plants to enable us to obtain the best possible idea of what the garden would ultimately look like. Andrew also provides an ‘after-care’ service. On his own initiative he came back to the garden a few weeks after completion of the project to ensure that all was going to plan and has since at our request come back to help us with some maintenance issues. We are delighted with what Andrew has done for us and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone considering a new or remodelled garden.
Robert C – Churchtown
We had our garden totally remodelled by Andrew last year and in its second year the effect is just amazing. Andrew has vision – as the shrubs are developing you realise what he could see in your tired patch of greenery. There are interesting and colourful developments everywhere, with more to come as summer develops.
Neighbours and even total strangers passing by comment on how good it all looks too!
Ask Andrew Williams Gardens of Distinction to come and appraise your garden, we are so pleased we did.
Sarah W 2 Blackburne Terrace
When I first met Andrew I immediately felt encouraged by the combination of understanding, enthusiasm and depth of knowledge he had. Andrew’s enthusiasm for gardening was infectious!
The quality of our lives has improved beyond measure. It’s amazing what a difference it makes to be able to step into your garden and love everything you see, hear and touch! It’s a joy!
Anyone who is lucky enough to have Andrew creating a garden for them – really you have hit the Jackpot! He is really concerned to create the garden of your dreams.
I hope my message is loud and clear! One might talk of master craftsmen. Andy is a master gardener and I can’t recommend him too highly!
In my opinion there isn’t a better gardener!
Deborah H – Hillside
We are absolutely thrilled with our new front and side gardens. It’s lovely to pull into a drive surrounded by neat flowerbeds where there used to be a jumble of mismatched shrubs, weeds and grass. But it’s the side garden that’s made the biggest difference to us. Instead of having to battle through overgrown shrubs to get to our garage and bins, we now have a lovely light and airy patio area with a neat border of shrubs. We’ve also been pleasantly surprised by how much lighter our kitchen is.
Thank you, Andrew, for the all your ideas, suggestions and hard work. It was a pleasure having you around and we love our new gardens. We’re really looking forward to watching the gardens develop as the plants and shrubs mature.
Angela S – Fun Crew
Andrew Williams creates beautiful gardens which are good for the soul – richly planted, inspiring and uplifting spaces to enjoy. His plant knowledge is par excellence and the way he can imagine, visualise and plan his gardens to develop and mature through the seasons and over time is an amazing skill.
Jo W – Southport
Andrew builds incredibly impressive and family-friendly gardens.
We had the pleasure of holding our wedding reception in one of his gardens and we’re still hearing comments from guests how utterly gorgeous his creations are over a year afterwards!
Would definitely recommend!
Sue A – Croxteth
I’ve known Andrew for eight years, as a gardener for over 25 years myself I am in a position to be able to recommend his work. I have first-hand knowledge of, and been witness to, his passion for his trade and craft. There is no situation that he is not able to tackle from hard landscape, remodelling and designing a site from scratch, to correct positioning of all plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables, lawns etc. He brings his years’ of experience to bear on all matters horticultural, there is no doubting his skill and advice. On this basis you will have honesty and trust in any assignment transacted.