Helen Allison Plant Maintenance Consultancy


Plant Maintenance Consultancy

I offer advice verbally, or I can write detailed maintenance plans as suits your background knowledge or other requirements.

Design Advice

Are you a competent gardener and/or DIY’er and want to do most of the work yourself? In which case why not take advantage of my Design Advice Service? – this is an ad hoc consultancy service, allowing you seek the ideas and advice from me as and when you need it.

Design Advice by Helen Allison Garden Design
Border Renovations by Helen Allison Garden Design

Border Renovations

If you don’t want a whole garden design, but your planting is looking tired and uninspired why not let me bring the life back into your garden with a fabulous new planting scheme? If you wish I can organise the entire job from start to finish.


I have (largely successful) experience of submitting planning applications for landscaping (including Conservation Areas, and within the curtilage of listed properties), land-use changes, tree-work/felling applications, etc.

Garden Design and Planning by Helen Allison Garden Designer
Garden Accessories design by Helen Allison

Accessories Design

Design of Bespoke Garden Buildings, Gates & Furniture – I can design bespoke features for you to make your garden truly unique.  Over the years I have formed relationships with a wide range of clever and highly-skilled craftsmen (and women!), who carry out the magic of transformation from paper to reality.

The Design Process

Please take a look at my design services which detail site visits and surveys, design and project administration plus plant supply and planting followed by maintenance plans if required…

When we bought our new-build house, the garden was a ‘blank canvas’ – in other words, an unappealing expanse of scrappy lawn and fence with absolutely terrible soil! I was daunted by the prospect of trying to create an entire garden from scratch; I had a few ideas about the kind of garden I wanted, but no idea at all how to bring those ideas to life. Thank goodness for Helen! A great listener, she ‘got’ the brief right from the outset and delivered a design that was visually stunning, and worked from a practical point of view as well. A very knowledgeable plantswoman, she recommended many wonderful varieties that were new to me, and which would thrive in our very challenging soil conditions. As importantly, she project-managed the entire process, and we were really happy with the contractors and suppliers she recommended. The whole project ran incredibly smoothly and, at the end of it, we have a stunning garden that looks great throughout the year. In the first summer after planting, nobody believed that our garden was less than 12 months old.
Kathy Priestley, Clare

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