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If you subscribe to Gardening Which? Philip has testimonials giving 3 full sets of five stars from customers in Bridport, Uplyme and Honiton.

 Client Testimonials

“We found Phil on Which? Local. He proved invaluable to us. We inherited a garden which had been left to grass. His ideas were excellent and his ability to listen and adapt as the work progressed was a real bonus. The subcontractors Phil works with on groundwork and hard landscaping were very skilled and helpful. His knowledge of plants and ability to source them wholesale enabled us to order high quality professional stock while keeping costs down.

We have what we’ve always wanted. The great feeling that it’s now our very own garden.”

Mr.NJ and Mrs.TS. Dorset. UK

“We have just used Philip for a garden revamp. My wife (head gardener) had got stuck with how to improve our garden and getting it working the way she wished. We called in Phil who gave excellent advice and was very reassuring. He listened to what we were trying to achieve then proceeded to help and guide us actually carrying the work out.

His knowledge is vast and his ability to source plants and get stuck in to the hard graft was quite inspiring. It is early days yet in terms of how the garden will really look when mature, but the signs already look promising. The important part is that the head gardener now has her plan and vision. This would not have been achieved without Phil’s help and guidance.”

Sedgemoor Surveyor. Honiton. Devon UK

“Phil has given our society several talks and practical demonstrations. These have been interesting, informative and inspirational.”

Mrs. Ann Prince, Secretary, Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society.

“After seeing Philip’s illustrated talk, ‘Developing Colour in the Garden‘, we chose him to help with our garden. He was very good at working out how we would all like to take the project forward. Flexible enough to work with our ideas but bringing in suggestions which fitted in well and made our ideas real.

We had a colour vision so Phil’s knowledge and experience with plants enabled us to choose and source just the right ones. His practical design accommodated our brief for locality and lifestyle, planting for privacy, style and a very precise colour palette. He created an atrium to allow us to enjoy the sun all year round with the plantings in the middle.

Now we have a garden we love, needing only very low maintenance, which has improved the value of our property. His follow up service of skilled maintenance and advice is bringing it along beautifully.”


A boring front lawn area has been completely transformed for Mr and Mrs J in Beaminster. Dorset.

“I went on one of Philip’s courses and enjoyed his understanding of the gardens we visited so much I asked him to help me redesign my whole garden. The result is fabulous. If you just want a border improved or a completely new garden, I thoroughly recommend him. He is particularly good on colour schemes. His professional eye, suggestions and original ideas will transform your space. He has plenty of contacts for quality contractors for any hard construction you may need as part of his designs.

His talks and events are brilliant so do book him for your group or society. They are always great fun and everyone remarks on the quality and clarity of his photographs.”

Penny B. Bridport. Dorset. UK.

“We have run many courses with Phil and recommend him warmly as a great tutor, trainer and horticultural lecturer. His clear planning and course preparation has been invaluable to us. He is adaptable, calm and entertaining, always sorting things out effectively.

We get great feedback on Phil’s courses from students and colleagues alike. His popularity brings folks back and back, asking what else they can learn about next.

He is often asked to work with students on their own projects after our courses and events. If you’re running a gardening event or course, need practical skills taught or simply crave reassurance for your plants, hands off, he’s ours!”

Ourganics Evolving Systems, Nr Bridport, Dorset UK

“All sounds too good to be true? Believe me, it works. Phil is a Great Garden Guru.”

Mrs. Joy Everington

Horticultural Judge on the panel of the Dorset Federation of Horticultural Societies. National Garden Scheme Garden’s Open participant.

 “It’s simple really. What ever it is that I ask Phil about my garden he has the answer.”

Mrs. W. Netherbury. Dorset.