dorking landscaper
A guide price for a project this size (not including planting or designer fee) would be around £18,000 - £20,000inc VAT.
Before landscaping in Dorking


The slopes around the garden were full of overgrown shrubs and trees and more than 3m wide was lost to this boundary of shrubs. The patio and steps which was a mix of brick and concrete paving needed updating and the lawn needed reshaping.



Our clients wanted to retain the footprint of their garden whilst bringing it up to date. In particular, the steps up to the front door hold special memories, often appearing in family photos over the years. Therefore, it was important that we didn’t change them too much.  We worked closely with Nick and Siobhan to accentuate these features with modern materials, whilst keeping the overall design of the garden intact.

The Solution

The garden has indeed kept its original footprint, but with a new, contemporary feel that complements the house. The project included:

  • the demolition and removal of the old patio and paths;
  • new underground drainage;
  • a new patio and paths using Kandla grey Indian sandstone;
  • new steps, using Kandla grey Indian sandstone but retaining the original shape of the steps;
  • the supply and planting of 12 trees, Portuguese laurel, to screen the flats behind;
  • an oak sleeper wall to support the new trees, and provide split-level planting;
  • new topsoil and mulch for all areas of the garden; and
  • a newly turfed lawn.


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Nick and Siobhan

We spent a considerable time with Aye Landscape Construction working through the design with Susan and Jo patiently revising their quotations to match the plans as we refined them. Once the team started the work we immediately felt confident that we had chosen the right firm, with Aye and his team of landscapers working extremely hard to create our new garden, cheerfully coping with freezing temperatures and lots of mud along the way.