See what our customers say about us

“Extremely professional, excellent communication, stunning garden design and top notch delivery ‐ all within a modest budget. It was just like working with a longstanding and trustworthy friend. Highly recommended and I will definitely use again.”
Mrs P, Thame, Oxfordshire

“At every stage of the process Cathy and her team provided thoughtful and practical expertise and found creative ways to incorporate my ideas into the design so that it felt like we created the garden together. The result exceeded my expectations and my garden has been transformed from a source of stress and a chore to a source of pleasure and relaxation.”
Ms H, Oxfordshire

“We are very pleased with the inspired design which you produced for our garden. It has given us the space which we wanted, accommodated a tree preservation order and made the best use of the sun in our north facing situation. It was a great pleasure working with you.”
Mr & Mrs L, Henley-on-Thames

“We brought Cathy in to fully test if was possible to actually go from Wild to Wonderful.  From the very start of the process, Cathy took in all our requests and requirements and produced a design, that was just perfect so we didn’t need to change a thing.  We also took advantage of Cathy’s project monitoring service and this led to us appointing a fantastic landscaper and lighting supplier, with the whole project coming in bang-on the original quote.  We now have a wonderful outdoor space that we look forward to spending many happy days in.  We would whole-heartedly recommend Wild to Wonderful if you want a personal approach, an easy process and a fantastic garden.  We simply wouldn’t go anywhere else.”
Mr & Mrs H, Harwell, Oxfordshire

“We employed Wild to Wonderful to help us decide what to do with a  raised area in front of our house and how best to improve the enclosed courtyard garden in the rear. Cathy Cornish came up trumps in every respect. She understood our requirements very quickly, came up with excellent ideas, and was open equally to any thoughts we might have had. She is very knowledgeable, competent, and confident. She took us with her to choose the shrubs, took care to find the best examples, and then spent time with us deciding where to plant them, and passing on planting instructions. She then went out of her way to find shrubs we had been unable to find initially.  Cathy is a delight to work with and we really enjoyed our buying and planning day with her.  We would strongly recommend Wild to Wonderful to anyone wanting advice and help with their garden.”
Sir & Lady C, Oxfordshire

“I loved working with Cathy – she gave me both practical and inspirational advice – guiding me to find things I truly loved but pointing out what would and wouldn’t work realistically. We had a fun day at the nursery and I loved planting and transforming my garden. She encouraged me and the garden has benefitted hugely from her.”.”
Mrs S, Henley-on-Thames

“We thoroughly recommend Cathy Cornish’s Wild to Wonderful for your garden design solutions. We had a nice, but largely unexciting, lawn for our garden. Although we always had some ideas of how we wanted to transform it, we could never bring these together into a properly thought out and imaginative design. This is where Cathy and her team came in. They listened to our ideas of the features we wanted in our garden and after a couple of visits to discuss these and measure up, produced an overall design that really fitted well with what we had envisaged. It was great working with Cathy as she didn’t try and impose her own ideas, but listened to what we wanted and then offered some suggestions for further enhancing the overall design. Wild to Wonderful were also very flexible regarding how involved we wanted them to be in the garden project. We wanted to work on producing the garden ourselves, so we engaged a local landscaping company to work with Cathy’s design drawings to do the hard-landscaping part and we have since prepared the beds and started all the planting work. We are absolutely delighted with how the new garden is looking in its first summer. The project with Cathy has been a great success and a worthy investment”.”
Mr and Mrs H, Tokers Green, Oxfordshire

“Cathy did a great job improving our front garden flower bed. We wanted to fill the space with low maintenance plants that included hydrangeas and roses but also accommodated a low level box hedge that we already had. We are delighted with the results and can’t wait to see the plants grow in the years to come.”.”
Mrs B, Shrivenham

“I booked Cathy for an initial garden design consultancy session to help me start to plan a revamp of our garden. I was delighted with how much help she gave me in just that one session. I can now see more clearly what to keep and what to get rid of and am starting to work towards that bigger plan each time I garden. Cathy will be my first port of call for the next stage in developing our new garden.”
Mrs R, Caversham, Reading

“Wild to Wonderful, run by Cathy Cornish, is an excellent garden design company. I used them for a major project in 2008 and was very happy and am using them again now for our current project. Cathy is a designer who listens carefully to her client’s requirements and then turns them into well presented briefs to suit the level of budget available. Cathy is also a great gardener and pops in twice a year to help with major prunings etc.  I was also happy to recommend her to my mother for work in her garden.”
Mrs S, Watlington

“After 17 years my garden had become very overgrown and out of control and was making the house dark. Cathy has created a relaxing wildlife garden that will be a pleasure to be in (when it gets a bit warmer 🙂 ). She worked with us from initial design, managing the build and selecting and planting the new plants. An easy and enjoyable process and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Cathy to others.”
Mrs T, Faringdon, Oxfordshire

“Cathy was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable; the whole process was really enjoyable, stress-free and great fun.”
Ms D, Hambleden, Oxfordshire

“We were very satisfied with the quick and efficient way the work was undertaken and are really pleased with the result.  We would use Wild to Wonderful again without hesitation.”
Mrs C, Flackwell Heath, Bucks

“I’m thrilled with my new garden, after years of never quite getting round to doing anything with it.  I really liked the flexibility of being able to choose how much input I wanted as we went along.  Cathy even managed to steer me away from delicate plants, while still creating the look and colour scheme I had visualised. Many thanks.”
Ms P, North Oxford

“As one of Cathy’s clients, this has been a truly ‘Wild to Wonderful’ experience. The garden pond area has been transformed and I have learned a lot about gardening in the process.  It has been lovely to work alongside a professional when it comes to something as personal as my own garden.  Thanks Cathy, I have loved every minute of it!”
Mrs M, Henley-on-Thames

“The transformation of our garden by Cathy and her team has been an exciting and most enjoyable experience. We can’t wait to see everything begin to grow once the weather warms up and spring starts.”
Mr & Mrs P, Maidenhead

“Thank you so much for making such a beautiful job with the planting. I have smiled from ear-to-ear every time I taken a look! The weather could not have been more perfect today, so I sat outside with my coffee and, for the first time, I really enjoyed being in my garden.”
Miss P, Wantage

“Being used to taking on most things ourselves, we were nervous about involving a designer in our garden. We are so pleased we found Cathy as she offers such a flexible service. This allowed us to be as involved as we wanted along the way. We thoroughly enjoyed working with her crystallising ideas. It was great to have the reassurance of her excellent contracting and project management services. She took us step by step through transforming our challenging sloping garden.”
Mr and Mrs G, Lambourn, Berkshire

“Once again many thanks for the wonderful job you did with our garden – it looks absolutely fabulous. Thank you for listening to our requirements and suggesting and implementing some inspired planting and for helping us put our stamp on our garden. We are really looking forward to showing it off to our wedding guests in a few days time. We enjoyed having you here and have no hesitation in highly recommending you to anyone who wants their garden transformed from Wild to Wonderful.”
Mr & Mrs B, Warwickshire

“After several years in a log-jam of design ideas and having come across another designer who wanted to do things their way, Cathy was a breath of fresh air. She listened carefully to our thoughts and ideas and came up with a near perfect interpretation of what we needed but couldn’t clarify in our own thoughts.”
Mr R, Henley-on-Thames

“Just thought I would let you know that my garden is now looks lovely and the plants beginning to establish themselves. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone thinking of having their garden redesigned and want to thank you for your help and understanding. I have already had lots of compliments and it is a sheer joy to go out each morning and watch the progress of my plants. The colour of the stones and paving slabs are great and look fabulous.”
Mrs C, Wallingford

“Thank you so much for making the gardens look so AMAZING!!
I could have sat in the back garden all night last night, it’s so beautiful – the lighting on my plants and new water feature and plants is just fantastic.”

Mr D, High Wycombe

“The inventive design that Cathy produced for us has opened up the garden. I have started a new job with a commute early in the morning and walking through the new garden makes the start of the day really special. It genuinely has changed our lives. A brilliant investment.”
Professor S, Oxford

“I employed Cathy to help me redesign and plant an old flower bed. I was delighted with the time we spent together and impressed by the enthusiastic and knowledgeable approach, which she brought to her work. I much look forward to seeing the results of the new planting in a few months time; I have no hesitation in recommending her services.”
Mrs T, Steventon, Oxfordshire

“Cathy truly inspired me about my garden – she suggested plants and planting schemes that have worked out beautifully. She’s been spot on about colour, level of care required, and overall look. She managed all this in such a lovely way – thank you so much!! The trip to the garden centre was the most fun I’ve ever had with plants.”
Mrs T, Goring

“Cathy visited my garden at a time when it needed some next step work and came up with some great ideas. She listened carefully to what I wanted, my use of the space and how I was prepared to look after it after the work was completed. Her suggestions were very creative and she could not have been more helpful. I would thoroughly recommend her for any job no matter how big or small.”
Miss S,Oxford

“We can’t believe the difference Cathy’s imagination and hard work has made to our little garden – we now have an outdoor space which we can actually use and be very proud of.”
Mr & Mrs C, Wantage, Oxfordshire

“When I first met you and described the garden we wanted, it felt like an impossible dream. Now the garden is finished, we are truly delighted – we have the peaceful haven we dreamt of, that is going to develop and mature. We could not recommend you highly enough – you listen, you work professionally and intelligently and most importantly, you deliver. Wild to Wonderful is an accurate description – thank you!”
Mr & Mrs L, Drayton, Oxfordshire

“Thanks again for the fantastic work you’ve done. The plants are gorgeous and I am so happy with the layout. I’m absolutely thrilled with the result – you took the stress out of the design and planting and everything was done so quickly too.”
Mrs D, Didcot, Oxfordshire

“I am so pleased with my new garden. You interpreted my needs and ideas perfectly, and now it feels like my home is one outside room bigger! Thank you.”
Ms C, Newbury, Berkshire

“We are delighted to recommend Cathy, for her design flair and her patience. She worked with us, so we felt very much part of the process. She also didn’t seem to mind us changing our minds and worked well with our builders. We’re delighted with our courtyard garden and can’t wait for the Spring to see the next stage of development”.
Mr & Mrs L, Henley-on-Thames

“We were looking for a garden designer who could give our garden a ‘make-over’ without resorting to drastic measures and who was also prepared to undertake the necessary work themselves. Cathy was just the right person for us – she listened patiently, asked what plants we liked, took photos and went on to present us with beautifully prepared plans.

We were more than happy to proceed but were slightly concerned that we were going to be away during the work – we needn’t have been! On our return we were thrilled to see the result especially as the weather had been extremely hot and Cathy had had a great deal more excavation work than was expected in preparing one of the new borders!

We were even more impressed when Cathy arrived with a pruning plan in hand! Exactly what we needed to help keep the garden looking as it should.

We would highly recommend Wild to Wonderful to anyone who wants the complete package, undertaken with a very pleasant personal touch.”
Mrs. & Mrs. P, Farnborough, Wantage

“We couldn’t be more pleased with our lovely new garden. Cathy has transformed an out-of-hand wilderness into a beautiful low maintenance garden, that will now be a ‘pleasure to potter in’. The whole exercise was completed with the utmost efficiency by Cathy and the team of contractors involved. We all enjoyed the experience – it was a lot of fun and we are delighted with the result.”
Mr & Mrs F, Wantage, Oxfordshire

“We both work long hours and because of this, we needed to have a very low maintenance garden. From just a few ideas, Cathy developed a concept, that covered everything we wanted and more. The planting plan was excellent, matching into the theme of the garden and giving year-round colour. Cathy project managed the work for us and the final garden is better than we could ever have wished for – I only wished we had asked Cathy to do this sooner for us! To me, this is one of the best home improvements we have ever done.”
Mr & Mrs O, Wantage, Oxfordshire

“Thank you for transforming our garden into our new outside room.
The transformation is nothing short of fabulous and we are both totally delighted with the outcome.”
Mr & Mrs C, Reading, Berkshire

“I have used Cathy for a business project and also for my home project. She is professional, personable and creative, but understands the need to adjust recommendations to suit timeframes and budgets.
I have recommended her to others and continue to keep in touch for future business projects.”
Mr W, Dorchester, Oxfordshire

“Cathy listened carefully to explore the brief and then came up with some extremely creative solutions that were cost effective and made best use of my interests and skills in the garden (which are zero to either!).
Her plans are detailed and easy for contractors to implement.
All in all, an expert eye and a sensitive realisation of what was required.”
Miss M, Oxford

“Cathy is very knowledgeable and offered great ideas and advice to my mother to put together a planting scheme for a shady border in the garden. An enjoyable and worthwhile investment. Thanks Cathy.”
Miss L, Hagbourne, Oxfordshire

“It is a pleasure to have Cathy in charge of putting your garden in order. There is nothing better than coming home to see your garden looking good when Cathy has been working in it!”
Miss M, Blewbury, Oxfordshire

““I am a senior widowed lady and first met Cathy a couple of years ago and immediately liked her way of gardening.  We worked hard on our first session and soon got everything licked into shape with an exciting trip to a local nursery for new plants (my first trip in a VAN!).  At the beginning of 2012 I was struck down with a dreadful virus which laid me up for two & half months and I could see that everything was getting totally out of control in my garden which was both depressing and overwhelming.  So I called on Cathy to come and sort it out – I was not able to help this time as I was still stuck to the armchair waiting to feel better.  I was able to just let her get on with it, knowing that everything would be safe in her expert hands.

I have now realised that having Cathy twice a year, and working alongside her, is the answer to having a well-cared-for and a very pleasing-on-the-eye garden.  Despite the awful summer, I have been able to just sit back, relax and enjoy looking at the garden with lovely plants and not get overwhelmed by the amount of work involved. Cathy is very knowledgeable, a jolly hard worker and full of good ideas.”
Mrs B, Berkshire

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