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Gardensdirect.net Ltd

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4.9

34 Reviews

Opening Hours
Today -
  • Monday 08:30–18:00
  • Tuesday 08:30–18:00
  • Wednesday 08:30–18:00
  • Thursday 08:30–18:00
  • Friday 08:30–18:00
  • Saturday 08:30–18:00
  • Sunday - Closed

About

“Paradise Is Possible”with Gardens Direct Landscaping Service.
Gardens Direct was formed by Alexander Brothers to offer a creative, competitive and high quality garden design and landscaping service operating throughout Hertfordshire, Essex and the North London area. Alexander is well "rooted" in the gardening industry considering he grew up at his parent's garden center "Roots & Shoots", Upminster, Essex. While working at the garden center, Alexander attended Writtle (Chelmsford) Horticultural College and studied Garden Design. The completion of the course qualified Alexander with a National Diploma in Garden Design with distinction. We have have been creating dream Gardens for over 15 years and are specialists in all aspects of Garden Design and Landscaping including: Decking, Fencing, Driveways, Lawns, Creative Planting, Patios, Paving, Walls, Brickwork, Water features, Ponds and Waterfalls.
Whatever your garden needs, Gardens Direct can
‘make your dreams come true’ there is ‘no job to big or too small

What we do

  • Landscape contractors

    • Hard landscaping
    • Artificial lawns
    • Decking
    • Turfing
    • Garden structures
  • Gardeners and landscape designers

    • Garden features
    • Garden design
    • Planting
    • Garden maintenance
    • Garden clearance
  • Patios and driveways

    • Patio installation and maintenance
    • Driveway installation and maintenance

Customer reviews

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Great work and attention to detail
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Alex and Ben were an amazing team. Alex first came to my garden to assess what works needed to be done. He was able to give suggestions as well as listen to what I really wanted. The quote was accurate and given I made no changes to the initial plan, there were no further changes to the cost of the works. Though some would argue he is on the pricier side, I personally thought it is was worth every penny. The work was completed to a very high standard and there was constant communication throughout and we had no troubles. I highly recommend Alex and Ben - you are in safe hands!
Georgina in Waltham Cross Posted on 08/10/2021 , work completed 27/09/2021
Garden update
Nice and friendly team did exactly what we wanted and talked us through everything from start to finish very tidy workers also
Customer in Hertfordshire Posted on 10/03/2021 (Reviewer did not use service)
Garden Makeover
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I needed to start again with my back garden, which had become overgrown and neglected. I called Alex and he came over to see the garden and asked me what I wanted. I wasn’t sure so we bounced a few ideas around and slowly a design began to take shape. I had a couple of trees removed and Alex and Josh worked with a small digger to reshape the landscape. A key requirement for me was to make the garden more manageable because I am no longer able to carry out any heavy tasks like digging. Alex talked me through each stage and I felt fully involved with the project. I now have a beautiful circular lawn with small flowerbeds and patio on one side of the garden with four raised beds for vegetables and a greenhouse on the other side. I also have new pathways and patio finished with sandstone paving. The result is stunning. It’s just what I wanted and a lot more. I can’t praise Alex and Josh more. They did a fantastic job!
Customer in Hertfordshire Posted on 12/08/2020 , work completed 05/08/2020
Fantastic work and super friendly
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Alex and Josh did a fantastic job over two days fitting our new fence. They were incredibly friendly and professional. Alex talked us through the job at the start, and reassured all plants and trees around the fencing would be delicately preserved which they were. The finishing was really smart, and they made a tough job that required a lot of digging look easy!
Customer in Hertfordshire Posted on 15/05/2020 , work completed 14/05/2020
Fantastic garden reconstruction
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Alex has just completed a total garden reconstruction for us and we are absolutely thrilled. From our first appointment with him to discuss plans, to the moment the garden was finished, Alex was a pleasure to deal with. He was most helpful with regard to designing our garden and was also very open to suggestions, with nothing being too much trouble (he even came to the garden centre with me on numerous occasions to buy plants!). Alex was reliable and extremely conscientious and his eye for detail was great and the finished garden, is everything we had hoped it would be. We would have no hesitation in recommending Alex and Gardens Direct. The service Alex provided was excellent. Thank you Alex!
Customer Posted on 18/12/2019 , work completed 31/08/2019
A beautiful new garden
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Gardens direct held our hand through the whole process designing the new garden, new fence, patio, raised beds etc. Then undertaking the work all in line with the contract provided and amounts quoted. Also all in good time. Garden left immaculately tidy, no mess you wouldnt know they had been there. Perfect in all areas.
Customer in Hertfordshire Posted on 28/11/2019 , work completed 27/11/2019
Delighted with the re-model of our front and back garden
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Having seen the work Alex and his team had done at my son's house were knew we would use him to completely remodel our overgrown front and back garden. We have been delighted with the result and have received many compliments. . Alex has an excellent design eye and knowledge of plants. We had initial ideas and he worked flexibly with us to produce a very pleasing result. We would have no hesitation in recommending him.
Customer in Hertfordshire Posted on 30/06/2019 , work completed 14/06/2019
Flexible approach, high quality finish
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We needed shed demolition, a new sandstone patio, new fencing and demolition/ re-sizing of our raised beds. Alex was very clear in his quotes and the work this represented, leaving no ambiguity about the work that was going to be done. We are really pleased with the standard of his finish and the materials used - a lot of care has been taken to ensure the patio is beautifully flat! His design approach was fluid and quite happily responded to last minute design changes, he also was clear if this was not on the original pricing before going ahead, so no surprises in the final bill. I would gladly use Alex's services again.
Customer in Hertfordshire Posted on 23/05/2019 , work completed 23/05/2019
Very happy with my new garden!
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Alex designed the new layout of my garden with my input. They worked hard on large patio area, gravel, artificial lawn and new rockery. All looks great. Very polite, helpful and cleared up afterwards. Really happy with the result.
Kathryn, Hertfordshire Posted on 01/04/2019 , work completed 01/04/2019
Highly recommended
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After struggling to get replies or any decent quotes or suggestions from landscape gardeners for the back garden of our new home in a new development, we finally found Alex via the Which website. Gardens Direct has a good, clear website with a video of Alex presenting his company and examples of his excellent work. Alex came here personally to give us a quote and, not really knowing anything about gardens or exactly what we wanted, we really appreciated his excellent suggestions and the precise quote with a detailed drawing of the concept plan for the new garden, which included extended paving stones, artificial lawns and a seating area with an arbour seat. He drew up a contract for the work, started on time, finished on time, and proved to be very professional, hard-working and reliable. The result was amazing. We were happy to plan a few months ahead, which is a good idea as, not surprisingly, he gets booked up quickly. We highly recommend Alex and Gardens Direct.
Customer in Hertfordshire Posted on 02/03/2019 , work completed 28/02/2019
Great efficient work
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A good efficient job, quickly done and all rubbish cleared. New fence looks really good.
Richard, Hertfordshire Posted on 14/01/2019 , work completed 14/01/2019
Total transformation of our back garden
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We brought Alex in to completely renovate our back garden. The old garden was ripped out and new decking, fencing, a pergola and seating area were installed. Alex was professional from start to finish and delivered the project to budget and ahead of schedule (despite the unexpected August rain!). We would happily recommendation Alex's work to anyone.
2011-03-12 10:00:02.923 Posted on 03/09/2018 , work completed 03/09/2018
Professional and reliable.
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Alex Brothers were very helpful and completed the job professionally and within an agreed timeframe. His work has vastly improved my garden. He provided a detailed quote and undertook measurements before starting work. A detailed written contract was also appreciated and very professional. His staff member worked hard to complete the job too and has also been brilliant.
Karen, Hertfordshire Posted on 20/06/2018 , work completed 20/06/2018
Professional and friendly.
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Alex was able to visit and quote promptly. I especially appreciated the detailed quote with illustrative pictures! Alex spent a lot of time and effort sourcing the plants and materials at late notice and was able to fit my work around my schedule. Very happy with the end result. Great workmanship on the trellis fencing and planting.
Amanda, Hertfordshire Posted on 18/06/2018 , work completed 18/06/2018
Good, Professional Work
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Alex completely revamped our front and rear gardens. Excellent work and very pleased with results - we have already recommended Alex to someone living nearby and would not hesitate to pass his details if any further requests received.
David L, Hertfordshire Posted on 19/04/2018 , work completed 19/04/2018
Prompt, professional and friendly service
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I found the service from Gardensdirect to be very professional. Alex was faced with very harsh weather conditions but he worked around them to make sure that the work was completed on time and on schedule.
Michael, Hertfordshire Posted on 02/12/2017 , work completed 02/12/2017
Perfect
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Alex has transformed our garden into an oasis! The professionalism shown and the knowledge and understanding of what we envisaged for our garden came through on the end result. We would definitely use Gardens direct again.
David, Hertfordshire Posted on 16/05/2017 , work completed 16/05/2017
Genius at Work!
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This is the second time we have used Alex; first to build a wall at the front of the house and re- plant the border and more recently to build a wall in the back garden, plant a border and lay a base for a log cabin. Both times we have been so pleased with the results; couldn't ask for more. He is an extremely professional landscape gardener who takes pride in producing the best result he can. He will offer excellent advice which only a fool would ignore. We will definitely use his services again to redo the patio and lay the lawn in the autumn. I would recommend him to anyone with garden work to be done. The results are excellent and he is extremely competitive in his prices.
Dan Archer Posted on 11/04/2017 , work completed 11/04/2017
Professional garden renovation
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Alex completed a total renovation of old patio areas and borders and brought my rough ideas into a beautiful reality. I would highly recommend Alex if you want a reliable, polite, efficient and hardworking team. Throughout the job Alex made sure everything went smoothly and stayed on budget. Thank you for transforming my garden!
Jenny Brown Posted on 04/04/2017 , work completed 04/04/2017
Avery porfessional job
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A big thank you to Alex for transforming my mum's garden from a building site (due to a rouge trader) to a garden she can now enjoy
lynntom Posted on 24/03/2017 , work completed 24/03/2017
Total transformation
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Alex designed and built us a new front garden. The final result is all that we could have hoped for and a quality job at a reasonable price. His advice on the design of the new garden, including choice of features, materials and plants was invaluable. Preparing the site was a major job but all went very smoothly. It was pleasure to have Alex working for us. February 2017 Robin, Hertfordshire
anjaandrobin Posted on 15/03/2017 , work completed 15/03/2017
Pleasant, polite and professional
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Replaced garden fences. Excellent job. Reliable, very knowledgeable & efficient.
G, Hertfordshire Posted on 19/12/2016 , work completed 19/12/2016
Garden Transformation
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The guys have completely renovated my garden. What was once a very sad looking patch or land is now so enjoyable. All my friends have commented on how great it looks. I cannot recommend them enough. Great guys and will be getting them back to do the front at some point. You won't go wrong getting Alex in for your garden work.
Moose Posted on 18/09/2016 , work completed 18/09/2016
Great job!
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Reliable, hard-working and friendly team. Did a great job.
Anonymous Posted on 05/09/2016 , work completed 05/09/2016
Patio installed
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Alex did an excellent Job. I am very pleased with the new Patio
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 13/06/2016 , work completed 13/06/2016
Back Garden, Patio and Fencing
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Alex and team recently completed a major overhaul of our rear garden, this included fencing, artificial grass, and a new patio area. We had some designs in mind but when Alex came to survey the job, he pointed out some improvements which made a massive difference to the outlook on the finished job. From start to finish everything was carried out professionally, always clean and tidy and even when we decided to change small things, it was absorbed easily into the job thanks to their professionalism I would have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending their services.
Alistair Posted on 16/03/2016 , work completed 16/03/2016
Back Garden Landscaping
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Alex has landscaped our back garden transforming it from being a tired and uninviting garden into a refreshed and usable outdoor space. We are looking forward to spending as much time as possible in it when the weather improves. The work was completed to a high standard and everything was left in a very tidy condition. Thank you for a job well done !
2011-07-18 21:04:51.0 Posted on 25/01/2016 , work completed 25/01/2016
Front Garden
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It was such a pleasure to come home and find our scruffy front garden transformed into a thing of beauty, with no mess or evidence that Alex had even been there. Happy to recommend.
Site User Posted on 18/09/2015 , work completed 18/09/2015
New patio
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Alex and his son worked extremely hard - under very trying circumstances - to build us a new patio. He also went the "extra mile" by hand cutting stones for the circle, due to a limited choice of colours offered by the suppliers. There was no extra charge for this. Overall, a lovely outcome at a very affordable price - excellent value! We would thoroughly recommend Alex and his company.
2009-09-18 20:43:05.917 Posted on 31/07/2015 , work completed 31/07/2015
New patio and garden path
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Alex created a new patio and pathway in the back garden of my property in Harlow. He has made a superb job of the work, using really good quality stones, recessed drain covers with a good quality finish. I was pleased with the timeframes from quote to completion. Highly recommended.
rosie77 Posted on 26/05/2015 , work completed 26/05/2015
Fantastic decking job
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Alex and his team did an excellent job laying my entire patio with decking. They were tidy , paid attention to detail and finished the job on time . The quote was also very reasonable. i would recommend this company to anyone.
2011-07-13 13:30:57.633 Posted on 27/09/2014 , work completed 27/09/2014
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Alex and his team did a fantastic job installing a large surface with decking. They were tidy , the job got done on schedule and were polite and friendly. The quote was also very reasonable. I would recommend them to anyone.
genee Posted on 23/09/2014 , work completed 23/09/2014
Hard landscaping
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We have just had our decking taken out and extended our patio. We did not know who to approach but came across Gardens Direct. They were polite, quoted accurately. They started on time and finished when they said they would. They removed all rubbish and left all clean. Overall very happy with their service.
Zampa1 Posted on 26/06/2014 , work completed 26/06/2014
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From design to completion, we are extremely happy with the work of Alex and his team. They have created a beautiful space for us to enjoy - which was no mean feat considering the starting point. We will happily recommend them and use them again. Thank you.
DavidEdwards Posted on 02/06/2014 , work completed 02/06/2014
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Alex and his colleague have recently laid a patio for us, the work was carried out in budget and on time. They tidied up after themselves every evening and left the garden immaculate once they had finished , I would not hesitate to recommend Gardens Direct.
Jennet Posted on 03/09/2013 , work completed 03/09/2013