What We Do

Faith has won several awards for her planting designs and specialises in creating low maintenance gardens with all year round colour by using her signature successional planting plans.

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Garden Design Services

Have you just moved into a new house and don’t know where to start with your garden? Do you want to re-imagine your existing space or make your garden work better for you? Then our personalised garden design service is what you need.

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Planting Design Services & Plant Sourcing

Does your garden lack colour during many months of the year, despite having spent a forutune at garden centres? Do you look at your garden and wonder what to plant where? Faith’s Planting Design Service could be the answer to your problems.

What happens when you work with a garden designer?

We’re here to help you create a beautiful outdoor space whatever the size of your garden. From design advice and consultancy through to planning and implementing the garden of your dreams for you to enjoy throughout the year.


Initial phone consultation

The first step is for Faith to have a chat with you over the phone to understand what it is that you wish to achieve in your garden. At this stage you will discuss how you want to use your garden, what horticulture expertise you do or don’t have, how much time you want to spend maintaining your garden going forward, what style of garden you like and what budget you have in mind.

All these are key points to consider both for you and Faith to ensure that the next steps in the design process work as smoothly as possible.


Site visit & proposal

The next stage is normally for Faith to come and visit your garden. This allows her to get a sense of place which is so important in designing a garden. It also allows her to have a first-hand view of the soil, the sun aspect, existing plants and any potential design challenges. Faith may take some approximate measurements and some photos of the garden at this time.

This meeting usually lasts between 45-60 minutes and also gives you another opportunity to discuss with Faith what you would like to achieve in your garden.


Garden & Planting Design Stage

Faith will work with you using a variety of methods to start formalising your thoughts and ideas and converting them into a proposed garden design. This design will be presented to you and you will have the opportunity to discuss the design in person with Faith and any modifications and adjustments that are agreed can be made at this stage.

You will then have a layout plan of the design with all the key measurements as well as construction drawings necessary for a landscape contractor and a schedule of works required.

If Faith is also engaged to produce a planting design, you will also receive the planting plans and plant list as agreed.


Construction & Implementation

You will have the drawings, plans and schedule of works to enable you to get quotes from landscaping contractors to implement the design. Faith recommends you use a contractor who is registered with one of the trade bodies like the APL or BALI. If you wish her to project manage the build this can be arranged.

Faith is also available to help with the plant sourcing and planting if you wish to take up these services.

Areas We Cover

Reading, Newbury, Finchampstead, Wokingham, Bracknell and surrounding towns in Berkshire.

Fleet, Hook, Basingstoke, Hartley Wintney, Odiham, South Warnborough and surrounding villages in Hampshire.

Farnham and surrounding areas in Surrey. Henley, Marlow and surrounding areas in Oxfordshire.

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Design Services Testimonials

Read what our clients have to say about our design services.

“I have no hesitation recommending Faith. She listened to what I wanted and came up with a great planting plan introducing plants that I’d never have thought of. Faith also provided me with care instructions which have been very helpful to keep on top of maintenance. 

Veronica Riley

“We are thrilled that our small new build garden has been transformed into a welcoming space with a beautiful flower, huge raised bed for veg, larger patio with much needed shading and additional seating area. It is the perfect place for entertaining, with plenty of lawn left for our young daughter to play and the level of maintenance is perfect for our busy lives.

Elizabeth Hickford

My Country Garden recently completed the second phase of our garden design and we are very happy! It included a beautiful decking area for us to enjoy which is surrounded by gorgeous plants and greenery. The team were professional, tidy and had great attention to detail. Thank you so much.”

Nina Panesar-Woods

“Faith recently completed phase 2 of our garden which included an area which was left to go wild and was overgrown for several years.. Faith completely understood how I wanted it to look and we now have a beautiful perennial border. The team are very professional and knowledgeable at all stages of the process from design to planting up.”

Nicky Carver

“Faith”s vision led us to a design we would never have imagined! We have ended up with a multi-zone garden which we can be part of, and has a vibrant colour scheme of planted borders.”

Kirsten Dalton

Having moved into a new build, our garden was a blank canvas, We didn’t know where to start! I felt Faith “got” what I wanted from a garden. She drew up plans for the hard landscaping and flower borders which incorporated trees that we had already purchased. Faith consulted us at all times and we love the finished design. I would highly recommend her. “

Susan Swain

“Faith designed and planted three borders in our garden. I didn’t feel confident with what plants to choose and Faith did an amazing job with the design, ordering the plants and improving the soil. My once bare and boring borders are now beautiful and colourful!”

Minna Wood

“Thanks to Faith for the work in my back garden. The plant list is really helpful and it was great to get your advice on how to maintain everything to keep it looking its best. I’m so happy with the results and I’m really looking forward to seeing how the garden flowers and matures over the seasons.”

Sam Welland

“I live in a country house with a 1 acre garden which was full of uninteresting and overgrown shrubs. I wanted a country garden feel and Faith provided us with a 3D design and planting plan for different areas of the garden. It really helped us visualise what it would look like. She came up with lots of new ideas for features and inclusions that we hadn’t thought of. Faith is exceptionally knowledgeable and passionate and I can’t recommend her enough.”

Victoria Joiner

Facebook Reviews

    positive review  I attended a bulb planting and seed growing workshop hosted by Faith Bartlett Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a complete novice like me, there is something for everyone at these workshops. Lots of fun and much to learn and be inspired. I would highly recommend My Country Garden 😊🌷🌹🌿🌳🌸🌼🌻🌞

    Nicole Snow Avatar Nicole Snow

    positive review  Attended the Herb workshop today, brilliant. Faiths knowledge and simply explanation makes it easy to understand how to grow and use herbs at home for your well-being. A perfectly fragrant way to spend a couple of hours learning how to help keep your family healthy naturally. Bring on the spring so I can get my herb garden growing. 🌸

    Sarah Bromham Avatar Sarah Bromham

    positive review  I can highly recommend My Country Garden! Faith designed two raised borders in our garden. The chosen plants completely fit the brief, adding colour, height, texture, and brought many bees in to our garden. Also love that Faith chose plants that flowered at different times, supplying us with a constant border of colour! Will be back in contact when we start work on the front garden borders. Thank you again Faith x

    Hollie Ryeland-Munt Avatar Hollie Ryeland-Munt

    positive review  Fabulous Planter Workshop today - brilliant advice and step by step guidance for a garden novice like me! Have every confidence that my spring planters are going to look gorgeous! It’s great to have so much choice as well - and know what you’re doing with them! Thanks Faith - a really good 2 hours well spent 🌷 🌷

    Rachel Mould Avatar Rachel Mould

    positive review  I’m loving my tulips that we made in your spring planting workshop. Thank you Faith, I learnt so much, met lots of like minded ladies and had a really enjoyable time. 🌷

    Diane Woolley Avatar Diane Woolley

    positive review  Faith designed a layout for and planted the borders in my garden. I am so pleased with the result and it gives me pleasure every time I look out of my window. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

    Emma Clayton Avatar Emma Clayton

Some of Our Projects

I love working with people and hearing their thoughts about their own outdoor space.  I set up My Country Garden Design Solutions to help people create a garden that brings them as much joy as mine does to me.

Kitchen Garden

Monk Sherbourne

Country Garden


Modern Garden


Book an appointment with us.

The first step is for Faith to have a chat with you over the phone to understand what it is that you wish to achieve in your garden. At this stage you will discuss how you want to use your garden, what horticulture expertise you do or don’t have, how much time you want to spend maintaining your garden going forward, what style of garden you like and what budget you have in mind.