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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Want to know more about how much it might cost?

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
    23/07/2020

    positive review  Just wanted to share how happy I am with this pot of bulbs planted in your workshop last November. I kept it a bit hidden from the elements to delay it - the iris were then in bloom when presented to my mum on her birthday 4th week of March - now we’re enjoying the narcissi and looking forward to the tulips joining them soon!

    Nikki Ochtman Avatar Nikki Ochtman
    21/04/2019

    positive review  I went to the planter workshop and Faith was amazing, I learnt so much and have planted two pots since. It was such an informative session, Faith is so knowledgeable.

    Bushra Sheikh Avatar Bushra Sheikh
    20/12/2018

    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
    14/04/2019

    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
    08/11/2018

    positive review  I have never had the courage to grow plants from seed but with Faith's help I was able to grow some magnificent tomatoes and cucumbers this year! Thank you Faith Bartlett - I will be growing from seed next year.... 🙂

    Diksha Chakravarti Avatar Diksha Chakravarti
    29/08/2019

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

Swallowfield

Modern Garden

Odiham

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.