Reviews – Hillman Gardens



I would recommend Duncan and his team wholeheartedly; they’re super-efficient, very knowledgeable about plants and courteous. They turned my prairie dust bowl into a garden worthy of a magazine spread, I’m extremely happy with the results.

Alison – Bayston Road – September 2015





(…) work and ideas have been excellent and have always completed on time and in budget. The quality of work has definitely contributed to maximising the value of the properties. I would not hesitate to recommend Hillman Gardens.

Caroline McCambridge – Project Manager, Tyburn Lane Private Equity





Guys, thank you so much for a beautiful job! We are very pleased. Great work!

Mike F, Listria Park





Duncan turned our previously ugly, odd-shaped and unused small backyard into a stunningly beautiful fern-glade and decked area that is now a highlight of our house. We couldn’t be more thrilled; the result has greatly exceeded what we thought possible for the space. Duncan was polite, punctual and communicative throughout. He was very knowledgeable about plants, took great care with his work, and ensured that everything was done thoroughly and with care and attention. He cleaned up thoroughly at the end. We would absolutely use Duncan for any further landscaping work we might have and wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend him.




Over the last six years my previous investment property company (Findlay Property Investment Ltd, 73 Broadway Market, London E8), used the gardening services provided by Duncan Hillman (…) some of the gardens were very dishevelled but when overhauled contributed markedly to the appeal and ultimately the negotiated sale price. Clients were always very satisfied with the results. All work was carried out in a timely manner and to an agreed specification to fit the client’s budget. I would recommend Hillman Gardens to anyone putting a property on the sale or rental market.

FindPropJohn Walsh – MARLA London Property Consultant





Hillman Gardens helped me install some new garden lights in my family home. We wanted better light features for entertaining in the evenings. Duncan of Hillman Gardens dug a track around the garden and implanted the wiring partially below ground. He also planned the circuit and installed a transformer. This was all done without hiring an extra electrician! The job was neat and effective and has really added more use to the garden. Thank you for the new lights, they look great!

foxtonsEd Phillips – Foxtons (Lettings Director)




Hillman Gardens helped me complete a design I had in mind for my garden, involving a curved path and a raised brick flower bed. With the help of a computer programme, my initial design was refined and a better blueprint produced. Hillman Gardens costed the work carefully, and the team arrived on time with energy and determination to deliver a careful and precise semicircular brick path and flower bed. It looks beautiful, great care and energy were taken to transform my small garden. Duncan of Hillman Gardens really listens and provides an intelligent, informed response. Everything was on time and as projected. It’s been amazing watching the progress in huge leaps every day. It was a pleasure to work with Duncan and team. Communication was easy and I am happy both to show the result and give a verbal reference. We are totally delighted with the garden!

Anne – Sutton Place, Hackney





Hillman Gardens was given the task of livening up our tired garden. Suggestions for materials were given with care. And the quality of work delivered was considered in context of long-term use for us as a family. Once the garden was completed the clean up and clear up was speedy and efficient, leaving no trace behind. Hillman Gardens was a great recommendation! Thanks guys, you were on the money and the money is on the way!

Russ – Penpoll Rd





I had been putting off doing my lawn for ages, and didn’t think it worthwhile to invite a large landscaping firm. Hillman Gardens was the perfect hire. They command a reasonable price (not the cheapest but provide a really personalised service that incorporate thought and go the extra mile. I have little doubt a more inexpensive firm would not have provided the same quality of work). I had a very clear budget in mind and Hillman Gardens were happy to scale recommendations to fit within my limits. The lawn looks great now – it started to grow in no time. My son really enjoys playing on it especially now that summer is here. I would not hesitate to recommend Hillman Gardens to anyone needing a bit of garden care in East London!

Luke and Eli – Leconfield Rd





I have a south-facing wall at the bottom of my garden that traps a lot of heat during the day. The surrounding areas that touch or are near to the wall are also warmed. I wanted to make use of this heat to grow our own vegetables. Hillman Gardens designed, built, and waterproofed the sleeper construction to create the vegetable and flower bed. New mint sandstone paving was also laid in front of the sleepers to allow for a new outside dining area. Hillman Gardens did a great job and has transformed the utilisation of garden space. I was so pleased with the work I recommended their landscaping services to my neighbour.

Jon – Southborough Rd





We bought our house which had not been lived in for over a year so as you can imagine our garden was a complete mess and very overgrown. I was very apprehensive starting work on the garden as we completely renovated our house which I found very stressful especially as we were unfortunate enough to experience some cowboy builders. Hillman Gardens have managed to completely transform the garden to the highest standard, every detail was considered and it was a completely stress free experience! Duncan and his team were very punctual, well mannered, careful and tidy – the house, garden and lean to were left very tidy after each day. One of my favourite things about Hillman gardens was the fact Duncan offered his opinion, so many other quoting landscapers I had round were happy to do whatever I asked them to whereas Duncan would suggest alternatives based upon his experience which have taken the garden to the next level.

Alice W, Queenswood Ave




I was wanting to re-let my property and needed a garden to match the house’s well-planned and designed interior. Hillman Gardens enhanced the property’s features and increased its appeal to new tenants. I work abroad and did not want to pay expensive estate agency fees to get the garden re-positioned for a new lease. Hillman Gardens provided an efficient and no-fuss service. I have since used Hillman Gardens several other times in between letting the house out to different tenants. On this occasion, there had been a trampoline on the grass that made the lawn uneven and yellow. New turfing was put in and a general spruce up was given to the rest of the area- decking was sprayed and protected, new plants and trimmings were added, and fencing/ walls were re-done. Almost couldn’t tell it was my garden when we first visited it after completion, I loved it. What a great job and many thanks.

Phil – Warneford St




We saw Hillman Gardens working on another property and so approached for a fence quote. We have a large dog that was a bit scary for the neighbour’s children and so needed a large fence to stop the dog from jumping over. Work was completed quickly despite the heavy, reinforced concrete hidden beneath the old fence foundations. Thanks for everything.

Kate and Lenny – Queen Elizabeth Rd