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Welcome to PlantPlots

Garden Design made easier

Beautiful, practical and affordable design advice
helping you make your garden better.
Planting ideas for every part of the garden

We make gardening easier

Helping you create your dream garden even if you don’t know much about gardening

How can we help?

Brilliantly simple advice for every garden topic we could think of.

Just type your query in the search box – we’ve thought of almost everything!

How to Design a Garden

Simple design changes that transform any garden

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Design Mistakes to Avoid

What are the most common design mistakes; and how to avoid making them

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Garden Design Ideas

Ideas and design tips that transform gardens

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Planting ideas

Border Plans and Garden Advice

Unsure what plants to use? No problem, just use one of the border designs we have created. You’ll know what to plant, how many to use and how to look after them.
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Our design advice is based on 2 principles:

How can anyone make their garden better if they don’t know much about plants AND they haven’t much time to garden

A garden design website written just for you

PlantPlots is unique not only can we create beautiful garden designs without ever visiting you; our advice is written with you in mind

Our ethos has always been to help garden owners create the garden of their dreams. We want you to unlock the hidden potential your garden has. We specialise in showing you how simple and affordable changes can make to transform your garden and make it a place you love using. It’s garden design YOU can do.

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PlantPlots Design Service

We can create a new design all or just part of your garden. We offer bespoke border planting plans, garden remodelling or a whole new design.

 

How does it work? It’s very simple, we don’t even need to visit your garden, all you need to do is send us some photo’s and tell us what you’d like the garden to do.

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Before and after

Garden designs showcases

Some of our customers who had their gardens transformed by us

Customers' thoughts

PlantPlots garden design reviews

All these lovely people have all used our services and this is what they think.
Stumbled across the PlantPlots website and spent hours completely engrossed in it getting more and more excited by the hitherto seeming impossibility of creating a useable garden from my tiny, gloomy, communal outside space! Rachel has been great! Very quick response to my enquiry, asked me lots of questions about what I wanted, looked at photos of what it looked like, drew up plans on her computer and within a couple of weeks I have an exciting design for a garden that I will be able to actually enjoy! I can't tell you how brilliant this is! If you have an impossible seeming outdoor space don't abandon hope. Consult Rachel!
MH January 2022
Rachel of PlantPlots delivered above and beyond expectations–incredible value! She was able to work with a limited budget and major design challenges (a broad concrete path down the middle of the garden!) to create a beautiful plan with detailed, colorful scale diagrams for our San Francisco backyard garden. Rachel is an enthusiastic and flexible communicator, willing to hear our ideas and brainstorm back and forth with us as the design evolved. She provided an extraordinary amount of detail regarding the proposed plantings for our garden, with color photos, very specific instructions on how to care for the many different species, and what to anticipate as the garden matures. At the outset, we weren’t sure what to expect, but we were thrilled with the remarkable level of service that Rachel provided for the modest cost.
JL & ML San Francisco Aug 2018
Came across Plantpots when searching google for ideas on how to redesign my small garden. Having looked at the website, I found the suggestions and comments and ideas were practical and common sense when pointed out. So next day I took the plunge and phoned Rachel. Never looked back, straight away I found her easy to talk to, down to earth and friendly. Her quote was very reasonable and for the detailed design I ended up with brilliant value. Rachel asked what I wanted, what colours I liked, what plants I liked, what plants I had. Not only a practical scale design at the end but full details on what to plant, where to plants and even how to maintain each plants. Rachel worked so closely with me and talked to me throughout seeking feedback on plans she put forward that I feel part of the design she created and that has made all the difference to me. Thank you Rachel…
VE Nov 2021
We did not know where to begin to help change our windy uninspiring back garden. Originally we thought we would be just replacing old slabs to new and adding potted plants , but then we found Plantplots.. We were inspired by Rachel’s designs and attention to detail. She was so helpful and quick in responding to any questions we asked and was able to find out our dislikes and likes in our own timescale. She came up with ideas we hadn’t even thought of to hide our ugly down pipe and to add colour to a dull corner. Rachel’s plans are colourful and easy to understand, giving us hope that our final garden is going to be enjoyable to spend time in..and perhaps become possible budding gardeners in the process. Instead of spending an unknown amount on expensive plants that may not survive or look right we feel confident to try out a balanced selection within our budget and can plan it over the year when we get the landscaping finalised. Thanks again Rachel..looking forward to a garden we can enjoy very soon and would use your skills again for any other project in the future.
Fiona
Plantplots is a fantastic resource for anyone who -like me- has very little gardening experience and is struggling to create a special garden to enjoy. Rachel was amazing! Very supportive, creative and fun to work with. She was very patient while I was hesitating over different options and being anxious about designing a new garden from scratch. She spent a lot of time on the phone with me getting to know my preferences and then produced a great design, which I loved! Rachel was very knowledgeable in creating a fantastic mosaic of flowers ( many completely unknown to me) for my borders, working with my preferences for a more natural, insect- friendly and sustainable garden, and within my budget. I am now looking forward to putting these ideas into reality! Huge thank you, Rachel!
Oxana A – May 2019
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The Plotting Shed blog

Simply brilliant garden advice that makes gardening easier

Gardening and design advice for every garden problem we could think of

How can we help?

how to design a garden; planting ideas; hiding ugly fences; hiding ugly sheds; small space garden
ideas; bee-friendly gardening; garden design for beginners; modern garden ideas….. just ask a question?

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NB: Site surveys are not carried out, designs are created from customer measurements. As such all measurements are for illustrative purposes only and should not be used to calculate or order quantities of building materials required. We would recommend a more detailed on-site survey and measurement before ordering hard landscaping materials.