Dee is a very talented designer and a pleasure to work with. She listens, delivers what she promises, is highly organised, and meticulous in working through the details. Our small back garden slopes to a damp corner. It had no existing planting to speak of and earlier design options were complicated by some public storm water drainage we’ve had to work around. Dee’s solution for our space has been completely fresh and inspired. Her intelligent hardscaping has turned problems into opportunities for design features. She has provided a gorgeous planting plan and been available to advise our builders and landscape gardeners.
Dee has delivered a wonderful concept for our garden. She listened to us and then added her skill and inspiration, to reimagine our existing large garden on the outskirts of Auckland. We aren’t gardeners so Dee needed to explain her thoughts to paint a picture in order to guide and inform our decision making. The plans she has come up with are far and above better than anything we could have imagined. With interesting materials and textures introduced, and with consistency of style without losing the contrasts of focal points, the whole garden will feel like a cohesive whole. The garden will sit well within the local environment, and the house will relate better to it’s surroundings. She has thought about how we will use the space, so the the house is more connected to the outside. The garden can be completed in stages, and it also allows the creation of zones, without losing the overall look. I can’t wait to see it realised.
Dee has just done a fantastic job for us in putting together a landscape design for our garden, complete with planting plan. Dee has come up with a design that will maximise our living space, modernise the section and add some vibrant colour, with vertical planting features; can’t wait to get into the garden over spring/summer to bring it to life. Dee’s design is outside of the box, but also really practical – the new decking concept, clean lines in the garden, use of plant colour and texture are a real feature of her work. Dee listened to what we wanted to achieve and then came up with a design that built on that, introducing new ideas while working with ours. Dee has a really personable style and the whole process has been great. Really happy that we engaged Dee to help us out; couldn’t have asked for better.
Upgrading one’s backyard can be a daunting task for most people. I however, have no such qualms now, since I have found Dee from Ivy & Bloom, on the Houzz website. Not only has she interpreted my ideas, into something beyond my dreams. She has done it in a timely, friendly manner. The concept drawings, planting schedules and final product are a credit to her and her professionalism. I cant wait to sit out in my new backyard, next summer and it’s all thanks to Dee and her team.
We loved working with Dee and are really happy with our new garden design. She was a pleasure to deal with and happy to meet with us outside of normal working hours. Dee exceeded our expectations as she knew better than we did what we were looking for. Excited to see it all come to life now! Thanks Dee.
“Dee from Ivy & Bloom has exceeded our expectations by creating a magical design we cant wait to see come to life! Dee not only listened to our desires but also decoded what it was we actually wanted in our garden. Dee’s plan for our garden can only be described as a work of art, her knowledge and creativity has made this such an easy process from our initial meeting all the way through to the final design and planting plan. The outline of the work and cost involved was very clear from the beginning and came out on budget. Dee has been instrumental in directing us to and briefing a local contractor to come in and complete the work. We would not hesitate in recommending Ivy & Bloom to any of our close friends and family.”
I requested a follow up visit from Dee to let me know how the garden was after 3 months and what I needed to do going forward.
Dee gave me some positive feedback which made me feel like I had actually achieved to not destroy her hard work.
I really appreciated her mentoring at the beginning and now that the garden has survived a challenging few months weather wise.
I would highly recommend Dee her design was perfect her work ethic is excellent and she does what she says she will.
Thank you Dee I am such a novice I truly appreciate all you have done for me.
We worked with Dee to redesign our garden, both the layout and the plants. Dee is very professional. She’s always listening and capturing our requirements and ideas. We love the plan she delivered to us. You can tell the new garden plan will definitely lift up the value of our property a lot. As next stage, we are looking forward to working with her on implementing the plan into reality. It was very pleasant experience working with Dee. She’s very nice and professional.
We will recommend Dee’s service to anyone in need!
We enjoyed every meeting with Dee. She understands our need and is always patient to answer questions. She has great knowledge about plants. Her design plan looks lovely, the construction is still half way through but we’re confident that the finished work will be just what we want.
Reviews from colleagues …..
Dee runs a highly professional business and excels in her level of service. Her product has been assessed by her peers, members of the Registered Master Landscapers, (the Landscape Industries Association of NZ) of which she has now become accredited in her field. Also, with her background in marketing on top of her landscaping skills, Dee is well prepared to see you right with all aspects of your project.
‘Ivy & Bloom is a very friendly customer who is great to deal with. Dee does some very amazing landscaping and we were very impressed by the garden design she did using Leafland’ s trees. We look forward to providing her with trees for more of her landscaping projects in the future!
This is the first and definitely wont be the last time Urbis Landscapes works with Dee from Ivy and Bloom. Through part of the project the client was overseas and she was on hand to answer questions and take control of the design leaving the build up to us. Great design and easy to read. Amazing outcome for everyone involved in the project.
I have worked with Dee from Ivy and Bloom as a landscape contractor implementing her designs and doing design work for me.
Dee is very easy to communicate with and has a great grasp on landscape design it is easy to work with her and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needs a design.
I have used Ivy & Bloom’s professional services many times and couldn’t recommend Dee more highly. It is great to have such a creative and efficient influence when looking for planting ideas. I would highly recommend Ivy & Bloom!