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Garden Advice Visit

A Plews Garden Advice Visit could be the answer you’re looking for to resolve those niggling gardening problems.

Do you have

  • a lawn that’s always soggy?
  • fruit trees that never have produced edible fruit?
  • flowering shrubs that don’t flower?
  • a combination of small garden problems that are bothering you?


Clients have found this visit helpful when there are particular problems in a garden, but a low-key approach is all that is needed.

The Plews Garden Advice Visit generally follows this format:-

You email or ring us with your gardening issues
After your initial enquiry, we may ask for some more details and a few photos by email
Next we will have a brief discussion with you on the phone, to be sure we’ve understood what you need
We will then give you the price for the Garden Advice Visit based on this discussion (see below)

Garden Advice Visit – what is included

This would include preparation time and at least 1 – 2 hours in your garden, depending on the issue you have and /or the size of your garden
Basic soil testing
Pest and disease plant health check
Verbal advice given
Plews Garden Advice Visit service starts at £125.

Please note we do not include a written report and follow-up research time for Garden Advice Visits.
However, we can generate a bullet point style report following your Garden Advice Visit; this would be based on the visit and visual inspection only. Please advise if you would like this option when agreeing your brief.

Where needed, a Garden Advice Visit can be combined or followed up with other services. For example: –

  • Planting Design for a flower border
  • Gardening Lessons

Don’t worry about your garden, get in touch and see if Plews can help!

Plews can advise both commercial and domestic clients on a wide range of queries, from plant health issues to legal requirements, for example, reports for mortgage and insurance companies. We will suggest solutions ranging from simple tasks that you can carry out yourself in your own garden, to organising and monitoring specialist firms to resolve the issue where necessary.

Depending on your interests, we may suggest that you sign up for our monthly eNewsletter to receive gardening ideas and tips.

Marie Shallcross Garden Consultant and Garden Designer – here to help you and your garden.

When working as Plews, Marie is able to assess your problem, advise and, where appropriate, take on the remedial work, planting, fruit tree pruning and so on. Where it is better than she remain independent due to the nature of the work, for example, if potentially needed as an expert witness, then Marie would work under the specialist partnership London Garden Consultants, which she runs with James Firth. London based, this Garden Consultancy business also covers the UK.

Plews Garden Design is an award winning family run business offering Garden Design, Gardening Lessons, Garden Consultancy to clients in London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex and the Home Counties and across the UK.