Client Testimonials

Ashbourne garden

We have had the privilege of working with Alan regarding a recent landscaping project. We have found Alan to be Professional, reliable and above all else informative in relation to Landscaping design. He has a natural ability to translate ideas and concepts to practical design.

We would have no hesitation in using or indeed recommending Alan for any future Landscaping requirements.
— Dermot Flannery, Ashbourne, Co Meath
We found Alan through online research. We liked the portfolio of Alan’s work showcased on his Green Shoots Garden Design website, especially his urban/small garden work, which reflected our vision for our garden. We wanted an elegant and beautiful space that we would enjoy all year round, and also had to be a practical design to absorb the rigours of family life.
On a budget!
With his design, Alan took a plot of grass and created a multi-purpose garden that has quickly become an ‘outdoor extension’ we can use for all four seasons. Alan is thoughtful, committed, and very professional to deal with. When creating our garden design, he stuck to our brief when needed, while also making excellent suggestions to help bring it to another level.
In my view Alan is particularly strong on planting and garden colour palette. His attention to detail is second-to-none, which you’ll appreciate if you every observe him carefully arranging the plants you’ve chosen.
Garden design and development can be a significant investment, and it’s critical to choose a designer who cares about the work as much as you do. Going with Green Shoots Garden Design was great decision and we were delighted with the service provided by Alan.

Thanks for all the hard work on our garden and may I wish you every success in 2018 and beyond.
— Michael Hanley, Maynooth, Co Kildare
I hired Green Shoots Garden Design on the recommendation of my architect to complete the design and build of a large area patio, including a water feature, adjacent to the rear extension of a dwelling house.
The design was imaginative and appealing. The planting was excellent and the final finish was completed to my satisfaction on time and on budget.
I would highly recommend Green Shoots Garden Design for any similar work.
— Peter Kealy, Co Meath
We hired Alan to completely redesign our garden following a house renovation. We were delighted with his plans which he went through with us in detail prior to work commencing. He took on board all of our ideas and explained to us as well why some of them wouldnt work. The project was completed on time and on budget. We are blown away by the end result. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
— Tony Carmody, Dublin 7

Clondalkin Garden

I would highly recommend Alan for the truly thorough and professional manner in the way he conducts his business.His knowledge and attention to detail were second to none and he was an absolute pleasure to deal with.He grasped what we were looking for immediately and we are absolutely delighted with the results.
— Mark Watkins, Dublin 22
We did not find Alan through a referral, only via an Internet search so were a little nervous But liked his work on the website and particularly some of his smaller garden work which would have been akin to ours so decided to go with him. It was a great decision and we were delighted with him. He was responsive, genuine, patient and very pleasant to deal with. He made a great job of a very small space and a long wish list of requirements on our part! He brought excellent contractors also and was on hand to answer questions even at anti social hours. So we would have no hesitation in recommending Alan - highly!
— Margaret Donellon, Ballsbridge D4

Rathmichael Garden

“Alan was recommended to us by someone who have previously used his design service. On calling out to view the garden Alan listened to all it requests and built them into his plans. For some he had alternative suggestions and explained clearly why they were more suitable options. This expertise was great to get and helped us refine the plans while also incorporating our ideas.

The fact that he provides three drawings was very useful - One overall plan, a planting plan and a lighting plan. It also really helped us explain what we were looking for to the landscapers.

Overall we are delighted with the design and the finished product and look forward to our first summer in it.
— Brian O Donovan, Rathmichael, Co Dublin

Maynooth Garden

Alan did an excellent design that excellently complimented our house renovation. He listened attentively to what we wanted and matched a design which fitted our budget and lifestyle. His attention to detail when selecting the style and type of stone that matched our budget was evident when the job was fully completed. Alan gave practical advice on the future development of our garden to compliment the work done and he had no hesitation in responding to us when we contacted him regarding other advice when the work was completed. I would and I already have highly recommended Alan and the service provided, it was well worth the investment. We continue enjoy it everyday since!
— Fiona Carolan, Maynooth

Clontarf Garden

“I was put in contact with Alan through a referral and I found him a pleasure to deal with. When he initially met us, he took all of our wishes and views on board while offering creative suggestions and ideas we wouldn’t have considered. He designed a front and back garden that was perfect for our lifestyle and excellently complemented our house renovation. He advised us on everything including the garden and patio design, choice of paving and choice of plants for the garden. We have received many compliments for our garden since it was completed and on my referral, he has recently designed my brother’s garden as well and he is also delighted with Alan’s work.

I would highly recommend Alan for the excellent service he provides and in my opinion, he also provides excellent value for money. Since designing the garden, Alan has also assisted us with our choice of contractor to carry out the work and has been on hand to answer various questions in relation to ongoing maintenance.”
— Conor o'D, Clontarf

Glasnevin Garden

Alan really listened to what we wanted and considered how we would use the space. Our design needed to be simple and practical to withstand the realities of lively dogs and kids, but we still wanted to create a beautiful space that we would all enjoy. With Alan’s help we have dramatically improved our garden in a way that really works for us.
— Barbara Morrissey, Glasnevin, D9

Carlow Garden

We recently met with Alan and he designed a BBQ area for our garden. He listened to our needs and we were very happy with the plans and drawings we received. We are now going about getting the plan put into work. We would highly recommend Alan to anyone looking for garden design.
— Eoghan Johnson, Co Carlow

Maynooth Garden II

Great to hear from you. We love our garden – we often say it was money well spent – we get such enjoyment sitting out during the summer and looking out at it during the winter.
— Pat & Sean Meehan, Maynooth

Dunshaughlin Garden

We are delighted with the transformation of our garden into a beautiful and practical outdoor space. Green shoots Garden Design was referred to us and we found him very knowledgeable, professional in his approach and easy to deal wit. He offered lots of advice on how to get the most out of the garden for our specific needs. We wanted the garden to look good and work for us as a family but it also had to accomodate our large dogs. He took on board our considerations and used his expertise to produce a design we are really happy with. Alan recommended a contractor to carry out the work and liaised with him on the construction which was executed to a really high standard.
We would recommend Alan without hesitation.

— Ken Lawlor, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath


Swords Garden

Alan designed our garden based on what we want and used his experience to give us the garden that we absolutely love. Thanks again Alan
— Declan Burke, Swords