Sandy & Nigel Cook, Woolacombe 2018

On deciding to landscape our garden we obtained 3 quotes and selected Matt (MV Gardens) to carry out this extensive project.
This was a large project and Matt's experience was key, he listened to our original requirements and then added new ideas to make the final result more creative and inspirational.
Schedule was also very important to us as we were having some additional building work carried out.
We were pleased Matt managed to start ahead of schedule and despite some very challenging weather, 2 bouts of snow and a lot of rain during February/March 2018 he was able to complete the garden before our other building work started.
We found Matt and his team to be very reliable and hard working, they consulted us at key stages within the project and came in at the agreed budget.
The quality of their craftsmanship was excellent and we have had many favourable comments from friends and family who have joined us in this wonderful garden, we just love it.
We would therefore highly recommend Matt and his team to anyone considering a garden landscaping project.

Judith & Paul Gentry, Bideford

We are delighted with the rear garden that MV Gardens created for us in Spring 2011.

I already had some ideas about what I wanted to experience in the "new garden" but I didn’t necessarily know how I wanted it to look. I couldn’t visualise what could be created landscaping wise.

I knew more about what I didn’t want than what I did! However Matt listened carefully and looked at ideas and cuttings that I had collated, and came up with a sketch of what could be achieved.

The finished garden (completed while we were on holiday) is a delight to relax in.

In terms of work ethic, Matt and his team worked with efficiency, professionalism and humour, even when the setbacks came along!

We have no hesitation in recommending them.

S Tweedie, ISG Pearce Ltd

I feel it necessary to make comment regarding the performance of your teams in the final stages of Tesco Kingsbridge.

Both Paul and Matts teams went over and above to ensure the difficult areas of the link and surrounding areas were landscaped planted and mulched in time for store opening. They communicated well with our groundwork contractor and persisted to ensure deliverance, working long hours in harsh weather conditions.

Please pass on our gratitude to the lads and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

Mr & Mrs Smith, Exeter

We approached MV Gardens to undertake a complete garden makeover, having first seen them exhibiting at the Devon County Show.

We had moved into a new town house with a small rear garden and wished to create an interesting low maintenace garden with a mediteranean feel.

Following our initial approach to them by telephone we got a prompt responce to our enquiry followed by an almost immediate site visit to discuss our requirements.

MV Gardens listened to what we wanted to do, made additional suggestions and a few days later sent us a detailed plan, which accurately interpreted our requirements and a quotation which was extremely competitive.

Following some minor adjustments to the plan, we agreed a price and start date. The work was carried out within an agreed budget and time frame specified and executed with great care and attention to detail.

We have been absolutely delighted with our new garden which has been commented on most favourably and admired by everybody who has seen it.

We would have no hesitation in recommending MV Gardens for any garden or landscape job large or small. They did us proud and we are sure they could do the same for you.


Mr & Mrs Fry, Barnstaple

During the last forty five years of building design, refurbishment and project management, I have experienced a wide variety of workmanship and finishes to buildings and in particular the quality of landscaping, paving and stone walling.

My wife and I recently carried out a garden project to set up a courtyard garden which required reducing the levels, setting up and laying predesigned paving, stone walling, shaped steps and boundary fencing together with a comprehensive planting scheme. The work also included laying cables for garden lighting and the installing of a water feature.

Matthew was pleased to show us examples of his previous work and offered references from previous customers. It was refreshing to find that I had found someone who understood our particular requirements, took absolute pride in the standard of his work and had the technical knowledge and ability to carry the job through. The finished project was of the highest standard and Matthew's attention to detail was second to none.

The work was started promptly and carried out within the agreed time and to his credit Matthew returned three months later to check on the then maturing planting.

We are very happy to recommend Matthew as a very conscientious worker who will give value for money

Mrs Ross, Newton St. Petrock

Matt has undertaken a great deal of work for me since I moved to Devon two years ago. My garden, of approx 1 acre, was basically a new plot and was simply laid to lawn. Over a period of six months Matt and his colleagues landscaped the whole area, including three water features, veg area, greenhouse, garden shed, log shed (beautifully designed and built), local stone walls (including a built-in millstone water feature), patio areas, pergola, re-turfing, hedging, and extensive planting. I have more recently asked him to return to carry out additional work including a further patio section, drainage work, installation of water at the top of the garden, and maintenance work.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Matt. He is hugely reliable and trustworthy, extremely skilled and knowledgeable and takes great care to provide a high standard of work for his clients.

Mrs Bourne, Berkshire

Matt Verney and his team at MV Gardens did a great job at transforming our suburban straight lawn into a very interesting and creative design last summer.

The team was very enthusiastic and thouroughly professional. We were delighted with the results and have no hesitation in recommending MV Gardens.

Mr & Mrs L, Liskeard

Our garden was an unmanageable piece of rough ground with no structure whatsoever. Matt has turned it into something we're very proud of. He was full of ideas and enthusiasm, with an obvious love of gardens. He worked extremely hard, doing every job meticulously and with an impressive attention to detail.

Unlike some workmen, he took real pride in his work and spent as long as was necessary to ensure everything was perfect. It's rare to have someone work with so much care, and this care showed in the very high quality of his work.

We are absolutely delighted with what he's done.

Mrs Carson, Chulmleigh

Ian and I feel we must let you know the great pleasure our new garden is giving us. We cannot believe the transformation from our boring garden to our lovely new one.

We keep seeing the different plants you have put in popping up each day and can't wait to see the summer ones coming out.

How you managed to do it in all that rain and gales amazed us.

Thankyou once again.

Mrs Weller, Ashreigney

It is not often that I am motivated to put pen to paper, but in this case I feel I must make an exception. I am so very pleased with the lovely garden you have created for me. It is such a pleasure to sit outside now and have a drink in such tranquil surroundings.

Thank you very much MV Gardens for a professional job and for interpreting my ideas for the garden so expertly.

Mr & Mrs Till, Sidmouth

Many thanks for a real professional job at Sidmouth. The garden really enhances the property to great effect.

We shall certainly recommend you to other customers who view our property in the coming months. Many thanks.

Mrs Hornsby, Crediton

Everytime we look out of our window or walk in the garden we realise we have to thank you and your staff for all the cultivation and design also the choice of shrubs, plants and trees which are all now germinating.

We have given your name to neighbours who have been stunned by the impressive difference from complete chaos, which the builders left, to inspired imagination which has become our garden

Finally, we must express our praise for your hard working gardeners and craftsmen who have showed consideration, patience and flexibility.

We have no hesitation in recommending your company and will carry on doing so in the future.

Mrs AJ Hartwright, Woolacombe

We have been delighted with the service provided by MV Gardens. The team led by Matt Verney have at all times been helpful and reliable.

From the design stage (which in our case was quite difficult - a steeply sloped bank in full prevailing salt winds) to the conclusion, attention to detail has been paramount.

The construction and planting was carefully executed often in very wet inclement conditions. The completed garden is frequently admired by visitors and passing strangers alike - the best recommendation possible.