Other work carried out by Cherry Mills


You can read a selection of testimonials provided by our clients below or visit our portfolio pages where each garden has a testimonial from the garden owner.

Garden in Guildford, Surrey

"Before Cherry became involved in the redesign of our garden it lacked cohesion, was dull, with little planting of interest and needed consolidation. Cherry has been meticulous in her preparation, understanding and interpretation of the brief as well as plant selection. Throughout, Cherry has been generous with her time; her approach has been creative, professional and friendly. The standard of presentation of Cherry’s drawings has been excellent and we are delighted with the end result – a garden we want to spend time in!
In arranging construction of the garden Cherry introduced us to experienced and competent contractors to quote. By providing them with a very detailed brief Cherry ensured we would be confident of the scope of the work involved and she was a welcome objective support in the selection process. Cherry kept in contact with the contractors throughout so any unforeseen problems could be dealt with swiftly. The work was carried out to a very high standard by a skilled and professional team who we would thoroughly recommend.
We are delighted with the finished garden and have no hesitation in strongly recommending Cherry Mills Garden Design to other people."

Mr and Mrs D.P., Guildford, Surrey, 2020

Garden in Stoke D’Abernon, Cobham, Surrey

"Thank you once again for all of your help with the Garden. I know the site and the project presented a few challenges, but the result is fantastic and draws positive praise from all who see it.  Your vision and creativity, combined with your excellent range of specialist contactors and engineers, and methodical planning and implementation resulted in a truly outstanding result.  We particularly appreciated your personal support throughout the project and it was always a pleasure to work with you.  As I said, the resulting garden is outstanding and we look forward to enjoying it for many years to come."

Mr and Mrs S.F., Stoke D’Abernon, Surrey, 2019

Garden in Bramley, Surrey

"We had a long wish-list for a substantial garden redesign to achieve the impossible of blending a 200 year old coach-house block, a 100 year old quirky house with a set of requirements including a pond, multiple seating areas, a herb garden, many new beds and so on while making everything look like it had been there for a century. Cherry's design including mirroring the sash windows, a major feature of the house, to create the herb garden, connecting the coach-house block with the house with brick planters, developing new seating areas, a pond that reflects the mature trees and a range of new beds. Cherry was flexible and responsive as the design developed, and always prompt, helpful and understanding as our ideas evolved. We are delighted with the new garden that looks like it's always been there and meant to be there."

Mr and Mrs P.M., Bramley, Surrey, 2019

Garden in Peaslake, Surrey

"Very professional with good ideas and plans and we are very pleased with the end result. Cherry has a great knowledge of plants and planting schemes."

Mr and Mrs R.L., Peaslake, Surrey, 2018

Garden in Milford, Surrey

"Just wanted to thank you for the fabulous work you have done on our front garden. You have completely taken on board our ideas, guiding us when necessary, and have more than delivered - we are absolutely delighted! Thank you so much for your patience, help and expertise."

Mrs S.H., Milford, Surrey, 2018

Garden in Elstead, Surrey

"Cherry was fantastic at guiding us through the design and planning process and has been very accessible for follow-up advice since the project. She designed a sympathetic but up-to-date area to allow a functional and attractive space between our period property's modern extension and the main garden. We look forward to using her expertise again in the future."

Mrs K.W., Elstead, Surrey 2017

Front Garden in Thursley, Surrey

"I have been meaning to write to you for some time, just to let you know that your garden design for the front of the house has looked particularly lovely all summer. I particularly like the fact that the front door links to the back door through the walk-way, as quite often I come out and realise I have left something in the kitchen! Lots of people have commented on it, and I have always passed on your name to them. The house is looking much better now we have completed the driveway and finished painting. We have pretty much finished what we want to do here now, but I am sure once we get going on the new project I will be contacting you for ideas."

Mrs L.W, Thursley, Surrey 2015

Small Garden in Guildford, Surrey

"I was very happy with the outcome of the design and planting in my garden, the colours and balance worked well and Cherry interpreted my requests during the design planning very successfully."

J. B., Guildford,, Surrey 2010

Swimming Pool Garden in Farnham, Surrey

"My garden had remained much the same as when the house was first built in 1879. The structural elements were all crumbling. The plants were past their best and the levels were all over the place. We called in Cherry to sort out the mess with an open brief. After carrying out the survey she produced two designs which she developed following much friendly consultation with ourselves. After finalising Cherry went out to tender and after discussion with us, settled on a contractor. The contract was then managed by Cherry which included construction of walls to re-organise the levels, importation of soil, choosing and installing trellis, a summerhouse, a pergola, water feature, and external lighting. Her choice of plants was awe inspiring and she personally supervised the planting of each item. The lawns were replanted, the patios re-laid the barbecue built and we were able to take our first look at the finished work. I remember that first morning looking from our bedroom window to see the most breathtaking work of art.. My new garden. Thank you Cherry Mills for your professionalism and, design but most of all for producing a beautiful finished product with no stress to ourselves.

Mr and Mrs T, Shackleford, Surrey

Plant lovers Garden in Godalming, Surrey

"Cherry, I have been meaning to email you. I just wanted to say what pleasure the garden has brought these last few days - it really is lovely and I keep wandering round in bewilderment, as does Chris! Thank you so much for all you have done and the happiness you have brought."

Mrs J. C. Godalming, Surrey 2010

Front Garden in Surrey

"A quick note to let you know how much we are enjoying our garden. Your design compliments our home and your planting plan has been a source of constant enjoyment as the seasons have come and gone. You have forced me into becoming a real gardener; something for which I will always thank you!"

Mr and Mrs A., Surrey 2009

Relaxing Garden in Guildford, Surrey

"We have enjoyed the garden very much since you redesigned it . Over the years it had become very tired but now sets the house off beautifully; and is very much in keeping with the style and age of the property. It is easy to maintain; with all the bark and there is interest all the year round. We especially enjoy the water feature which is always admired and looks wonderful lit up at night."

Mr and Mrs M, Guildford, Surrey 2009

Family Garden in Guildford, Surrey

"I chose Cherry to undertake my garden design as I felt that she offered a unique blend of interior and garden design skills which would deliver the indoor / outdoor feel that we were looking for. I also felt that Cherry offered a good balance of structural and planting ideas. She really listened and understood our needs, for both for the children and ourselves which she encapsulated in the design. We have been thrilled with the result and it has increased the quality time that we spend outdoors. I would not hesitate to recommend Cherry."

Mrs C. B., Guildford, Surrey, 2008

Garden in Worplesdon, Surrey

"Cherry produced a wonderful design for our garden and arranged all the construction, planting and specialist work. Her knowledge of good contractors and suppliers along with her efficient organisation of the project ensured that the garden was built entirely to our satisfaction.Her excellent knowledge of plants has given us a lovely garden with year round interest. She provides a thorough professional service and I would highly recommend her."

J. M., Worplesdon, near Guildford, Surrey 2005