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Our whole experience with Great Scapes has been excellent from the superb technical drawings (which Ian readily amended for us throughout the planning stage!) to the finished project which exceeded our expectations. Ian and the team worked really hard and sought our opinion throughout the project on any changes he thought would be beneficial. We would have no hesitation in recommending Great Scapes to others. Thank you for a job excellently executed and admired by many.

Martin and Jane Young, Teignmouth

We discovered Great Scapes by googling landscapers in the Bovey Tracey/Newton Abbot area.

We were impressed with Ian’s background and the good comments on the web site.

We are very happy with the finished rear garden.  We started with a very messy and uneven garden on 3 levels which we had no idea what to do with and Ian produced plans which has transformed it into the tiered easily maintained garden  we ideally wanted.  Ian and his team were friendly and hardworking and we also fell in love with his beautiful dog who he sometimes brought with him to work!  We were so pleased with Great Scapes work that that we are now having our front garden landscaped as well.

Chris and Paul Player, Bovey Tracey

We were initially looking online and local trade magazines for inspiration as to who would be suitable to help us create a useful and attractive space.  We had rung a couple of companies and spoken to them about our requirements but were not enthused by their attitude.  Then one day we were travelling back from Teignmouth and the ‘GreatScapes’ vehicle was in front of us in the traffic.  I mentioned the name to the children to remind me of the name of the company for when we returned home for me to look at online.  I liked the look of your website and particularly the before, during and after photos which I found very helpful.  Also so many positive comments.  This was definitely worth a call.  Ian was very easy to talk to and took our ideas on board and only offered advice if we asked for it.  The work was carried out in very difficult weather conditions which made all of the teams efforts more challenging.  There was a positive attitude throughout the works being carried out and nothing was too much trouble.  We would definitely give Ian a call should we need any further help with any other projects in the future and would recommend to others.

Mr and Mrs Hall, Highweek

Ian is a friendly, amenable chap whose work is of a high standard, meticulous to detail and with no shortage of imagination.

Ian is always punctual and never lets us down.  When he couldn’t make it (which was rare) or had to leave early for whatever reason we were always kept informed.

One of the most important things to me is being able to communicate with a tradesman and be comfortably able to change things if it wasn’t quite to your liking.  On the few occasions that this arose it was carried out without any fuss.

Ian’s eye for aesthetic design has no equal from what I have seen on my many travels.  He has carried out work for me a dozen or more times over the last 6-7 years, which I think is testament to my satisfaction of his work and our relationship.

Other than the first job that he undertook for us we have not sought other quotations, because he’s very fair, professional and above all can be trusted.  We allowed him to carry out work while we were on holiday happy in the knowledge that on our return we would be satisfied and all would be well.

As I am a fussy old git, Ian would always ask my opinion at critical points in the construction and not press on regardless.  I think that is his way of working anyway.

Work undertaken in our garden by Great Scapes  has included; curved brick walls, brick slab, steps, oak sleepers, retaining wall beds, timber railings, imaginative wide curved timber steps, beautiful millboard decking, large water storage area and more..

Come and have a look, you’ll be suitably impressed!

Ian also has a dog called Mally.  He is a gorgeous Collie X with a placid nature second to none.  We would allow him freedom of the garden as he was no trouble at all and we became quite attached to the fellah.

We certainly like Ian very much, but we Like Mally better!!

Two very satisfied customers!!

Dave and Maralyn Pinkham, Bishopsteignton

We have recently had our back garden landscaped by Great Scapes and we are absolutely delighted with the work.  Ian has been so professional, from our very first meeting, providing advice and CGI images of what the garden would look like, to his constant hard work whilst he was with us.  We cannot fault any of his workmanship, which has been carried out to such a high standard, and we are so pleased with the final result.  We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Great Scapes to others.

Jon & Jane Ash, Ashburton

We contacted four landscapers who provided a quote to create a patio with planters. Ian, without a doubt, stood out from the others. He provided a professional and personal service and spent time drawing up a detailed plan. He was very friendly and came across as completely honest and genuine. We decided even before the quotes arrived that we were most likely to choose Great Scapes, and as it happened, his quote was the most competitive anyway. As for the work, it was carried out to an exceptionally high standard and within the time scale expected. We are extremely pleased with our garden and would highly recommend Great Scapes to anyone and everyone! He has done a truly beautiful job.

Becky and Paul, Newton Abbot

“Great Scapes was originally recommended to us by satisfied neighbours on whose property he had recently worked.  Ian then transformed our rather dull and unusable back garden into a beautifully designed and very useful space.  His workmanship was top quality and his flair for landscape design and expert advice proved invaluable.  Ian works very hard and makes an excellent job of everything he does.  It was a most enjoyable experience”.

Heather & Nick Stimson, Ashburton

“Great Scapes have restored our faith in tradesmen.  Ian and his team not only delivered a fantastic landscaping result in our garden, on time and on budget, but they were a pleasure to have around the home.  Maintaining a constant focus on our project, they worked tirelessly to deliver exactly what we wanted and liaised closely with us throughout to fine-tune to outcome.  I would recommend Great Scapes unreservedly”.

Richard and Sarah Cantrill, Ashburton

“Great Scapes came up with a pleasing and thoughtful design which incorporated the raised beds, paths, lawn and curved lines we wanted and still managed to retain our favourite features. Not an easy task.

With their help we found suitable materials at reasonable cost whilst incorporating some already here. The work was done with care and consideration and completed on time.

The end result is delightful, practical and gives us an enormous amount of pleasure.”

Joseph and Patricia Wood

“We were very impressed with the high standards and quality of work when Great Scapes planted a hedge for us recently. Ian and his staff were great. Extremely reliable, punctual and honest. We were also given good suggestions on care and maintenance. We would definitely recommend Great Scapes to anyone and we would certainly use them again.”

HRMC ltd, 2010

Our services

Great Scapes offers a complete garden landscaping service. Starting from an initial consultation, subsequent garden design, right through to the finished product.

We provide hard and soft landscaping services throughout South Devon. Whether it be for a complete garden makeover or a few simple alterations our remit is to work closely with the client to achieve their ideal outside space, no matter what the size or budget.

- £5,000,000 Public Liability.

- Environment Agency registered.