Testimonials & Feedback from Direct Gardens Customers

Why Use Us

Choosing the right company to install your new Patio, Driveway or Garden Project is one of the most important decisions you will make when thinking about improving your garden.

As well as the price, it’s also about the quality and value for money of the products themselves. We are committed to looking after our customers and providing excellent home improvements in all aspects of our business. Our dedicated staff will install your Patio, Driveway or Garden Project to the highest standards. Contact us today to discuss your requirements!


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Steven Lough February 2016

I needed a replacement fence due to storm damage. Dave provided a quote, and once agreed had the guys start that week. The works were carried out on time despite some horrible weather and the fence has been built to a high standard. Would recommend Direct Gardens to anyone.” 

Steven Lough February 2016

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Jeanette Imrie March 2015

Very many thanks for re-modelling our garden and giving us a stunning new area in our garden to relax.  Your input in changing our plans (for the better) and continued update on progress was much appreciated. ” 

Jeanette Imrie March 2015

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The final result is just fantastic

We have no hesitation in recommending to our friends and family the workmanship and helpful approach provided by Dave and his team at Direct Gardens, Dobbies.

Mr & Mrs J Donlevy, Edinburgh

Relax in the tranquil oasis

We would just like to thank you for the work carried out to create our garden. It did all work out really well at the end of the day and it has enhanced the look of the courtyard area to the extension so we are very pleased. Please pass on my thanks to Peter Dunbar. I am sorry I didn’t get a chance to thank him myself as it was all a bit fraught before he went on holiday

I think the whole build had resulted in us both feeling pretty stressed by the end of it so it is lovely to be able to relax in the tranquil oasis that the courtyard garden is now! If Peter wants to have a look at the end product please just let me know.


Shona Brown, Edinburgh

Lovely path and extended circle

Dear Dave,

We would like to thank you and your team for the prompt, professional and friendly service you and all your team provided. We were more than happy with the lovely path and extended circle you created for us. We are without hesitation , planning our next projects for Direct Gardens.

Joan & David Colburn

Beautiful garden

Hi Dave,

I would just like to thank you and your team for the wonderful job you did in my garden. The quality of work was of the highest standard.  Your team were punctual, professional, tidy and courteous.

I was also impressed by your competitive prices.  I do not think I could have got better value for money anywhere else.  If anyone is considering contacting a firm regarding garden projects, then do your self a favour and contact Direct Gardens.  You will not be disappointed.

Dougie Airbright

Planting work it looks fantastic

Hi Dave,

Thanks very much for all the planting work it looks fantastic. We were on holidays from early Thursday till late on Sunday night so came back to it all done which was great. It's all looking very good.

To all at Direct Garden's a big thank you for the work you carried out. From start to finish I felt the project was carried out very professionally. From the initial consultation with Dave I felt like Direct Garden's had a very good approach and the vision we were looking for. I found Neil and the guys that worked on the project really hardworking and very nice to deal with.  The project was all finished on time and to budget. We are now really enjoying the garden and it has changed the way we use the space completely.  I would recommend the company to anyone needing landscaping work done.

Mr. & Mrs. Pitcaithly

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Beautiful garden


We would just like to say thank you for giving us a beautiful garden once again. From the initial contact to the work being completed it was a pleasure dealing with you all. The workman and project manager were there on time when they said they would be and asked if everything was ok when we met in the morning they advised me of what was happening in the garden that day. They kept the place nice and tidy at the end of the night and finished the job on time. It is very easy for some companies to promise the earth and fail to deliver but Direct Gardens certainly lived kept their promise and I would recommend anybody to use you.

I will be back in touch when we decide to go ahead with the front garden.. I have enclosed a couple of photo’s of the finished article for you should you wish to use them.

David MacPherson

Express their admiration

Dear Mr. McKay,

I write to express how delighted my wife and I are with our recently completed driveway at our home. …

From the moment you arrived to carry out my initial survey, you were personable and explained fully what I could expect. You also made suggestions on how to better improve the aesthetics of my job by introducing two small flowerbeds, which undoubtedly enhance the overall appearance of the completed work. By the time you left, I was in little doubt I was dealing with a thoroughly professional outfit. I then received a comprehensive quote. This detailed exactly what work would be carried out, what materials were needed, the plant and number of skips required and I was given a start and completion date for said work

Iain H Cropper, Musselburgh, East Lothian

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Dream area

A word of thanks .....

“Despite our garden being very small, it was not an easy project for the Direct Gardens team who were hampered by cramped working conditions and difficult access, nevertheless, Tom's "nightmare" soon became our dream when the area was speedily transformed into a beautiful place to sit and relax while“

Many thanks indeed to all you good workers for a job well done, while our wee terrier Candy, now has a safe little playground.


Mr. & Mrs. Stephen, Northfield, Edinburgh

Pleasant surprize

“Just got home and checked out the work and what a fantastic job! Delighted with it and also the extra tidying up of the drive was a very pleasant surprise”.

Will do shout out for the lads on air tomorrow. Thanks again!!

Grant Stott, Radio Forth

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Highly recommended

Mr. McKay,

“ I would like to take an opportunity to thank you and your staff who treated us with the utmost respect, particularly those who laid our new drive. You came highly  recommended and lived up to our expectations. We are absolutely delighted with the result. The high standard of workmanship has not gone unnoticed by neighbours and passers-bye alike”.

Mr. & Mrs. Storie, Willowbrae Road, Edinburgh.

Direct Gardens for the professionalism

“We would like to take this opportunity to recommend Direct Gardens for the professionalism that you have shown, from your initial visit, survey and discussions to the overall performance of your staff, we are so pleased with our new driveway, screen wall and wrought iron gate”.

Direct Gardens met with all our expectations from using quality materials, well trained and respectful staff and all this within our budget.


Mr. & Mrs. J Cavers, , Musselburgh, East Lothian

Transforming our garden


“Just to say thanks to you, Tommy and the rest of the team for the great job you did transforming our garden. We appreciate that it was not the easiest of jobs for you. We would also like to thank Peter Dunbar, whose thoughtful design has given us the garden we wanted”.

Mr. & Mrs. Ireland, Joppa, Edinburgh

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Extremely helpful

Dear Dave,

“Just a brief note to thank you for the work involved in replacing my front door step. I am delighted with the standard of work and the finished product looks superb and very much to our liking. I found Direct Gardens very easy  and extremely helpful”.


John Marshall, Ferguson Court, Musselburgh East Lothian.

Half the price

“recently my husband and i had a ramp installed at our kitchen door, this involved a new door for my wheelchair access, also a new path leading from our back kitchen door to the front gate”.

    We live in a 4 in a block lower villa and therefore had very limited garden space, the ramp we have now - which only took over a week to build, is so much  than the garden we had before the ramp was installed, and the path a 100 times better than our old path, the work men were also very friendly and helped me out in any way they could, bearing in mind i am wheelchair bound”.

I would definitely recommend direct gardens to anyone who was requiring a ramp or just paving. we had 3 companies quote for the work required and dg were half the price of the other 2 companies


Mrs. Debbie Burns, Crewe Terrace, Edinburgh

Attractive, high quality driveway

Dear Mr. McKay,

“We were delighted with the work carried out by Direct Gardens, they are a very competent and professional builders who created a lovely patio area, walls, and drying area, as well as laying the foundation for a summerhouse. He was friendly, open to suggestions, and equally, able to develop ideas and adapt the plans to our requirements as the work progressed”.

“As with the landscaping to the back garden, we were again delighted with the work that Direct Gardens did for us. In addition to being both hardworking and pleasant, they were creative and practical. No corners were cut on the job, and I feel that we have an attractive, high quality driveway”.


Mr. & Mrs. Reid, Balerno, Midlothian.

Thank you

Hi Dave

I am writing to say thank you to you all at direct gardens, for the great mono block ramp you built for my disabled husband ,it now enables him to get out and about more ,and the ramp also looks fab in our front garden.



Ann Dow, Saughtonhall, Edinburgh

Very Pleased

Dear Dave & Tom

Many thanks for the excellent job you just completed for us.  We are very pleased with the results and feel we have a really nice new driveway.  Can you please pass on our thanks to your team too.

Jonathan & Catherine Moore, Edinburgh

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Time & budget met

Direct Gardens supplied a complete package of services from design ideas, to securing planning permission, and throughout the construction work provided a highly professional customer service.  Their attention to detail, quality of materials, workmanship and completion of the work on time and to budget, was excellent.

Allan Williams Edinburgh

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Professional, helpful

Dave and the team delivered an excellent service. Professional, helpful, good communication and arrived at arranged times. We are delighted with our drive and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Direct Gardens.

Pat White, Falkirk

Friendly, Hard working

Hi Dave,

We would like to thank you and the team at Direct Gardens for the excellent work carried out during the recent replacement and improvements to our driveway.

The detailed quotations at the initial planning stage were clear and easy to understand and we were particularly impressed by the three alternative options you suggested which helped us to choose a design and layout which suited our budget.

Special thanks to the friendly and hard working installation team of Steve and Davy who kept us fully informed as the works progressed and ensured the site was clean and tidy at all times.

Our new driveway has been much admired and we have no hesitation in recommending the services of Direct Gardens to any future customers.


Jim & Pat Morgan Driveway Installation

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"David, Many thanks for all the work you have done , including the post construction leveling and landscaping which exceeded my expectations..."

Simon Customer Edinburgh / landscaping / leveling

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Garden Driveway

Dave and his team did an excellent job doing our driveway after we were let down by another local company. The team were friendly, professional, punctual and communicated with us throughout. The organisation of skip deliveries and supplies was excellent, with Dave letting us know exactly when to expect them. If we need any landscaping jobs completed in the future, I would not hesitate to contact Dave. Highly recommend!

Hannah Customer Edinburgh / Garden landscaping / Driveway

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