I just wanted to say a quick thank you to you both for our lovely garden. Overall the experience has been fantastic. We have a beautiful, relaxing and usable space in our small plot, which really has created an additional usable room in our bijoux house. It has been a pleasure to engage with all the various members of your teams and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending either of your respective companies in future. I hope you both have a restful Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

The garden and pots look wonderful thank you so much we are so pleased with the whole garden and design and although have made lots of use already which is not usual in the winter, can’t wait for the summer!

Best wishes,
Katrina & Jonathan Hayes, Newbridge, Bath 2017


I am delighted. And I am enjoying looking out through my new kitchen glass door and windows. At the moment watching the drops of rain go into the Urbis pool dish… this has been the Year of The Garden. What a change from the slimy decking and rough bit of turf when I came here. A big thank you.
I was impressed when I first found your website,.. people said you made gardens that made them want to spend all their time out in the garden. Well, you’ve done it again. I shall recommend you whenever I get the chance.
Also I understand now so well why you were so keen on using John and Paragon Gardens. Their work has been done beautifully – and all the new paths and spaces are built so that the rain water drains away.

Sally Juniper, Bishopston 2017

Katherine provided a complete design, planting schedule and supplier sourcing service for the front and rear gardens/drive of our new house in Bath.
Her design was innovative and hit/enhanced our overall brief. Our house has amazing elevated views of Bath and the hills beyond and Katherine has designed a garden that exploits those views to the full-she has made a relatively small rear garden seem much bigger and full of interesting features.
She sought my wife’s broad views on planting and came up with a scheme that we can’t wait to see mature. She also sourced some amazing planters from Belgium.
Furthermore she managed her trusted third party suppliers making the whole process hassle free for my wife and I.
Katherine has been a delight to work with – she comes up with great ideas and sees them through to full implementation.

John Edwards, Lansdowne Bath 2016

We bought some derelict land and built our own new house, but we had no idea how on earth we could create a garden on land covered with just scalpings!!
We engaged Katherine Roper and she gave us hope, and a beautiful vision of what we could achieve. She listened very thoroughly to our brief and gave us a plan for garden planting with a natural feel, which she designed to also support and encourage wildlife.
The resulting design was natural, stunning and admired by all!!
And yes the wildlife love it here!!
Katherine is a highly creative, professional and experienced designer and we were thrilled with the garden she designed for us.

Henry Bassadone – Bristol, completed 2015

We felt that our requirements were listened to and subsequently met. We were after someone to provide innovation and polish to our garden and we are delighted with the end product. It has made us want to spend more time in the garden – we have already spent more time this summer than the previous 3 years. The build quality was good- we would definitely recommend Paragon alongside yourselves. Overall very happy customers.

Thanks again
Nathan Irwin – Birch House, completed 2014

I really do think the garden is a great success! We love it and everyone else seems to, so your name has been spoken far and wide!
Lucy Dudley – Old Sneed Road, completed 2014

I’ve been meaning to say thanks for all the wonderful planting, it really has transformed the garden and now that we’ve had a bit of sun, everything is growing and the colours are coming out. We managed to really enjoy the garden last weekend with family and friends which was great and had so many fantastic compliments, so thank you very much.

Alex Northover – Church Path Cottage, completed 2013

I am very pleased with the way things have turned out… David did very well with the planting and worked a long day, and the Paragon guys were very easy to get on with. A good experience all round. I am looking forward to many long summers sitting in my garden and watching it grow. Please any time you want to pop in and see how it develops feel free to do so. I have enjoyed the experience greatly.

Steve Pratt – Cottage Garden, completed 2012

Katherine came up with a great design for our garden – she listened to what we wanted and came up with some great ideas. Paragon did the hard work! They have an amazing work ethic, and a very high standard of work. We are extremely pleased with our garden and would recommend both Katherine and Paragon without hesitation. Thanks guys!
Colin and Mandy Daveridge, Zen Garden completed 2011

The garden is looking fantastic and will only get better… I was not here when the Paragon boys left so I did not get a chance to thank them for their great work. Very professional and pleasant to deal with. Hopefully I will see one of them when they come to do the trellis. If not I will drop them a note of appreciation…. (2010)

We are still thoroughly enjoying the garden.  The summer brought dragonflies and a newt to the pond.  Even a kingfisher stopped briefly for a look.  Latterly the top area has been popular with bats. (2011)
Mr & Mrs Parkhouse. Wildlife Friendly Garden, Westbury on Trym. completed 2010.

Thanks again so much for your design and the garden. We are really pleased with it, and of course you’re welcome to come back to take some photos when it starts to bloom… It’s only when you are actually in the garden that you really appreciate just how wonderful it is! It looks great.
Janice Thompson. Small City Garden, Montpellier completed 2011

Hi Katherine,

Thanks ever so much for coming up with the ideas and ensuring the implementation went to plan. The garden looks lovely and I can’t wait to see how it will all look next summer.

We’ve both really enjoyed working with you and your team and will certainly recommend you to our friends
Rob & Jo Hughes, Small Town Garden, Henleaze completed 2011

Katherine designed a fabulous garden for us, which was very child friendly but also beautifully composed. Despite the winter weather, the garden still looks great. We would definitely recommend her to a friend.
Sarah Jones– Family Garden, Stoke Bishop completed 2008

We’re delighted with our new garden. It feels like we have a new room to use and we now spend time out there in both winter and summer because the space looks great in every season. I particularly like the way that Katherine has weaved design features from the rest of the house into the garden. It feels like the garden is really part of the house now and has always been there. We love it.
Gill Carson – Kitchen Garden completed 2007