Tiphaine de lussy
Bethnal Green

"I highly recommend Black Dahlia!
Very creative and professional approach to garden design and maintenance . Working with a sensitive approach and understanding of my needs and my garden’s potential.
Very tidy and organised work. I am delighted with the experience and the result!"


"Lola at Black Dahlia Design completely transformed our garden. Our brief was to create a space we could use to relax and socialise with beautiful plants. Our garden was completely overgrown and had some things left over from our daughter's earlier childhood - an old trampoline and broken tree house. The plants had taken over and we never actually used the garden which was crazy given how lucky we are to have an outside space.
Lola started by surveying the space, identifying any existing plants we could keep and then created a new layout which would maximise the space. Then came the real magic. Lola knows so much about plants and designed a stunning planting scheme with many plants which you don't commonly see. There is a beautiful combination of colours and heights and lots of variety in a relatively small space. 

Lola reimagined our garden and we now have an outside space where we can relax. I can't recommend Lola enough - she has been a joy to work with."

Eddie McMullan
Highburry Fields

" Thank you Lola and her team at Black Dahlia for transforming my garden. You took my project from concept to design to implementation.
Thank you for your hard work and vision.."

Jennifer HeymanN
Walthamstow, London

“Working with Lola was a huge pleasure. She was enthusiastic, full of inspiring ideas, fun to be around and worked really hard to create a garden within my budget. She wasn't daunted when I showed her what we were starting with, which was a box-like concrete-filled yard with dilapidated, mismatched fences on all sides. Lola immediately saw what was needed to transform it into a more private, relaxing green space which suited the house and my lifestyle. She was really creative in introducing a mixture of materials to keep things interesting and choosing the right planting, while also finding ways keep costs down and still achieve what we wanted. She brought in a talented, conscientious team to help her who all worked incredibly hard to bring the design to life and I was thrilled with the result. I can't stop looking at the transformation and love noticing the changes as the plants settle in to their new home! I now have a garden that I love to be in and would definitely recommend Black Dahlia to anyone looking for a garden re-design."

Bobby and kATHY

"During both the design and planting stages, Lola was extremely receptive to our wishes.  With her horticultural knowledge and cheerfulness she made the whole process enjoyable and straightforward.
She also installed an irrigation system at the end of the process for peace of mind when we go on holiday.
We now have a lovely garden that we are very happy with.
We have no hesitation in recommending Lola."
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Andrea Grima

"Our garden would be empty and much less beautiful without you!!"

ellen and Stephen Haye
Victoria Park, London

“Imaginative designs: Lola helped us transform our garden while bearing in mind our ambitions and limitations.  She worked very hard and was generous, not only with ideas and suggestions, but also with loads of friendly, useful advice.  Her wide knowledge of plants enabled our preferred colour scheme while allowing for conditions and ease of maintenance.  One year on, her plans have matured into just what we wanted. “ 

Juliet Redhouse & Ian MacLeod
Clapton, London

“Lola and Tim created the perfect design for our garden - it has been a fantastic transformation. The whole experience was a pleasure, from discussing their ideas at the beginning, to the frequent updates on their progress once the work was underway, and talking through the finished garden. "
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Jo and Marc Francis-baum
London Fields, London

“Lola and Tim are wonderful to deal with, very thorough, taking time to understand exactly what your vision is whilst working on-site you would hardly have known they were here. We are all enjoying our seating area and balcony with the secret ladder (specially the kids!).
The garden is looking wonderful and we can't wait to see it in full bloom next year."

Dave woods and Hannah Mitchell
Brixton, London

“Lola and Tim worked closely with us to really understand our garden requirements and design a space which we could use and enjoy. We’re really impressed with their work. Their attention to detail, creativity, and vision has transformed the garden. By adding new seating, planting areas, and a huge selection of hand-picked plants our garden’s become a totally new space.
We’re now using so often it’s like having a new room in the house. Along the way they’ve inspired and taught us about the garden so we can enjoy looking after it as it grows and matures.
Thank you so much – we love our new garden."
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Kari and Chris Woolf
de beauvoir , Islington, London

“We engaged Tim and Lola to create a new rear garden for our new home. They were very professional and enthusiastic throughout the process. They came up with some great designs following our initial consultation and then made those designs a reality within the budget we agreed and also within the tight timetable we had set them. They worked incredibly hard, through some of the hottest days of the year, and devoted real care, attention and passion to our project.
Tim is a real craftsman and Lola has a tremendous knowledge of plants and horticulture.
Access to our rear garden is all through the ground floor of our house, and we really appreciated the way Lola and Tim managed to transfer huge amounts of soil, garden waste, turf, plants, paving and woodwork through our living room and kitchen and out into the garden, without creating any mess for us to clear up. We would definitely work with them again without hesitation."
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Sarah Jane Davidson

"Black Dahlia are full of ideas and fresh creative potential. Lola brings an individual and exciting vision to the table and her knowledge of planting and green fingers ensure a beautiful outcome! Their combined talents in design, build and maintenance make them a great choice to work with, plus their attention to detail and aspiration to work closely with their clients is invaluable to anyone looking for a team to transform their garden space."

Penny Walker
Stoke Newington

“We love the beautiful brick terrace which now sits so invitingly at the sun-trap end of the garden. And it’s been a pleasure having you working here, and seeing how all the little touches have come together to create something special."
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