Jonathan Cowling testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Our Landscape Gardening Services

We are very proud of the gardens we have created and also of our client's glowing feedback. Here's just some of the testimonials we've received; we'd also be more than happy to provide contact details for references if required:

'I had my house refurbished a couple of years ago and the scruffy back-yard was really letting it down. I could hardly bear to look at it with its mouldy decking and uneven fences but Jon and his team have transformed the embarrassing mess into a space to be proud of. I never would have believed that the decking could look like new again but it suddenly looks better than ever. The bespoke slatted Cedar fencing is beautiful. And the whole job was done with absolutely no disruption at all. Jon left not a speck of sawdust behind despite the fact that everything had to be brought through the house.  Jon is friendly, tidy, meticulous and wonderfully creative. I will be recommending Topia to everyone.'
C Manby, Clapham

'We have a great flat and a terrific Thames view but the balcony needed a makeover. We thought about decking but decided that artificial grass would be fun and practical. We contacted Topia and found Jon and Topia were responsive and dependable. They turned up when they said they would and delivered a fabulous new balcony which we are enjoying very much.'
N Clifford, Vauxhall

'Thank you so much for the work you've done. We're so pleased with the results; you've done such a great quality job and we're thoroughly impressed. I'm so pleased we went with you guys at Topia. Thank you!'
N Evans, Battersea

'I originally approached Jon at Topia following a search on the Internet for local landscape gardeners. From my first contact with Jon, he was pragmatic and helped shape my initial thoughts into a proper design in a cost effective way. He had a combination of the design vision and the practical skills to make it a reality. Jon completed the work on time and within the agreed budget. I was initially worried about the amount of mess in the house due to having to bring all materials and waste through the house, however Jon cleared up each day and was very careful. I'm thrilled with the end result, Jon has helped realised the look we wanted in a hassle free way. I would thoroughly recommend Topia.'
G Smyth, Clapham

'After years of putting up with a patchy uneven lawn filled with stones I now have the most beautifully laid lush flat lawn all thanks to Jon! I was very impressed with the professionalism shown by Topia Landscaping - hard working, conscientious, reliable, courteous and extremely tidy (clearing up after each days work as if they had never been), it was a pleasure to have Jon and his assistant in my house and garden. I would highly recommend Jon to anyone who wants work done in their garden to a very high standard.'
S Alton, Putney

'Jon added privacy screening in the form of baton trellising to our roof terrace which was previously overlooked by many other properties. The balcony is an awkward shape to erect trellising on, but Jon managed to work around this creating beautiful privacy screening, with great attention to detail. He was always very professional, happy to answer any questions and to go out of his way to help. I will certainly be recommending him to anyone who asks!'
A Wright, Clapham

'We have had beautiful hardwood decking laid by Topia Landscaping and are delighted with the results. It has transformed what is otherwise a small urban space, and we are sure has added significant value to our flat! Jon and team also repaired a badly crumbling wall and some ivy damaged concrete steps, which both now also look very smart. After speaking to a small number of local landscaping companies we hired the Topia team following a visit and quote from Jon. In addition to representing good value for the quality of workmanship we expected (and received), the two biggest factors which led us to choose his company were our confidence in his straightforward honest nature, and his obvious and genuine passion for what he does. Again, Jon and team proved our instincts right on these points. After-care was great service too, with an email of decking care advice provided unprompted, and a follow-up visit too. All-in-all we're very happy customers and will gladly recommend Topia Landscaping to our friends, neighbours and others.'
B Dale, Clapham

'Jon and his team transformed our outdoor space from a sloped gravelly area to a flat patio with flower beds, Jasmine climbing the walls and beautiful red cedar baton fencing. Jon is reassuringly organised and the project ran smoothly, with any unforeseen problems dealt with quickly and efficiently. We are very happy with the results and would recommend Topia Landscaping to friends.'
A Bullock, Battersea

'As part of an extensive project to revitalise a large garden in Esher, Topia were brought in to replace some broad brick steps that connected an upper and lower lawn using the old base as a foundation for cut stone, but completely replacing the side walls and 4 plinths with brick. Jon's people were punctual polite hardworking and skilled. The job was finished on time and on spec. The new stairs look superb. And once the bank to either side is filled flattened and sown next Spring, they will look even better!'
T Williams, Esher

'Having recently moved into our new house in Cobham, getting the unsightly, uneven and crumbling patio area sorted out was one of our main priorities. Jon and his team have done an excellent job removing the old patio and laying new soft wood decking across the full width of the garden to create a fantastic usable space. The difference between before they started and after they’ve finished is staggering. The team were always on time, polite and professional, extremely hard working, innovative in their thinking to improve the overall look and setting of our garden, and frankly delivered exactly what we hoped for. We would recommend them to anyone any day of the week.'
I Houston, Cobham

'Having had a lot of work done to my house by various people, it was just wonderful to return home and see the hard landscaping I requested completed. I can honestly say Jon is the best at listening to what his clients require and delivering exactly that. The quality of Jon's work is outstanding and I have no hesitation in recommending Topia. You will be delighted as I am!'
H Walters, Cobham

'Jon Cowling is a passionate professional with the right level of attention to detail that delivers beautiful results. I have no hesitation in recommending Jon as a landscape contractor who builds exceptional outdoor spaces.'
D McLaren, Clapham

'Very pleased with every aspect of the work. Jon listened and understood my needs and the job was done within the estimated time; very professional and courteous. I really like the level of planting that was done all along the new fence line, which gives some depth and height but without being overcrowded. Reliable and excellent communication, took time to explain everything and all was done in a very professional way. Overall, very thoughtful. I would definitely use again just for the peace of mind and reliability of this company. Thank you.'
E Chauvin, Stoneleigh

'I recently moved in to a beautiful new home, with one exception - the garden! Fortunately, my friend recommended Topia Landscaping. Jon listened to my requirements, talked through different options and ordered samples for me to review. Thanks to Topia, I now have a perfect garden for my 3 year old, which is also low maintenance for me! My new neighbours also commented on how considerate Jon and colleagues were during the disruption of the skip (which was removed asap) and the need to access my garden through a neighbour's drive! I would highly recommend Topia Landscaping for the very professional, reliable and high quality service.'
A Begley, Thames Ditton

'I would absolutely recommend Jon and his team for their gardening expertise; whether it be to transform (as they did my garden) or to refresh it. They were able to come up with some truly innovative ideas (a bench and shelves built to hide some very ugly pipes) and provided a well-thought out plan which took into account the garden's situation and my likes / dislikes. Given that I am not at all green-fingered, they were very patient in running through plant ideas and providing an after care plan. The garden has been absolutely revamped and now looks like a different, bright and more welcoming place. Importantly, given that the garden access is through my flat, the fact they tidied up each night was brilliant, although how they managed to keep everything so immaculate is a mystery!'
G Woodward, Notting Hill

'We have only recently come into contact with Jon but having given him one task to conquer repairing and renovating a fountain which proved to be quite difficult, his success led us to ask him to deal with a number of other items. Some of these were quite small, but they were all handled very efficiently and professionally. Jon is a meticulous worker and has a very pleasant demeanour. We would recommend him without hesitation for any landscape work.'
S Pound, Cobham

'I am delighted with my new lawn. I have owned the house since 1945 and the garden has never looked as beautiful. Neighbours and passers-by alike have admired it.'
E Wales, Esher

'Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thanks for the decking and turfing work for my client. She is absolutely delighted - you have a very happy customer there!'
S Perez, Downdale Garden Design, London

'Jon and his team at Topia Landscaping removed our tired old patio and created us a new one which we are extremely pleased with. The work they undertook was far from easy i.e. very heavy wet clay, however his professionalism and enthusiasm for the job was highly commendable. He worked tirelessly throughout.'
D Clayton, Effingham Junction

'After extensive house renovations, my garden was nothing more than a patch of mud. A friend recommended Topia Landscaping to me and right from our initial meeting I knew Jon was the right person to make it look lovely again. Jon listened to what I wanted, was very knowledgeable and gave great advice. He was also very flexible fitting around my dates and last minute changes in requirements. Within days he'd transformed the patch of mud to a beautiful flat lawn with stunning Red Cedar decking. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jon's work and Topia Landscaping.'
J Minns, Walton-On-Thames

'We are delighted with the part Topia Landscaping has played in revitalising our garden. We now have a beautifully constructed and capped low wall, which has given the garden a very smart structure, as well as a fabulous new lawn. Jon and his team have been highly professional and efficient and have worked hard, even in the pouring rain! We would happily recommend them.'
A Holdsworth, Clapham