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Direct Gardens locationLasswade, Midlothian

(7 Reviews)

Direct Gardens offers a comprehensive garden design and landscape service, which combines initial ideas, visual planning and award winning designs, whether you are searching for inspiration to improve your existing garden or want to develop a new plot we can help.

Where we are based:
For the past 15 years, Direct Gardens have been based at Dobbies Garden World, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland, were you can view our Award winning garden designs, on display we have a large selection of natural stone and reconstituted paving, walling, composite decking and artificial grass from Marshalls, Stonemarket, Natural Paving, COREgravel, Quickgrass and other UK leading landscape garden suppliers.

Areas we cover:

Since 2002, Direct Gardens has successfully operated throughout Edinburgh, the Lothian’s & Borders, Glasgow & Strathclyde, Angus, Aberdeenshire, Ayrshire, Dumfries Fife, North & South Lanarkshire, Clackmannanshire, Stirlingshire, Tayside, Perthshire, Northumberland and Cumbria and occasionally we operate Nationwide.

Direct Gardens Reviews

Direct Gardens Reviews


Review of Direct Gardens by Janice Clark
5 26/10/2016

Our patio was transformed and is admired by neighbours and friends. The service provided by Dave was excellent from planning to managing the project through to completion.

Janice Clark
Review of Direct Gardens by Brian
5 24/10/2016

Direct Gardens did a great job for us. Took down and removed our old hedge and fence leaving no mess. Erected a double sided slatted fence to both ours and our neighbours on either side complete satisfaction. Would happily use again and recommend them to others.

Brian
Review of Direct Gardens by Iain
5 17/10/2016

Superb service. Quality work. Thanks

Iain
Review of Direct Gardens by Iain Cropper
5 17/10/2016

First class job. The guys who carried out the job were highly trained and knew exactly what they were doing. No hesitation in recommending this company.

Iain Cropper
Review of Direct Gardens by Daren
5 17/10/2016

Had work carried out by Direct Gardens and they are definitely a 5 star service. Dave McKay certainly knows his business and put us at ease throughout the design process with his vast knowledge of landscape design. His team arrived promptly to carry out the work and did an excellent job using quality materials. Don't waste time speaking to others use the experts at Direct Gardens.

Daren
Review of Direct Gardens by Edna Hughes
5 17/10/2016

Direct Gardens ,Dave and his boys made a great job of the ramp for my son and has had passers by stopping and asking me about it.
The men were always on time and worked hard through out the time they were here,cleaning up as best they could everyday before leaving also making sure there was a clear path to get my son and wheel chair out.
I would certainly recommend Direct Gardens and would use them in the future .

Edna Hughes
Review of Direct Gardens by John
5 17/10/2016

Dave's team have done several jobs for me.
Repairing fences blown down in storms. Laying slabs and decking.
Excellent workmanship and a good price.

John

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Review of Direct Gardens
9 months ago

Direct Gardens transformed our Patio and is admired by all our neighbours and friends. Thanks to Dave and Team. Janice Clark

Janice C.
Review of Direct Gardens
9 months ago

Direct Gardens did a great job for us. Large hedge and existing fence ripped out with no mess or damage to the garden. New double slatted wooden fence was...

Brian J.
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Review of Direct Gardens by Paul Bailey
1 month ago

Just a small pathway but very impressed with the professionalism and quality of work - excellent co-ordination of skip / delivery of materials / tidy up /collection of skip. The workman was both skilful and helpful. Hassle-free! We chose this quote (though it was dearer than others) as we thought it paid attention to detail and was more professional.

Paul Bailey
Review of Direct Gardens by Daren Littlejohns
1 year ago

Recently had work carried out by Direct Gardens and had to write a review to say what a professional job they do. Dave McKay certainly knows his business and put us at ease throughout the design process with his vast knowledge of landscape design. His team arrived promptly to carry out the work and did an excellent job using quality materials. Don't waste time speaking to others use the experts at Direct Gardens.

Highly recommended.

Daren Littlejohns
Review of Direct Gardens by Chris Boyle
1 year ago

Direct Gardens transformed our Garden over the course of 7 days (march 2016), done a wonderful job turning what was a very undulated 'mud bath at times' into a wonderful usable garden, Stuart and Dave worked very hard on what was a difficult site access to the garden and have done a wonderful job, whole family happy especially my daughter. Slight additions to plan no issues for them.

Would highly recommend

Looking forward to the planting stage though and seeing the garden start to come alive

Chris Boyle
Review of Direct Gardens by Shona Brown
1 year ago

Four years ago Dave and his team created us a fantastic 'award winning' garden which I love and has been admired by lots of people. From Peter's imaginative design and throughout the whole process it was a pleasure to work with them all. They were professional and their work was of a high standard.
Just recently when some maintenance was required Dave again was more than willing to help. He kept me informed of progress throughout and I am delighted with the end result. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Thank you Dave for all that you have done.

Shona Brown
Review of Direct Gardens by Steven Lough
1 year ago

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
Review of Direct Gardens by Lesley Inglis
1 year ago

I love Dave and his team, he is a true profesional! Nothing was too much trouble and he listened to what we wanted, we worked together and i ended up with the garden of my dreams - i cant recommend these guys enough!!

Lesley Inglis
Review of Direct Gardens by Daren Littlejohns
1 year ago

Recently had work carried out by Direct Gardens and had to write a review to say what a professional job they do. Dave McKay certainly knows his business and put us at ease throughout the design process with his vast knowledge of landscape design. His team arrived promptly to carry out the work and did an excellent job using quality materials. Don't waste time speaking to others use the experts at Direct Gardens.

Highly recommended.

Daren Littlejohns
Review of Direct Gardens by Shona Brown
1 year ago

Four years ago Dave and his team created us a fantastic 'award winning' garden which I love and has been admired by lots of people. From Peter's imaginative design and throughout the whole process it was a pleasure to work with them all. They were professional and their work was of a high standard.
Just recently when some maintenance was required Dave again was more than willing to help. He kept me informed of progress throughout and I am delighted with the end result. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Thank you Dave for all that you have done.

Shona Brown
Review of Direct Gardens by Chris Boyle
1 year ago

Direct Gardens transformed our Garden over the course of 7 days (march 2016), done a wonderful job turning what was a very undulated 'mud bath at times' into a wonderful usable garden, Stuart and Dave worked very hard on what was a difficult site access to the garden and have done a wonderful job, whole family happy especially my daughter. Slight additions to plan no issues for them.

Would highly recommend

Looking forward to the planting stage though and seeing the garden start to come alive

Chris Boyle
Review of Direct Gardens by Steven Lough
1 year ago

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
Review of Direct Gardens by Lesley Inglis
1 year ago

I love Dave and his team, he is a true profesional! Nothing was too much trouble and he listened to what we wanted, we worked together and i ended up with the garden of my dreams - i cant recommend these guys enough!!

Lesley Inglis
Review of Direct Gardens by paul ford
1 year ago

Dave and his crew have been first class, cant recommend them enough. We are delighted with the job, 3 days start to finish absolutely hassle free.

paul ford
Review of Direct Gardens by Jeanette Imrie
2 years ago

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. We were provided with a very detailed quote for the works required and if this changed at all was always for the better at no extra cost. The finished article is a beautiful item delivered from a very professional team, lead from the front by Dave.

Mr & Mrs J Imrie

Jeanette Imrie
Review of Direct Gardens by kerry harrison
2 years ago

absolutely was over the moon with my driveway and gardening work, and Mr McKay was just great, explained everything clearly, I highly recommend direct gardens, I wouldn't go anywhere else,,,,great customer service, great staff....

kerry harrison
Review of Direct Gardens by Scott Donnachie
2 years ago

Hi David just would like to say how delighted I am with the Garage base and driveway. Everything was 1st class. Nothing seemed to much hassle and the service was excellent. Thank you again David and I will be calling you again early Spring to price up some garden landscaping.

Scott Donnachie
Review of Direct Gardens by william watt
2 years ago

Our back garden is on quite a steep slope. We contacted Direct Gardens and they suggested terracing with steps between three levels. The work was carried out most expeditiously and tidily giving us lower and upper terraces/patios, with a large stretch of almost level grass on the middle section, bounded on three sides by flower beds. The resulting garden has brought us a great deal of pleasure and has been much admired by family and friends. The lower terrace contains a swing and play area for grandchildren and is a veritable sun trap to enjoy with a coffee or a drink.
My wife and I have no hesitation in recommending Direct Gardens for any large or small landscaping problems.

Eleanor and Bill Watt

william watt
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Direct Gardens Location

Lasswade EH18 1AZ, UK

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How long have you been in business?

I have been self-employed since 1989, before then I worked for Dobbies landscaping, were I gained valuable experience and qualifications as a landscape Gardner/designer,.
I have been in the trade for over 35 years now and have achieved several awards for my work throughout Scotland.

What guarantee does your work come with?

We offer the Marshalls 10 year guarantee, which cover the materials for a period of 10 years and the workmanship for 5 years.
Other manufacturers offer different types of guarantees, depending on which product you are using.

What do you love most about your job?

I love the job satisfaction, at the end of the job, seeing my clients happy faces when they see the finished product.
From the initial consultation, the the garden design, construction phase through to the soft landscape works.
That's what brings me great joy.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I was working for several small landscape businesses before I came to Dobbies Landscaping and I felt they were only interested in the money side of the job, not the satisfaction of creating a lovely garden haven for your client, I have a lot of passion for my clients and their projects and strive to give them 100%+ every time.
I hate seeing people being ripped of by the unscrupulous individuals who give my industry so much negative exposure.

Why should our clients choose you?

I believe that clients make up there mind very quickly who they will choose to do their project, what I will say is that if you choose me for your project I will give you the best service from start to finish of your project and including the after service which is neglected by most small businesses.
Dave McKay

Services provided by Direct Gardens

Direct Gardens Services

Landscape Garden & Design

We offer a free site survey and detailed quotation, we also provide you with some different ideas, suggestions and for a small fee we can also provide a full scale drawing/plan along with a visual. all quotations are valid for 6 months.

Work history from Direct Gardens

Work History

Proprioter

Direct Gardens

From April 2002 to present.

I am the owner/proprietor of the business, I oversee all the works from start to finish. The works are also vetted regularly by our regional assessors from various suppliers.

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