Reviews from my happy customers

In business for over three decades, I have a LOT of happy customers! Here's a selection of some of their reviews...

Reviews from my happy customers

In business for over three decades, I have a LOT of happy customers! Here's a selection of some of their reviews...

Robert Hughes Garden Landscaping & Construction IconRobert Hughes Garden Landscaping & Construction

33 Park Avenue, Little Paxton, Saint Neots

4.6 27 reviews

  • Avatar Christina Downend ★★★★★ a month ago
    Rob took very good care of getting the mini digger in and out through our neighbours property, there is no trace of it. His mini digger skills are fantastic and we have exactly what we were looking for in our garden. He's also full … More of knowledge and experience that helped us decide the design of the garden. Rob is very easy to get on with and lovely to work with. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
  • Avatar Philip Wainwright ★★★★★ a month ago
    Robert went the extra mile to complete our patio to a very high standard.
    We are delighted with his work and would recommend him to anyone.
    We are already booking him in for more work.
    Thanks again Rob
  • Avatar Lynn & Steve ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Rob managed to complete 20m of trenching for a new hedge; stump removal, levelling and digging a new soakaway hole, trenching for driveway drainage and even fitted in two massive tree planting holes, all in a day! He is prompt, personable, … More knowledgeable and very skilled with a mini digger. Don't even think about renting one and doing it yourself, call Rob.
  • Avatar Craig Osgerby ★★★★★ a year ago
    We used Rob to come and level out our rear garden and remove a large concrete path. Rob did a brilliant job, worked hard and completed the work in a day. As this was part of a DIY job, Rob was more than helpful with tips and advice along … More the way. We found his prices extremely competitive and would highly recommend Rob for future projects.
  • Avatar Kris White ★★★★★ 9 months ago
  • Avatar Ed Riches ★★★★★ a year ago
    From responding quickly to my enquiry that I did via his website to the quality of the work that he did was nothing less than first class. Whilst my outside project was not the biggest or probably not the most exciting project to undertake, … More Rob did a fantastic job. I cannot question his professionalism and the price quoted was very competitive against the other quotes that I got. I would not hesitate in recommending Rob to anyone and should I have a need to use again, I would not hesitate to contact again. Thanks Rob!
  • Avatar David H ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Excellent job done by Robert in near artic conditions. Would have no hesitation in recommending or using his services again.
  • Avatar Grant Harvey ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Robert was totally professional from start to finish and did a fantastic job digging out our patio. Nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend his services.
  • Avatar Liz martin Calendar ★★★★★ a year ago
    Robert responded quickly to our request and submitted a very competitive quote. We were delighted with his enthusiasm and dedication to go above and beyond despite torrential rain. He understood what we wanted and used his knowledge and … More expertise to make our vision a reality.
    He dug out a large pond and several large ( enormous roots) bushes.
    Highly recommend ( indeed already have to my best friend). Drop by for a bacon sandwich anytime Robert
  • Avatar John Ranelagh ★★★★★ a year ago
    Rob is excellent, as is his work. Cannot recommend him enough!
  • Avatar Mike Draper ★★★★★ a year ago
    Rob installed some additional fence panels and posts and widened our driveway at the front of our house to ease access. This not the first time we have used Rob Hughes and we have always found him to be very friendly, an expert in his field … More and any issue or design complication were always overcome without any drama or unreasonable price changes. Rob completed our work on time and under budget to an exceptional standard.It is disappointing to see that someone has left Rob a negative review recently, this does not appear to be an honest account of him, his work or work ethic, as for complaining about him asking to use the toilet a couple of times per day when they are working for you, that's simply very petty - a portaloo may be appropriate on longer jobs, but the cost of hiring, delivery and collection of one would have made the quote for their job so inflated that the job wouldnt have been accepted. As for drinks, in my opinion it is just polite to offer people working for you a hot drink every couple of hours, especially when in Winter. These people must find it difficult to breathe when so high up on their horse looking down.
  • Avatar John Draper ★★★★★ a year ago
    Rob done our driveway earlier in year, absolutely brilliant job, he suggested what stones would best match the house etc, showed examples and we couldn't be happier with the result.
  • Avatar John Ranelagh ★★★★★ a year ago
    Rob is simply excellent! Polite, hardworking, intelligent, and with advice and concern for our wishes. An all round Good Fellow who can be heartily recommended.
  • Avatar Lee Cornwall ★★★★★ a year ago
    Rob was very friendly and did exactly what I wanted. He provided extra advice and knew straightaway what I wanted to achieve. Even Ronnie Pickering would have been pleased. Thanks for your help with my garden project.
  • Avatar Nicky Newman ★★★★★ a year ago
    Rob's a fantastic guy, very personable and very helpful. I would definitely recommend him - I will certainly call on him again if needs be. One of those people that goes the extra mile to help!
  • Avatar Rachel Chico ★★★★★ a year ago
    Couldn't recommend Robert enough. He did a fantastic job and the service from start to finish was amazing. Such a nice guy too - he laid a lawn for us. He then lent us his own sprinkler so that we could water it in. He'd actually … More finished the job but travelled back to hook it up for me as I was at work. Good old fashioned care about what he does!
  • Avatar Barbara Hill ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We contacted Rob when we recently moved into the area. We needed a shed base for our garden. Rob responded immediately even though he was on holiday. He came to our house on his return to quote.Accepting his quote he went out of his way … More to fit us in and worked to get it finished prior to our removal men arriving.He is such an easy person to work with, knowledgeable, giving us advice on plants as well as being a craftsman.We would recommend his work and we are so pleased that we have found such a reliable person.His assistant Gareth was great to work with too.Thank you Rob!
  • Avatar Ron Wallace ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Having engaged Rob's services before, we had no hesitation in using him again and asking him to extend our patio. As we expected would be the case, he did a fantastic job and we are delighted with the end result. Thanks again Rob, … More you are a true craftsman.Ron and Sharon WSt Neots
  • Avatar Jonathan Banting ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Rob (helped by Gary) has totally transformed our garden - front and back.Rob takes great care with his work and it shows in the quality of the finished drive, paths and patios Excellent value which makes him much in demand .
  • Avatar Gillian Hockley ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We waited a few months until Rob was able to start re-modelling our garden incorporating an extensive patio, garden path and front parking area.....and we are so glad we waited patiently for the right man.He is a delightful person to have … More around, is totally trustworthy and does a superb job.The quality of his experienced workmanship and his attention to detail is second to none, and Rob has our unhesitating recommendation.
  • Avatar Nigel Battey ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Rob came recommended to us to undertake the job of block paving our driveway and he absolutely lived up to that recommendation. We are delighted with the final result and the drive has already been much admired by friends and family. He … More takes a genuine pride in doing a first rate job with no short cuts. Rob worked with his son Ryan on our drive. Both were great blokes, who also loved a steady flow of tea and a good chat every now and then to keep them going. We would absolutely recommend Rob if you're considering having your driveway block paved. Many thanks Rob (and Ryan)!
  • Avatar Adrian Wagstaff ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Rob with the help of his son Ryan laid us a block paving driveway with a sweeping path. They worked so hard through the hottest days of the year and the quality of the work is very high!Lots of our neighbours have commented on how good … More the front garden now looks! I have enjoyed planting up the flower boarders and look forward to seeing the results next spring!We would recommend Rob to anyone, a great guy who loves his tea and does a brilliant job!
  • Avatar simon pritchard ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Rob has just completed a new drive and several paths and patios for us and the results are brilliant. We already had a very established garden, full of plants and trees. Rob helped us design a new garden that incorporated the existing planting … More with a sunken circular patio plus new pathways and other patio areas. At the front of the house Rob has built us a new drive which incorporates areas that were previously planted plus the area slopes in several directions. We could not be more pleased with the results. Rob is a true craftsman and his attention to detail is second to none. Rob also advised us on the materials that are available and together we have selected those that really enhance our home and garden. Throughout the whole process Rob has been totally reliable, to the point that we left him our house keys whilst we were on holiday. During the work, the site was always left very tidy overnight and Rob was very considerate of our neighbours who access their property over a shared drive. Rob's work is faultless and I'd have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking for the highest quality finish.

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Robert Hughes Garden Landscaping and Construction and Mini Digger and Driver Hire
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 by Steve Brown


Rob managed to complete 20m of trenching for a new hedge; stump removal, leveling and digging a new soakaway hole, trenching for driveway drainage and even fitted in two massive tree planting holes, all in a day !
He is prompt, personable, knowledgable and very skilled with a mini digger. Don't even think about renting one and and doing it yourself, call Rob.


 by Christina Downend
Fabulous!

Rob took very good care of getting the mini digger in and out through our neighbours property, there is no trace of it. His mini digger skills are fantastic and we have exactly what we were looking for in our garden. He's also full of knowledge and experience that helped us decide the design of the garden. Rob is very easy to get on with and lovely to work with. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

 by Chris Smith
Garden decking

Highly recommended!!!! A1 service!!!
Robert built decking in my back garden. The quality of the workmanship is far better than I could have hoped for and what a decent guy!! Am absolutely over the moon with the results and so is my better half so a win all round!! Thank you Rob!!! Wouldn't hesitate to use you again!!

 by Neil Sperring
The ultimate consummate professional!

Rob is the gold standard when it comes to professional workmanship. We have used Rob's services on two separate occasions to remove extensive amounts of bushes and conifer trees - no easy task. On every occasion he has been the consummate professional, always ensuring attention to detail and delivering the work to exacting standards. Rob comes highly recommended and we look forward to inviting him back for the next phase of work.

Thank you for the lovely review, Neil!

 by Ellie Jenkins
Excellent digger service

Rob responded promptly when I got in touch and was very helpful. He arrived promptly with his digger and worked really hard for the day levelling our garden and moving a number of trees. He was reasonably priced, full of useful advice, worked really hard and we achieved a lot more with the digger for the day than we would have achieved on our own in the day. I would recommend working with Rob.

 by Gil Baldwin
Wonderful work

Rob was hard working, efficient and very competent. He has a great manner, is highly skilled and knowledgeable. The amount he managed to do in a day was amazing. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you

 by Val and Richard Bonny
Driveway, patio and base for summer house

Lovely work rob and team, thought I had already left review but cannot see it so here is another one!!everyone is still admiring your work🙂.

Would definitely recommend and very worth waiting for. Liked the enthusiasm and suggestions of alterations that are small but make big difference e.g taking away some of flower bed to make driveway bigger, using slabs from front garden to add to patio at back, happy cheerful professional workers who are really good at what they do ☕️☕️, will send through some photos soon to use with review if you like can not see away of attaching any, thanks again v&r

 by Seb
Reliable professional service

I would highly recommend Rob as a very reliable, dependable and experienced landscaper. Great job. I hope you are available when we need you back.

 by Bill
Front garden clearance for drive

Reliable, competitively priced, and a good job done - highly recommend

Thank you for the review, Bill!

 by Stephen and Jacqueline Morales
Mini Digger Service

Rob helped us to landscape our new garden by moving earth with his mini digger. He is hardworking and very passionate about his craft. He has a wealth of knowledge to share. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him. We will definitely be enlisting his services again as our garden evolves!

Thank you both for the lovely review! I look forward to helping with your garden again in the future!

 by Joanne
Mini digger and man hire

A genuinely nice guy . From the first moment I contacted rob , his service , his commitment and his care was wonderful . Without compromise to his own work ethics and integrity he assisted us with our very limiting budget to achieve so much more than we could have imagined . It’s so refreshing to meet someone you can trust .And trust you certainly can . He helped us to make use of what we had available to us and was very imaginative with how to achieve our goal . An overall great service , skill and knowledge . I cannot recommend rob highly enough .

Thanks for the lovely review, Joanne!

 by John Ranelagh

Rob is simply excellent! Polite, hardworking, intelligent, and with advice and concern for our wishes. An all round Good Fellow who can be heartily recommended.

 by Dave wakeling
driveway

excellent job really pleased Rob laid a new driveway for us.
cant fault his work. despite some extreme weather robs work ethic was fantastic. highly recommended a true British craftsman

 by Ben
Driveway

Rob extended my driveway and done a fantastic job. Thanks for all the hard work you put in. I'll definitely be recommending you and calling you up again for the next job. Thanks again Rob.

 by Martin Long
Shared driveway

Rob and Gary did a fine job on our shared driveway.They worked tirelessly for five days and left the place in pristine condition.The results are very impressive.
Martin L of Eaton Socon.

 by Val and Richard Bonny
Driveway, base for summerhouse, extension of driveway and addition to patio

Rob with his team Gareth (and Gary) worked well together and have done an amazing job. we are very pleased with all the work which has been admired by many; block pathing and slate to driveway, an extension of the driveway, addition to patio using slabs taken up from front garden (good recycling). As with all skilled workman have to be patient and wait for the work to start, whilst they are enthusiastically and efficiently completing someone else's work. definitely worth the wait. He takes pride in his work, has a lot of enthusiasm. Thank again V & R

Thanks for the wonderful review, Val and Bonny!

 by Martin & Geraldine
Repeat Job - 30 years later!

30 years ago we asked Rob to build us a new patio which he did to a very high standard.
30 years on, we are are still in the same house and wanted to up-grade the patio.
We wondered who to ask then found Rob's website and knew he was the man for the job.
Another high quality job successfully completed by a true craftsman and if the last one is anything to go by will certainly outlast us !!

Thanks for your lovely review and for inviting me back 30 years later!

 by Allen
Driveway and front lawn

We are delighted with the work that Rob and his team carried out on our driveway and front garden. It looks better than we had imagined it. The block paving and the edging look really good. Many positive comments and admiration from the neighbours, too. The new lawn is bedding in well and looking healthy. We are very pleased with the whole job. An absolute transformation to the front of the house giving it much more 'kerb appeal' now. Couldn't wish for better!

That's lovely to hear, Allen! I'm happy you're so pleased with the final result - I certainly had a lot of people stop to compliment the work while it was being constructed!

 by Chris Hockley

We waited a few months until Rob was able to start re-modelling our garden incorporating an extensive patio, garden path, and front parking area.....and we are so glad we waited patiently for the right man. He is a delightful person to have around, is totally trustworthy and does a superb job.  The quality of his experienced workmanship and his attention to detail is second to none, and Rob has our unhesitating recommendation.

Thanks for your kind words, Chris!

 by Bryan Osborne
Its Raining Again!

Just a big thanks for turning out and working a wet Saturday leveling and excavating for my new Greenhouse. It was a really difficult job with heavy clay and a bit of a run with the barrow to the skip (about 25mtrs).

The job is done and it has saved me probably weeks!

Will be using your services again soon, no question of it!

Thanks for the review, Bryan! Glad you're so pleased with the work; it's amazing what my mini-digger can achieve in just 1 day! Thanks, Rob

 by John and Betty
New front garden

Rob recently undertook the job of blockpaving our driveway and landscaping the front garden. He and Phil followed all instructions and we are delighted with the final result. It has been admired by many.

Thanks for the lovely review!

 by Teresa
Excellent job...

Asked Robert to clear some conifers, put up a fence and create a patio area. What a lovely job was done! We could not be happier with end result, and Robert ensured work was done to a high standard and the clear up was perfect. Reasonably priced too, would highly recommend.

 by Brian Coolbear
Brilliant Job

Having seen first hand the result of Rob's work on several neighbours properties I had no hesitation in asking him to do some work for us. I asked him to lay a new driveway and garden landscaping to the front (to my design) and also to repair an unsightly patio to the rear.
Rob suggested various alternatives for drive brickwork that were better than I had first thought of and suffice to say the result of both front and back is fantastic. We are delighted with the result and have had so many comments on how good it looks.
Rob does a quality, fantastic job (he loves his tea builder style, by the way!) and we have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone - we have already passed his details onto several neighbours.
Many Thanks for a great job Rob - Brian & Lyn

 by Claire Beeton
Decking extraction!

Robert has turned a pipe dream into reality, replacing a large and unsightly area of decking with a wonderful patio, retaining wall for the flower bed and freshly laid turf.
He understood exactly what we were hoping to achieve from the off and his skill and expertise are clear to see in the finished product.
Thank you for all your hard work.

 by Jenny Anslow
Perfect Garden Eaton Socon

I am not a gardener but love having a garden. I asked Rob to design and build me a space that I can use without feeling guilty that I don't have any desire to be a gardener. And he did - in spades (excuse the pun). New fence, bark and shale, path, shed and plant removal - it is so beautiful I nearly cried when I saw the finished space. It's perfect, absolutely perfect. So if you need anything doing in your garden I can't recommend Rob enough - just make sure he can get to the tea and biscuits!
Jenny - Eaton Socon

Thanks for the glowing review Jenny, so happy you're so pleased with it. Tea and biscuits are garden landscaper fuel! Haha

 by Theresa Staddon
Driveway

Robert totally transformed our front garden by replacing our driveway and building a step to the front door; his workmanship is beyond fault; he takes an obvious pride in his work and it shows. We have had everyone from neighbours to the postman complement the drive and say how good it looks - we are delighted with it - many thanks Robert

Great stuff, glad you're so pleased with it Theresa!

 by Stuart Price
Nice garden.

Rob came and worked on our front and back gardens for 2 weeks in which he has totally transformed them and made our house feel much more like a home. He followed our instructions to the letter and made some suggestions on how to enhance our plans which we took on board. We are very pleased with the final result.

 by Sharon and Adrian
Very pleased!

Rob with the help of his son Ryan laid us a block paving driveway with a sweeping path. They worked so hard through the hottest days of the year and the quality of the work is very high!

Lots of our neighbours have commented on how good the front garden now looks! I have enjoyed planting up the flower boarders and look forward to seeing the results next spring!

We would recommend Rob to anyone, a great guy who loves his tea and does a brilliant job!

Haha I certainly do like my tea! Thanks for the glowing review Sharon and Adrian - I also look forward to seeing all the plants established next year!

 by Chris and Tony Boxall
Stunning patio

We are very pleased with our large Indian sandstone patio that Rob with his son Ryan did for us. It has been admired by many friends and family. We would certainly highly recommend them. Rob is passionate about his work, he is a skilled and. Does a thorough job. Friendly, and very hard working, hardly stops , loves his cuppa and a chat, easy to have around. If you choose Rob to do your work we are sure you will also be delighted with the finished project.

Thank you Rob and Ryan,

Thank you very much Chris and Tony! Glad you're pleased and it's being admired by all 🙂

 by Nigel and Mavis
Great job!

Rob came recommended to us to undertake the job of block paving our driveway and he absolutely lived up to that recommendation. We are delighted with the final result and the drive has already been much admired by friends and family. He takes a genuine pride in doing a first rate job with no short cuts. Rob worked with his son Ryan on our drive. Both were great blokes, who also loved a steady flow of tea and a good chat every now and then to keep them going. We would absolutely recommend Rob if you're considering having your driveway block paved. Many thanks Rob (and Ryan)!

Thanks for the 5 star review Nigel and Mavis, glad you're so pleased with your block paved driveway!

 by Ron and Sharon
Another perfect job!

Having engaged Rob!s services before, we had no hesitation in using him again and asking him to extend our patio. As we expected would be the case, he did a fantastic job and we are delighted with the end result. Thanks again Rob, you are a true craftsman.

Ron and Sharon

Thanks Ron and Sharon, happy you're pleased!

 by Kevin & Anne, St.Neots
Front garden and drive

Rob was recommended to us by our neighbour so we had seen the quality of his work and we were not disappointed. We are extremely pleased with the work done and have several people stop and say how good it all looks, we would have no hesitation in recommending Rob to family, friends or anyone else who asks for his details. We liked the fact that he keeps you informed what he is doing, gives good advise and takes pride in his work, thanks Rob and we will definitely use you again for any work in the future.

Thanks for the glowing review Kevin and Anne, really pleased you're so happy with it and that the neighbours are all commenting so positively! Thanks, Rob

 by Alan

I used Robert for the first time recently and he did a fantastic job. So good that gave him some numbers of family and friends to contact. His work ethic was excellent as he hardly stopped from the moment he arrived.
I can definitely recommend him - nice bloke too

Thanks for the glowing review Alan. Always nice to get compliments on my work and my character too! Cheers

 by Rob Lockhart
A job well done....

Rob relayed my patio in 2012. It was a long and complicated job requiring considerable ground works. Not only was it a pleasure to have him around the finished job was excellent. Four years on and it still looks as good as new.

Thank you for your review Rob! Pleased you're just as happy with it now as the day it was laid

 by Hetty and Rudi
Another great job

After completing an excellent job some time ago we decided we also needed the remainder of the path running through our garden done to the same excellent standard and asked Robert back for a second time - we did not even bother asking other companies for a quote as we knew we wanted him to do it. Thank you Rob for another beautifully done job.

Thank you Hetty and Rudi for a lovely review! Honoured to be asked back by you both for a second time and I'm pleased you're both so happy with the work.

 by Ian & Linda Dunbavan
Garden fence replacement

Having spotted Rob's website and reviews in a copy of 'The Villager' magazine, we requested a visit for a quotation. Rob was very prompt in getting back to us, and although it was relatively small job, he was very understanding of our needs, including those of the garden wildlife! The work was completed to a very high standard of professionalism, and has transformed the views of our back garden. Suffice, we can thorougly recommend him to others who need to either replace or transform their gardens.
Ian & Linda
Godmanchester.

 by D Gower
Garden path

Robert Hughes has recently completed the construction of a 30m curved path and seating area suitable for wheelchair use in our garden.
He is an expert in garden construction and his work is of the highest quality, the curves being skilfully and beautifully executed.
He is also efficient, dependable and honest and I would Have no hesitation in asking him to do further work for us, or recommending him to others.

 by Alison Cluroe and Roger Hall
The perfect patio

Rob has restored our patio to look brand new. The jointing between the stones was cracked and many stones lose due to poor workmanship by the original contractor. Now it looks as if it has just been laid.The standard of his work is excellent, he is reliable and conscientious. We will most certainly be calling on his services in the future.



We have no hesitation in recommending his work. He is a true craftsman.

Glad you're pleased with the result Alison and Roger. It's a shame the original contractor did such a poor job but I'm happy we got it looking as good as it should for you!

 by Rebecca
New fence panels & shed base

We're really pleased with the results. Rob was friendly and happy to give us advice. He was reliable, cost effective, hard working & courteous. We will definitely use him again & recommend him to friends.

Thanks for the review Rebecca and the referrals! Glad you're pleased with the result!

 by Ron Wallace
Another perfect job!

Having previously engaged Rob's services in 2013, I knew he was the man for me when I wanted to update my front garden 18 months later. As expected, he completed the work to the highest standards and transformed the look of my garden which has already received several compliments from neighbours and passers by - and that's on the first day of completing the work! In addition to the block paving and landscaping, he has replaced my lawn and it looks superb! Thanks Rob, another excellent job and a wholly satisfied customer.!! If you are looking for an expert to transform your garden, look no further than Rob - you won't be disappointed!!!!

Ron Wallace

St Neots

Thanks so much for another glowing review Ron, really appreciate it!

 by David and Theresa Staddon
New Driveway and Step

Robert totally transformed our front garden by replacing our driveway and building a step to the front door; his workmanship is beyond fault; he takes an obvious pride in his work and it shows. We have had everyone from neighbours to the postman complement the drive and say how good it looks - we are delighted with it - many thanks Robert

Great stuff, thanks for the review David and Theresa! Glad to hear you've had so many compliments on it and you're pleased with it. Thanks, Rob

 by Graham Henderson
Beautiful patio

Beautiful patio.

Robert combined his expert skill, knowledge and with an aesthetic eye took our demanding vision of a curved patio and made it work. It was a tricky series of curves that needed to blend together and make various shaped flower beds. Robert was great fun and easy to have around. He came very well recommended which we are happy to concur as he did a brilliant job.

Graham of Buckden

Thanks for the glowing review Graham, it was a pleasure to work for you! Cheers, Robert

 by Hetty and Rudi
Excellent work!

Rob built a beautiful path and circular patio in our garden. He was very helpful with his advice and the end result speak for itself.

He is very professional and a genuinely nice person, a pleasure to have around. Many thanks, Rob!

Hi Hetty and Rudi; a big "thank you" for your glowing review! You were both a pleasure to work with, and I'm over the moon that you're so pleased with the end result. Take care. Robert Hughes

 by Stuart & Gill
Great result !

Rob came and worked on our front and back gardens for 2 weeks in which he has totally transformed them and made our house feel much more like a home. He followed our instructions to the letter and made some suggestions on how to enhance our plans which we took on board. We are very pleased with the final result.

Thanks for the great review Stuart and Gill, I really appreciate it. Glad you're both very pleased with the result!

 by Simon & Louise Pritchard
Amazing!

Rob has just completed a new drive and several paths and patios for us and the results are brilliant. We already had a very established garden, full of plants and trees. Rob helped us design a new garden that incorporated the existing planting with a sunken circular patio plus new pathways and other patio areas. At the front of the house Rob has built us a new drive which incorporates areas that were previously planted plus the area slopes in several directions. We could not be more pleased with the results. Rob is a true craftsman and his attention to detail is second to none. Rob also advised us on the materials that are available and together we have selected those that really enhance our home and garden. Throughout the whole process Rob has been totally reliable, to the point that we left him our house keys whilst we were on holiday. During the work, the site was always left very tidy overnight and Rob was very considerate of our neighbours who access their property over a shared drive. Rob's work is faultless and I'd have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking for the highest quality finish.

Thanks Simon and Louise for your glowing referral 🙂 Glad you're so pleased with it!

 by Neil & Cathy
Robert is a craftsman of the first order

Rob did the hard landscaping for our new garden back in 2012. 2 years on and it still looks stunning. His work was to the highest standards under difficult conditions.



I've just called him back to do further work to our side and front gardens.



A craftsman of the first order - no hesitation in recommending him.

Thanks Neil and Cathy, really appreciate the feedback and I look forward to working with you again soon.

 by Bob and Eileen
An excellent driveway

Robert produced for us a driveway which has been much admired by all our visitors for its high quality of workmanship.



We were very impressed and pleased with the result of his work - so pleased we asked him back to do some more!

Glad to hear you're both pleased with the driveway and other work! Thanks for the recommendation!Cheers, Robert Hughes

 by Chris T
A great new drive

Rob rebuilt our drive during the appalling weather in February and did a brilliant job. We are so pleased with the quality of his workmanship and his reasonable cost. We will definitely invite him to undertake further works for us in the future and have no hesitation in recommending Rob to others.

 by Jean Smith
My perfect garden

When I moved into my bungalow, the garden was overgrown, a mess and needed a complete overhaul. Rob came to see me and told me what he could do and told me he could give it some much needed TLC. He set about his work and completely transformed my garden which is now looking fantastic. I couldn't have asked for more - I am so pleased with the new look. It will be my pleasure to recommend his skills to anyone wanting a garden makeover.



Jean from Little Paxton

 by Ron Wallace
Excellent service, keen eye for detail - Rob really knows his stuff

The whole process from my initial request for a qoute, acceptance thereof and the completion of the job couldn't have been handled any better or indeed, faster. Rob is a true master of his trade and the quality of his work outstanding. Add to this the competitive pricing for his services and the obvious pride he takes in his work, I would have no hesitation in recommending Rob to anyone. To say we are delighted with our new drive would be an understatement. Thanks again Rob - it was a pleasure to engage your services!

Ron - St Neots

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 50 reviews
 by Steve Brown


Rob managed to complete 20m of trenching for a new hedge; stump removal, leveling and digging a new soakaway hole, trenching for driveway drainage and even fitted in two massive tree planting holes, all in a day !
He is prompt, personable, knowledgable and very skilled with a mini digger. Don't even think about renting one and and doing it yourself, call Rob.


 by Christina Downend
Fabulous!

Rob took very good care of getting the mini digger in and out through our neighbours property, there is no trace of it. His mini digger skills are fantastic and we have exactly what we were looking for in our garden. He's also full of knowledge and experience that helped us decide the design of the garden. Rob is very easy to get on with and lovely to work with. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

 by Chris Smith
Garden decking

Highly recommended!!!! A1 service!!!
Robert built decking in my back garden. The quality of the workmanship is far better than I could have hoped for and what a decent guy!! Am absolutely over the moon with the results and so is my better half so a win all round!! Thank you Rob!!! Wouldn't hesitate to use you again!!

 by Neil Sperring
The ultimate consummate professional!

Rob is the gold standard when it comes to professional workmanship. We have used Rob's services on two separate occasions to remove extensive amounts of bushes and conifer trees - no easy task. On every occasion he has been the consummate professional, always ensuring attention to detail and delivering the work to exacting standards. Rob comes highly recommended and we look forward to inviting him back for the next phase of work.

Thank you for the lovely review, Neil!

 by Ellie Jenkins
Excellent digger service

Rob responded promptly when I got in touch and was very helpful. He arrived promptly with his digger and worked really hard for the day levelling our garden and moving a number of trees. He was reasonably priced, full of useful advice, worked really hard and we achieved a lot more with the digger for the day than we would have achieved on our own in the day. I would recommend working with Rob.

 by Gil Baldwin
Wonderful work

Rob was hard working, efficient and very competent. He has a great manner, is highly skilled and knowledgeable. The amount he managed to do in a day was amazing. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you

 by Val and Richard Bonny
Driveway, patio and base for summer house

Lovely work rob and team, thought I had already left review but cannot see it so here is another one!!everyone is still admiring your work🙂.

Would definitely recommend and very worth waiting for. Liked the enthusiasm and suggestions of alterations that are small but make big difference e.g taking away some of flower bed to make driveway bigger, using slabs from front garden to add to patio at back, happy cheerful professional workers who are really good at what they do ☕️☕️, will send through some photos soon to use with review if you like can not see away of attaching any, thanks again v&r

 by Seb
Reliable professional service

I would highly recommend Rob as a very reliable, dependable and experienced landscaper. Great job. I hope you are available when we need you back.

 by Bill
Front garden clearance for drive

Reliable, competitively priced, and a good job done - highly recommend

Thank you for the review, Bill!

 by Stephen and Jacqueline Morales
Mini Digger Service

Rob helped us to landscape our new garden by moving earth with his mini digger. He is hardworking and very passionate about his craft. He has a wealth of knowledge to share. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him. We will definitely be enlisting his services again as our garden evolves!

Thank you both for the lovely review! I look forward to helping with your garden again in the future!

 by Joanne
Mini digger and man hire

A genuinely nice guy . From the first moment I contacted rob , his service , his commitment and his care was wonderful . Without compromise to his own work ethics and integrity he assisted us with our very limiting budget to achieve so much more than we could have imagined . It’s so refreshing to meet someone you can trust .And trust you certainly can . He helped us to make use of what we had available to us and was very imaginative with how to achieve our goal . An overall great service , skill and knowledge . I cannot recommend rob highly enough .

Thanks for the lovely review, Joanne!

 by John Ranelagh

Rob is simply excellent! Polite, hardworking, intelligent, and with advice and concern for our wishes. An all round Good Fellow who can be heartily recommended.

 by Dave wakeling
driveway

excellent job really pleased Rob laid a new driveway for us.
cant fault his work. despite some extreme weather robs work ethic was fantastic. highly recommended a true British craftsman

 by Ben
Driveway

Rob extended my driveway and done a fantastic job. Thanks for all the hard work you put in. I'll definitely be recommending you and calling you up again for the next job. Thanks again Rob.

 by Martin Long
Shared driveway

Rob and Gary did a fine job on our shared driveway.They worked tirelessly for five days and left the place in pristine condition.The results are very impressive.
Martin L of Eaton Socon.

 by Val and Richard Bonny
Driveway, base for summerhouse, extension of driveway and addition to patio

Rob with his team Gareth (and Gary) worked well together and have done an amazing job. we are very pleased with all the work which has been admired by many; block pathing and slate to driveway, an extension of the driveway, addition to patio using slabs taken up from front garden (good recycling). As with all skilled workman have to be patient and wait for the work to start, whilst they are enthusiastically and efficiently completing someone else's work. definitely worth the wait. He takes pride in his work, has a lot of enthusiasm. Thank again V & R

Thanks for the wonderful review, Val and Bonny!

 by Martin & Geraldine
Repeat Job - 30 years later!

30 years ago we asked Rob to build us a new patio which he did to a very high standard.
30 years on, we are are still in the same house and wanted to up-grade the patio.
We wondered who to ask then found Rob's website and knew he was the man for the job.
Another high quality job successfully completed by a true craftsman and if the last one is anything to go by will certainly outlast us !!

Thanks for your lovely review and for inviting me back 30 years later!

 by Allen
Driveway and front lawn

We are delighted with the work that Rob and his team carried out on our driveway and front garden. It looks better than we had imagined it. The block paving and the edging look really good. Many positive comments and admiration from the neighbours, too. The new lawn is bedding in well and looking healthy. We are very pleased with the whole job. An absolute transformation to the front of the house giving it much more 'kerb appeal' now. Couldn't wish for better!

That's lovely to hear, Allen! I'm happy you're so pleased with the final result - I certainly had a lot of people stop to compliment the work while it was being constructed!

 by Chris Hockley

We waited a few months until Rob was able to start re-modelling our garden incorporating an extensive patio, garden path, and front parking area.....and we are so glad we waited patiently for the right man. He is a delightful person to have around, is totally trustworthy and does a superb job.  The quality of his experienced workmanship and his attention to detail is second to none, and Rob has our unhesitating recommendation.

Thanks for your kind words, Chris!

 by Bryan Osborne
Its Raining Again!

Just a big thanks for turning out and working a wet Saturday leveling and excavating for my new Greenhouse. It was a really difficult job with heavy clay and a bit of a run with the barrow to the skip (about 25mtrs).

The job is done and it has saved me probably weeks!

Will be using your services again soon, no question of it!

Thanks for the review, Bryan! Glad you're so pleased with the work; it's amazing what my mini-digger can achieve in just 1 day! Thanks, Rob

 by John and Betty
New front garden

Rob recently undertook the job of blockpaving our driveway and landscaping the front garden. He and Phil followed all instructions and we are delighted with the final result. It has been admired by many.

Thanks for the lovely review!

 by Teresa
Excellent job...

Asked Robert to clear some conifers, put up a fence and create a patio area. What a lovely job was done! We could not be happier with end result, and Robert ensured work was done to a high standard and the clear up was perfect. Reasonably priced too, would highly recommend.

 by Brian Coolbear
Brilliant Job

Having seen first hand the result of Rob's work on several neighbours properties I had no hesitation in asking him to do some work for us. I asked him to lay a new driveway and garden landscaping to the front (to my design) and also to repair an unsightly patio to the rear.
Rob suggested various alternatives for drive brickwork that were better than I had first thought of and suffice to say the result of both front and back is fantastic. We are delighted with the result and have had so many comments on how good it looks.
Rob does a quality, fantastic job (he loves his tea builder style, by the way!) and we have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone - we have already passed his details onto several neighbours.
Many Thanks for a great job Rob - Brian & Lyn

 by Claire Beeton
Decking extraction!

Robert has turned a pipe dream into reality, replacing a large and unsightly area of decking with a wonderful patio, retaining wall for the flower bed and freshly laid turf.
He understood exactly what we were hoping to achieve from the off and his skill and expertise are clear to see in the finished product.
Thank you for all your hard work.

 by Jenny Anslow
Perfect Garden Eaton Socon

I am not a gardener but love having a garden. I asked Rob to design and build me a space that I can use without feeling guilty that I don't have any desire to be a gardener. And he did - in spades (excuse the pun). New fence, bark and shale, path, shed and plant removal - it is so beautiful I nearly cried when I saw the finished space. It's perfect, absolutely perfect. So if you need anything doing in your garden I can't recommend Rob enough - just make sure he can get to the tea and biscuits!
Jenny - Eaton Socon

Thanks for the glowing review Jenny, so happy you're so pleased with it. Tea and biscuits are garden landscaper fuel! Haha

 by Theresa Staddon
Driveway

Robert totally transformed our front garden by replacing our driveway and building a step to the front door; his workmanship is beyond fault; he takes an obvious pride in his work and it shows. We have had everyone from neighbours to the postman complement the drive and say how good it looks - we are delighted with it - many thanks Robert

Great stuff, glad you're so pleased with it Theresa!

 by Stuart Price
Nice garden.

Rob came and worked on our front and back gardens for 2 weeks in which he has totally transformed them and made our house feel much more like a home. He followed our instructions to the letter and made some suggestions on how to enhance our plans which we took on board. We are very pleased with the final result.

 by Sharon and Adrian
Very pleased!

Rob with the help of his son Ryan laid us a block paving driveway with a sweeping path. They worked so hard through the hottest days of the year and the quality of the work is very high!

Lots of our neighbours have commented on how good the front garden now looks! I have enjoyed planting up the flower boarders and look forward to seeing the results next spring!

We would recommend Rob to anyone, a great guy who loves his tea and does a brilliant job!

Haha I certainly do like my tea! Thanks for the glowing review Sharon and Adrian - I also look forward to seeing all the plants established next year!

 by Chris and Tony Boxall
Stunning patio

We are very pleased with our large Indian sandstone patio that Rob with his son Ryan did for us. It has been admired by many friends and family. We would certainly highly recommend them. Rob is passionate about his work, he is a skilled and. Does a thorough job. Friendly, and very hard working, hardly stops , loves his cuppa and a chat, easy to have around. If you choose Rob to do your work we are sure you will also be delighted with the finished project.

Thank you Rob and Ryan,

Thank you very much Chris and Tony! Glad you're pleased and it's being admired by all 🙂

 by Nigel and Mavis
Great job!

Rob came recommended to us to undertake the job of block paving our driveway and he absolutely lived up to that recommendation. We are delighted with the final result and the drive has already been much admired by friends and family. He takes a genuine pride in doing a first rate job with no short cuts. Rob worked with his son Ryan on our drive. Both were great blokes, who also loved a steady flow of tea and a good chat every now and then to keep them going. We would absolutely recommend Rob if you're considering having your driveway block paved. Many thanks Rob (and Ryan)!

Thanks for the 5 star review Nigel and Mavis, glad you're so pleased with your block paved driveway!

 by Ron and Sharon
Another perfect job!

Having engaged Rob!s services before, we had no hesitation in using him again and asking him to extend our patio. As we expected would be the case, he did a fantastic job and we are delighted with the end result. Thanks again Rob, you are a true craftsman.

Ron and Sharon

Thanks Ron and Sharon, happy you're pleased!

 by Kevin & Anne, St.Neots
Front garden and drive

Rob was recommended to us by our neighbour so we had seen the quality of his work and we were not disappointed. We are extremely pleased with the work done and have several people stop and say how good it all looks, we would have no hesitation in recommending Rob to family, friends or anyone else who asks for his details. We liked the fact that he keeps you informed what he is doing, gives good advise and takes pride in his work, thanks Rob and we will definitely use you again for any work in the future.

Thanks for the glowing review Kevin and Anne, really pleased you're so happy with it and that the neighbours are all commenting so positively! Thanks, Rob

 by Alan

I used Robert for the first time recently and he did a fantastic job. So good that gave him some numbers of family and friends to contact. His work ethic was excellent as he hardly stopped from the moment he arrived.
I can definitely recommend him - nice bloke too

Thanks for the glowing review Alan. Always nice to get compliments on my work and my character too! Cheers

 by Rob Lockhart
A job well done....

Rob relayed my patio in 2012. It was a long and complicated job requiring considerable ground works. Not only was it a pleasure to have him around the finished job was excellent. Four years on and it still looks as good as new.

Thank you for your review Rob! Pleased you're just as happy with it now as the day it was laid

 by Hetty and Rudi
Another great job

After completing an excellent job some time ago we decided we also needed the remainder of the path running through our garden done to the same excellent standard and asked Robert back for a second time - we did not even bother asking other companies for a quote as we knew we wanted him to do it. Thank you Rob for another beautifully done job.

Thank you Hetty and Rudi for a lovely review! Honoured to be asked back by you both for a second time and I'm pleased you're both so happy with the work.

 by Ian & Linda Dunbavan
Garden fence replacement

Having spotted Rob's website and reviews in a copy of 'The Villager' magazine, we requested a visit for a quotation. Rob was very prompt in getting back to us, and although it was relatively small job, he was very understanding of our needs, including those of the garden wildlife! The work was completed to a very high standard of professionalism, and has transformed the views of our back garden. Suffice, we can thorougly recommend him to others who need to either replace or transform their gardens.
Ian & Linda
Godmanchester.

 by D Gower
Garden path

Robert Hughes has recently completed the construction of a 30m curved path and seating area suitable for wheelchair use in our garden.
He is an expert in garden construction and his work is of the highest quality, the curves being skilfully and beautifully executed.
He is also efficient, dependable and honest and I would Have no hesitation in asking him to do further work for us, or recommending him to others.

 by Alison Cluroe and Roger Hall
The perfect patio

Rob has restored our patio to look brand new. The jointing between the stones was cracked and many stones lose due to poor workmanship by the original contractor. Now it looks as if it has just been laid.The standard of his work is excellent, he is reliable and conscientious. We will most certainly be calling on his services in the future.



We have no hesitation in recommending his work. He is a true craftsman.

Glad you're pleased with the result Alison and Roger. It's a shame the original contractor did such a poor job but I'm happy we got it looking as good as it should for you!

 by Rebecca
New fence panels & shed base

We're really pleased with the results. Rob was friendly and happy to give us advice. He was reliable, cost effective, hard working & courteous. We will definitely use him again & recommend him to friends.

Thanks for the review Rebecca and the referrals! Glad you're pleased with the result!

 by Ron Wallace
Another perfect job!

Having previously engaged Rob's services in 2013, I knew he was the man for me when I wanted to update my front garden 18 months later. As expected, he completed the work to the highest standards and transformed the look of my garden which has already received several compliments from neighbours and passers by - and that's on the first day of completing the work! In addition to the block paving and landscaping, he has replaced my lawn and it looks superb! Thanks Rob, another excellent job and a wholly satisfied customer.!! If you are looking for an expert to transform your garden, look no further than Rob - you won't be disappointed!!!!

Ron Wallace

St Neots

Thanks so much for another glowing review Ron, really appreciate it!

 by David and Theresa Staddon
New Driveway and Step

Robert totally transformed our front garden by replacing our driveway and building a step to the front door; his workmanship is beyond fault; he takes an obvious pride in his work and it shows. We have had everyone from neighbours to the postman complement the drive and say how good it looks - we are delighted with it - many thanks Robert

Great stuff, thanks for the review David and Theresa! Glad to hear you've had so many compliments on it and you're pleased with it. Thanks, Rob

 by Graham Henderson
Beautiful patio

Beautiful patio.

Robert combined his expert skill, knowledge and with an aesthetic eye took our demanding vision of a curved patio and made it work. It was a tricky series of curves that needed to blend together and make various shaped flower beds. Robert was great fun and easy to have around. He came very well recommended which we are happy to concur as he did a brilliant job.

Graham of Buckden

Thanks for the glowing review Graham, it was a pleasure to work for you! Cheers, Robert

 by Hetty and Rudi
Excellent work!

Rob built a beautiful path and circular patio in our garden. He was very helpful with his advice and the end result speak for itself.

He is very professional and a genuinely nice person, a pleasure to have around. Many thanks, Rob!

Hi Hetty and Rudi; a big "thank you" for your glowing review! You were both a pleasure to work with, and I'm over the moon that you're so pleased with the end result. Take care. Robert Hughes

 by Stuart & Gill
Great result !

Rob came and worked on our front and back gardens for 2 weeks in which he has totally transformed them and made our house feel much more like a home. He followed our instructions to the letter and made some suggestions on how to enhance our plans which we took on board. We are very pleased with the final result.

Thanks for the great review Stuart and Gill, I really appreciate it. Glad you're both very pleased with the result!

 by Simon & Louise Pritchard
Amazing!

Rob has just completed a new drive and several paths and patios for us and the results are brilliant. We already had a very established garden, full of plants and trees. Rob helped us design a new garden that incorporated the existing planting with a sunken circular patio plus new pathways and other patio areas. At the front of the house Rob has built us a new drive which incorporates areas that were previously planted plus the area slopes in several directions. We could not be more pleased with the results. Rob is a true craftsman and his attention to detail is second to none. Rob also advised us on the materials that are available and together we have selected those that really enhance our home and garden. Throughout the whole process Rob has been totally reliable, to the point that we left him our house keys whilst we were on holiday. During the work, the site was always left very tidy overnight and Rob was very considerate of our neighbours who access their property over a shared drive. Rob's work is faultless and I'd have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking for the highest quality finish.

Thanks Simon and Louise for your glowing referral 🙂 Glad you're so pleased with it!

 by Neil & Cathy
Robert is a craftsman of the first order

Rob did the hard landscaping for our new garden back in 2012. 2 years on and it still looks stunning. His work was to the highest standards under difficult conditions.



I've just called him back to do further work to our side and front gardens.



A craftsman of the first order - no hesitation in recommending him.

Thanks Neil and Cathy, really appreciate the feedback and I look forward to working with you again soon.

 by Bob and Eileen
An excellent driveway

Robert produced for us a driveway which has been much admired by all our visitors for its high quality of workmanship.



We were very impressed and pleased with the result of his work - so pleased we asked him back to do some more!

Glad to hear you're both pleased with the driveway and other work! Thanks for the recommendation!Cheers, Robert Hughes

 by Chris T
A great new drive

Rob rebuilt our drive during the appalling weather in February and did a brilliant job. We are so pleased with the quality of his workmanship and his reasonable cost. We will definitely invite him to undertake further works for us in the future and have no hesitation in recommending Rob to others.

 by Jean Smith
My perfect garden

When I moved into my bungalow, the garden was overgrown, a mess and needed a complete overhaul. Rob came to see me and told me what he could do and told me he could give it some much needed TLC. He set about his work and completely transformed my garden which is now looking fantastic. I couldn't have asked for more - I am so pleased with the new look. It will be my pleasure to recommend his skills to anyone wanting a garden makeover.



Jean from Little Paxton

 by Ron Wallace
Excellent service, keen eye for detail - Rob really knows his stuff

The whole process from my initial request for a qoute, acceptance thereof and the completion of the job couldn't have been handled any better or indeed, faster. Rob is a true master of his trade and the quality of his work outstanding. Add to this the competitive pricing for his services and the obvious pride he takes in his work, I would have no hesitation in recommending Rob to anyone. To say we are delighted with our new drive would be an understatement. Thanks again Rob - it was a pleasure to engage your services!

Ron - St Neots

Why choose Robert Hughes Garden Landscaping and Construction for your garden project?

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Quality workmanship

I combine modern materials with high-quality, old-fashioned workmanship to ensure your garden is as good as it can be

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Locally based

I provide quality landscape gardening services in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire, and the surrounding areas

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Years of experience

In business since 1988, I combine old-fashioned quality craftsmanship with modern materials to truly bring your garden to life

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Quality workmanship

I offer all aspects of hard and soft landscape gardening services, including driveways, paving, decking, mini digger and drive hire, and a professional pressure-washing service

30 years ago we asked Rob to build us a new patio which he did to a very high standard.

30 years on, we are still in the same house and wanted to upgrade the patio.

We wondered who to ask then found Rob’s website and knew he was the man for the job. Another high-quality job successfully completed by a true craftsman and if the last one is anything to go by will certainly outlast us!

Martin & Geraldine

"Another high-quality job successfully completed by a true craftsman"

30 years ago we asked Rob to build us a new patio which he did to a very high standard.

30 years on, we are still in the same house and wanted to upgrade the patio.

We wondered who to ask then found Rob’s website and knew he was the man for the job. Another high-quality job successfully completed by a true craftsman and if the last one is anything to go by will certainly outlast us!

"Saved me a lot of toil and perspiration"

Excellent job done in near artic conditions – saved me a lot of toil and perspiration!
If you’re looking for a man with a digger I would have no hesitation in recommending Robert.

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Let's discuss your garden project!

Got a question? Looking for a quote? Simply fill in the contact form here and I'll follow up with you shortly.

Whether you have already designed your perfect garden, or you’re looking at what options are available to you, I’d love to hear from you.

In addition to hard and soft landscaping services, I can offer a simple design service or recommend award-winning designers for more complex designs.

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Please upload any photos or short videos you have that show the garden and access