Lotus Landscape Design


Client Comments

Richard Madeley, British television presenter and columnist, UK.

Vyvian and his team did a fantastic job upgrading the area around our pool, transforming it from a rather muddy, grassed patch into a really attractive paved area with mature palms, subtle lighting and lemon trees in huge provencal pots. The job was done quickly, without fuss, and within budget. What’s not to recommend?

Joe Bannon, Executive Chairman Bannon Property – Dublin, Ireland

We are delighted with the transformation of our garden. The ability of Lotus Landscape Design to envisage the finished project in terms of interaction of the garden with the villa and the pool was quite stunning. It all works great. View Project.

Paul & Fiona Ribbins – London, UK

Lotus Landscape designed and created our whole garden and pool area. It transformed how we felt about our villa. In the South of France you live outside so getting the garden right is essential. Lotus Landscape was knowledgeable, efficient and finished the garden on time and accurate to the plan. They have maintained the garden for the last five years and it looks better now than ever. View Project.

Hilary Edwards, Retired Judge – Hertfordshire, UK

The garden was a particular challenge in terms of the rising rocky terrain that had put other landscapers off. Vyvian carried out a great deal of hard landscaping and opened up the garden exploiting the natural formation of the rocks and lie of the land by creating a network of pathways and steps, as well as adding terraces in the highest points. These optimise the vantage points for distant views over the Mediterranean and allow us to enjoy the sun or shade at differing times of the day. The soil was very poor quality, but he developed a varied planting scheme to accommodate the demands of the difficult arid areas while minimising the cost of irrigation. I was away much of the time the work was being carried out so Vyvian kept me up to date on progress by sending emails and photos. The garden is maturing beautifully now and I am very pleased with what he has achieved. View Project.

Greg Haven – Yacht Captain, France.

I employed Vyvian to transform the exterior space of my house from a complete shambles to a modern garden/driveway. Vyvian worked with the limited budget I gave him and far exceeded my expectations. View Project.

Rob Bredenkamp, Company Director, France

We chose Lotus Landscape Design after reviewing and visiting other work that Lotus had executed. The work throughout the project was collaborative in nature, following very responsive meetings at each stage of the project, particularly the design phase which was important for a project of our scope. Despite some pretty horrendous weather at times during the project, the construction phase was a joy to watch, with the team being friendly and responsive to any changes that needed to be done from the initial specs. The project took about six months to complete, with the team working very well with the principal building contractor. This collaborative work ensured a perfect integration of the garden construction with the building and pool construction. The service and professionalism of the Lotus team helped to add substantial value that we were able to enjoy while living in the property and realise when we decided to sell. This was critical to us as developers and we would readily engage Lotus Landscape Design for future projects. View Project.

Karen Nelligan, Business Manager, The Food Clinic, Singapore

The day my husband and I met Vyvian was a godsend! We had been struggling for years with our garden, most of which had been planted over 30 years ago.

Vyvian has now created a wonderful garden for us. His vision and commitment to the project as well as his ability to grasp our rather poorly-communicated ideas proved invaluable. Not living in France we relied on Vyvian to design and communicate with us throughout the project. He arranged for the geometric surveys to be done as well as negotiating rather extensively with the Mairie. He succeeded admirably where all others had failed!

We now have the most beautiful flat lawn where once there was a slope, green grass where there was once stubble and weed, light where there was darkness, a fabulous view out to sea from almost anywhere in the house and garden, a pristinely recovered drive, restored stone walls and well-stocked beds.

We never imagined that the garden could look so stunning and we have Vyvian to thank. Without his determination and attention to detail this would not have been possible. Thank you Vyvian for all your help – for sharing your honest thoughts with us and for listening to our ridiculous ideas. We are very grateful to you and toast you every time we finish another game of croquet on our fabulous lawn! View Project.