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Whether you have an outdoor space that needs designing, or you already have a wonderful garden that you would like captured in watercolour, Secret Spaces can help.

Everything about your garden design can be personal – the colours, the shapes, the style… the quirks. Your outdoor space is unique to you, and so is my work.

“I believe that having something created ‘especially for you’ should feel like a luxury experience. This is what I do, and it seems to make people very happy.”

“Our garden was a fairly large space and a complete blank canvas. We knew what we wanted but didn’t know how to execute it. Dan put all our muddled thoughts together, tweaked them, and gave us our perfect outside space. The final result was exactly as planned. We would recommend Dan in a heartbeat.”

Laura and Jody, East Sussex

“Dan provided a great design service from start to finish. He took the time to understand what we were hoping to achieve and we were really happy with the final design. We would thoroughly recommend Dan.”

Natalie and Nigel, Kent

“Dan took so much time and patience, helping me with ideas for my perfect garden…the final result has exceeded my expectations in every way. I have now recovered my love of gardening and spend all my free time sitting in it. I love my new garden, thank you very much Dan.”

Heather, East Sussex

“We were really struggling to design a garden which gave us areas for chilled adult time and safe, fun spaces for the kids to play. Dan struck the balance just right and had so many beautiful ideas, we were spoilt for choice.”

Francesca, West Sussex

“Dan is just what you need in your life! We were at a loss with our garden design, but he provided inspiration and a vision that completely matched our brief. The design consultations are really enjoyable, where he is there to help, advise and share ideas. The drawings are brilliant. A really professional service with customer focus at the core. Would highly recommend him.”

Andy and Chari, East Sussex

“We had the design service with Dan and it exceeded our expectations. We had a problem with our lawn and thought he'd just sort that out for us, but his concept sketches showed us a whole range of options we hadn't even considered and it really opened up our thinking. The finished result is gorgeous and has attracted loads of wildlife, which was one of the main things we wanted. We now spend much more time in our beautiful garden.”

Gerry, East Sussex

“I saw Dan’s beautiful design work at a garden show and wished we had known him when we redesigned our garden several years earlier. Instead, I asked him to paint our now established grounds from an aerial view and the result was fantastic. I’d thoroughly recommend working with him if you’re looking for something really special.”

Emma, Surrey

“What struck us was how enthusiastic Dan was to create something totally unique for us with meticulous attention to detail and we particularly loved the secret symbols he included – such fun. We have his artwork proudly hanging in our entrance hall and it always gets people talking, we adore it, and we adore Dan – what a truly lovely chap.”

Sarah and James, East Sussex

“Dan has painted both our gardens in England and France. We love his work. It’s really interesting to see the grounds as an aerial view and so much nicer in artwork than a photograph. His inclusion of family things like the children’s den and the dog’s play area made it feel very personal and captured a moment in time for us as a family. It’s a lovely thing.”

Fiona, Devon

“Such craftsmanship and personal attention is rare these days. Dan’s warm personality and careful work made for a great experience as well as some lovely art. After painting our garden we bought a voucher as a present for our daughter and she’s really looking forward to it.”

David and Samantha, London

Truly Bespoke

Gardens are often tucked away, a secret space to enjoy whatever is important to you, whether that be relaxing in nature, growing your own veggies or entertaining.

I love the process of listening to what my clients want and then injecting my expertise to create a final piece which feels totally personal and exceeds expectation.

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