Design commissions – typically a 3 month waiting list. Consultations allow 4 weeks.  Please get in touch if you would like to plan ahead.

one Off Consultation

Looking for just some advice, inspiration or a plan of action?

This service is perfect for anyone who wants to spend some time focusing on their garden with the help of a garden expert who can shed light on those problem areas or just bring fresh perspective and inspiration. It’s perfect for those homeowners wanting a fresh pair of eyes on their garden.

Melissa combines her garden design and horticultural expertise leaving clients armed with ideas, knowledge and the confidence to start making changes to their garden.

This service has been delivered for many years and has been finely tuned personally by Melissa Morton, to create a bespoke garden advice service.  It works as a ‘standalone’ service or equally as a ‘springboard’ for further help should you need it.

Discovery Call

First, we arrange a brief phone call to listen to your challenges and why your garden is currently not working for you. We discuss how the consultation service works and if it’s the right service for you.


There’s 3 steps in order to deliver your tailored, personal advice:

1/ Previsit information-gathering

2/ On-site visit

3/ Follow up notes

After sending us your completed previsit questionnaire, Melissa will meet you on site and start with a chat about your priorities.  After spending some time in the garden on her own, Melissa will offer some immediate tailored ideas, advice and suggestions.

A follow up report is prepared and emailed to you within a few days.

When this service has helped homeowners...

Design ideas and inspiration

“I need someone to come and give me advice on how I can achieve what I have in mind.  Plus a few ideas where I have none.”

“We have a potentially lovely garden but would really appreciate some help on how to make the most of it.”

Lived in your home for many years

Now your garden needs a change – with different priorities.

A perfect gift

Melissa Morton Garden Experience vouchers are ideal for a One-off consultation.

New Home

“We moved last year and the garden had been rather neglected.  We now need a fresh pair of eyes to look at it and give us some professional input and advice”

“We have recently move and we want some inspiration for the garden which is currently mostly laid to lawn”.

Planning a garden party

Wish to create a special place to celebrate?

Have a lot of ideas?

Do you have a lot of ideas, keen gardener or not, and want to get stuck into the garden but don’t know where to start?

House extension

Perhaps you’ve just completed a house extension or you are having bifold doors installed, and you need to work out the impact on the garden.

Does the planting need an overhaul & refresh?

“We can’t see the wood for the trees!  Our garden lacks structure and the space could be used to better advantage.  We need some suggestions!”

“We’re looking for some advice on planting some mature shrubs to create some privacy; also cutting down or moving some other shrubs to open up the lawn”

How much does it cost?

The fee for this bespoke service is £425, within a 10 mile radius of Ilkley.  Please contact us if you are further afield.