Paul Ladkin Garden Consultancy

I’m pleased to announce that I, Paul Ladkin, now offer a personal Garden Consultancy service, available both online and offline.

My passion for gardening began after graduating with my degree in Environmental Science from University back in 1983. As a hands-on gardener and the owner of New Life Garden Services and New Life Landscapes, I have spent 32 years in the gardening industry building my expertise and helping people make the most of their gardens.

My aim is to give a personal, individual consultancy service using my expert knowledge, giving you peace of mind and reassurance when developing and maintaining your garden.


Whether you want a professional to clarify what your small garden needs, or require an independent gardening consultant to oversee a larger project, I may be able to help!


Please feel free to Contact Me to discuss your gardening queries, and I will aim to respond within 2 working days.

Initial contact is, of course, free of charge! I do not take any payments until I understand exactly what help you’re looking for and know I’m the right garden consultant for you.

Consultations can be done online, via Skype or FaceTime, or in person.

(Please note that home visits may include additional travel costs.)


What Can I Help You With?

Garden Maintenance Advice and Programs

Quotations for Hard / Soft Landscaping

Garden Design Advice

Verifying Existing Designs and Price Quotations

Project Management

Plant Selection and Purchase at Wholesalers

Garden Business Start-Up Advice



How Much Will it Cost?

I endeavour to provide a professional and personal service that suits your specific requirements. As each project is unique, the time it takes to complete each consultation will depend on what your individual needs are.

My aim is to be clear and transparent about the total costs involved before I start any work. I will provide an accurate total cost once I know exactly what it is you need help with.

Consultations start from £35 per hour

(I accept payments via Bank Transfer, Cheque and Paypal)



What Do My Services Include?

I offer a range of packages to suit different budgets and requirements. Below you can read about the different packages available, and a rough guide to how much it will cost.

If you have any queries, please contact me at or (023) 8058 3065


Bronze Package (from £35)

My Bronze Package is for those who require some advice for a small gardening project, help with understanding how to maintain a garden, or simply want peace of mind that they’re doing the best for their garden. It’s also for those wanting tips for setting up a gardening business.

These consultations will usually be completed online, but can involve a face-to-face meeting. Any written reports can be sent via email or post.


1-4 Hours Consultation

Tailored Report or Maintenance Program

Help With Plant Identification and/or Purchases

Quotations for Hard / Soft Landscaping

Design Advice for Hard / Soft Landscaping

Home Visit if Required


Click here to read more and see an example of a Bronze Package Consultation


Silver Package (from £140)

My Silver Package is similar to the Bronze Package, but covers larger, more time-consuming projects. These can also be completed online, but are more likely to require face-to-face visits.

This package is more for those who require extensive garden design advice, or need an independent professional to verify existing designs or price quotations. Any written reports can be sent via email or post.


4+ Hours Consultation

Extensive Garden Design Advice for Hard / Soft Landscaping

Verification and Advice for Existing Garden Designs and Quotes

Tailored Reports About Your Garden and/or Maintenance Programs

Plant Selection and Purchase at Garden Centres and Nurseries (or Wholesalers)

Home Visits if Required


Click here to find out more and read an example of a Silver Package Consultation


Gold Package (from £280 per day)

My Gold Package includes extensive, ongoing projects that usually aren’t completed solely online. They will include as many home visits as you wish.

These consultations may involve overseeing a large garden redesign or garden project, and will include detailed advice in reports, verbally, or however it is required!


8+ Hours Consultation

Full Project Management

Regular Home Visits if Required

Extensive Advice and Support from an Independent Professional


Click here to find out more and read an example of a Gold Package Consultation



Don’t hesitate to contact me with your gardening queries via email or phone:

(023) 8058 3065


Please feel free to read my Terms and Conditions