Christine Barve Garden Design

Bespoke Garden Designs and Personal Service

   Open today 09:30 - 18:00

Why Choose Us?

Bespoke Service
Expert Advice
Affordable Prices

Business overview

Bespoke Garden Design Service, dedicated to designing beautiful, practical gardens and committed to providing a professional, personal service, from advice through to design.

Christine Barve Garden Design has a proven track record of practical, innovative designs and attention to detail. My goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of every customer and help you transform your garden and outdoor space.

I take on all types of jobs from small projects to larger projects, all plans are produced to the highest standards, and at very competitive prices.

I offer a full bespoke garden design service, part garden design, planting plans, advice and inspiration consultation.

I have a professional qualifications in Horticulture and Garden Design from the Royal Horticultural Society and West Midlands’ leading horticultural centre, Pershore College in Worcestershire.

Christine Barve RHS Dipl.II Hort, Pershore Dipl.GD

Based in Birmingham, covering Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Harborne, Edgbaston, Mosley, Kings Norton and surrounding areas.


A small grey and tired courtyard transformed with cost-effective hard-landscaping ideas and planting design
Using containers, planting and ornamental screens to filter the wind and increase privacy to an exposed roof terrace
Quick sketch on how we might use containers and table-top trained trees to create shade and shelter on a high-rise roof terrace
A successful planting design brings colour and life to a shady garden
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A design comes to life. 6 months after planting
A strong planting design in it's first Winter frost
Creating a green space and privacy in the City Centre
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Plants all ready to be put into position creating a colourful garden
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Garden Design
From £1,500
Planting Design
From £500
Advice & Inspiration Visit
One off fee £195 per booking

Products & Services

Garden Design

Planting Designs and Plans

Advice and Inspiration

Garden Makeovers Design

Garden Designer Edgbaston

Garden Designer Birmingham

Design Advice

Bespoke Planting Designs

Planting Plans

Advice on Maintaining Your Garden

Garden Makeovers

Garden Makeovers Birmingham

Patio Design

Garden Designer Harborne

Planting Schemes

Garden Design Specialist Birmingham


Garden Designer Solihull

Soft Landscaping


Seasonal Garden Planting Plans

Garden Design Drawings

Garden Designer Sutton Coldfield

Garden Design Projects

Garden Design Services

Garden Designer Mosley

Garden Designers Birmingham

Bespoke Garden Designs



  • The Principles and Practices of Horticulture, Level 2 Diploma (Royal Horticultural Society)
  • Practical Horticulture, Level 2 Certificate (Royal Horticultural Society)
  • The Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance, Level 2 Certificate (Royal Horticultural Society)
  • The Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development, Level 2 Certificate (Royal Horticultural Society)
  • Garden Design, Diploma (University Level Qualification)


Dream garden became a reality

When I moved into my new home, I inherited an overgrown, neglected, waterlogged garden that had clearly once been much-loved but was now in need of lots of TLC.
I knew from the first visit that Christine was the perfect fit and I decided to go for the full design package. Christine made the whole process stress-free and enjoyable. She was generous with her time & advice throughout.
The detailed planting guides are great so I know I’m adding new plants that are suitable for my heavy clay soil. Christine took account of features that I wanted to retain such as an old apple tree and other mature plants including a grapevine, so there is interest even while the new plants are settling in.
Christine was a pleasure to work with and I'm thrilled with the results. I now have a garden full of character and year-round interest. I feel really thankful to Christine Barve Design for making my dream garden a reality.
31 Aug 2023
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31 Aug 2023
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An outstanding service

My husband and I moved in to a new build house with a garden which was a blank canvas. Not knowing where to start we contacted Christine to discuss a garden design that was interesting and suited the house. Christine visited us several times to discuss ideas and she worked promptly on a design which exceeded our expectations. We were delighted with the landscaping and planting design.
On a personal basis, we found Christine very professional and easy to talk to and would certainly have no hesitation in recommending her. We love our garden.
Anne & Graham Crowe
14 Aug 2023
Thank you! It was a pleasure to work with you and do keep me updated on how the garden develops. Best Wishes, Christine
14 Aug 2023
Thank you! It was a pleasure to work with you and do keep me updated on how the garden develops. Best Wishes, Christine
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Brilliant service!

Christine visited, looked at our garden and listened carefully to our thoughts & requests. She has produced excellent plans taking into account our request for a low maintenance garden. She kept in touch by email and answered any queries promptly. We are now at the stage of employing a landscape gardener to put our plans into action and will use Christine’s for sourcing and planting advice. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone. Thank you so much
05 Jul 2021
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05 Jul 2021
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Perfect guidance for willing novices!

Christine visited our garden and literally walked every border and planting area (around 10 in total) offering guidance of plant management and what we needed to do next. This was then followed up within 4 days of a very comprehensive plan to follow either to look after an existing plant/location or how, where and when to move a plant to alternative areas. Although we have not yet put the plan into action due to the bad weather we are looking forward to making a difference soon. Theres something magical in doing it yourself rather than simply hiring a gardener - Christines Advice & Inspiration package bridges the gap. Great communication also meeting all agreed appointments and deadlines. Highly recommended.
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Advice and Inspiration visit

Christine’s recent Advice and Inspiration visit was exactly that. Our garden has been growing ahead of our capacity to deal with it and becoming a bit of a muddle. Christine came, she looked, listened, saw what we liked and what needed to be done and worked out how it could all be pulled together into a more manageable and and attractive garden. She offered planting suggestions that were in line with our tastes, and guidance about how we could work round existing plants to enhance their effect. Advice about maintenance and ground cover was also useful. She also guided me away from what would have been a planting error. We began putting her suggestions into effect almost immediately. It is a joy to have a clear plan to work to.
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