David Rivalin
Garden Design & Landscape Services

tel 07527 263231


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"David has transformed our grounds. His knowledge of plants and his ability to complement them with colour and form is second to none. We are amazed by the number of lost plants hidden away in forgotten places that he has propagated and nurtured and are now replanted in borders for all to enjoy. It is a pleasure and delight to have him as our gardener."

- Graham H Smith, Bladon

“David Rivalin has worked for and with me for 18 months. This arrangement would have lasted longer but we are emigrating. David is extremely knowledgable about plants and also a keen learner. He has that great combination of vision, theory, aesthetic taste and immense hard work. I have never seen a gardener work harder or more efficiently. On top of that, he is a delight to work with, highly responsible, utterly honest and reliable. He has transformed my garden and we are sad to leave it.

I recommend him without reserve. Anyone employing him will be very lucky indeed.”

- David Christie, Oxford

“I cannot recommend Monsieur Jardin Designs highly enough. David Rivalin is a real gardener who is passionate, and extremely knowledgeable, about plants and trees. His garden designs are innovative and beautiful and he works creatively with his clients to help them achieve the design and planting effects that they really want. Moreover, he is a joy to work with as he is so enthusiastic and nothing is too much trouble.”

- Angie Titchen, Eynsham

“David has helped me with various different gardens over the last five years. He has helped me design a new garden from scratch onto a 'blank canvas', supported me with all sorts of ideas, jobs, inspiration, and most recently helped me to tidy up the front and back garden in my new house. This needed significant attention in the form of careful pruning, a new fence and replanting several beds, which David excitedly got stuck into. He is a consummate professional with an unrivalled knowledge of plants, and an encyclopaedic understanding of how to treat different species. But more than this, he is absolutely passionate about his work. He will go the extra mile to think about what needs doing, what would look best and to be always learning more about plants and gardening techniques and philosophy. This is a very inspiring quality, particularly for me as someone who knows very little about the subject. David will turn his hand to anything - and all with a charming smile on his face and a lovely warmth about him that means you know you can trust him with your garden's life.”

- Kate Parrinder, Oxford

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