BALI National Landscape Award Winners 2021
BALI National Landscape Award Winners 2021
''This January Robert and his team totally transformed our back garden, which originally consisted of a simple path and lawn. I consulted with Robert over my original ideas, which he was able to polish with his creative input. They arrived punctually every morning and worked hard until dark. Nothing was too much trouble and Robert discussed with me ideas for planting. I am really excited about the arrival of spring, when I can add more plants to my existing collection. I would highly recommend Robert to anyone wishing to remodel or landscape their garden. '    Mr and Mrs Spicer, Chelmondiston       January 2022
'Robert and his team have helped me turn several of my ‘back of the envelope’ garden ideas into a reality in my Suffolk garden. They really  listen and have the experience to know how to make good ideas better, within the space available, whether it’s sloping or flat, starting from scratch or adapting an existing site. I’ve always been delighted with the end result.'

 Jenny and Alastair McWhirter, Hasketon    December 2021


'Having not worked with Robert and his team before, we had obtained 3 quotes for a garden project and after discussions with Robert felt that Boast about the Garden would be our best fit. We didn’t opt for the cheapest because the quotes obtained were not based upon an already to hand design. So all three landscapers had their own thoughts and interpretation of what we had in mind. The key element was that Robert’s business is small and intimate and he would be on site the majority of the time. And this is what attracted - because we understood he had great pride in achieving an excellent finish and his attention to detail was wished for and appreciated.  Robert had come recommended and we felt that he was someone who was trustworthy which is extremely important. He is honest, humble and very knowledgeable. We often sought his opinion and wanted to draw on his experience. During the project we felt comfortable with the progress and changes which were required to achieve the desired result. Robert doesn’t advocate a compromise which would detract from the quality and end result but will always discuss the options, providing his thoughts and recommendations and leaving the decision to us. The old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ is often true and we feel the final outcome was very good indeed.  Robert and indeed his right hand man Paul were a pleasure to deal with, work with integrity and have the clients best interests at heart. They simply want to accomplish the very best result they can for their customer and take pride in every facet of the project. To conclude, we would highly recommend and look forward to working with Boast about the Garden again in the future.'        Jason and Helena Wynne, Ufford    September 2021


'Robert and Paul worked on our garden in the first half of 2021. They listened carefully to our plans and ideas, and were able to make our vision a reality. They knocked down a garage, re paved the front of the house and transformed the back garden, building us decking and a beautiful pergola. They have made the garden another room of the house. Both Robert and Paul are friendly, polite and easy to have around. We were kept informed of costings throughout, and are delighted with the results. We wouldn't hesitate to use them again.'

Richard and Sara Peers, Ipswich      July 2021


'Robert Boast re-designed our terraced patio last year. It was looking very tired and the steps were not ‘geriatric’ friendly.  Robert and his team produced excellent plans and built the terrace, which was a huge project, on schedule even allowing for one weeks disruption by snow!  I am happy to recommend to anyone for their excellent work, which is still being admired.'

Simon and Alison Dineen, Holbrook    February 2021


'My dilapidated back plot has been transformed into a gardener’s delight – from initial discussion to final execution the Boast team listened, considered, designed and then constructed my garden to the highest possible standard. They are  lovely people to have around and I was impressed by their creative solutions in the face of difficulties arising once the project had actually started. No one lays paths like Paul -  I now have a fabulous curvaceous path that carries the eye through the whole garden and which my grandchildren love to trike down – they call it the Yellow Brick Road! The borders have been a joy to plant up and the small pond has become a central feature attracting an impressive amount of wildlife.  I can’t speak highly enough of the Boast team and not only recommend them to friends but having used them in 2012, when I then moved house did not hesitate in using them again.'   

Tamasin Davies, Wrabness           January 2021


'We are extremely happy with the work Robert and his team carried out for us, transforming both front and back gardens. From the start to finish, they were reliable, conscientious and good humoured, tackling last-minute changes and unexpected situations with ease and professionalism. Robert also had good suggestions for additions to my existing plans, which resulted in a great collaboration and a very satisfying end result. I would not hesitate to use them again for another project.'     Liz and Jim Henderson, Ipswich.  March 2020


'We were absolutely delighted with the way Robert and his team made our garden dreams come true. They all worked so hard, paying such attention to our wishes and every small detail. From our very first meeting, we knew that Robert would be able to help us convert our plans into reality. The workmanship throughout the garden is first class and Robert discussed every aspect of the project as it progressed. We were also updated with the costs regularly throughout the project which was so helpful. A thoroughly professional job, we are very happy with our new garden.'       Liz and Paul Benyon, Martlesham     April 2019


“We were delighted with the high quality work undertaken in our garden by Robert and his team. From the design stage onwards Robert worked closely with us to ensure the end result was exactly what we wanted. Nothing was too much trouble and it was a pleasure to have the team working here. Our garden has been transformed. Highly recommended.”

Mr and Mrs Parsons, Capel      March 2018


We wanted the neglected bottom of our small town garden turned into an area to provide raised beds, decking and space for a greenhouse as well as blending it into another piece of our existing garden. Robert was very useful directing our thoughts and in helping us plan the construction, and in deciding which materials to use. The work was carried out with his team very efficiently and in a short timespan and left us with a beautiful new piece of garden, which we can’t imagine how we managed without. We were so impressed by his work that we got him to return the following year to help us redo the front garden and turn a very desolate area of stones and concrete into an attractively managed area of hedging and pavements. He and his team have great attention to detail and all work was carried out to an exceptionally high standard. We would definitely recommend ‘Boast About The Garden’.

Kate and Howard, Felixstowe    October 2017/July 2018

I'm  absolutely delighted with the transformation  of my front garden.  It wasn't  the easiest  site to work with but you and your team rose to the challenge and the new paving went down beautifully. I'm  particularly  impressed with your attention to detail; the joints are all top quality, it was a pleasure to have such friendly workers on site.'   Ros Palmer, Ipswich   Sept 2017
Robert and his team have transformed an area of our garden with the building of a pond and pergola. He and his team managed to keep the rest of the garden tidy throughout the build even with a mini digger in the back garden! We are really pleased with the result and the standard of work and attention to detail are second to none. Since it has been completed we have enjoyed many evenings sitting by the pond and have received lots of compliments from visitors and relatives alike. We would have no reservations in recommending Robert and his team to others and will certainly be using them again for the next project”       Guy and Lois Wilkes, Ipswich   2017
"Robert has now, over three years, completed three projects in our gardens, so it seems like a good time to make comment. But in fact we don't need to - other than to say that we can only completely agree with all the many lovely comments already made here by others. This team is exceptional, and we are about to talk to Robert about a fourth project. Enough said.
Chris and Marilyn Carne,  Felixstowe."    February 2018


I had an idea of what I wanted for my front garden, and as soon as Robert arrived and went through the different options, I knew that I was going to get a professional job done. Robert and his team were friendly, very helpful and the finished work was amazing.  I would certainly recommend them!!   Helen Adams, Shotley, Nov 2017


“I had an idea in my head how I wanted my garden to look. Somehow Robert Boast was able to put my vague ideas into a pleasing reality. The work was carried out swiftly and carefully by his dedicated workforce.  I now have a garden that gives me everything I need. Robert and his team are to be congratulated for their care and attention throughout and after the work was completed. A job very well  done.” Sheila Hardy, Ipswich, Nov 2017

"As keen gardeners and diyers we are always a little nervous of finding the right person to work with but Robert was attentive and efficient offering advice on the planned design and materials.
Although we had to wait, quality, care and attention to detail are worth waiting for, and that is exactly what the team provided. Throughout they were clean and tidy on site, and as well as offering guidance on how to achieve the best results, they were extremely pleasant at all times.  We were delighted with the result, so much so the team returned to complete another project a few months later.  We would have no qualms about recommending Boast about the Garden to others.                          Geoff and Julia, Otley, Feb 2017"


“Robert and his lads did a wonderful job on our front garden. They worked hard and were very courteous. The job was done within the budget and in the timescale promised. We are delighted with the results and are constantly getting compliments from neighbours and passers by. We will use Boast About the Garden again.”

                                Linda and John Davey, Shotley, November 2017


I would just like to say thank you for such an amazing transformation of our garden, from start to finish we were thoroughly impressed with all aspects of the operation. The work was completed to budget and ahead of schedule and the quality of the workmanship is outstanding. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others. 
                           Tess and Graham Brown, Shotley Gate,  April 2017


I employed Boast about the garden to hard handscape my garden. They did an excellent job on time left the site clean and the staff were polite and efficient.    Colonel RE Potts,Ipswich, Sept 2017



"Rob and his team have taken what was literally a green field and some very rough sketch drawings and turned these into a fantastic garden - indeed, something that we had dreamed of for years. Professional, knowledgeable, friendly, punctual and tidy as well as being thoroughly nice bunch of blokes. Comes highly recommended and visitors welcome to inspect the work - we are very proud of the result as is Robert!"    

                                                    Gary Johnson, Willisham.  March 2016


Another great job from Robert and Paul, we’ve used them before and had no hesitation in asking them back. Robert designed a new patio area to match our existing one and a complimentary hardwood sun deck, both to fit in with our rural garden and enhance the overall look of the property. All work was carried out with the minimum amount of fuss despite the rather inclement January weather, expertly installed with quality workmanship and definitely built to last. The result looks really smart and does what we wanted perfectly. We are looking forward to enjoying it for many years to come, big thanks to Boast about the Garden. (Chris and Sandra Taylor, Otley) January 2016


After our first meeting with with Robert we knew we'd met someone on our 'wavelength'. We had quite a clear idea of what we wanted and some rough sketches and he was great in interpreting those ideas and turning into something achievable and within our tight budget. When it came to doing the work Robert and Paul had excellent attention to detail and worked quickly. We now have an amazing garden for the family - enjoying breakfast in the sun on our new decking feels just like being on holiday!
Michelle & Steve, Capel    August 2015



"We are delighted with our new back garden.  Work was carried out in August/September so not much growth yet but we’re looking forward to the coming summer months and the results. This project was not straightforward by any means.  Various side issues, including levelling the garden and taking out some large trees, had to be dealt with. Ours was a job that evolved as clearance found further projects to be dealt with – all of which Robert and Paul took in their stride. They were very professional and eager to please. Anything we asked they did and nothing was too much trouble.  All of the work was carried out to a high standard with much care and attention and in a very friendly manner. We now have an excellent patio and borders. We can certainly boast about our garden"Glenn & Irene, Capel St Mary September 2014



"Robert and Paul worked extremely hard in the summer heat to not only build but also design our family garden.  My original design changed a great deal before work started – Robert was extremely patient with this and didn’t seem to mind at all.  If my ideas were a little unsure, both Robert and Paul made suggestions and the plan improved as the garden progressed.  A difficult area in the garden was designed by Robert – it’s changed from being an awkward patch to one of my favourite areas.   


The work was carried out professionally and no decision was made without consulting us.  Robert and Paul work to high standards and everything is thought through fully and completed to a high standard – even constructing a pergola free style to fit against my corner garage wasn’t a problem. 


Robert and Paul had plenty of ideas and suggestions and my garden blends together so well – it looks and feels so much bigger than it did originally and I’m really impressed for how much we have achieved in a new build small garden.  My garden is a real joy and we have so many compliments from everyone who sees it.  Robert came back later when our budget allowed (no job is too small) to complete the planting and worked hard to find plants that were not only suitable for our site but also ones which worked with my colour scheme.   


When we look at our garden now, we cannot believe it is ours!  It is everything we wanted and I cannot find one fault.  Robert and Paul are friendly, reliable, tidy, and polite - a real pleasure to have worked on our garden"  

Karen and Lee Morphew, Ipswich, July 2014


"Robert and Paul, thank you so much for all your hard work during rain, sleet and snow! You have transformed our outdoor space into a magical, fun and unique play and learning area. The site conditions and access were challenging, but you handled everything with immense patience and professionalism. Thank you again."        

Abby Fairhill, Holbrook Pre-School , January 2015


"Robert has made an excellent job of my garden. I now have a lovely space to enjoy the summer and I really feel as if he has managed to create an extra 'room' in my garden. I can't wait to invite my friends and family for tea in my new garden!  I would definitely recommend Robert and will certainly be asking him to do more work for me in the future. Thank you!"               Claire Turner, Sproughton July 2014  


"The garden is looking beautiful Robert.  Thank you so much!"  Pam Shultz, Kesgrave December 2013. 


"We are delighted with our new back garden.  The project was well managed, all of the work was carried out to a high standard with much care and attention, in a very friendly behaviour. We would definitely recommend Boast About The Garden!"  Alan, Sue and Danial Flewitt, Kesgrave. November 2013


"We would certainly recommend Boast About The Garden.  Robert and his team have all bought something unique to this project.  Robert, his thoughtfullness and determination to give us what we want and always keeping us in the loop.  Paul, his great ideas and hard work, and Gavin, what an amazing bricklayer.  It was a pleasure to have the team around for the last five weeks and we will miss them.  A stunning project, perfectly executed!  Thank You"   Sarah and Alan Harmer, Woolverstone.   September 2013



"We used Boast about the Garden in 2013 as we needed a new Patio.  From the start we received excellent personal service, professional written quotes, good advice and ideas on how best to use the space and create the area we wanted.  Robert and Paul were prompt, efficient and considerate to us and our neighbours at all times, and we now have an incredible new patio that we never thought possible.  It is solid, perfectly fitted and family friendly - everything we wanted from the start.  We will be using them again for the next phase of work in our garden,  and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable company to complete their landscaping project."   Richard Jackson, Ipswich.  



"We would like to thank you for the magnificent landscaping completed at Cotman House Residential Home in early 2013.  In spite of the extreme access difficulties onto the site you completed the work with no disruption to residents, and within the agreed timeframe.  Your team were always friendly and polite.  The completed garden is an oustanding success and is enjoyed by all.  We would have no hesitation in recommending you, and would welcome visits from any potential clients in the future!"    Louise and Colin Bentley,  Cotman Residential Home, Felixstowe



"We would like to thank you for a job well done Robert.  Paul and James were brilliant, always polite and helpful, working hard in all weathers! 

The quality of work is a very high standard and they worked well to overcome any problems when required.  The garden looks amazing and we can't wait for the weather to improve so we can get out there and enjoy it!"  Lyn and Bob Higgs, Shotley Gate



"We are absolutely delighted with the outcome of all the works in the garden which have met and exceeded our expectations. The extent of the transformation is remarkable and I am sure we will appreciate this even more when we get to sit and enjoy the garden next spring!  Thank-you for your unfailing attention and courtesy throughout the project and for your good advice regarding the tank, the stone for the patio and many other matters.  Angela and I would also wish to pass on our thanks to Paul and James for all of their hard work, good humour and consideration. James and Paul ensured that all was fully tidied up before leaving the site and we very much appreciated this. I can honestly say that it has been a pleasure to have your team on site. We will certainly be recommending 'Boast about the Garden' to our friends when they visit for barbecues."Paul & Angela, witnesham suffolk" 


"Last year we had a bit of a wilderness to contend with but now we have a lovely new garden to enjoy thanks to Robert and his team. Our garden furniture has, at last, seen the light of day and we’re looking forward to making full use of all the space you’ve created – it seems so much larger somehow. Thank you Robert for your patience and advice – we appreciated in particular that you took on board our ‘wish list’ and didn’t try to sell us something that wouldn’t suit us. We’d certainly be happy to recommend Boast About The Garden to prospective clients and, although I’m not sure whether you took any photos of the ‘before’, you’re welcome to bring anyone along to have a look at the ‘after’." Terry & Carolyn, Ipswich.

"Robert and his team carried out work on our property in September 2011. For unforeseen circumstances we had to leave him to is own devices.  On are return we where absolutely amazed with the final product, he had completed the work well beyond our expectations.
It was an absolute pleasure to have him carry out the work and we look forward to him completing the remainder of the garden in the near future.          100% recommended"
Carla & Mark,  Little Bentley, Essex.

"We are very pleased with the work Robert, Paul and James have done giving us both a new back and front garden, it is splendid.  We are looking forward to planting and tending it over the next few months".     Ros and Malcolm Collins,      Felixstowe

"Garden looks great!  Love the Deck, Bridge and the Paving!  We are both really excited about the garden now and can’t wait to get out there to enjoy it!"                 Gill and Peter Mulvey, Felixstowe

"We are really enjoying the garden, its a lovely area to entertain friends and Harry loves it too. We are out there most weekends and evenings. It's really made our summer!."
Jo and Simon Walkey, Ipswich

"Having recently moved house we were faced with a steep bank to access our back garden.   We gave Robert a few very rough sketchs and the work was soon underway.  The high quality work was carried out to budget in a very professional manner with no fuss.  My wife and I were exceptionally pleased with the final result.  Very well done the Team!"  Mike Knott, Tuddenham

"We are very pleased with our two new patios.  They have made a tremendous difference to the garden.  Thanks to all the team.  Your hard work is much appreciated." Pam and Trevor Jones, Trimley St Mary

"Thank you for giving us such a fantastic new play area" Sherry Berry, Heathlands Pre-school. Ipswich

"Thank you for your commitment and hard work to design and build two fantastic new gardens for all our children to enjoy.  We are all delighted"  Tracy Mason, Rainbow Bright Nursery, Ipswich

"Thank you for giving us a wonderful garden, en enjoyable place to entertain friends.  It has been transformed.  We thoroughly recommend Robert and his team.  They worked very hard to give us the garden we wanted so much,"  Richard and Gereldine Pettit, Ipswich

"Thanks for helping us make good use of a limited space, providing enjoyment and fun for all"  Lisa Maze, Little Explorers Nursery, Pakenham

"Thank you Robert for bringing the ideas I had in my mind to life. Magic!" Mrs Smith, Woodbridge

"The garden to our new house has been completely transformed from an unrotovated weedhaven on a sloping site into a well proportioned two tier garden, with a substantial sandstone patio area, level lawn, corner pergola and informal borders.  The quality of workmanship and standard of finish is high with attention to detail from start to finish.  Robert and Paul have certainly given us a garden to be proud of.  Roll on the summer!!"  Robert and Line Wood, Lawford nr Manningtree

"Excellent work in replacing our patio. It looks great and you did the
work with the minimal amount of mess, which we really appreciate. The new pond surround looks great and with the water crystal clear we can see the fish are all happy in their new home!"  Trevor and Joy Fitchett, Ipswich

"Robert and his team have done an excellent job in landscaping our garden. I found robert reliable, trustworthy and the quality of his work is of a very high standard. He has transformed our garden into a place we now enjoy spending time to relax in."   Sean and Nila O'loughlin, Felixstowe

"Thank you for the grand job you did with our garden, we are very happy and would recommend him to anybody. Nothing was too much trouble.  Anyone welcome to come and veiw our garden sun-trap."               Ann and Dan Swift, Mildenhall

"The garden looks amazing - i love it, it is perfect thankyou so much. The lights look really good, and it is all the more amazing in the dark seeing the garden illuminated."    Abigail Wilkinson, Ipswich

"We have watched our garden transformed over the last couple of months.  Robert and his team have done an absolutely tremendous job.  We couldn't be more impressed.  The quality of work is superb and the design is great - exactly what we wanted.  Everything has been completed with the minimum of fuss and a very open, honest approach.  We can't  wait for the summer!!"   Rob and Annette  Houghton, Ipswich

"Having just had our garden transformed, we are thrilled with the end result.  Robert is a really nice, hardworking guy whose work is of an excellent standard.  We would have no hesitation in recommending Boast About The Garden to anyone!"                            John Formby, Wickham Skeith

"The original brief was to create a garden that would be unique, interesting, low maintenance, and maximise the usability of the limited space available for all year entertaining.  This was fully achieved in a very confident manner, from initial design  to final completion.                    Neil Read, Ipswich

"Boast About The Garden have transformed a tired, aged garden into something which I now look forward to and enjoy using.  The work is thorough and to a high standard, and I would certainly recommend them to any potential customers"                                                       Nigel Tappin, Ipswich

"We are grateful for the extra thought you put in to the project, offering and sourcing better options and products when necessery, and for never giving up!"                  Keith and Janet Steed, Colchester

"We used Robert Boast to re-landscape our garden.  It was a fantastic job and he is a very friendly, hard-working man.  We would thoroughly recommend him to anyone!"     Mick and Linda Bennett, Ipswich

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