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Cressida Pollock Co Director, Quadrature Climate Foundation

"Colin is an absolutely brilliant gardener and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He has kept my garden in shape despite my best attempts to neglect it for the past 10 years. Colin is always willing to think of ways to improve a space and is absolutely brilliant at creating a beautiful and welcoming garden with minimal input! He is absolutely reliable and trustworthy." Cressida

Francisca Sepulveda Finance partner at Mishcon de Reya LLP

"I can't recommend Colin enough. He is friendly, knowledgable and reliable. During lockdown in 2020 he "talked" me through laying the lawn from seed via whatsapp and has been keeping the garden luxuriously green ever since. His monthly visits mean I can potter in the garden as much or as little as I please, and it always looks amazing despite my interventions" Francisca

Henry Conway Party Promoter

"Colin is so brilliant at what he does - as someone who is not very green fingered, I can only marvel at his ability to have turned our garden into a symphony of roses. They turned up as stubs, and have been trained by him to truly surround us with scent and bloom. Very much enjoy our soothing chats (mainly weekend mornings when I'm hungover), and he is always handy with a baking tip!" Henry

Mark Nuttall Partner, Linklaters

Colin has been amazing, getting grass to grow where no grass would grow; always proactive with maintenance and a pleasure to deal with. 100% would recommend. Mark

Simon Toms Partner, Skadden

To have one of the best lawns in Islington you need to use Colin! Simon

Tony de Garr Robinson KC Barrister at One Essex Court, Middle Temple

"Colin is one of the most helpful and reliable people I can think of. He is an excellent gardener, but the help he provides outside the home extends well beyond what would ordinarily be thought of as gardening services. He thinks proactively, identifying and resolving problems before you are even aware that they might arise, and his positive, can-do attitude makes him good company, too. I cannot recommend him highly enough." Tony

Mark Zerdin Partner, Slaughter and May

"I have been employing Colin Forde on a monthly basis for the past 5 years. I find him very reliable, trustworthy and a pleasure to deal with. I have no hesitation in recommending him". Mark

David Boutcher Partner, Reed Smith LLP

"Colin just makes sure the garden always looks good and is totally reliable." David

Neil Christie Student at Kings College

"I can strongly recommend Colin. He is 100% reliable and the garden always looks fantastic, winter and summer. You can't go wrong with the green-fingered Mr Forde". Neil

Mary-Ann Deasy Chief Administration Officer, Tak Advisory University

"I have no hesitation in recommending Colin - he has great expertise and works in a timely, considered way. Nothing is too much trouble and the end product is excellent. He is also a very trustworthy individual." Mary-Ann

Jessica Nugent Corporate/commercial lawyer

Colin always does a great job of turning the garden from a jungle into a lovely, manicured place. I would not hesitate to recommend him. Jessica

Mary Robey Furlong Road, Islington

Reliable, meticulous, hard working and utterly trustworthy. Colin is fully committed to helping us enjoy the garden throughout the year. Nothing is too much trouble. A local treasure. Mary

Jennifer Christie Literary Agent at Graham Maw Christie

"I employ Colin Forde on a monthly plan and he takes care of everything, toiling away, always thinking ahead, offering to pick up materials/plants for me and jet washing paved areas. We are busy, so we really appreciate his dedication and initiative - thinking for us as well as doing. The garden is worthy of Manet's brush and the lawn is unreal. He was highly recommended to me and now I appreciate why." Jennifer

Margot Dunn EX Mayor and Councillor for The London Borough of Islington.

"Colin is such a nice man. Kind, Helpful and Trustworthy. You do not have to tell him what is needed he just gets on with it. It's a real pleasure having him in my home/garden keeping everything neat and tidy allowing me to enjoy my garden space without the hard work." Margot



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