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Below you will find some comments and notes our customers have sent us--unsolicited--as recommendations:


"I have worked with Jane on numerous occasions over the past 2 years. She helped me get my garden and landscape together, everything from drainage, to hardscape, and planting. She sat with me, sensitively listened to my needs and what I wanted, and then worked with me as a team to come up with a great planting schedule and list of plants. She has been with me every step of the way. Frankly, I really don't know what I would do with her! She is very knowledgeable and able to identify every weed that sprouts up and tell me how to get rid of it using organic methods. Her design skills are great, and my garden really flows, and has become an essential part of my life and overall home design, thanks to Jane. -- Dr. Randy Martin"


"I have a small yard and did not think that much could be done. I was
persuaded by others that I should have a designer design my yard to make it
look nice. My wife Charlena had no interest in the yard as she feels the
outside is my department.

I found your ad in a local paper from a friend. You were very prompt at
getting back to me and were very helpful over the phone. Your in-person
consultation was very pleasant. When you were done with the first sketch,
both my wife and my eye's were lit up. We loved it. Both of us are now
excited at the prospect of what OUR yard will look like. I was amazed at
how much you did with so little space. There is no way I could have come up
with this design by myself. I recommend everyone use your service. To me
the price was well worth it. Thanks again, you do marvelous work.

We'll send you pictures when we're done.   -- Sincerely, Kevin Kemper"


 "Hey Jane!

The garden and stairway came out fantastically! Now that it's spring, your plantings are maturing and filling in. I never imagined they would look this marvelous. You've added a whole new dimension to my outdoor world! Who would have thought so much of this work could have been done over the internet?

Thank you so much, again, for all your help and fabulous ideas! Looking forward to working with you again in the future.  --Barb Sines Southboro, MA"

"If anyone is considering working with Gates & Croft Horticultural Design, I just wanted them to know that we have done numerous installations with Jane Gates. She has a very broad knowledge of plant material, an excellent feel for micro-climates, and a wonderful eye for design and color. Her work is very professional. In every case the plants thrived and the clients were very pleased. It is a pleasure to work with her and I would highly recommend her. --Peter Stefanello, Owner, Leafs-U-Green Landscapes"

"Hi Jane.  We have started planting around the front of the house according to your landscape plan. Since ours is a large area and we are doing most of the work ourselves, it will take a long time to complete it. Thanks to you we have a plan to follow, with plants that will survive the Acton microclimate. You are very knowledgeable about plants and their water requirements which should save us money and water in the years to come. We enjoyed working with you and appreciate the fact that you put many hours into the design. You listened to our likes and ideas and molded them into a logical design. I also appreciate your ongoing answers to my questions. We are pleased with the design plan and are anxious to keep planting. We look forward to using your services on the many other areas of our property as we develop them. Your knowledge is incredible and you are a nice person and fun to work with. As we progress we'd love to have you come by and see how it is shaping up. You can count on hearing from us when we have questions. Thank you for your help and we look forward to working with you in the years to come. Marleen Martin"


 "Dear Jane,

When I moved to the Northeast, I never expected to continue to use you to solve all my plant and landscaping problems as I had in California. However, all of your suggestions and solutions via phone and E-mail have been just as correct and creative as when you were able to view my property. I miss seeing you, but I thank you again for your incredible knowledge and expertise which I shall continue to depend upon here in my new home.  -- Sincerely, G. Black"