Monique Halloran is talented, reliable and just plain amazing. We used her services on two residential properties in Oxford and a farm in South Africa. All of them completely transformed the landscape and increased the property values. We are looking forward to working with her again at our new property in the Hamptons.
Kent and Rosalie Rowey
'My husband and I are delighted by the garden that Monique created for us. We had a large garden with mature trees but little else and her design worked brilliantly to incorporate the trees but give us vibrant colour year round from the newly created flower beds and hedging. It is an absolute pleasure now to spend time in the garden and numerous visitors have admired the vistas and entertainment spaces that she created so cleverly. Landscaping the garden has undoubtedly enhanced the value of our house but mostly, it has given us year round enjoyment and pleasure.'
"Monique took the difficulty out of the garden design, leaving the fun intact. She involved us from the start, asking us for what our vision was, and then working with us to make it an amazing reality. The planting plan grew to fruition, creating different textures and palettes for each season, and the flowing curves created natural segments and hideaways within the garden. She’s a very creative soul so if you want your garden to look stunning, look no further."
South West London
“We are delighted with how Monique was able to bring our dream garden to a reality. Our love of grasses and the natural surprises created by flowers springing from their midst was perfectly designed. Thank you Monique.”
Jan and Barbara
Monique and Spiering & Co managed my project (design and complete renovation of an overgrown back garden) from start to finish. I was as delighted with the process as I am with the end result. Working with Monique was a pleasure, and her excellent relationship with the landscaper meant I barely noticed the works being carried out. She showed great patience with a rather indecisive individual such as myself, and her ability to understand what I wanted from the garden was extraordinarily intuitive. Thank you".
EM - Central Oxford
A note of appreciation of the great help you have given us over the last 18 or so months in the renovations of our London flat , and restoration of damage due to outside water damage .
You handled our requirements and liaison with the contractor in a very timely and efficient way .
It could not have been ideal having to deal with a client 3000 miles away ,but your responsiveness and creative imagination left us very comfortable that despite our absence we were in good hands .
And so the end result proves !
Thank you and best wishes ,
Our garden is transformed! It is now a beautiful place of colour, shape, texture and harmony. My favourite spot is the rose and herb garden.
Rhys and Jackie Lewis, Appleton
'Monique worked with us to design and plan our garden. She is professional, thoughtful, very thorough with a lovely eye for colour and design. When Monique first visited us our garden was quite a mess, having been neglected for years and consisting of mainly lumpy old grass and trees in the wrong place. Monique listened carefully to our ideas and inspirations, made several site visits to develop her thoughts and came back to us with just the right interpretation of what we had in mind. She provided detailed, accurate plans and a planting plan which has been perfect. We now have a good structure to the garden and year round colour, shape and texture; a pleasure in every season. I have not hesitation whatsoever in recommending Monique to you'.
Having outlined my requirements, Anna provided me with a selection of suitable properties very quickly. Her use of video and her description of the properties made the decision process convenient for an overseas buyer. Thereafter, her skill in negotiating and completion, made the whole experience very efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services.
J. S. Bermuda 2013
'Monique has a wealth of experience for garden design and I have long been an admirer of her work. She has a natural talent for understanding the shape and form of the garden and for what is best in a chosen environment. Her colour choices are always impeccable. Monique is very easy to talk to and will listens well. She is a lovely personality to have around and I would recommend her to anyone'.
'Anna was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Anna gave me a clear and achievable brief; checked through the options I sent, came back to me with comments and made an appointment to see the shortlist.
She reported to her client and in turn reported his feedback & made an offer. She negotiated hard and a price was agreed with honours even and performed within the agreed timeframe. That the client was happy to offer unseen, solely on the back of Anna's photos and report speaks volumes. Having experienced first hand Anna's professionalism I can see why. Given that the vendor was moving within the building both he (& I) appreciated the discretion and sensitivity that Anna demonstrated from start to finish. Anna did what she had promised, how she had promised, as she had promised. What more could be asked?'
Nicholas Spencer - Henry and James
“Living overseas in Bermuda and trying to find a suitable apartment in London for our daughter was a night mare as Agents were not able to keep up with the fast turnover of the best units available. Once we engaged Anna, given our criteria and her relentless thoroughness to get out into the field and video tape inventory, we were able to come to a decision within a week! Anna then proved invaluable once again to help negotiate and steer us through the system for set up and move in, even meeting us with the keys early in the morning when we finally arrived!”
I have known Monique Halloran for many years as our business relation started in designing our Town Garden in Oxfordshire. Monique’s perception of the landscape and her abilities of projecting herself into a design which will bring you many years of joy and astonishments are exceptional and a real asset. From there Monique went into property development which requires again a global approach of a property within its environment. This new marketing approach of the property market involves a long experience in Design and global management. Our different collaborations since 2006 have all been very successful and exciting within secure financial projects.
We are absolutely delighted with the landscape and garden design work that Monique created for our home. Although the house was only completed in 2006 the garden already has a mature and well established feel through the use of larger trees and the careful selection of planting and materials and this has really helped the house to work within its setting.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Monique for any project, large or small. She completely transformed our garden from a boring open space into an exciting creation that provided exactly what we needed as a busy family with 2 children. Monique provided a number of gardens within one. She gave us a gorgeous scented garden, a unique sunken garden and skillfully managed to combine these with a separate area for the children.
The array of flowers, shrubs, bushes, hedges and trees all flow together to give us spaces that I have only ever seen in stately homes but which look completely right in our setting. Friends and family that visit us always comment on how fantastic the garden is and how lucky we are.
Monique’s knowledge of horticulture, gardening and design are excellent and these combined with her expert skills of project management mean your garden is transformed with little inconvenience to yourselves. Monique is extremely profession, she magically transformed our ideas into reality and I have no hesitation in recommending her to do the same for your garden or open space. Monique is one of those rare finds, if you use her you will know what I mean.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are thinking of using Monique I will be only to happy to chat with you about our experience
Julie and Mike Greatwood – Marlow, Bucks
We are totally delighted with our garden. Not only does it add a whole new dimension to the cottage, winter or summer, but it also requires minimum effort to keep it looking lovely. Thank you, it is just perfect!
Hilary Monson, Bampton
Monique was the spark that lit a trail of good things in our garden..
Nigel and Annetta Harvie, Oxford
As RIBA Architects, we have had the pleasure of working with Monique on several London developments and have found her professional and methodical approach essential in the delivery of client goals on time and budget.
“Anna was an enormous help to us in finding an apartment in London for our son, who was planning to attend graduate school there. At the time of our search, Andrew was still living in South Korea and we live in Bermuda, so there was no easy way to look for accommodation. Having Anna videotape possible properties was such a relief; she listened carefully to our needs and ultimately located the perfect place. She is a consummate professional.”
Grant and Kathy Gibbons
'As an agent it was refreshing to deal with Anna from Spiering and Co. Anna acted in a professional and proactive way which enabled the whole sale process to run smoothly for both her client and our vendor. I look forward to dealing with Anna again in the near future'.
Leigh - Knight Frank
Why use Spiering & Co?
- Experienced and qualified advice on Property Search, Interior Design and Landscape Design.
- Over 20 years’ worth of designing gardens from multi acre country gardens to small town gardens.
- 15 years’ worth of designing homes, from flats in Knightsbridge and Kensington to large houses in Oxford.
- 15 years’ worth of property contacts, including access to off market properties.
- Our Property Search, Development and Design is available in any combination suitable to our clients.
- Over 20 years’ worth of trusted trade suppliers, with our clients benefitting from our full trade discount.
- Last but not least, we come highly recommended from the most important people, our clients!
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