work on both Private and Commercial sites Silva’s Gardens and are able to offer a full range of services to both sectors.
Nick Silva has been in the garden design and construction industry for some 20 years. After completing his studies at Merrist Wood Horticultural College and The Royal Berkshire College of Agriculture Nick went on to a three-year apprenticeship with a local landscape garden firm. Nick has also worked for commercial companies, where he obtained further qualifications in heavy machinery use and electrical equipment.
In 1997 co-started a successful landscape business. In June 2004 the company changed it’s name to Silva’s Gardens and has continued to operate in the South East area of London, Central London, and Southern Counties with the flexible ability to work across the country..
Silva’s Gardens cover all building works in garden construction, concrete pavers, natural stone pavers, brickwork, dry stone walling, natural stone walling, shingle, water features, rock features, hard and softwood decking, drainage, cobbles in limestone, sandstone and granite, pergolas and timberwork, fencing and driveways. Our Yorkstone comes direct from the quarry and delivered on site and can be cut specifically for your garden. Trellis can be designed and hand made for an individual finish.
Our electrician can wire your garden for lighting, computerised irrigation and connect pumps to your water features.
We can offer a full irrigation system run from a computer so you no longer need to spend hours watering the garden during the summer months or you can over ride the system for when you want to spend some tranquil hours caring for your garden. Our lighting system can transform your garden at night so you can enjoy your beautiful “extra room” late into the evening and the design can take on a new and exciting feel.
We can offer planting schemes for your garden. We have direct access to a number of nurseries who provide a wide range of plants, both mature in size or smaller plants waiting to grow into your garden space, also the more unusual varieties of tropical plant. Soft landscaping includes turfing and seeding of new lawns; we can offer a wide range of grass types to suit your needs, including animal proof grasses, heavy duty grasses, and a finer grain grass or even create your own patch of meadow grass to explore the wonders of nature.
Design and Consultancy
With a wealth of experience and expertise we are able to offer a superb garden design service to all our customers. We produce scale drawings with detailed descriptions of planting, features, lighting etc.
These designs are produced after a site visit where we can assess the area and take into consideration all influences on the garden including, existing shrubs and trees, shade, direct sunlight, levels and soil types. More importantly is the client’s idea of how the end result should be. Taking the clients ideas and moulding them around the space they have finally we add the Silva’s Gardens magical touch and a design is created.
This design is then presented to the client with sample materials, including lighting examples, stone etc. Our quotes are very details so you can see where all the costs are allocated and how the budget is used.
If you decide to use Silva’s Gardens as the contractor the designs are included in the cost of the end quote. However, if you decide to use a different contractor for the project a small charge is made for the design.
Silva’s Gardens work closely with other Landscape designers on their projects. Working off scaled plans and to the individual designers specifications so if you are looking for a contractor and you already have your design you can feel confident that Silva’s Gardens can help create your perfect piece of tranquillity in your garden.
If you have any questions regarding our products or services, please contact us by calling or e-mailing us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.