Carolyn, Heaton Moor

“Dear Katherine

I just want to say thank you so much.  I love the garden.  I particularly love that you listened to everything I wanted in the design and the planting and then went away and created a stunning design and a planting scheme that I couldn’t have imagined!

Although the planting was only finished in April, the garden blossomed really quickly and looked fantastic over the summer.  The colours are exactly what I wanted except that you suggested some yellow amongst the purples.  Everyone who has seen the garden thinks the purple and yellow look stunning together.

You and Greg are a great team.   If I was uncertain about anything, both of you were really happy to spend time explaining and talking concerns through with me.

Greg had a lot of ground work to do.  Removing the old paving and walling and building the new layout but it all went ahead without any upheaval for me at all.  The planting was the same.  All done in a day.

I’d recommend you both to anyone and I can’t wait to see how the garden develops next year.

With best wishes”


Fiona & Andy, Old Trafford

“Our garden was an unloved, wild and un-useable area. We chose Katherine following an Internet search (not something we would normally do) to design a garden to suit our requirements. Having produced a design that we were happy with, we commissioned Katherine and her recommended builder, Greg, to carry out the work.

From start to finish we have been absolutely delighted with the approach of Katherine & Greg, and the resulting garden is a complete joy. Somehow from our very wooly brief, Katherine has managed to interpret what we actually wanted, despite us not being too sure ourselves! The result is a garden that far exceeds our expectations. The garden combines tranquility with interesting spaces to sit and relax. It has transformed the garden into an extra room for our home.

I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Katherine, and Greg for their professionalism, diligence and, most importantly, their creativity. The whole experience was a pleasure from start to finish.”

Helen, Chorlton

“I have been delighted with the garden that Katherine designed for me. At the back of a mid-terrace house, the former patch of grass had turned largely to moss, and flowering shrubs, manageable 20 years ago when first planted, had become hugely overgrown for the space. I wanted to make much better use of the area as I entered retirement, and after detailed consultation about what I was looking for, Katherine developed a design that was elegant, simple and practical, but has an undoubted “wow” factor! Two circular paved areas are linked together with brick islands and gravel, and several flower beds have been produced, for which Katherine also specified, acquired and planted the flowers and grasses. The end result is a feeling of space and tranquillity, which is easy to maintain, and will prove a powerful selling point whenever the time comes to move on. Katherine has also supplied a useful maintenance plan to keep everything in good order over the years. Special mention should also be made of the contractor Greg who cleared the original space and put in all the stone and brickwork. He and his colleague were always very punctual, considerate and hard-working, and did everything with care and meticulous attention to detail. I really can’t recommend Fatgrass highly enough!”


Helen & Michael, Chorlton

“Dear Katherine, I’ve just got home from Canada and am sitting outside in the evening, absolutely thrilled with the garden, which has come on so much in the last 6 weeks!!! Thanks so much for your inspiring design and planting, we both love it.”


Mike & Sameena, Old Trafford

“We are delighted with our new garden. Katherine did a fabulous job of the design taking into account all are needs and wants. Following this, work was completed to an absolutely excellent standard, everyone we met was very friendly and clearly cared about what they are doing.

In short my wife and I cannot recommend Katherine and the team at Fatgrass highly enough. If you are thinking of having a new garden then you can’t go wrong with the service provided by Fatgrass.”


Catherine, Wilmslow

“I called on Katherine to do a design for my new house in Wilmslow because of the fantastic job she had done in our previous garden in Didsbury. The garden absolutely sold the house and the new owners were delighted with both the design and the planting.”


Maureen, Hyde

“Katherine did a great job on our front garden. She had lots of great ideas but encouraged us to do what we wanted. A neighbour has described the end result as ‘wonderfully graceful’. The service was reliable, fairly priced and there were some good laughs too.”


Nick, Chorlton

“With Fatgrass/Katherine Watson, the garden was the first ‘room’ I had renovated when I moved to Chorlton. It was the best money I’ve ever spent on the house. The garden was designed to meet my expectations exactly; I was consulted at every stage, even down to the shape of the raised beds, the laying of the paving stones and, obviously, the planting scheme. The standard of work was outstanding but most of all I got precisely what I wanted.
I cannot recommend Katherine highly enough – come and have a look at my garden if you like!”


Jane & Dave, Stretford

“We are delighted with the front and back garden that Katherine (Fat Grass) designed and built for us. After an initial visit and chat about what we were hoping to achieve, Katherine came back to us with some design ideas. After some consideration we refined the design between us and then set the date for work to begin!
Now, after one (very hard) winter, we are beginning to see signs of springand there’s no doubt the green shoots are going to surprise us as the year progresses.
We can thoroughly recommend Fat Grass to anyone who wants to improve their outdoor space.”

Adele, Salford

“Katherine and her team came highly recommended to us, from a friend. She listened carefully to our brief, and produced plans that were practical, contemporary and really impressed us. Greg and Bret, the landscapers were a pleasure to have, they worked so hard and produced stunning results.

Our back garden has now been totally transformed from a flat, hotch potch planting mess, to a garden that looks twice the size!

We now have a space that has different areas. Raised engineered brick planters that look amazing, and will make gardening much easier, plus the decking and sandstone paving are a great contrast.

Our Corten steel fire pit has been in constant use, as has the water feature. It is now a perfect space for social gatherings!

Katherine has far exceeded our expectations, and we are absolutely thrilled with every aspect of her service.”


Mary & Helen, Glossop

“Katherine produced our garden plans from the barest of information, she came, sat, saw and listened to our ideas, and amended the plans in line with our feedback. She gave careful thought to the choice of plants that suited our gardening ability-me nil, as well as the growing conditions.  The hard landscaping has worked very well and was done to a high standard by Greg.  The end result was a joyous thing, and we have really enjoyed seeing how the garden has taken shape. Especially looking forward to seeing how it has grown in in its second full year.”