You can also check out my ratings as part of the Wigan Councils Good Trader Scheme at

"Angie, thank you very much for transforming my garden. It looks completely different and will be more manageable." Rachel, Hindley, Wigan April 2007

"Just a quick note to say thank you to you and your fellow workers for transforming our garden into a place of enjoyment and relaxation." Chris and Angela, Horwich, Bolton June 2007

"The garden is delightful and has already received a great deal of admiration and appreciation ... thank you for giving All Saints such a fantastic talking point." Clare, All Saints Church, Hindley, Wigan June 2007

"My breath was taken away when I saw the garden. It's fantastic, I didn't think you could do so much with such a small piece of land". John, Walkden, Manchester August 2007

"The garden is first class ... and everything has gone so smoothly. It was great having you to liase with the contractors for me." Mike, Standish, Wigan April 2007

"Thank you so much for bringing my garden to life ... It has been a pleasure meeting you and I am very grateful for all your design ideas and hard work". Lindsay, Darcy Lever, Bolton June 2008

"Thank you so much for our miraculous garden. Your transformation is fabulous and we really love it. We'll definitely recommend you to our family and friends". Nicola and Adrian, Hindley, Wigan June 2008

"We are absolutely delighted with the end result. You did a splendid job in translating our initial ideas into a beautiful and practical garden. Thank you once again for your efforts". Jane and Danny, Standish July 2008

"Angie to say that we are pleased with the result is an understatement. You were extremely professional from the outset, the design was exactly what we wanted and more. You put us in touch with Mark and Gareth of Deckbuild and they did a great job on the construction. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone". Dave and Wendy, Ashton, Wigan Nov 2008

"You designed our garden to its full potential. We now have a beautiful decked area in what used to be a very awkward space. You were full of ideas for this area and also provided plants to give the garden movement. You and your team were very professional and tidy, and have created for us a garden which will bring us much pleasure". Karen and Barry, Worsley, Manchester April 2009

"Dear Angie, you probably won't remember me but you did some planting in my garden last year. I'm just writing to say that the border you planted looks absolutely splendid. I've even copied the plan in the opposite border!" Diane, Ashton In Makerfield, Wigan June 2009

"Thanks very much for designing our front garden improvements ... its so much nicer - quite cosmopolitan! I will not hesitate to recommend you. I have had so much pleasure looking at my back garden since you re-designed it, it has been worth every penny - thank you". Janice, Aspull, Wigan August 2009

"Angie thank you for the fabulous garden design, we are thrilled!" Diane and Andrew, Lostock, Bolton August 2009

"We absolutely love our new garden, we feel so proud every time we look outside the window and for days we couldn't stop looking at it! We were very impressed with Mark and his team, they were all very professional and it was obvious they took great pride in their work." Helen and Chris, Bacup September 2009

"Angie thank you so much for all your hard work and wonderful ideas. We are both thrilled with the results! We'd certainly recommend you to family and friends" Brenda and Brian, Standish, Wigan February 2010

"We are very pleased with the work carried out which was in accordance with your very detailed and well presented plan. We would have no hesitation to recommending you to any prospective customer" Gordon and Lilian, Hindley, February 2010

"We got to sit in our garden for the first time last weekend since you did our garden last October. What a difference! It's a joy to look at and just sit there watching the birds. We hope to spend much more time in the garden now, instead of looking at it in despair. We are amazed what you could do with a relatively small garden." Brian and Chris, Winstanley, April 2010

"Thank you so very much for all your work. The design, choice of plants and the arranging of them throughout the garden is wonderful." Linda, Orrell, April 2010

Comments received from feedback to Wigan Council's Good Trader Scheme

Brilliant service from start to finish April 2010

Angie is very friendly and professional and her work is of an excellent standard. I would recommend her to others June 2010

Received a very professional service and would have no hesitation in recommending Angie to friends or colleagues August 2010

Angie was friendly and professional. Very punctual and kept us informed. She has given us a garden we love again. Definitely a Good Trader April 2010

Angie was extremely helpful and very professional at all times. I would definitely recommend her July 2010

"What a pleasure it is for me to look out onto my garden now. I can hardly believe how different and improved it is, I only wish I had contacted you years ago.Your imagination, knowledge and expertise have seen the garden transformed and your recommendation of an honest, trustworthy contractor to do the work at a fair and reasonable price was greatly appreciated ... the result is a garden of great allure and charm and has already attracted the praise and admiration of my friends and family. Nothing seemed to much trouble for you and the love and commitment you so clearly have for your chosen vocation has resulted in me being given something which I think is rather special". Brian, Standish Lower Ground, October 2010

"Someone who listens to what the customer wants and produced an excellent design that not only included everything on my must have list, but everything on my wish list as well, which I had not thought possible. All done quickly and with a minimum of fuss. Garden now looks lovely and is tailored to suit my interests exactly. I would thoroughly recommend Angie"Carolyn and Eric, Tyldesley, January 2011 who were kind enough to add their comments to the Which? website

"The planting looks excellent.We are extremely pleased with the job. It all looks fantastic and I can't believe how much space we have gained. The children are so looking forward to playing outside and we are looking forward to being able to use this marvelous new space. We can't fault Mark's team, they have worked really hard and done such a good job. We are keeping fingers crossed for a good summer!" Bernie and Greg, Preston, February 2011

"Hello Angie, just wanted to say thank you for everything. It's looking lovely and I've a family of bluetits nesting already!" Anita, Appley Bridge, March 2011

"Andy and Dave were an absolute joy from start to finish. You would be happy to recommend them to anyone ... the planting looks wonderful. Now what are you going to do about the inside of the house - it is letting the garden down!" Shelagh, Eccleston, March 2011

"Dear Angie, thank you very much for a beautiful garden. We feel very fortunate." Kathy and Mark, Lowton, April 2011

"My garden had become a horror story but thanks to Angie it is now a place of tranquility. The work was carried out well and efficiently and looks fantastic! We can't wait for next year for all the colour to come through although it is very pretty now. Thank you for your efforts it is very much appreciated" Ivy, Worsley, September 2011

"Thank you again for our beautiful garden. We are really looking forward to inviting people to come and have a look at it when it gets a little warmer". Susan and David, Mawdesley, April 2012

"Thanks for a beautiful garden and for putting up with our doubts and indecision. It was certainly worth it." Gary and Charo, Bolton, May 2012

"Hi Angie, I've been meaning to drop you a line for some time, just to say how much we love our garden! Thank you so much for all your hard work. It really is the best money we've ever spent. Thank you again. Jane and Jeff, Worsley, June 2012

"I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Angie as I am over the moon with my new garden. She listened to my brief and has perfectly designed a garden I can enjoy year after year! The plants are beautiful, its easy to manage and I can't wait to show my family and friends. Thank you Angie." Diane, Astley, July 2012

"Now that everything is in place I must say we are delighted with the result. From a swamp through Glastonbury fields to the end result is some difference! We are now actually looking forward to using the garden and getting a great deal of pleasure from it as opposed to it being a bit of a chore. In short it looks great." Ian and Jackie, Ashton, September 2012

"Thanks Angie, I'm so pleased with the garden, it is perfect." Cath, Hindley Green, December 2012

"The lads have done a fine job with your imaginitive design and we're really pleased with our new garden" Ken and Gill, Ashton April 2013

"We love the plants and the garden .. I also can't wait to show off to friends and relatives. Many thanks for all your hard work." Janice, Wigan April 2013

"Angie listened to what I wanted and designed a wheelchair accessible garden around my requests and preferences. I love the finished effect." Glynis, Aspull May 2013

"Thank you so much for what you've done today - it's grrreat!" Jim, Wigan, May 2013

"I am delighted with the results in the back garden - you've really worked some magic and we're thrilled - thank you!" Angela, Worsley, March 2013

"We are thrilled with the finished garden ... everybody who comes is really impressed with it ...thank you again for your input and design" Carole and Stan, Worsley May 2013

"Hi Angie, just wanted to say thanks very much for all your hard work, the garden looks absolutely wonderful, just the effect we wanted but didn't know how to translate into a garden. It's lovely looking out through the windows and seeing all the different colours and textures ...we absolutely love it!" Collette and Keith, Billinge June 2013

"Pam and I are so grateful to Angie for the garden design she did for us. She took great care to listen to our needs ie. a garden that would be low maintenance, comfortable to sit in and enjoy on a warm day, and which would be attractive to birds/bees etc. We have already had several unsolicited comments from visitors/neighbours on how stunning the garden is. The contractors she recommended proved to be reliable, and took great pride in the quality of their work. They were never phased by the size of their task, had a lovely sense of humour and it was a pleasure to have them working on our project." Pam and John, Bromley Cross June 2013

"Hi Angie, just a quick note to say how much we love our new garden. Thank you very much!" Mark and Louise, Hindley July 2013

"Hi Angie ... it (the garden) looks lovely, really pleased with it." Michelle, Bolton August 2013

"Thank you, once again, for designing and then planting up our garden. We are absolutely thrilled with it and looking forward to finally being able to relax and enjoy it ... I keep looking out of the window at it all of the time, once again thank you for the wonderful design." Julie and Tony, Standish September 2013

"Hi Angie, thank you for all your hard work on the garden. Jane and I are very happy with the result - I hope you didn't get too wet!" Jane and Chris, Westhoughton October 2013

"We are very pleased with how the back garden is looking and are sure it will be easier to cope with as well as being more attractive." Bill and Marie, Aughton April 2014

"Thanks for doing another great design for us Angie. We love both our front and back gardens and are looking forward to watching them develop over the years." Collette and Keith, Billinge April 2014

"Dear Angie, I'm very happy with the result - the light was shining on the golden hedge when I got home and the pinky/white flowers on the dark red plant are beautiful. Many thanks". Janice, Hindley Green, April 2014

"Many thanks for creating a lovely garden for us". Bill and Chris, Ashton, April 2014

"Again, many thanks for an absolutely fab job, much admired by all the neighbours". Janis and David, Billinge, May 2014

"Thanks for all your hard work, time and effort. We are really pleased with the transformation of our garden and look forward to spending many happy hours in it. Thanks again" Kath and David, Culcheth, June 2014

"Dear Angie, thank you for our beautiful garden". Pauline and Ben, Shevington, July 2014

"Just wanted to say thanks for all your hard work both today and in the design process. We're delighted with the outcome. Thanks again". Phil and Carla, Standish, July 2014

"Thank you for your hard work today - I am very happy with the look of the garden". Kathy, Standish Lower Ground, August 2014

"Thanks ever so much for a wonderful garden. The plants look great, Su is very impressed too...thoroughly love the garden and the pics we have taken have been getting a lot of great comments from everyone we've shown. Thanks again". Adam and Su, Chorley, September 2014

"Thanks for all your work in the garden. It looks great and we can't wait for spring! Catherine was delighted when she came home". Donal and Catherine, St Helens, September 2014

"Angie, garden looks really good. Thank you." Nigel, Hindley Green, November 2014

"Many thanks for all the work you carried out for us. We are very pleased with the result." Maureen and Brian, Warrington, December 2014

" I am so grateful to you for all your help - especially for the wonderful design and planting of my garden, I am delighted with the result. The garden has been much admired by family and neighbours. You certainly are a talented lady". Fiona, Standish, March 2015

"We are over the moon with everything! We absolutely love it! It's perfect, thank you so much. You are a genius." Wendy and Colin, Lowton, May 2015

"It's looking fabulous - getting lots of WOWS. Thank you so much." Anne and Pete, Walkden, July 2015

"Hi Angie, the garden is beautiful, Leonard and I are very pleased with it. We have showed it off to the neighbours and we are more than happy for you to show our garden to any future clients ... Thanks once again for making our beautiful garden and adding another room to our house." Lynda and Leonard, Astley, August 2015

"Thank you so much we love our new front garden". Tony and Margaret, Winstanley, October 2015

"Hi Angie, it was lovely to come home to our new front garden and despite being a little waterlogged and wind blown due to the awful weather, it looked fantastic - thank you very much for a great job!" Barry and Jan, Culcheth, December 2015

2016 and 2017 - I have received some really lovely comments from my clients which have been sent straight to Wigan Councils Good Trader Scheme feedback. If you would like to read them please visit www.wigan.gov.uk/goodtrader and search for Angie Barker

"Just wanted to say thank you for my beautiful garden. Am really pleased with it and have been lucky enough throughout September to enjoy it. the guys did a fantastic job" Elisa, Worsley September 2016

"Dear Angie, thank you so much for your advice, help and support over the last two years. Your brilliant design and plans have finally come to fruition and we are delighted with the results. We are looking forward to many happy relaxing hours in our beautiful garden" Anne and Barry, Wigan October 2016 - a lovely couple who had a nightmare with the planning department!

"Hi Angie, the garden is looking amazing! To be honest I'm lost for words. Its just really wonderful!...It really is impossible to convey to you how pleased we are EVERY time we see it and everyone who has seen it loves it too." April and Rob, Wigan December 2016/January 2017

"Hi Angie, just to say thank you for the beautiful garden we have ended up with. We look forward to spending many happy hours in it". Paul and Carol, Bromley Cross March 2017

"Thank you, your design is amazing, we keep pinching ourselves, we cannot believe its ours!" Karen and Steve, Rainford April 2017

"We are absolutely delighted with the garden, we love it! It is everything we hoped for and more.Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful design". Christine and Phil, Aspull May 2017

"Hi Angie, we absolutely love the garden! it looks amazing, its even better than we could have hoped! It was such a lovely thing to come back to after our holiday. Thanks again for designing the garden and arranging the planting, we really are so thrilled with it." Tom and Alison, Astley May 2017

"Hello Angie, I would like to say a big thank you for our lovely garden". Sylvia and Alan, Rainford May 2017

"Angie can I just say thanks a million for the marvellous job you have done on the garden, it is totally transformed. You have put a smile on my face and made me so happy you're a very talented lady. You have even kept Steve happy by sneaking in his Fuchsia." Lindsay and Steve, Hindley July 2017

"Hi Angie, thought we'd send you a couple of pics. We are so happy with the garden, thank you so much. Every day we comment on one aspect of it or another. So thanks again for giving us something which gives us so much pleasure." Lisa and Sue, Boothstown July 2017

"We just want to say again how pleased we are with the front garden you designed for us. So many people have admired it and passed on complimentary comments." Jill, Worsley July 2017

"Hi Angie, just thought I would drop you a line and say how pleased Andrew and I still are with the back garden 6 months on from planting, the garden is still looking good. I have even managed to get Andrew gardening... Thanks again." Margaret and Andrew, Orrell, Nov 2017

"Many thanks for the beautiful garden. Your design Angie is superb and please tell Mark his workmanship is excellent. It all looks fabulous, once again many thanks. We are very pleased with it all." Lilian and Mike, Manchester, Dec 2017

"Thanks, the garden looks great, just need spring to step up now. We are both very pleased with the outcome". Julie and Paul, Westleigh, Jan 2018

"Angie its been a pleasure working with you .. I'm more than happy to recommend your services". Stuart, Ellenbrook, Mar 2018

"We are absolutely delighted with the garden, can't stop looking at it". Rachel and Dave, Culcheth, April 2018

"Hi Angie, wow what can say, our garden looks amazing! Thank you so much. We are absolutely thrilled with it. You really have given us a fantastic space. We are more than happy to recommend your services." Sharon and Chris, Ashton, May 2018

"Thanks again for all your help, planning and high standards." Robert, Upholland June 2018

"Thanks for all your work and advice on the garden... I have no hesitation in recommending you." Peter, Astley, August 2018

"I am so thrilled at the outcome of the garden. Best investment I ever made getting you to design our garden. Had so many compliments on the design. Thank you so much." Joyce and Ron, Wigan, September 2018

"Dear Angie, Thanks for a super garden and for all your help. Best wishes ." Marion and David, Chorley, November 2018

"Hi Angie the garden looks fantastic, I am really pleased, and looking forward to seeing everything grow. Thank you for a great job". David, Tyldesely, April 2019

"Many thanks for all you have done to transform our garden into its lovely new look. We are delighted with the outcome." Ann and Pat, Standish, May 2019

"Had so many comments about our garden, we are very pleased." Susan, Birchwood, May 2019

"Once again thanks very much for your help, we have had many positive comments but more importantly we are delighted with things." Neil and Lynne, Winstanley, May 2019

"Hi Angie, I want to just show you how gorgeous our garden is 6 months on or so from all your hard work … our garden is such a joy every morning working and relaxing in it is such a privilege. Thank you again. Jeanette and Dass, Culcheth, June 2019

"I absolutely love the garden and am always pottering … my favourite pastime is spending time in my garden. Thanks again for a lovely design." Helen, Wigan, July 2019

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