MDB Landscapes aim is to provide a landscaping service to be proud of.
Providing our knowledge and skills enabling our clients to entrust us with their gardens. 

Please browse through a few of the testimonials provided by our clients and we are always happy to provide references.

“We found MDB Landscapes, Matt and Paul in particular, to be very knowledgeable and responsive in addressing our drainage problems. Matt and team were immediately onsite to undertake a detailed assessment and quotation. The team commenced work a few weeks later and we found them to be very friendly, professional, strong attention to detail and extremely efficient.

We have dealt with high-end; landscaping firms over the past 18 months and without a doubt Matt and his team stood out in terms of their work ethic, quality of workmanship, cleanliness of the site and value for money. Matt was also proactive in providing advice throughout and after the project. We are extremely pleased to have had MDB landscapes address our drainage problem (and provide subsequent turfing of our grass).”

O. A. Hoppe – Weybridge, Surrey.


“After issues with our office flooding on several occasions due to poor drainage, an incline in our garden and heavy clay soil I finally managed to come across MDB Landscapes website and it was clear that finally we had found somebody that had significant knowledge and experience in dealing with problems like ours.

Matt visited the property and undertook a thorough investigation of the issues and explained in great detail what the issues were and the options for resolving them. This was then followed up with a very comprehensive plan of the work that would be undertaken.

This work was subsequently performed on time and on budget and we can now relax during periods of heavy rainfall safe in the knowledge that our flooding issues have been resolved.

I have subsequently recommended MDB Landscapes to a couple of our neighbours who were also facing similar issues, and would have no hesitation in recommending Matt and his team.”

A. Bindra – London, W5.


For many years, we had had a drainage problem with surface storm water running down a shallow slope from allotments behind our garden and pooling toward our house in London. Although this never threatened the house itself, it was an inconvenience for much of the year while I manually pumped away the flood into a nearby drain. It also made our desire to construct a garden building at the end of the garden potentially problematic, with some ingress also pooling at this end.

Matt from MDB assessed the problem, emailed a clear, detailed, and cost-effective proposal involving a boundary drain running into extensive perimeter and lateral drainage runs, a sump and pump, and an exit route under the patio and directly into the drain mentioned earlier. MDB came to do the work in October 2021 and completed 2 weeks.

Throughout this time, they worked tirelessly and efficiently, and were good humoured and dogged even when running into snags. They were organised, tidy and utterly respectful at all times, leaving their works and tools in a systematic and orderly fashion at the end of every day, and always arriving on time every morning, despite the long drive in.

It was actually a pleasure to have them around and, importantly, they solved the problem brilliantly. In the 15 months and two winters since, we have never once had water running down the garden, and the lawn has remained remarkably firm, despite sitting on clay, which normally drains poorly anyway. In the past few weeks we have had 4 inches of snow melting, followed by frequent and long rain downpours and the garden is in remarkable shape.

Not just satisfied but delighted. Thank you, Matt and all from MDB Landscapes.

J. Cicale – London, N2


“We used MDB Landscapes for a drainage problem we had in the garden of our house that we had recently moved into. The large garden would constantly flood and the soakaways were not working due to the high water table in the area.

Matt came up with a solution and the work was carried out with military precision. I cannot recommend this company enough, knowledgable, hard working and very tidy.”

D. Brooks – Chobham, Surrey.


“Matt was prompt with a quote (which included a plan) and also arrived when he said he would to start work to resolve a drainage problem in a very large garden.
The problems were severe as our garden was the lowest in the road and home extensions coupled with frequent mains leaks from the road had rendered it unusable for 24 months.

The project was large and complex and consisted of French drains and a sump and pump arrangement. Access from the road was difficult, but all this was managed by Matt with absolutely no fuss.

They worked extremely hard and were happy to work round any requests we had. We were kept informed as to progress. Each night they tidied before they left and when finished they made good after any work.

Now that the work is finished, we are thrilled with the effectiveness of the drainage and highly commend MDB for all their expertise and hard work.”

P. Kassell – Guildford, Surrey.


“We engaged Matt from MDB Landscapes for a long stretch of beech hedging. Matt sourced excellent quality plants, dug out the trench, improved the soil, planted and mulched.

Each day everything was left tidy and the work was completed on schedule and to budget. The hedge is immaculate: perfectly spaced, carefully planted. We’ve been impressed throughout and will definitely use MDB again.”

Patrick – Bramley, Guildford, Surrey.


“We got so accustomed to your faces… Thank you both both so much, you have transformed our waterlogged plot into a beautifully landscaped garden with many spots of interest, an an excellent contempory design and extra ordinary workmanship.

Your professionalism together with your kind personalities was a joy to experience. We’ll recommend you when and wherever possible. Stay well and best wishes.”

M. and G. Mckeown – Bramley, Tadley, Hampshire.


“Before MDB our garden was almost unusable because of constant flooding. MDB Landscapes installed garden drainage and raised our entire garden. They also re-turfed our lawn and landscaped the borders.

They did this despite us having no side access, so they had to use ramps and wheelbarrows through our garage. They also worked through three named storms of 2022: Dudley, Eunice and Franklin! We now have a fantastic, well thought out garden and a stunning lawn.

The service we received from Matt and Paul was first class from start to finish. Friendly, polite, tidy, considerate, organised and reliable. Matt also provided us with a detailed plan of how to care for the garden which has been invaluable.

I thought that we had an unsolvable problem but these guys had the expertise to sort it out. I would not hesitate to recommend them. Hard to think of any way they could have been better.”

L. and E. O’Driscoll – Surbiton, Surrey.


“Following our initial enquiry regarding our garden drainage problems, Matt carried out a survey and subsequently provided us with a comprehensive illustrated proposal of works together with an estimate. Work commenced within a month.

We were away for the first few days of the works but were impressed by the progress made by Matt and Paul during our absence. Despite one or two issues that had not been foreseen, the works were carried out with minimum inconvenience to us.

The sump and pump system is working very well indeed. Our experience means that we can highly recommend MDB Landscapes as an efficient and professional company.”

J. and B. Potter – Haslemere, Surrey.


“I had a serious problem with pooling water at the end of my garden and needed a solution so that the house could be sold without issue. Matt devised and implemented the perfect solution.

The work was carried out extremely efficiently and on time and the new owner is very pleased with the result, as am I.

I am very happy to give references to potential clients if needed.”

J. Calder – Oxted, Surrey, RH8.


“MDB Landscapes has recently completed installing new land drains to reduce the waterlogging we have been experiencing in our back garden over the last few winters.
Matt and his colleague surveyed the area carefully and provided detailed plans of where they recommended introducing new drains.

The work was carried out in a timely manner, with great care taken to minimise collateral damage when using a digger to do the excavation and installing the pipework.
All spoil and rubbish was removed at the end of the job, so other than the presence of new turf and shingle it would be difficult to tell on the surface that any work
had been carried out.

Thank you for an excellent job and I would not hesitate in recommending MDB Landscapes.”

J. Gilmore – Ash Vale, Hampshire


“We chose MDB Landscapes after reading other reviews of their work and receiving a very professional and detailed quote. We had drainage issues in our garden, which have been resolved thanks to Matt’s expertise and the hard work of all.

They turned up on schedule, worked extremely hard, were always polite & left the site tidy at the end of each day. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”

Mr. and Mrs. Davey. – Haslemere, Surrey.


Matt and his team did a great job, very professional, and with all the wet weather we can confirm the garden drainage works very well. We would not hesitate to recommend.

Duncan – Guildford, Surrey.


“We were delighted with the work that Matt and his company performed at our house. The project was mainly to design and implement a suitable drainage system following the construction of an outbuilding. The work was completed very professionally, to a very high standard and with an excellent attention to detail. The team were a delight to have around the place, and while they worked flat-out and long days, they were only too happy to chat through exactly how they were progressing and their plans for the following days. We hope Matt will return for subsequent phases of our project.”

Andrew – Chobham, Surrey.


“We were delighted with the quality of work. Matt and his team were very thorough, tidy and considerate whilst on site. Happy to recommend.”

Brian & Margaret – Crondall, Hampshire.


“Matt and his colleague at MDB Landscapes were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish for our small garden drainage improvement work. Matt was super-responsive, quoting and finding time for the work very efficiently. He gave sound advice and his recommendations were spot-on, at a reasonable cost. The work was done quickly and effectively with good humour, despite the rain! I’ve already recommended MDB Landscapes to friends.”

Mrs Drake – Farnham, Surrey.


“We are delighted with the work MDB have done for us. We now have a garden we can use, even after a heavy rain fall. We have found MDB to be highly professional. The work was carried out efficiently with great care and attention to detail. The results have been brilliant. We would highly recommended MDB to anyone looking for drainage solutions.”

Dorothy W (D) – Great Bookham, Surrey.


“We’ve been meaning to email you following the recent deluges of rain! Thank you so much for the time you took to find a solution to our garage flooding. The last few weeks have definitely proved that it was the right one. We’re going on holiday to-day and can now go without wondering if we will need our wellies on return for a bailing out session. Thanks once again.”

Tony and Irene Samuels – Ewell, Surrey.


“Dear Matt, Thank You for the great work you carried out on our lawn earlier this year. Your diligence and meticulous approach made all the difference to our demanding project. How you managed to get your mini digger down the narrow path at the side of the house was amazing. The lawn is now looking fantastic thanks to your hard work. Much Appreciated.”

J&M. – NW6, London.


“MDB Landscapes recently built a driveway including a porch entrance, steps and a front and side pathway. Matt listened to all of our ideas and came up with a plan that incorporated what we wanted but also some very helpful suggestions and thoughts of his own which worked very well. We are absolutely delighted with the end result and have had many comments from friends and neighbours telling us how great it looks.

We found Matt very easy to deal with. He approached the project with professionalism, contacted us when he said he would, turned up punctually every day and made the whole process go as smoothly as possible.”

Mr. & Mrs. Franklin – Sandhurst, Berkshire.


“We had a problem disposing of grey water within the property’s boundary as old soakaways were not coping with the raised water table after the winter rains of 2013-2014.

We selected MDB Landscapes based on their portfolio of work, their knowledge and experience. The solution was to enable the controlled discharge of grey water from the existing SBR chamber with a submersible pump to a new and raised drainage layer positioned at the highest point in the garden.

The work was completed within time and budget and MDB Landscapes took every care of the surrounding area and the site was fully restored on conclusion of the work. We would have no hesitation in recommending MDB Landscapes to anyone who has a drainage problem requiring an imaginative solution.”

Mr. & Mrs. Williams – Winchfield, Hampshire.


“Dear Matt, This is just to let you know how great the new Medallion lawn that you laid at the end of last year is looking. Visitors actually notice! Some say, “Is it real?” and we get asked if it is ok to walk on it! So, as you can imagine we are all feeling it was worthwhile and value for money to have it done properly. It is especially well set off now that we have the long bed planted fully. Thanks.”

Michael – Lightwater, Surrey.


“Our lawn was becoming increasingly wet each winter following our own landscaping and a subterranean development by our neighbours. After several failed attempts by others we contacted MDB. Matt and team were knowledgable and timely with their proposed solution. They caused minimum disruption during the work and left our lawn in a tidy state. We now have a garden that is well drained. Thank you.”

Neil – Esher, Surrey


“I highly recommend MDB. They did a great job improving the drainage in our back garden – on schedule, well organised, polite and left the place tidy.”

Peter – Woking, Surrey.


“I have recently had a considerable amount of landscape work done, due to drainage issues to garden after last winters storms. I wish to say that I am totally satisfied with the professional workmanship carried out by Matt and his team of MDB Landscapers. Before work began I was given verbally and written clear explanation of what needed to be done to alleviate the problem. This was carried out as planned. The team were polite, clean, hardworking, and I cannot recommend this company more highly.”

P. Hughes – Crondall, Surrey.


“We remain delighted with all the work that MDB Landscapes has carried out for us, from major remodelling at the front of our house in 1998 to garden updates in 2011. The care they took with the (unseen) foundations and their attention to finishing details has ensured the works are still in first class condition.”

Robert & Mary Jones – Farnham, Surrey.


“We have recently had some drainage work done by Mdb landscapes and we really cannot fault them on the results. We were a little concerned before they arrived that our garden would take weeks to recover but in the event you would hardly know they had been there. A very efficient and professional job. We are now waiting for rain!”

Roy & Sue – Great Bookham, Surrey.


“We live at the back of a golf course and when it rains the water comes under the fence and sits on the lawn, veg patch, and the greenhouse. Underfoot the lawn was always wet. Matt from MDB came in and dug a French drain in all the problem areas and now if it rains I can use the garden the same day the greenhouse is dry and I am delighted with the results and I can recommend MDB to anyone with a drainage problem”

Mr & Mrs Reeves Finchampstead, Wokingham.


“Matt has successfully turned my marshy, boggy garden into a bowling green! It was previously not possible to walk on the majority of the lawn without getting wet feet, even in the summer months.

Matt provided a very comprehensive quote, having spent close to an hour surveying the garden. The quote came with photographs of the garden overlaid with the proposed drainage. Accompanying this was a very comprehensive description of the work to be undertaken & the expected outcome.

During the subsequent work Matt ensured all areas of the front & back gardens used for transporting soil etc, were boarded to prevent damage. Matt installed extensive drainage, a sump & pump in order to overcome the boggy conditions. The lawn area was raised & new turf laid. Matt’s work ethic was applaudable. He was very thorough & had high standards of workmanship. At the end of each day all tools etc were tidied away & dust brushed up as far as possible. The end result far exceeded my expectations. My family & I can now use the lawn without wet feet! I would highly recommend MDB Landscapes.”

T. Milton – Sandhurst, Berkshire.


“MDB Landscapes did an excellent job, very professional work and we would happily recommend them. Thank you.”



“Matt transformed our front garden in a matter of a few days and from an outline brief came up with great scheme. The standard of planting, care and quality of every aspect of the job was first class. The hedge is maturing well and the whole garden fits together perfectly.”

Grahame Pritchard – Woking, Surrey.


“We were delighted to find Matt. He was thorough, and he knew what he was talking about. He did a very good job for us. We would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who wanted a landscape gardener.”

Mr. and Mrs. Cairns – Godalming, Surrey.


“I contacted MDB Landscapes in the spring of 2012 to investigate a water drainage problem in the back garden. Matt came to the property and performed an extremely thorough investigation into the problem and subsequently provided a detailed written quotation regarding the works that would be required and the associated costs for the job.

Matt was very diligent and knowledgeable in his assessment of the issue and I had no qualms about giving MDB Landscapes the job. Matt and his team went on the perform the works required and completed the job in the quoted timelines and budget to a very high standard of finish and I would happily recommend MDB Landscapes for any garden or landscape work.”

Mr. A Perera – Bisley, Surrey.


“MDB Landscapes have undertaken numerous projects within our garden over the last few years. Our old terrace was re-designed and constructed to a very high standard, which also included pathways and a separate paved dining area. We needed new garden walling to replace our old and dilapidated walling which MDB happily removed and replaced with a superb new wall which mirrored exactly the old style of walling.

Their final project to date completely transformed the lower half of our garden with new soft landscaping around the tennis court, and the re-levelling of a very large area of grass which they re-seeded.

Matt Buxton and his team have provided everything we asked for to a very high standard, and we would not hesitate in recommending MDB Landscapes.”

Mr. J. Engelhardtsen – Dippenhall, Surrey.


“Creative proposals put forward, implemented faultlessly, great attention to detail. All left clean and tidy afterwards – very happy to recommend. Great Job”

Mr. Elliot – Ash Vale, Hampshire.


“The extensive drainage work to our lawns on heavy clay soil was completed by Matt and his team in line with his clear proposal and on time. MDB Landscapes is impressive right from the start, Matt is professional, clear, patiently listens and explains, very knowledgeable, and inspires confidence. It always seems a bit of a gamble entrusting others to ‘rip up your garden’ but I now have no hesitation in recommending Matt as the entire process was pretty painless and the garden returned to normality on the final day, a lot drier than when he started. Unlike many others, high standards were maintained right throughout the project, they were always pleasant, never late, rarely stopped, and always worked long days. I would expect to use this team again if we need any further work done, whether it be drainage, landscaping or planting.”

Mr. Short – Wrecclesham, Surrey.


“MDB Landscapes installed a comprehensive drainage system and comprehensively re-modelled our garden in summer 2013. Matt was helpful, knowledgeable, patient and focused during lengthy design discussions and wanted to make sure we had a solution and design that met our needs, making great suggestions.

During the build phase Matt kept us informed and involved and worked hard to progress the job as quickly as possible. Matt is approachable and has a totally professional approach to his work and planning and we felt confident in our dealings with him – he knows what he’s doing. Additionally, they were tidy and neat, always protecting driveways and accesses and keeping materials stored neatly and safely – at the end of the job Matt cleaned thoroughly. The work was done with a minimum of stress to us as customers and we have a fabulous garden and professional drainage system. I have no hesitation in recommending MDB Landscapes.”

Mr. and Mrs. Marriner – Ascot, Surrey.


“We remain delighted with all the work that MDB Landscapes has carried out for us, from major remodelling at the front of our house in 1998 to garden updates in 2011. The care they took with the (unseen) foundations and their attention to finishing details has ensured the works are still in first class condition.”

Mr. and Mrs. Jones – Farnham, Surrey.


“We made contact with MDB Landscapes having read their web site and the testimonials. Matt visited us and listened to our needs ref. our land drainage problem. He then carried out a thorough investigation of the site and the areas concerned, taking measurements and photos of the problem. A few days later our quote was e-mailed to us.

We have NEVER had anyone come on site so early and for such long working days. MDB Landscapes worked cleanly, thoroughly and to the plans provided with our quote. Matt knows exactly what is required and how best to tackle the job. We have no hesitation in recommending Matt and MDB Landscapes who are totally trustworthy and hard working.”

Mr. and Mrs. Beattie – Fleet, Hampshire.


“We would really recommend Matt and MDB Landscapes. They worked at our property for just over 5 weeks this summer, hard landscaping our rear garden and replacing all our fencing. They worked hard, arriving by 7:30 am and working through to 5:30 pm and beyond each day.

Matt takes pride in his work and pays attention to the little details which really shows in the finished job. We have had numerous positive comments on the quality of the work and are really pleased with the end result.”

Mr. & Mrs Davis – Aldershot, Hampshire.


“MDB Landscapes worked on a recent project for us, creating a fruit growing area from a patch of garden which had been wild for some years. Matt came up with some excellent ideas for the design of the area, which suited the brief very well, and provided a detailed schedule of works and quote. The project was not simple, as it involved clearing established weeds and mature tree roots from an inclined patch of land, but this was done extremely thoroughly.

In building the garden, Matt and his team worked long days to get the job done, including through a violent hailstorm, and left the site tidy and thoroughly clean. The transformation is fantastic! We would thoroughly recommend MDB Landscapes.”

Mrs. Beevers – Ash Vale, Hampshire.


“From Matt’s initial investigation of the drainage problem with our high water table, clay soil, boggy garden, followed by provision of a detailed quotation, culminating in the implementation of the work, we have been very impressed with MDB Landscapes professionalism.

They worked long hours and kept us informed at every stage. They made liberal use of plastic sheeting and boards to minimise the impact on the rest of the garden, leaving the site as tidy as possible at the end of each day.

As a result, we no longer have a boggy garden and can even make use of the huge volumes of water collected for use elsewhere. We would have no hesitation in recommending MDB Landscapes and their services for garden drainage solutions.”

Mr. & Mrs. Morant – Wrecclesham, Surrey.


“We have now used MDB Landscapes for two projects including installation of garden drainage. They are courteous and efficient and have managed to undertake work in very difficult weather conditions without destroying the surrounding lawn. Overall thoroughly impressed. Very happy to recommend them, we will certainly use them again. Just wish we could find equivalent contractors for non landscaping work!”

Dr. R. Bacon – Steep, Hampshire.


“Matt and his colleague at MDB Landscapes were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish for our small garden drainage improvement work.

Matt was super-responsive, quoting and finding time for the work very efficiently. He gave sound advice and his recommendations were spot-on, at a reasonable cost.

The work was done quickly and effectively with good humour, despite the rain! I’ve already recommended MDB Landscapes to friends.”

Mrs. Drake – Farnham, Surrey.


“Matt really takes pride in his work – the completed job looked fantastic. Always very reliable too and the emphasis was always on quality workmanship.

Mr. & Mrs. Jowett – Bramley, Surrey.