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Balanis Gardening Design is the trading name for Louise Barby. Louise has been a recreational gardener for over 25 years. In the last 10 years Louise has turned that hobby in to a blooming professional business. Louise has both the formal plantsman’s knowledge and many years practical experience gardening around Norfolk. Regarded as a truly professional Garden Design Consultant – Louise is very much in demand for her Landscape Gardening skills. She has designed gardens all around the North Norfolk Coast. Balanis work can be found right along the coastline and inland as far as Grimston & Great Massingham. Louise can be seen working in HunstantonHolme next the Sea – the Brancasters, Thornham and inland to Docking. More recently Balanis have been landscaping gardens in the lovely Burnhams (Burnham Market, Burnham Deepdale and Burnham Overy).

Local Expert – BBC Radio Norfolk & Town magazines

Louise has contributed on local BBC Radio Norfolk several times. Her latest contribution was a lengthy discussion about climate warming and it’s affect on the seasonal growth patterns of flowers and shrubs. A good communicator with a wealth of knowledge and experience gained over many years gardening in both Buckinghamshire and Norfolk. Louise is also a contributor in the Hunstanton Town & Around magazine, the Burnhams Newsletter and Norfolk Link Magazine

Garden Design Consultant

Louise works as leading project manager on all Balanis garden designs. Balanis undertake jobs encompassing all sizes of gardens from small courtyards to rambling estates. From the initial consultation to the final garden handover – Louise will be there throughout. With a corporate background working for Cable & Wireless and Mercedes Louise has all the skills required for total project management no matter how big, or small, the job may be.

Louise Barby head of Garden Design and a Duck
Louise Barby – head of Garden Design and a Duck (Heacham)

Operating Area – approximately 15 miles from Hunstanton

Towns and Villages Balanis have worked in

The list below highlights some of the towns and villages where Balanis have provided their Garden Design around West Norfolk. If your town is NOT on this list, don’t worry, please still get in touch.

  • Hunstanton
  • Heacham
  • Docking
  • Sedgeford
  • Ringstead
  • Sandringham
  • Grimston
  • Snettisham
  • Burnham Market
  • Brancaster
  • South Creake
  • North Creake
  • Great Bircham
  • Fring
  • Dersingham
  • Hillington

All year round Garden Design

Working as gardeners in the UK means Balanis have to work whenever they can. This includes hot summers, moderate springs & autumns and freezing cold winters. Balanis work 12 months of the year – whatever the weather. However, there are certain times of the year when it is better to do certain jobs. It is best to get in touch with Louise for a garden design consultation at the earliest convenience. This way, we can ensure the job is completed at the optimal time of the year.

Louise Barby working hard in the snow in a large property in Thornham, Norfolk
Working in ALL conditions (Thornham)
Nothing beats gardening on a sunny day
Gardening in more favourable conditions (Holme Next the Sea)

What does Louise do at Balanis?

Key roles undertaken by Louise in her position of Principal Garden Designer include:

  • An initial site survey identifying the customer’s likes / dislikes and budget
  • Optional hard landscaping (patios, decking, summer-houses, arbours etc)
  • Optional garden lighting (uplights, downlights, path markers, exterior sockets etc)
  • Optional garden irrigation systems (drip feed with timers for second homes / holiday homes)
  • Provision of an initial draft garden design with mood board
  • Feedback from client followed by presentation of formal garden design (hand drawn by Louise)
  • All plants sourced from local (Norfolk) growers where possible
  • Planting undertaken by Louise and other Balanis staff
  • Provision of a plant aftercare guide to the client following handover

Everything involved in the process of garden design is handled by Louise

Come over for a chat

You’ll see one of our Balanis vans somewhere around the Norfolk coast most days of the week. Why not pop over for a chat with Louise to discuss your garden design requirements.

A Balanis van being loaded for a garden makeover
A Balanis van being loaded for a garden makeover
Two of our vans at a property awaiting garden makeover
A two van job – Louise and Tristan attending a new build garden design (Hunstanton)

Garden Design or Garden Makeover

Call it what you may, Balanis will take your garden and transform it to something that will be the envy of your friends and neighbours. Whether it’s a small garden makeover or a large family garden – we have the skills to create it.

We often work with other local businesses when providing a complete Garden Design. The following businesses come highly recommended by Louise should you be in the need of these services

Electrical Contractors
Bailey Electrical

We use Bailey Electrical for installation of outdoor / garden lighting and other electrical contract work. More information on their website –

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Tristan Haskins (SEO Goggles) has been involved in SEO (Search Enging Optimisation) and digital marketing since 1999. He works from home in Hunstanton (Kings Lynn, Norfolk) promoting various companies ensuring Google ranking best practices. For everything and anything to do with Website Design & SEO, especially Word Press website development, contact Tristan Haskins at SEO Goggles

Contact Balanis for a Garden Design Consultation

Louise would love to hear from you – use this Contact form here or email / call

email –
mob – 0781 209 9123