The Ability Garden Company, based in Little Leigh, Cheshire is a garden design, construction and consultancy partnership.

The Company is headed by two Honours Graduate Landscape Designers Sue Hetherington and Leighton Powell.

Specialising in domestic garden design for over 20 years, the Company is committed to both creativity and affordable quality.

Each design is tailored exclusively to the taste and requirements of the client with exceptional attention to detail.


The Garden is as much an expression of personal taste as the way in which we furnish the interior of our homes.

It is, however, more than a simple exercise in exterior decoration as it involves the complexities of a living, changing environment.

Whether a terraced backyard or the grounds of a country house one enters into a partnership with nature.


A professionally designed garden can bring an extra dimension to your home – an “Outdoor Room” in which to work, play and relax.

As with any home improvement, a bespoke garden has the potential to increase the value of your property both financially and in terms of desirability, providing a sound investment for the future.


We pride ourselves on a high level of customer satisfaction and offering a quality friendly service.

Please read these genuine comments from previous customers, and feel free to ask us for references.

Our business has been built on word of mouth and great referrals from our previous clients, trade partners and end users.

Ability created the garden of my dreams! They listened to my wishlist and presented a beautiful drawing.

The finished landscape is a simply incredible garden for my family to enjoy for years.

Marie Roberts, Heswall, Cheshire.

I contacted Ability after they made a beautiful job of my neighbour’s garden.

Their approach to design and consultancy was incredibly valuable and the finished product was second to none.

Mrs A Jones, Knutsford, Cheshire.


View many of our previous projects, including case studies, galleries and both commercial & domestic work.