What the Papers Say



Green Shoots of Success

3 April 2011

"Franchisees with Garden Design & Landscaping franchise Lime Orchard must also be happy to sell their garden makeover services. Judy Behl of Lime Orchard says 'It suits people with proven sales and project managment skill and an interest in garden design and construction' "


Let Expert Garden Designers Transform Your Outdoor Space

28 October 2010

"With Lime Orchard there is no stress, no time wasting, and no dull ideas - just spectacular, high-quality results at a competitive price. "


Blade Runner (Gardening franchises)

May 2010

"Garden design franchise, Lime Orchard, is also in demand 12 months of the year. Managing Director Judy Behl says: "Gardens can be planned and designed all year round. It is also important to acknowledge that increasingly we are viewing our gardens as additional living accommodation, not just for the summer months but for year-round usage given the advances in outdoor heating and lighting, etc." "

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Going Green to Grow a Business

6 April 2010

"I was once greeted by a lady with a flute of champagne. Her partner had just proposed, and I joined them for a top-up in the garden' said Ian Dexter of landscape gardening franchise Lime Orchard"


What's Hot and What's Not in the Garden

April 2010

"Ian Dexter, Design Director at award winning garden design and build company, Lime Orchard has some top tips for what the best dressed gardens will look like in 2010!"

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What's Hot and What's Not in the Garden

March/April 2010

"It's the start of a new decade and everyone is keen to demonstrate they have their finger on the pulse in terms of what's in and what's out in the style stakes."



Show Stoppers

27 June 2009

"Ian Dexter, the Rutland based designer who created the popular Marshalls Living Street show garden at Chelsea, agrees that grey stone holds sway. "With its severity it is a superb foil for lush, billowy planting. In an urban garden, use large slabs to give sense of scale, anything too small looks bitty""



Chelsea Flower Show 08

June 2008

"Ian Dexter emphasised the use of robust plants with tough archiechtaral foliage and their ability to "bounce back after children have been using the garden""




Ian has Designs on the Perfect Garden

6 August 2009

"...One suspects Ian's [Dexter] studious calm is deceptive. For few garden designers have worked so hard to get so far in so short a time in a profession which is filled so comprehensively with the inspired and the imaginative"


New Business Targets Schools and Pubs

24 July 2009

"Lime Orchard targets a broad range of clients requiring outdoor spaces.

"The need for pubs to offer attractive outdoor rooms after the smoking ban makes them another natural priority for new business," said Behl."


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Chelsea Medal Winner Ian Dexter Heads Design at New Firm

5 June 2009

"New co-director Ian Dexter has been drafted in to provide strategic design skills and manage a national team of designers.

He received a silver gilt medal at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the Marshalls Living Street entry. "


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Zest for Success

20 April 2009

""The new company will appeal to homeowners looking for a national brand capable of delivering a
reliable, high quality solution for their garden project"
says Judy"

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BFA chairman lends weight to lime orchard franchise offering

7 January 2010

"Lime Orchard, the garden transformation company launched by Judy Behl (original founder of Scenic Blue the UK’s first landscaping franchise) in April this year, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Goddard to the role of Non-Executive Chairman"

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Garden design franchise firm Lime Orchard seeks specialists to join team - Horticulture Week - Read more >

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