A SAGA Insurance survey found that 'most people spent at least £500 improving their garden and believed these improvements had added over £7,500 to the value of their homes'.

Surrey estate agent Barton Wyatt suggests a properly planned and well maintained garden can add as much as 10% to the property price. A Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) report confirmed that trees and attractive gardens increase the value of properties by 5.7%.

Husqvarna's 'Global Garden Report 2011' – a well kept garden increases the actual value of the property by an average 16%.