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My name is Gareth Edwards and I am a freelance gardener, heritage consultant & ecologist. I am part of a team of qualified, experienced & skilled gardeners, combining the day to day routine of gardening with a long term passion for natural and designed landscapes, habitats and plants.

Gareth Edwards

MSc MPGCA MCIHort

A qualified botanist, garden historian, member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, with 30 years experience of natural and designed landscapes, Gareth expertly combines his highly regarded academic qualifications with an undying enthusiasm for his day to day work as a hands on gardener and gardens consultant and garden designer.

After graduating from the University of Nottingham in 1988 with an honours degree in Botany, Gareth spent much of the following decade as a field botanist and consultant ecologist. Working across the British Isles, in lowland meadow, ancient woodland, upland mires and heaths, Gareths understanding of habitat still directs his approach to garden management today.

A change of focus from natural to designed landscapes began with a gardening apprenticeship back in the late 90’s. From peat bog to border fork and edging shears. Gareth works day to day in gardens, digging, weeding, edging and planning whilst being constantly challenged by the team around him. Gareth’s membership of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) recognises his extensive horticultural expertise.

Whilst continuing to work as a freelance gardener Gareth studied part time for the highly regarded masters degree in the Conservation of Historic Gardens & Cultural Landscapes from the University of Bath, graduating with merit in 2015. With a background in environmental consultancy, ecological survey and environmental impact assessment, Gareth’s current work as a specialist gardens and landscape consultant is underpinned by his extensive experience as a professional gardener.

Sian Jones CMLI MA Dip BSc

Sian operates as a self-employed landscape architect and heritage consultant and collaborates with Gareth on select design projects.

Sian is an experienced chartered landscape architect with over 14 years experience working in the private, charity and public sectors. Having worked as a senior landscape architect and heritage landscape specialist with renown landscape design practices, Sian is now focusing on her chosen specialism of the historic environment.

A chartered member of the Landscape Institute, a masters in Landscape Design, Diploma in Planning Studies plus a first degree in Geography with Zoology.

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Matt Gunning-Legg


Awaiting Image! Experienced landscape gardener, currently moving into the soft landscaping side of the business.

Ed Butler


Qualified RHS Level 2 Ed has been a valuable member of the team focusing on some of our larger restoration projects. Not too bad at titivating a border either.

Henry

Henry Rice-Smith


RHS Level 2 qualified, Henry joined the team late in 2016. Weeding, digging borders, propagating plants, kitchen gardens are areas enthusiastically embraced by Henry.

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Bespoke Compost Bins

On the blog | 12th February 2019


Form and function. Maybe I’m a bit over the top when it comes to compost bins but you cant deny what a thing a beauty this is (my own design)….

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