Who We Are

My name is Gareth Edwards and I am a freelance gardener, garden and landscape designer & 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


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.






Matt Gunning-Legg

Experienced landscape gardener. When not tending his cut-flower market garden project, Matt is proving green fingered and talented with the soft landscaping side of the business. A dab hand at grass cutting, strimming, edging and weeding, all part of the routine garden maintenance portfolio.

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.

Sami McPherson

Recently completed his RHS Level 2, Sami has been an excellent addition to the team. Other than a fantastic collection of horticultural attire, Sami is great at herbaceous borders, lawn maintenance and bringing his passion for Bonzai to the rarefied art of shrub maintenance.

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On the blog | 25th July 2021

Part of the gardening for wildlife, ecology, habitat management and meadow work Gareth and his team carry out, beekeeping is one of the services provided. The ‘original’ apiary at Aust…

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