Hedge Planting in the Usk Valley, Monmouthshire
Bare root hedging season progressing well. The Usk valley in Monmouthshire is a stunning landscape to be working in. This estate north of Usk features meadows, woodland and lake in…
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.
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.
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.
RHS Level 2 qualified, Henry joined the team late in 2016. Weeding, digging borders, propagating plants, kitchen gardens are areas enthusiastically embraced by Henry.