NEWS - 2012
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Come and meet us at the Landscape Show 2013 where The
Gardeners Guild has an exhibition stand.
LANDSCAPE is the UK's leading trade event
dedicated to products, services and innovation for the design,
build and management of exterior and interior landscape
20% Discount on Accounting Software for TGG
20% discount on
FreeAgent award-winning online bookkeeping and
accounting system, specifically designed to meet the needs of
small businesses, is now available to TGG members.
New members -
Welcome to new member Alfred Carling who owns Little M
Landscapes in Thame. Alfred is RHS and PA1/PA6 qualified.
Welcome to new member Peter Yeates Arboriculture based in
Winchester. Peter has qualifications for safe tree surgery and
Welcome to new member Kevin Waggott who owns Golden Gardeners in
Farnborough. Kevin has a diploma in amenity horticulture.
Welcome to new member Robert Boyd who is RHS qualified. Robert
owns Greenacre Garden Services in Greater Manchester.
Welcome to new member Graham Baker owner of Brambles Garden
Services in Hereford. Graham attended Pershore college for his
Welcome to new member Stephen Hackett owner of The Constant
Gardener in Salisbury. Stephen is RHS qualified.
Welcome to new member Matthew Walker owner of Upton and Walker
Gardening based in South East London. Matthew is RHS qualified.
Welcome to new member Sharon Steadman of Perennial Garden
Solutions based in Altrincham. Sharon is RHS qualified.
Welcome to new member Philip Orme owner of Gardenchief based in
Cannock. Philip is RHS and PA1/PA6 qualified.
Welcome to new member Ross Dustan who owns Arrow Green Garden
Maintenance in Birmingham. Ross has a degree in Landscaping and
Welcome to new member Stephen Jameson who owns The Mendip Garden
Company in Wells. Stephen is PA1/PA6 qualified.
Welcome to new member Philip Whiteside who is degree qualified
in professional gardening and plant knowledge and is based in
New Book -
TGG has been helping with a new book called Design Grow Sell
- A guide to starting and running a successful gardening
business from your home and is due for publication on 3rd
December 2012. All the details about the book can be found on
the publishers website -
Welcome to new member Debbie Bourne who is qualified in
permaculture and runs a business in London called Of Bees and
Welcome to new member Alex Brown of AMB Landscapes in Wargrave.
Alex is RHS qualified.
Welcome to new member Shaun Reed owner of Wryde Croft Landscapes
in Peterborough. Shaun is NVQ level 2 qualified.
Welcome to new member Michael Langley who works in the Spalding
area. Michael offers garden maintenance and talks and
Welcome to new member Kevin Bradwell of Garden & Grounds
Maintenance in Blackpool. Kevin offers woodland management and
is pesticide and chainsaw qualified.
Welcome to new member George Long of Well Grounded Gardens in
London who is RHS qualified, has a design diploma and is NPTC
Welcome to new member Paul Robson owner of Banwy Garden Services
in Oswestry. Paul studied at Pershore College and Welsh College
Welcome to new member Caroline Peel owner of Down to Earth
garden services in Newbury. Caroline is NPTC/City and Guilds
Welcome to new member Andrew Sinden who is also working as a
horticultural consultant for TGG writing articles for our
visitor advice pages.
Welcome to new member Matthew Underwood of ML Garden Services
based in Northampton. Matthew has NVQ horticulture and
Welcome to new member Phil Belton of Mow-Ability in Liverpool
who has amenity horticulture, greenkeeping and pesticides
Welcome to new member Jeffrey Carter owner of Orange Tree Garden
Services who holds a City and Guilds Horticulture certificate.
Welcome to new member Daniel Smith who is a partner at West
Coast Garden Services near Blackpool.
Welcome to new member Jason who owns Sweetpea Gardens and who is
NPTC and RHS qualified and has an NVQ in horticulture.
Welcome to new member Andrew Bentley who owns a company called
The Winchester Gardener. Andrew is qualified in organic
Welcome to RHS qualified gardener Lloyd Moon owner of The
Village Gardener based in Leire, leicestershire.
membership category - 30/07/12
To support up and coming gardeners we now have a free
Student category of membership that gives access to a select
number of services designed to help them plan for their future
Welcome to new member Jamie Griffin who owns Peak Pastures in
Sheffield and holds professional contractor based qualifications
Welcome to City and Guilds qualified gardener Sonia Oberding of
Welcome to new member Daniel Ralph Landscapes Ltd. Daniel earned
his qualification at Merrist Wood college of Agriculture and
Welcome to RHS qualified gardener and owner of Glencairn
Gardens, Douglas Downer-Smith who has joined TGG this month.
Welcome to Karen who owns Your Garden Angel. Karen holds a level
2 extended certificate in horticulture.
Welcome to new member Mike Winter based near Bristol. Mike holds
a number of professional licenses for specialist horticultural
Welcome to Martyn Parker who owns Backyard Gardening. Martyn
says that TGG was recommended to him by the Welsh Government.
During the first 5 months of 2012 we received more new member
applications than we did during the whole of 2011.
New members -
Welcome to new member David Smith of Smith Landscapes of
Stirling. David has pa1/pa6, chainsaw license and 2 HNC's in
horticulture and landscape management.
Welcome to new member Nikki Scott who is a qualified garden
designer based in Evesham.
Welcome back to member Paul Williams owner of Garden and Estate
Maintenance based near Hereford.
Welcome to new member Neil Schumacher who owns NS Gardens in
Towcester. Neil is RHS and NPTC qualified.
Welcome to new member Richard Joyce who owns Stamford Garden
Solutions near Stamford. Richard is NPTC qualified.
New tool -
Members now have a tool to help them calculate expenses vs
income vs time etc to help them set their daily/monthly/yearly
Welcome to new member Richard Bailie of Bailie Garden
Maintenance based near Oswestry. Richard studied at the Welsh
College of Horticulture and has a National Diploma in landscape
Welcome to Lance Noble who is a part owner at 1st Garden
Maintenance based in Waterlooville and has a National Diploma in
amenity landscape maintenance.
Welcome to new member Laura Pearson owner of Pearson Garden
Services based in Ipswich who is City and Guilds qualified.
Welcome to Rosie Fitz-George who is our latest member. Rosie is
has 2 qualifications for general gardening and floristry.
Welcome to Sean Green who owns a gardening company called
Eclipse. Sean holds a number of practical horticulture licenses.
Welcome to Geraldine Barnett who owns Good Earth Gardens.
Geraldine is RHS qualified.
Welcome to Paulette Singer, owner of Pushbike Gardener, who holds various
qualifications and has a keen interest in permaculture and
environmentally friendly gardening methods.
Welcome to new member Mark Frankish owner of Silverdale
Gardening Services. Mark holds a diploma from the Institute of
Welcome to new member and young enterprise award winning
gardener, Ruairidh MacDonald based in Edinburgh - Greenspace
Welcome to Kevin Jones of Jonbridge Garden Services in Bridgend.
Kevin is RHS and City and Guilds qualified.
New members -
Welcome to new member Richard Puddle owner of Green N Tidy
Gardens in Basingstoke. Richard has professional licenses for
tree felling operations.
Welcome to new member Stephen Dewhurst, RHS qualified gardener
and owner of Dewhurst Garden Services in Preston.
Welcome to new member Carl Gomez of Gomez Gardening in
Welcome to new member Lynne Brown of LMB Services in Coventry.
Lynne is an experienced gardener and City and Guilds qualified.
Welcome to new member Jimmy Turner owner of J Turner Garden
Services based in Prudhoe. Jimmy is City and Guilds qualified.
Welcome to new member Mark Hammerton owner of Swallowbeck GS in
Wilmslow. Mark is qualified in design and is RHS qualified.
Welcome to new member Terri Hopkins in Duns who owns Green
Spirit and is qualified in horticultural design.
Welcome to new member Jenny Bull in Bristol who is RHS qualified
and owns Wren Gardens.
Welcome to City and Guilds qualified new member Mark Collins
owner of MDL Landscapes in Milton Keynes.
Welcome to new member Sylvia Garthwaite owner of Sylvia's
Potting Shed based in Banbury. Sylvia is RHS qualified.
Welcome to RHS qualified gardener Jan Alway owner of Jan Alway
Garden Design based in Watford.
Welcome to Charlie Brewer owner of Heart and Soil Gardening
Services based in Ascot. Charlie has a diploma in horticulture.
Welcome to new member Chris Joyce who owns RMS based in Melton
Mowbray. Chris was formerly a horticultural lecturer and holds a
number of qualifications.
Welcome to new member Barry Perkin RHS qualified gardener and
owner of The Gentleman Gardener based in Edlesborough near
Welcome to new member David Illman, owner of Sow and Mow in
Shoreham by Sea who has a diploma in horticulture.
Welcome to Martin Phillips owner of Martin Phillips Garden
Maintenance who is based in Tewkesbury. Martin has an excellent
website - very clear and easy to use.
Membership applications and website visitors have both doubled
during January and February over Jan/Feb 2011!
Landscape Show 2012
- 15th-17th March.
TGG had an exhibition stand at Landscape 2012. Read our members
Welcome to Mark Stafford who co-owns M W Garden Services based
Welcome to new member Nick Culkin who owns Green 'N' Tidy in
Welcome to new member Tim Edwards owner of Greenfingers. Tim is
our first member in the Grimsby area.
Welcome to Paul Jennings, an RHS qualified gardener who part
owns The Gardeners based in Bromley.
Welcome to new member Sean Digweed owner of Digweed Garden
Services in Southampton.
New Members - January
Welcome to Mark Dobell who owns Gardeners Den in Horley. Mark
holds a number of qualifications for both the theory and
practice of horticulture and will soon start an RHS course.
Welcome to new member Anthony Jepson, owner of Jepson Gardening
in Nottingham. Anthony has qualifications in garden design.
Welcome to new member and RHS qualified gardener Scott Childs
who owns Firdell Garden Services in Basingstoke.
Welcome to new member Paul Jones who owns Seasonal Effects in
Rickmansworth. Paul is City and Guilds qualified with over 20