Alexandra Brooks is a qualified horticulturalist. After completing her RHS Level 2 certificate at Regents Park in London, she then spent one year training at the historic Lutyens/Jekyll Hestercombe Gardens in Somerset. She continued her training at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens where she completed her Higher Level Certificate of Practical Horticulture & Plantsmanship. Most recently she completed her RHS Level 3 at the University of Bristol Botanic Gardens.
Kevin McGowan is an accomplished countryside worker having studied and trained in Countryside Management at Kingston Maurward College in Dorset, gaining a National Certicifcate at double distinction level. He has worked as a self-employed maintenance & landscape gardener undertaking projects such as garden fencing, turf-laying, installing patios, hedge-cutting & tree pruning. Latterly Kevin has worked for a national Countryside Management company based in Bristol. Contracts have included well known conservation sites with Natural England, The Woodland Trust, Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve as well as private landowners. He is currently studying for a diploma in Garden Design with KLC School of Design based at Hampton Court Palace.
We have good working relationships with various sub contractors who we enlist when undertaking large scale projects.
We work closely with Deeper Green Services on their Woodland Trust and Natural England contracts as well as other commercial and private countryside management work. For major tree work involving climbing, dismantling, rigging and traffic management we use Oakhill Tree Specialists based in Draycott, Cheddar. We also use agricultural contractors for major land moving work or long stretches of hedge flailing/ride cutting. These include Alvis Contracting based in Redhill as well as local farmers and contractors.