Garden Design & Maintenance
gardens, landscapes & estates
year round design, management & maintenance
My name is Gareth Edwards and I am a landscape & garden designer and pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers. Currently based near the Old Severn Bridge, overlooking the Severn Estuary in South Gloucestershire, I have been working in designed and natural landscapes for over 30 years.
My design philosophy is inspired by the history of garden design, whether the formality of an architectural garden, the naturalness of the English Landscape Park, turn of the century Arts & Crafts, Twentieth century modernism, I look to the past for inspiration but am very much focused on the present, always guided by the spirit of a place. I collaborate with skilled craftspeople on many projects. Buildings architects, landscape architects, stone masons, metalworkers. Bespoke modernism inspired by a sense of place. A design philosophy that is rooted in the ecology of natural landscapes and the history of garden design.
Strong design that is part of a natural history.
“…to design the garden is one thing, and to garden it so as to obtain the desired effect is another… long after the designer is gone and forgotten”.
Gareth has built up an outstanding team of skilled gardeners that work alongside him, or independently, taking forward his long term involvement in garden restoration and garden design projects. Garden maintenance services, grounds & estate maintenance, grass cutting & lawn care, weeding & pruning, fruit and veg and herbaceous borders, Gareth & his team are experienced and skilled in year round regular garden maintenance.
Having gained his first degree in Botany back in the 80’s Gareth worked as a botanical surveyor & field ecologist for over a decade before becoming a professional gardener in the late 90’s. Whilst continuing to work as a freelance gardener, including work as head gardener for a nationally significant historic garden, 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 and designer.