Planting rootballed trees

Edwards Garden Design & Maintenance


Gareth Edwards MSc MCIHort

A qualified botanist, garden historian, member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers, Gareth expertly combines his highly regarded academic qualifications with decades of practical experience in both natural and designed landscapes.

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. 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’s understanding of habitat guides his approach to landscape and garden design. Working as the lead gardener at a nationally significant historic garden prompted Gareth to study for the highly regarded masters degree in the Conservation of Historic Gardens & Cultural Landscapes from the University of Bath, graduating with merit in 2015.

Gareth now splits his time between the demands of the routine garden maintenance and his garden design commissions. Often combining the two as he works closely with clients on long term development of gardens.

The Garden Maintenance Team

Sammy, in his element on the tractor pictured below, is now pursuing a career in garden design but lends an able hand when needed. Ed’s motley crew can be reviewed here: Ed Butler Gardens

planting a Yew hedge in a Victorian landscape garden