Nikki Applewhite

Nikki Applewhite

My mother was an avid gardener so I grew up in a beautiful garden, which I loved but very much took for granted. After twenty years in the business of maintenance and design, I now understand why she was so passionate about plants and the enormous benefits they are to our wellbeing.

When I started the maintenance business there were plenty of people mowing lawns and cutting hedges but no-one to carry out the more skilled garden work, which became our trade mark.

What makes our designs different? - I like to think we really listen to what you would want and are honest enough to say if it is possible and give you desirable alternatives if not.

Emmy Shelton

Emmy Shelton

BSc (Hons) Hort.

Emmy joined the team full time in 2016 after graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Horticulture from Nottingham Trent University. She was awarded Top Horticulture Student for 2 years running and achieved the highest dissertation mark in the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences. Emmy has been professionally trained in CAD, Garden Design, Soft Landscape Design, Horticultural Practices and Project Management. With 5 years practical experience working in gardens, Emmy’s attention to detail is superb and her plant knowledge is ever expanding.

Sadly, Emmy has left but you can catch up with her at Grimsthorpe Castle where she will be a brilliant Assistant Head Gardener.

Martin Gibbs

Martin Gibbs

Martin joined the company in 2007 after 30 years of toil within the “bigger gardens” of British agriculture. Martin is an experienced agronomist who has been involved with plant husbandry for several decades.

Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor

Tree Surgeon

Specialist Tree Surgeon who also cuts all our hedges, and manages all our varied requests.

We have several large straight forward Yew, Hornbeam and Beech hedging, but also a lot of box parterres, some topiary shapes and also a snake hedge! He is quick and extremely tidy.

For details see Tree Taylor