Expert Register

THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF GARDEN EXPERTS

The following directory of Garden Experts was compiled with the sole aim of introducing the wide range of skills available within the Garden Industry. Inclusion on the list is purely meritorious, and no fees or charges are made. To protect the integrity of the Register, it is held under the banner of www.tsogm.org, and whilst we are fully satisfied that each person has earned the right to be included, we cannot be held liable for any disputes or other issues arising from their inclusion.
All members are totally independent from The School of Garden Management, and remain fully responsible for their own actions. The Register is comprised of individuals, not firms or companies, although of course, they may be one and the same.

Alan Sargent
October 2014.

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Alan Sargent
James Steele-Sargent

Artificial Lawn Contractor
Bespoke Timber Expert

Tel. 01458 223378

Email. sales@quercusfencing.co.uk

Web site. www.quercusfencing.co.uk


Karl is a Member of The Institute of Engineering and Technology. Director of Projects at
Exterior Solutions Ltd. Editorial Adviser to ProLandscaper magazine. Lecturer and specifier
to the Timber Decking industry. Certified by TRADA, TTF, FSC and PEFC.

Tel. 01494 711800

Email. design@exteriordecking.co.uk

Web site. www.decorum.london




Design Visualisation Consultant

An experienced garden designer and contractor who uses the latest computer design
software to produce fast, accurate, buildable landscape design plans and 3D visualisations
for both private clients and other landscape professionals. Available worldwide.

Tel. 07984 333555

Email. db.gardendesign@googlemail.com

Web site. www.david-beasley.co.uk

Linkedin. www.linkedin.com/in/davidbeasley1





Expert Witness

Fully independent Landscape Consultant, Lecturer and Assessor to D32/33 Grade 1 Cert Ed,
RHS Gardens Judge, BALI Vetting Officer, UK Skills (Landscape) Judge, BALI National
Adjudicator. Expert Witness in both Magistrates and Small Claims Courts, Part 35 of the Civil
Procedure Rules. Television Expert on seven series of Rogue Traders, plus Watchdog (BBC).

Tel. 0781 7254170

Email. mitch@westwoodsolutions.co.uk

Web site. www.westwoodsolutions.co.uk





Fountain Designer And Maker

Humphrey designs and makes unusual copper sculptural fountains. These are mainly based
on slender plant and tree shapes, and water is carefully controlled to form part of the
sculpture.
All designs are original and hand made to commission. He has made fountains for gardens
all over the UK, Europe, the USA & Worldwide.

Tel. 01798 344114

Email. humphreybowden@aol.com

Web site. www.humphreybowden.com





Gardens Consultant Historical

Barry offers a full range of services, including landscaping, advice and consultancy, materials
and plants, creative designs including Historical renovation projects. He also acts as Expert
Witness and carries out site evaluations and working practice reports. Member of The
Association of Senior Garden Advisers.

Tel. 01424 775886 mob 07968 298385

Email. info@barryholdsworth.com

Web site. www.barryholdsworth.com

LinkedIn. Barry Holdsworth





Garden Designer – Plant Specialist

An experienced plantswoman and award winning garden designer based in
Cardiff. Main design work specialising in planting plans and plant uses. A regular exhibitor at the
Royal Horticultural Shows in Cardiff.

Tel. 02920410359

Email. enquiries@witchardgardens.com

Web site. www.witchardgardens.com





Garden Design - Formal

RHS qualified and trained garden designer and gardener. City & Guilds inc. PTTL, plus RHS
Advanced Certificate. Specialising in large ornamental border implementation and plant
selection. Specialist pruning of trained fruit and roses, plus propagation and glasshouse
work. RHS multi award winner, mentored by Roger Platts at National level/Show gardens.

Tel. 07780436838

Email. Charliebloom1979@hotmail.com

Web site. www.charliebloomsgardendesigns.co.uk

LinkedIn. Charlie Bloom





Garden Design, International

David has won 14 RHS Gold Medals for his designs, and has worked on every contintent –
except Antarctica! Author of 22 books, he is an internationally renowned inspirational
designer.

Tel. 07860 716699

Email. gardens@david-stevens.co.uk

Web site. www.david-stevens.co.uk


Chevrel has been designing gardens in Turkey for over twenty years. Specialist in Mediterranean
gardens, (Member MGS) and Founder member of the United Kingdom Turkey Environmental Society
(UTES) Full Member of The Society of Garden Designers. Fluent in English and Turkish. Primary
English Designer in Turkey.

Tel. 0532 233 6555

Email. englishgardensltd@gmail.com

Web site. www.englishgardens.com.tr and www.chevreltraher.com

Skype. 009 0226 812 0002


Multiple Award winning Designer, including Gold medals (RHS), Principal Awards for BALI and APL
schemes including Supreme Award APL/Horticulture Week. Tutor and Design School – Robin
Williams School of Garden Design in both the UK and USA. Gardens designed across Europe and the
USA.

Tel. 01380 728999

Email. enquiries@robinwilliams.co.uk

Web site. www.robinwilliams.co.uk



Garden Design, Wildlife and Biodiversity

I am a graduate garden designer and botanist. My areas of expertise include; planting and
designing for wildlife and biodiversity. I also enjoy creating gardens for period properties arts
and crafts period in particular. Creating gardens that merge seamlessly with the natural
environment, without damaging the local flora.

Tel. 07786270458

Email. botanist.frost@ntlworld.com

Web site. www.julietfrostgardendesign.co.uk

LinkedIn. uk.linkedin.com/pub/Juliet-frost/9/450/156/





Garden Pests and Diseases

Peter is well known as a BBC Radio presenter and broadcaster, with more than fifteen years
experience. RHS Adviser on Pests & Diseases. Garden Editor for Silversurfers.com.

Email. petermills.gardening@gmail.com

Web site. www.petermillsgardening.com


Gardens Staff Recruitment Specialist

I am a consultant specialising in the recruitment of professional gardeners and estate managers for
country estates and large private gardens throughout the UK and abroad. I provide advice on the
recruitment process including salaries etc. As managing director of English Country Gardeners Ltd I
have access to a large database of candidates who are potentially looking for a senior position within
the gardening sector.

Tel. 01233 733510

Email. info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

Web site. www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Glass Houses, Kitchen Gardens and Expert Witness

Barry offers a full range of services, including landscaping, advice and consultancy, materials
and plants, creative designs including Historical renovation projects. He also acts as Expert
Witness and carries out site evaluations and working practice reports. Member of The
Association of Senior Garden Advisers.

Tel. 01424 775886 mob 07968 298385

Email. info@barryholdsworth.com

Web site. www.barryholdsworth.com

LinkedIn. Barry Holdsworth


Fully independent Landscape Consultant, Lecturer and Assessor to D32/33 Grade 1 Cert Ed,
RHS Gardens Judge, BALI Vetting Officer, UK Skills (Landscape) Judge, BALI National
Adjudicator. Expert Witness in both Magistrates and Small Claims Courts, Part 35 of the Civil
Procedure Rules. Television Expert on seven series of Rogue Traders, plus Watchdog (BBC).

Tel. 0781 7254170

Email. mitch@westwoodsolutions.co.uk

Web site. www.westwoodsolutions.co.uk




Historic Gardens, Garden Design

Tel. 01798 867460

Email. sargent396@btinternet.com

Web site. www.alansargent.com

LinkedIn. Alan Sargent





Kitchen Gardens, Wildflower Expert

ASince 1971, Kevin has been a successful and influential gardener in both the UK and New Zealand, holding the Royal Horticultural Society Medal for Service to Horticulture. Tutor for the Botanical Garden of Wales, specialising in Kitchen Gardens and Wildflowers projects, Lecturer at Pencoed College and columnist for the Master Gardeners of America.

Tel. 07896 521154

Web site. www.jonbridgegardenservices.co.uk





Labyrinths and Mazes

Andy designs and builds portable and permanent labyrinths and mazes. His background in garden
and landscape design and construction informs his aesthetic appreciation of site, budget and client’s
brief. Winner of National Awards for landscape and labyrinth installation.

Tel. 01227 453679

Email. a.wiggins@virgin.net

Web site. www.haywood-landscapes.co.uk

LinkedIn. Andrew Wiggins





Landscape Cost Consultant, Expert Witness

Sam holds a unique position within the Landscape Industry! He compiles Spons External
Works manuals, and is the founder of LiberRATE Estimating Systems. Landscape Quantity
Surveyor and Expert Witness in Cost Related Disputes. With his own company, LandPRO Ltd,
he has, over the past twenty years or so, solved a huge number of problems, for a large
number of Landscapers with his excellent estimating systems.

Tel. 01252 795030

Email. sam@landpro.co.uk

Web site. www.landpro.co.uk





Lawns

Oxford born David Hedge-Gower loves lawns! As the leading lawn specialist he is a regular
speaker and presenter, and consults for bodies such as The National Trust.
His book replaces decades of confusing and misleading advice from the sports and turf
sectors with expertise developed for the domestic lawn.

Tel. 01844 278284

Email. dhedgesgower@aol.com

Web site. www.davidhedges-gower.com

LinkedIn. David Hedges-Gower

Twitter. @realawnexpert





Mosaics and Finely Detailed Paving

I bring a broad range of knowledge, skills and experience to my projects. I am a graphic
design graduate, Gold medal winning garden designer and maker of mosaic garden features,
working across the UK. I offer creative solutions and a professional approach to architects,
designers, organisations and private clients.

Tel. 079800 86266

Email. mail@olicanamosaics.co.uk

Web site. www.olicanamosaics.co.uk





Natural Stone, Moongates, Arches etc

I particularly specialise in crafting natural stone (River stone, Slates. Hard Shales) into
bespoke feature structures, either dry or cement mortared/free standing or facing. My work
includes examples of self supporting arches (inc 8ft Moongates), freehand curving walls,
circular pillars, string courses and coping.

Tel. 01974 821509 or 07773679469

Email. jez.young@yahoo.co.uk

Web site. www.facebook.com/pages/Jez.Youngs-Secret-Gardens/125491237536154?ref=hl

Linkedin. http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/jez-young/2a/719/402/


Currently the Managing Director of CED Ltd, I have over 20 years experience with stone, and
I specialise in the specification and use of natural stone in Public & Private works. I often lecture and present bespoke CPD’s when required, and have sat on the UDL’s ‘Design Review’ panel on a number of occasions.

Tel. 01708 867237

Email. gilesheap@ced.ltd.uk

Web site. www.ced.ltd.uk




Natural Stone, Paving and Walling Techniques

I am the founder and owner of CED Ltd, and have been supplying, advising and aiding design
using natural stone for over 35 years. I am currently on the committee for the new BS 7533,
as well as Chairman for CED Ltd. My aim is to ensure that stone is always used effectively
and correctly, whatever the scenario.

Tel. 01708 867237

Email. michaelheap@ced.ltd.uk

Web site. www.ced.ltd.uk


Currently the Managing Director of CED Ltd, I have over 20 years experience with stone, and
I specialise in the specification and use of natural stone in Public & Private works. I often lecture and present bespoke CPD’s when required, and have sat on the UDL’s ‘Design Review’ panel on a number of occasions.

Tel. 01708 867237

Email. gilesheap@ced.ltd.uk

Web site. www.ced.ltd.uk


Steven is the Managing Director of the London Stone Company.

Tel. 08442 251915

Email. steven@londonstone.com

Web site. www.londonstone.co.uk



Oak Timber Buildings, Show Gardens

Tecwyn Evans runs the Award winning landscape company, Living Landscapes. Specialist
skills include rainwater harvesting, stone paving, timber construction, formal water
features, brickwork etc. Builders of Award winning Show Gardens at Chelsea and
Hampton Court. With in-house specialist, they work with a network of talented
designers and architects.

Tel. 01403 259888 and 0208 5791236

Email. livinglandscapesuk@btinternet.com

Web site. www.livinglandscapesuk.com

LinkedIn. linkedin.com/in/tecwynevans1

Youtube. youtube.com/LivingLandscapesUK





Organic Kitchen Gardens

Specialist in Heritage and Heirloom cultivars of fruit, flowers and vegetables. Organic
gardening to Soil Association standards. Forty years experience. Member of The Senior
Garden Advisors Association.

Tel. 07790 108991

Email. hello.mikethurlow@gmail.com

Web site. www.michaelthurlow.com





Outdoor Kitchen Design & Build

Simon is a highly experienced outdoor kitchen specialist, with a detailed knowledge of design and
build, including concept, design and regulations, materials, equipment, services and installation. Full
understanding of integrating outdoor kitchens into a garden design.

Tel. 01732 884030

Email. simon@thelapacompany.cu.uk

Web site. www.firemagic.co.uk


Paving & Hard Landscape

Mick Gammage and his firm Crystalclearideas are the holders of many awards, including
thirteen Marshalls National Awards for hard landscape schemes. Full specification supplied,
either in-house design or working to the designs of others. Fully bespoke.

Tel. 01942 840109 07730 938253

Email. mick@crystalclearideas.co.uk

Web site. http://www.crystalclearideas.co.uk

LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=9746855&trk





Plant Identification & Knowledge

Lecturer, Consultant, Author with twenty publications, Specialist in Plants & Planting. Royal
Horticultural Society Gold Medallist. English Gardens School instructor in Plant Knowledge.

Tel. 01635 860500

Email. briandavishort@aol.com


Wide ranging expertise, especially in temperate plants including rare and unusual species, and hot they relate to British gardens.
Plant Consultant and writer.

Tel. 07790 238827

Email. info@penandtrowel.co.uk

Web site. www.bensbotanics.co.uk




Plant Sourcing

Sales executive/Plantsman at Provender Nurseries, a wholesale nursery specialising in the supply
and sourcing of plant material for Designers and Landscapers. Thirty nine years experience in
Horticulture.

Tel. 01322 662315

Email. nigel.gibson@provendernurseries.co.uk

Web site. www.provendernurseries.co.uk


With over thirty years buying experience, with a lean towards the more exotic and unusual
plants, the greater the challenge, the happier I am! I particularly enjoy sourcing for Show
Gardens.

Tel. 077887 11836

Email. liz.hughes@provendernurseries.co.uk

Web site. www.provendernurseries.co.uk


Initially trained as a Landscape Architect, Nick moved into Landscape management for Liverpool
Parks Department. Nick is a committed Plantaholic, sourcing and supplying for any sized project,
including the recent works at the Olympic Park.

Tel. 01233 813340

Email. nick@palmstead.co.uk

Web site. www.palmstead.co.uk



Project Management and construction of large and complex schemes

Specialising in large and complex garden construction, James has won over 70 National
awards, including RHS Golds and the APL/Hort Week Supreme Landscaper of The Year
Award (2009). He will design, build or project manage schemes across Surrey, Sussex and
Kent. APL Committee Member since 1996 (Former Chairman).

Tel. 01798 831045

Email. info@arunlandscapes.com

Web site. www.arunlandscapes.co.uk

LinkedIn. James Steele-Sargent

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Multiple Award winning Designer, including Gold medals (RHS), Principal Awards for BALI and APL
schemes including Supreme Award APL/Horticulture Week. Tutor and Design School – Robin
Williams School of Garden Design in both the UK and USA. Gardens designed across Europe and the
USA.

Tel. 01380 728999

Email. enquiries@robinwilliams.co.uk

Web site. www.robinwilliams.co.uk




Renewal Resources, Climate Change Specialist

Working with clients to develop projects and encourage gardeners and owners to engage in
promoting renewable energies to create a greener planet.
Climate change is the greatest challenge facing our planet, and Deborah is a leading expert
in the field of renewable energy.

Tel. 07721599060

Email. climate.gardens@gmail.com

Web site. www.climategardens.com / www.myclimatechangegardens.com





Roses, Chalk Gardens, Wildflower Medows

Tom has worked in the industry since 1989, starting out with the National Trust at
Mottisfont Abbey Gardens. He has worked in several private gardens as Head Gardener,
with National collections including Heritage roses.

Tel. 07539735118 and 0208 5791236

Email. tom@thomasdstone.co.uk

Web site. www.thomasdstone.co.uk

LinkedIn. Uk.linkedin.com/pub/Thomas-stone/68/122/573/





Site Restoration, Evaluation and Senior Staff Assessments

Private & commercial clients. Member of The Association of Senior Garden Advisers. Expert
Witness and Arbitrator. Staff recruitment and assessments. Large Estates and gardens. Site
restoration includes Flintwork and Traditional Construction methods 18th & 19th Century.

Tel. 01798 867460

Email. sargent396@btinternet.com

Web site. www.alansargent.co.uk

LinkedIn. Alan Sargent





Sundials

David Harber (maker of sundials, sculptures and water features). David can talk on a number of artwork related topics such as – placing sculpture in the garden, the history of the sundial and how it is still relevant today, the development of the water feature.

Email. david@davidharber.com

Web site. www.davidharber.com

LinkedIn. David Harber





Sustainable, Renewable Resources

After studying applied biology Robert worked for the MAFF studying the effects of
pesticides and modern agriculture on wildlife and the environment. Specialising in
productive gardening, lecturing, courses and consultations for historic walled kitchen
gardens, government, corporate and community activities. Robert is a Director of The Oxford Garden Project.

Tel. 01865 820206

Email. oxfordgardenproject@googlemail.com

Web site. www.theogp.org





Thatched Garden Buildings, Restoration and Production

David and Andrew have restored many of the most famous Period Follies and Thatched
Garden Buildings in the UK. Their work is famed both for the excellence of detail, they also
lay knuckle and wood sett floors to complete the projects in a traditional manner. Andrew is
Chairman of The Master Thatchers Society.

Tel. 01530 222954

Email. avraffle@gmail.com

Web site. Coming Soon





Turf

Oxford born David Hedge-Gower loves lawns! As the leading lawn specialist he is a regular
speaker and presenter, and consults for bodies such as The National Trust.
His book replaces decades of confusing and misleading advice from the sports and turf
sectors with expertise developed for the domestic lawn.

Tel. 01844 278284

Email. dhedgesgower@aol.com

Web site. www.davidhedges-gower.com

LinkedIn. David Hedges-Gower

Twitter. @realawnexpert





Water Garden Equipment And Consultant

Andrew is the Managing Director of Water Gardens Ltd. He specialises in the specification
and supply of water features, pond and lake management equipment to private clients,
landscapers, waterscapers, designers and architects throughout the UK and Europe. Twenty
five years in designing, research and development and mechanical engineering.

Tel. 02392 373735

Email. administration@water-garden.co.uk

Web site. www.water-garden.co.uk





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