I am currently unable to take on additional clients and work at this time (November 2022)

Looking to Hire a Professional Garden Expert?

Get the garden you deserve

Work with a Kew Gardens and Royal Horticultural Society trained garden consultant, with over 27 years experience dedicated to helping you achieve your perfect garden and indoor green space.

Garden Advice

Garden assessment or surveys, and practical steps to improve your indoor and outdoor green space. Maintenance schedules and 1-2-1 training.

Plant and Lawn Health

Advice on soils, plant problems, pest and disease, fertilisation, composting and aftercare.


Hands-on technical pruning for topiary, shrubs, productive fruit and flowers.

Garden Border Design

Concepts, soft-landscaping and plant suggestions, costings and sourcing to realise your perfect garden.

Certified Expertise

A Kew Gardens and RHS Master with 25 years of horticultural excellence caring for and developing the grounds of hotels, stately homes, and private gardens.

Why Choose Me?

From the humblest backyard to the grandest stately home restoration, people passionate about realising their gardens potential have chosen me.

Safe Hands

I share your passion for gardens and all things growing. I trained at Kew Gardens and with the Royal Horticultural Society and have 25 years experience in horticultural excellence. I love what I do, from the smallest back garden to the grandest stately home.

High Skill

I hold the RHS Masters in Horticulture, The Kew Gardens Diploma and a Bsc Hons. I'm a chartered member of The Professional Gardener's Guild and I have worked with Chelsea gold medal designers and nurserymen and written for TV and magazines. Even after 25 years I am still learning !

Let's Talk

If you’re nervous about working with a consultant, why not get in touch for an initial chat about what you need? Whether this is your next garden or your first, I'm on your side and am happy to guide you.​

My Promise

I'll be honest about how I can help. If you want a service that I don't provide, I'll put you in touch with a colleague. That means if we do work together, we'll both feel we've found a good match. That's the foundation of a great working relationship!​

Happy Gardens and Owners
Acres of Wildflower Meadow
Years of Experience
Trees planted

What My Clients Say

From the humble backyard garden to the grandest stately home restoration, it has been my privilege to work with amazing clients in the realisation of their green space goals.

Besides being a joy to work with, Justin is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits.
James Simpson
Westholme House
Someone to whom I turn when problems need solving. Justin is a highly dedicated and talented professional able to communicate ideas clearly.
Andrew Dayes
Head Gardener
A rare individual with his feet rooted in the soil.
John Brookes, MBE
Chelsea Gold Winning Garden Designer
Justin ensured our extensive grounds were designed and fit for purpose at each of De Vere's 22 country house hotels. He executed his well thought out creative master plan, to deliver against the high expectations set.
Richard Smith
Brand Director, De Vere

Questions & Answers

Because I share your passion and love what I do! I won’t blind you with botanical Latin or make false promises, but I will over-deliver, it’s just what I do. I’m a Consultant Member of The Gardener’s Guild with over twenty-seven years of working with High Net Worth individuals, hotels, interior and garden designers, people from all walks of life and situations. I’m also a ‘Plant Doctor’ for Crocus.co.uk. I’m ethical, honest, and follow the horticultural industry’s professional code of conduct here. If it’s about help with plants, gardens and people then what are you waiting for?

You might need a Garden Consultant if (for example):

You own a large garden or grounds. Proper and timely management can reduce wasted effort and reduce costs.
You are a Property Management company or organisation that needs independent advice before spending client funds.
You want to restore a garden of historical interest or character.
You want someone to teach you how to maintain your own garden.
You want a maintenance schedule that you can give to staff or use yourself.
You’ve got ideas for your garden and want someone to discuss them with before you start.
You want to start growing vegetables and fruit but need guidance getting started.
You just want a second opinion on a garden matter.
You need an invasive species formally identified.
You have organised a garden party/event and want a qualified gardener to give demonstrations or answer questions from your friends and/or guests.

I offer independent advice, planting ideas and plans, and hands-on technical pruning services. If it’s green and growing then I can deal with any problem you have or solution you need. I operate  in the south midlands (UK),  and Cotswold area, but work remotely to help those further afield. I do not build gardens but can introduce you to reputable landscapers following our initial consultation. I specialise in pruning, plant selection and border design, topiary clipping and productive/ornamental kitchen gardens. I also create bespoke interior green spaces for events and have a background in garden design and floristry. For more details on the services I offer click here.

I follow the the ethical and pricing guidelines of The Professional Gardener’s Guild here. I charge a fixed fee of £40 per hour for a ‘Walk and Talk’ visit and verbal advice only; this is a good way to see if we are a good fit, and you can ask me anything! I charge £480 per day including all expenses and follow up reports, but have half-day and hourly rates available depending on your distance and requirements.  My objective is to give you information that will help you save money in the long term. I do not charge for follow-up calls and emails.