Who we are
Brief story about Garden Care
Garden Care was first established in 1989 by proprietor Sue Adams. But at that time, it was known as Medway Garden Services. As the business has grown, it has undergone a few name changes. Hopefully, the Garden Care name will be its last change.
The beauty of Garden Care is that gardeners very rarely leave, and if they do, we replace them with equally competent gardeners. Customers do not have to think about finding a replacement gardener or worry about the possibility of unreliability or lack of experience.
Garden Care is a very reliable service, we may not always come on the timetabled day, because of the weather or something similar, but we do always come. Customers do not have to worry about whether or not we will turn up; we always do. Worry about the garden becomes a thing of the past—customers who have been with us for a long time value this.
Years in Business
Get to know us
Our team of expert gardeners
We’re all qualified and experienced gardeners, but most of us have an additional qualification and skill from landscaping, tree surgery to carpentry and pressure washing.
Our gardeners are interested and enthusiastic about the gardens they tend and are as proud to look after them for customers, as customers have been in the past when they looked after them themselves. Gardeners are happy to discuss things to be done with our customers and enjoy customers taking an interest in the garden as much as they do themselves. Some customers have no interest in gardening whatsoever, which is why they call. They want to enjoy it when they have some leisure time. That is, of course, absolutely fine, we are happy to be of service to these customers.
Head Gardener & Landscaper
Sam is highly competent and looks after many of our more demanding and involved gardens. She has excellent knowledge of plants and everything to do with garden maintenance.
Head Gardener & Arborist
Sven is a very capable and experienced gardener and arborist. He also looks after many of the more demanding gardens, particularly with trees that require attention.
Head Gardener & Carpenter
Keith is a very capable and experienced gardener, who also carries out a lot of our ‘one off’ work. Keith is also a qualified carpenter and carries out our woodwork jobs such as decking.
Head Gardener & Jet Washer
Rich is a very capable and committed gardener to Garden Care and its customers. He also carries out our stump grinding to remove stumps and pressure washing for patio and driveway cleaning.
Our apprentice and helper, also doing his RHS Level 2 course. A good worker and very helpful to all the gardeners he works with. Is also interested in becoming qualified in tree work.
Liz’s small but very robust! An experienced gardener, who has worked in gardening before coming to us. She has worked as a helper for several years and then started her Level 2 R.H.S in Gardening course.
Jack’s our gardener apprentice and helper. He’s currently completing his Level 2 R.H.S in Gardening course. A good worker and very helpful to all the gardeners. He’s also interested in becoming qualified in tree work.
How we work
Our gardeners process
We offer complete garden maintenance. So, our gardeners will do whatever needs to be done to keep it looking neat and tidy. We don’t ‘only do mowing’ or ‘only do mowing and strimming’ or only do ‘mowing, strimming and hedging’. We do everything to do with garden maintenance.
Our head gardener will cast their experienced eye over your whole garden and decide what must be tackled that day as well as the more obvious tasks of strimming, mowing and hoeing. They will guide our apprentice helpers. More experienced helpers will know the jobs that are their responsibility and get on with them. However, our less experienced helpers will wait for instructions from the gardener, if need be. Most helpers commence with mowing while the head gardener talks to our customers briefly.
what we can do
Skill and talent
Our three most experienced gardeners have all tended Mrs Norris’s Parterre Garden. They left it as expertly trimmed as you see in one of our pictures. It does show how highly skilled they are in what they do. Many customers have box hedging (Buxus sempervirens), perhaps not as involved as Mrs Norris’s but all requiring a reasonable amount of skill and talent with the hedge trimmer.