James Doyle, Founder & Managing Director
James has over 20 years’ experience in the Horticulture Industry, initially working as an apprentice Landscape Gardener at the age of 15 and later studying Horticulture at University. He has held roles including Head Gardener and Project Manager and also has international horticultural experience having held gardening and landscaping positions in Australia and the United States. James was Project Manager for a medal winning urban show garden at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show in 2008. In founding The Gardeners, James has realised a lifelong ambition of creating a successful, customer focused business that is truly passionate about gardening.
Steve, Operations Manager
Steve has been gardening professionally for many years as his parents themselves ran their own gardening business for several years. He gained valuable experience of both horticulture and business from a very early age. He then went on to work at the beautiful and diverse gardens of Bristol Zoo before joining founder of The Gardeners, James working on the development and maintenance of the 15 acre grounds of the prestigious Badminton School in Westbury-On-Trym, Bristol.
Being a keen allotment holder for several years was what got Tim interested in horticulture. A talented chef also, he has a particular interest in edible plants and now thrives working amongst the ornamental varieties too! A lover of animals, nature and the great outdoors make him 100% at home working in the garden.
Pete has held a wide variety of horticultural positions allowing him to bring a wealth of experience to the team. A former foreman for a mature plant specialist, Pete knows how to plant the ‘big specimens’! He also spent valuable time working with James and Steve on the large ornamental gardens at Badminton School, before venturing into a conservation and wildlife based role at the beautiful and vast 60 acre historic Arnos Vale cemetery. Pete also has horticultural experience in Australia and New Zealand.
Mark holds a degree in sustainable horticulture and enjoys putting into practise the ethical, ecological and sustainable practises he learnt through his training. He also has excellent woodworking and landscaping skills and has completed apprenticeships in dry stone walling and hedge-laying.
With over a decade of experience to date, James has worked on broad range of horticultural sites. From large commercial business premises, schools and sports pitches to private estates and gardens. James holds qualifications in both amenity and advanced horticulture.
Chris is quite simply the best in the west when it comes to operating the digger! His groundwork skills and ability to get the digger through the tightest gaps and most difficult to access gardens imaginable are unsurpassed.
Accounts Manager Tracey has over 30 years experience in professional financial management. With a "system" for pretty much everything, her exemplary administrative skills help to ensure the smooth 'behind the scenes' operations of our growing company.