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 creating and maintaining gardens.
Steve, Maintenance Director
Steve has been gardening professionally for many years as his parents themselves ran their own gardening business. He gained valuable experience of both horticulture and business from a very early age. Steve 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. Steve is now a Company Director and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Maintenance teams.
Mark, Landscaping Manager
Mark is our highly skilled head landscaper with a true eye for detailed perfection. He also holds a degree in sustainable horticulture and enjoys putting into practise the ethical, ecological and sustainable practises he learnt through his training. As well as his degree, Mark has completed apprenticeships in dry stone walling and hedge-laying. Mark prides himself on exceptional standards in all aspects of his work from perfect preparation to daily site cleanliness.
Tracey, Finance Manager
Finance 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 ambitious and growing company.
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.
With over a decade of experience to date, our proud Cornishman James has worked on a broad range of horticultural sites through his career. From large commercial business premises, schools and sports pitches to private estates and gardens. James holds qualifications in both amenity and advanced horticulture.
Jacob joined the team in the blazing hot summer of 2018 and hit the ground running. A love of the great outdoors brought him to horticulture and in his spare time Jacob exercises his creative side by playing the guitar and drums, drawing and model making.
The youngest member of the team Liam, joins our landscaping division and is our first ever apprentice. Working alongside our more experienced team members, Liam is learning how things are done properly and will also gain a valuable qualification along the way.
With a background in property management, Tony knows the value of a good garden! Working to a high standard and being in an outdoor environment are what he loves about his work. Tony is equally happy on our maintenance teams or assisting the landscaping division.
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.