John and Nicola Sallis Chandler have a real love of plants and gardens and have been designing and building gardens together since 1986.
John has been a keen gardener since early childhood. He was a student on the Diploma in Horticulture course at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew where he won a national competition for his design work and graduated with honours and as the top student of 1985.
Over the years John has lectured widely in his field. He is a visiting tutor in Landscape Design & Detailing on the widely renowned Diploma course at Kew. He set up and was course team leader for a National Diploma in Garden Design and taught RHS certificate in Horticulture as an evening course for a number of years. He also occasionally runs short courses, workshops and tutorials.
Design Studio at Kew
Nicola has an arts background. She studied for a degree in Fine Art and an MA in Printmaking from Wimbledon College of Art.
Lee Oram is our Maintenance Manager organizing and working on our maintenance contracts, liaising directly with clients to ensure that their gardens are kept looking great. He graduated from Kew in September 2013, joining us shortly after.