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About Us

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.


The team at Chelsea, 2016

From left: Gavin, Joe, Tom, Tim, Lee


Gavin Meggy is our Landscape Manager who, along with John, organizes and works on our hard and soft landscape contracts. Gavin also graduated from Kew and has worked for us since 2007, he has brought his invaluable practical and horticultural skills to our team.

TIm Cahill joined us in 2013 and is rapidly becoming our hard landscape specialist.

Edward Locke now works for us on a consultancy basis, looking after new and existing irrigation systems.

Joe Sallis Chandler is the newest member of the team, joining us in 2015. He assists both in hard and soft landscaping and is learning whilst working.

We can expand our workforce to deal with larger projects or specialist work. We have links with other experienced and qualified landscape gardeners with a broad range of skills and very good relations with local bricklayers, electricians, carpenters and metalworkers who we bring in to help us when needed. John, Edward, or Gavin are always on site to work alongside them.

Nicola and John Sallis Chandler