Sallis Chandler Landscape Designers and Gardeners
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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.

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

John organizes and works on our hard and soft landscape contracts on site.

Nicola has an arts background. She studied for a degree in Fine Art and an MA in Printmaking from Wimbledon College of Art.

Nicola and John Sallis Chandler



Working as part of the team at Chelsea, 2017

We are a small family business established in 1987. Our son Joe now works as part of the business. We have a small team of permanent landscapers who work regularly on our landscaping projects.

We can expand our workforce to deal with larger projects or specialist work. Over the years we have built up excellent links with other experienced and qualified specialists 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.



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.