Who we are

We offer a complete garden service covering advice and consultation, design and planning as well as landscaping, planting and garden maintenance.

We have been established since 2000 and our unique one-stop service means we can take care of all your gardening needs. Our proven track record means that we have customers who come back to us again and who we have worked with for many years.  We specialise in period gardens, particularly Grade I and II listed however we are happy to undertake any aspect of your garden work either large or small.

What sets us apart from the others is our commitment to excellent service and reliability. Our team are friendly and cheerful and we are boundlessly enthusiastic and practical and have proven skills in horticulture and landscaping. We take time to listen to our customers in order to give them the garden they really want. We keep up to date with all the latest trends in garden design and style and being fully qualified in design and planning can put these into practice.

Our garden maintenance service is particularly popular, we manage and take care of some of the most beautiful gardens in the Bath area. Our service is tailored to you and your garden’s needs and do not need to include a weekly or regular visit. We work as a team and do much more than simply cutting lawns and hedges. We are very experienced in the long-term management and care of gardens and believe that maintenance alone is not enough without good horticultural knowledge. Our seasonal gardening services include pruning, bulb planting, turfing and border planting.

Emma Bond HNC, MSc, MIHort

Following a major career change in the late nineties to gardening, Emma began her formal 1-year training with the Women’s Farm and Garden Association followed by a 2-year HNC in Garden Design & Planning at Wiltshire College, Lackham.

Emma started her business offering all types of garden services, which continue to be on offer to this day, including consultation for private and commercial gardens, garden design and planning, soft and hard landscaping and construction as well as planting services and specialised maintenance. Over nearly 20 years Emma has gained considerable knowledge and experience in managing, planning and designing gardens of all types and sizes.

Emma has a large client list and is a well-known and established expert in her field and has written for numerous publications.

Emma holds an MSc in the Conservation of Historic Gardens and Cultural landscapes from the University of Bath and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulturalists.

Tim Green

Tim made a career change in 2014 and trained to become a professional gardener through the Women’s Farm and Garden Association Scheme, he is also undertaking a qualification in RHS III through the Horticultural Correspondence College.

With a passion for pruning and topiary, Tim is a key member of our team and is involved with all of our gardens. He has developed valuable key skills in garden maintenance, planning and soft landscaping that allow him to deliver the best service to our clients

Jen James

After a career in charity management Jen decided to make the move to professional gardening in early 2018 when she began working with Bath Garden Design. She is currently studying towards her RHS level 2 in the Principles of Horticulture and has a special interest in permaculture and sustainable organic gardening.

Jen gets a great satisfaction out of creating and maintaining beautiful gardens for our clients and continues to learn and develop her skills to that end. She loves working outdoors and the magic of horticulture and nature inspire her everyday.

Jemma Smallman RHS 3

Jemma has been a professional gardener since 2013, studying at Lackham College in Wiltshire, she has gained qualifications in RHS II & III and Garden Landscape Design and Drawing.

As head gardener for Bath Garden Design, Jemma is responsible for the managing of gardens and supervising the teams on a day to day basis, as well as implementing planting schemes and soft landscaping for our project work.

With a keen eye for creative design and paired with the knowledge gained from years of practical work in gardens, Jemma is also involved in the design process of many of our projects.

Tom Dawson

Tom has more than eleven years of experience working in horticulture, and more specifically with Bath Garden design. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business administration and it’s many elements as well as making sure that our clients are given the best service. He also assists with the hands-on side of our work when we are working on large projects.

As a trained designer and photographer, Tom is responsible for the design and managing of our website and social media accounts and in his spare time grows his own fruit and flowers on his allotment and is involved in the local community garden projects Wild Walcot.

Tom is a currently studying RHS level 2 in the principles of garden planning and is a member of the Professional Gardeners Guild.