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

Emma is a qualified and established horticultural consultant specialising in garden planning and design, historic garden management and conservation. Emma has a wealth of practical and technical expertise in landscape design and planting, garden history and restoration. In addition to extensive experience training individuals in all areas of practical horticulture.

With a background in art and design as well as a career in the City of London, Emma made a major career change when moving to Bath.

Since 1999 Emma has worked as a gardener, designer, trainer and writer. She initially worked as a freelance gardener and was accepted as an apprentice gardener through the well-established WRAGS Scheme with the Women’s Farm & Garden Association. Subsequently Emma worked for the organisation as a regional supervisor covering the south west and including Highgrove and other gardens of note.

Following completion of a 2-year design and planning qualification in 2004, Emma started her design practice and has worked on over 120 gardens.

Emma has a large client list of some of Bath’s most beautiful gardens and undertakes both garden maintenance and planting projects as well as restoration, garden planning and development. She also offers design and planning services as well as a consultation service to cater for gardens of all sizes.

Emma holds an MSc in the Conservation of Historic Gardens and Cultural Landscapes from the University of Bath and is involved in the restoration and development of many larger estates and gardens.

Tom Dawson RHS 2

Tom is a director and partner of Bath Garden Design and has been involved in horticulture for more than fourteen years, working on the maintenance teams as well as large planting projects.

He is a trained designer and photographer and is responsible for the website and social media content. Tom also oversees and manages the gardening teams and is pivotal in the planning and administrative elements of the business.

With an eye for detail, Tom is responsible for ensuring that the gardens are kept in the best possible condition and that clients are satisfied with the services.

Tom has completed RHS 2 and is currently working on completing RHS3. He is passionate about ecology and conservation and is involved in the running Bath’s Wild Walcot project.

Alex Sinclair

Alex joined Bath Garden Design in 2019 having been working as a gardener and hard landscaper previously in Bath. This year Alex completed his one-year training through the WRAGS Scheme via The Women’s Farm and Garden Association.

An essential member of the maintenance teams, Alex brings enthusiasm, a can-do attitude and plenty of energy to his work and has a keen eye for detail and a practical approach.

With his qualifications in plumbing Alex is in charge of installation of irrigation systems for our clients and can also turn his hand to landscaping.

Alex is passionate about roses and is an avid collector as well as a professional pruner. He is soon to start his RHS 3 qualification.

Phil Kingston

Phil is the newest member of our gardening team having been working as an experienced estate maintenance gardener for a number of years for a large commercial site. He is a stickler for perfect hedge cutting and taking control of the topiary in our client’s gardens and is a hard-working and diligent member of the team.

Phil is currently studying for RHS2 and is a friendly and hard-working member of our team.