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About Us

The Gardeners provide award winning professional garden maintenance and landscaping services in Bristol and the surrounding areas of North Somerset including Portishead, Clevedon, Nailsea, Backwell and more. We aim to provide exceptional customer service and deliver the highest possible standards in all aspects of our service which also include hard and soft landscaping projects, garden design and inspiration, tree surgery and commercial grounds maintenance. Our staff are passionate about plants and gardens, fully qualified, fully insured and treat each client and their garden as an individual.

Whatever your garden needs… Get The Gardeners in!


Our Services

Garden Maintenance

– Every aspect covered…
We specialise in garden maintenance, so if you’re looking for a one off tidy up visit or a regular maintenance schedule to keep the garden looking at its best, then we are the team for you. (more…)


– Small or large projects catered for…
Creating beautiful gardens is our passion. We cater for both hard and soft landscaping projects. Whether it’s a complete garden overhaul, a new planting scheme (more…)

Commercial Grounds Maintenance

– Award winning maintenance for business premises…
We understand the importance of the appearance of your business premises – first impressions count. We offer complete and flexible grounds maintenance solutions (more…)

Garden Design

– Simple and affordable…
If you are looking for inspiration, look no further. We offer a very simple and affordable design service. Our first consultation visit with you is absolutely free. (more…)

Additional Services

– Not strictly gardening, but…
We undertake a variety of other useful tasks around the garden especially through those cold winter months including pressure washing of slippery patios, paths and (more…)

The Team

James Doyle
Founder and Managing Director
Founder and Managing Director, James has over 20 years’ experience in the Horticulture industry, from initially working as an apprentice Landscape Gardener at the age of 15 before going on to study a Higher National Diploma in Horticulture at University. He now has international horticultural experience having held positions in Australia and the United States, plus various UK roles including Project Manager and Head Gardener. He was also Project Manager for a medal winning urban show garden at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2008. James founded The Gardeners to realize a lifelong ambition of creating a successful, customer focused business that is passionate about gardening.
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Steve Oxenham
Operations manager
Steve has been gardening professionally for many years as his parents themselves ran their own gardening business for several years. Steve was lucky enough to gain valuable experience of both horticulture and business from a very early age. He then went on to work at the beautiful and diverse gardens of Bristol Zoo before joining founder/owner of The Gardeners, James at the 15 acre grounds of the prestigious Badminton School in Westbury-On-Trym in Bristol. It was here that Head Gardener at the time James, saw Steve’s potential and is now delighted to be reunited with his former colleague.
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George Griffiths
Team leader
George has been gardening professionally for his entire working life. Having gained important horticultural qualifications at Radstock college, George quickly went on to become a team leader for a large garden maintenance company before joining James and Steve in the team at Badminton School. George showed talent and leadership skills and was promoted to the schools Head Gardener position upon James’s departure. George gained valuable experience managing a small team and caring for a large and horticulturally diverse site with responsibilities ranging from annual bedding displays and hanging baskets, to herbaceous borders and tropical plant management.
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Pete Hazell
Pete has held a wide variety of horticultural positions allowing him to bring a wealth of specialist knowledge to the team. A former foreman for a mature plant specialist, Pete knows how to plant the ‘big specimens’! He also spent valuable time working with James and Steve on the large ornamental gardens at Badminton School before venturing into more of a conservation and wildlife based role at the beautiful and vast 60 acre Arnos Vale cemetery. Travelling the globe has also allowed Pete to experience horticulture in some challenging climates such as Australia and New Zealand.
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Tracey Cosway
Accounts manager
Accounts manager Tracey first worked with The Gardeners founder James, back in 2007 whilst both working for a landscape design and build company. She has over 30 years experience working in finance and book-keeping and comes with a wealth of experience of creating and implementing systems and procedures. Quite simply, Tracey is THE organiser and is here to ensure that systems are followed to ensure the smooth running of our accounts and administration team.
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Charlotte Cosway
Administration assistant
Charlotte studied in business at A-level and has since worked in commercial banking for a top high street bank for over 5 years. This experience has provided her with excellent skills for general business and administration management. She has also recently started studying a business management degree with the open university.
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James did a fantastic job of transforming our overgrown and uninspiring garden. Full of good ideas and friendly advice, he was professional, reliable and hardworking and we were delighted with the result. We were lucky to find James and cannot recommend him highly enough

Mr & Mrs O’Kelly, Redland, Bristol

Thank you for the superb work that you did building our fence and cleaning our patio. I have told all my friends and neighbours that The Gardeners come “highly recommended”!

Mrs Cussens, Portishead

Although I only have a small garden, The Gardeners still took a real interest, gave me helpful advice and carried out the work efficiently

Mrs Everett, Clevedon

Thank you for an excellent job cutting our hedge, it looks great. We are very pleased with the efficient and reliable service for the second year running and will no doubt be in contact in the Spring for more work

Mr & Mrs Cox, Coombe Dingle, Bristol

A good gardener is like a good hairdresser, and just as rare – he listens to what you want, offers professional advice and ideas, and always does what you’ve asked for! We have a large garden and when it gets out of hand we rely on The Gardeners to put it back in order for us. I can never really believe how much they get done in the course of a day! We have their hanging baskets every year and they flower all summer long. They have also done a large fencing job for us in a timely manner and to a professional standard

Mr & Mrs Wilkinson, South Glos.

I found The Gardeners to be very knowledgeable and reliable and they take a lot of pride in their work. They’ve done an excellent job in the on-going upkeep of my Mothers’ garden, and to top it all we managed to sell the house just two weeks after they tidied up and planted the garden with hanging baskets and bedding plants

Miss Dunn, Bristol

James is a gem in a garden, quite invaluable! He can do anything

Ms Howe, Clevedon

The Gardeners removed some rotten fence panels and posts. They dug and set new posts and replaced the flimsy prefabricated fence with a robust feather edge fence. This was entirely handmade. It fits perfectly, and looks excellent. It will be a lot more durable than the previous fence. We are extremely pleased and will definitely contact The Gardeners for our future gardening needs

Mr & Mrs Purchase, Portishead

James is a very reliable and conscientious worker. He shows flair with garden design and has an impressive knowledge of siting plants in their favoured positions. In addition, he is tidy and careful to clear up afterwards. We would have no hesitation in recommending him for a wide range of gardening jobs

Mr & Mrs Jenkinson, Bristol

The Gardeners sorted out our unruly apple tree and are now updating our borders and adding colour. They are very knowledgeable, approachable and easy to work with and are happy to do any task in the garden

Mr & Mrs Robinson, Coombe Dingle, Bristol

I am thoroughly satisfied with the extremely high quality of work on my garden. The service is second to none, and the professional knowledge is exceptional. I would highly recommend ‘The Gardeners’ to anyone

Mrs Richards, Portishead

Although James came to do our work in the middle of Winter (in the never-ending cold and wet), he was always friendly, reliable and very hardworking. We now have an excellent feather-edge fence and patio/paved area. We already have some further work in mind to ask The Gardeners to do and would not hesitate to recommend them

Mr & Mrs Adams, Clevedon

What a brilliant find. James has transformed an overgrown and neglected garden into a tranquil space. He is very knowledgeable about plants, hard working, friendly and efficient. I can thoroughly recommend him

Mrs Snow, Redland, Bristol

James Doyle completed our garden trellis using his knowledge of gardens acquired since he was a boy. The job was done to price and time and his vision in terms of height and symmetry has resulted in the replacement of rather tatty bits and pieces with a complete and enhanced garden space. We are delighted with his efforts achieved with cheerfulness and charm

Mr & Mrs Fox, Hotwells, Bristol

The Gardeners recently completed some landscaping work for me, transforming a large area of my garden from an ugly jungle into a usable attractive space. James’s work and his attitude towards it are exemplary. He has a cheerful, friendly and helpful nature and I would not hesitate in recommending him

Mrs Crowson, Coombe Dingle, Bristol

We were delighted with the service offered by The Gardeners, from the initial quotation visit to having the work completed. James worked tirelessly and to a high standard. We would not hesitate to use The Gardeners again. Thank you

Mrs Horton, Bristol

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the work you did in our garden yesterday. It looks brilliant! I’m very impressed

Mrs Cooper, Clevedon

James runs a very friendly and efficient team who did a great job in reshaping and cutting our large hedge. It was not a straight-forward job and we are very pleased with the result. We will definitely be consulting The Gardeners again

Mrs Barnes, Bristol

Don’t despair!! It is possible to find a Gardening Service that is totally professional, knowledgeable, reliable, trustworthy and reasonably priced. Just call The Gardeners and you will get all that, plus a very personable manner that makes doing business a pleasure. We have worked successfully with James for about a year now on our garden in Portishead and long may that continue. We have no hesitation in recommending his service.

Mr & Mrs Haynes, Portishead

The Gardeners have recently taken over the maintenance and upkeep of our garden at The Rodney Hotel in Clifton Village.  We are lucky to have a beautiful walled garden but it lacked the care and attention it deserved and James has transformed it and we even went on to win a Silver award from Bristol in Bloom this year. His knowledge, coupled with his care and attention make the service he provides truly excellent. It is so wonderful to have someone be so passionate about their work and do it so well. The garden is now a delightful space which we all thoroughly enjoyed over the summer. I can’t recommend ‘The Gardeners’ highly enough

Amy Allen, The Rodney Hotel, Clifton

Our garden is special. We created it over thirty years ago from nothing – and it has evolved through the years as a family, pet friendly haven. Now, alas, things have changed, children have grown and flown and we are older. Our garden was sad. That’s when we found James – and everything changed!! He has used his amazing plant knowledge to transform our border and he has truly made a huge difference to the whole of our garden. He knows what he is doing and that is what makes him different from most other ‘gardening services’ folk. With James you are getting a horticulturalist and superb gardener who also works phenomenally hard!! He’s a jolly nice guy who will make the most of your garden because he really knows what he’s doing and really enjoys his work – we would whole heartedly recommend him

Mr & Mrs Hammond, Nailsea

We have been delighted with the service we have received from James from start to finish. This quality shone through from the start of the landscaping project when we just had a few ideas which James quickly understood and was able help us develop the plan further with this extensive knowledge and experience. Throughout he was quick to respond to our queries an questions. He committed to a start date and arrive early on the day to start the work and battled through some awful weather and delivered an excellent front garden which we are thrilled with. A very professional, competitively priced service with a smile and we wouldn’t hesitate to have James back again and will be recommending to our family, friends and anyone who asks or will listen

Mr & Mrs Woodward, Clevedon

Knowledgeable, organised and reliable. Jobs completed to the highest

Mrs Graves, Redland, Bristol

I happen to come across James on his Facebook page and we are so glad that I did. We had been given several quotes for some garden work and it has to be said they were quite high for what we wanted. I contacted James who came along and gave a very fair quote for the work, so we went with him and so pleased that we did. He arrived sharp on the day and what a day it was, it was one of the hottest days of this year yet James and his team worked all day to get the job done. The quality of everything provided was very high especially the hedges, we literally gained an instant hedge overnight they were so full. We are so pleased with James’ work and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for good quality, expert gardening at a fair price. We are hoping to have further works done soon and will definitely be calling on James again and we cannot recommend them enough

Miss Pirret, Portishead

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