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Whilst we are new to CheckaTrade we aren't new to the world of Horticulture. My name is Mark Maynard the Managing Director and head gardener at Kent Cottage Gardens Ltd.
My horticultural journey started at the tender age of 6 when a gentleman neighbour Mr George Green introduced me to growing vegetables. I’d spend hours with George in his garden, I learnt later in life that he had spent the entirety of WW1 in the trenches of the Somme and Ypres, not something I guess you would discuss with a six year old.
My garden at home at Pond Farm Cottages is filled with Herbaceous Borders and Cottage Garden flowers reminiscent of those days spent with George, and vegetables of course, I love my vegetables. 40 years on and I am still as passionate as ever about all things horticultural, a passion that I am fortunate enough to be able to share with my clients on a number of different levels. I have an extensive portfolio of work I am only too pleased to share with you.
It doesn't stop there. As a skilled carpenter I am also able to offer a design and build service for all types of wooden structures ranging from the smallest garden planter, wrap around garden deck or seating area to large scale bespoke Oak frames. Check out the photo gallery for some of our previous projects. We also work with all types of stone including brickwork, patios and outdoor cooking areas and offer a full ground works service.
My NTPC & City and Guilds qualifications within the Arboricultural Sector also allows me the privilege of being able to take a product through the felling process, in some cases felled from the clients' own land and take it through a milling process on into design and construction. A truly unique service that very few landscape gardening teams are able to offer and a great talking point with friends when you host your summer garden party.
Here at Kent Cottage Gardens Ltd, we have a skilled, reliable and vetted workforce. We are here to help you achieve your dream outdoor space. We can take or create by clearance a blank canvas, from which we can assist you with the design, layout and creation of your dream garden space. We can also enhance the space that you already have. We can project manage an entire design and build process, in-house. We aren't reliant on outsourcing any element of garden design or creation. There are no hidden cost extras added into our pricing and we work fastidiously to stay within our clients’ budget. We don't mark up materials we pass on all trade discounts to all our clients. We offer an affordable, transparent service without exception.
Whether it's small scale garden makeover, an afternoon of weeding, lawn care treatments, mowing, fencing or dealing with an unruly hedge, give Kent Cottage Gardens Ltd a call; our list of services and accompanying skills are extensive.
Frittenden, Cranbrook, Kent
Ashford, Cranbrook, Hove, Rye, Kent