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Silver-Gilt Medal Winners 2019

The Real Green Gardener was awarded the Silver-Gilt medal by The Royal Horticultural Society for The Kingston Maurward Garden project in Dorset.

This project combined contemporary and traditional approaches to create a garden that perfectly embodies the philosophy of the college in its education of future professionals.

The planting creates a calming, romantic space inspired by the rich history of plant collections at KMC.

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“Steve and his team have just finished transforming a part of our garden which was not being used to its full extent. At the planning stage, Steve listened to what the area was to be intended for and offered suggestions and ideas according to this. On the days they came to do the work, they were professional, friendly and very easy to have around. The end result is perfect, thank you. I would recommend The Real Green Gardener to anyone, they listened to what I wanted and provided the service at a very reasonable cost.”

“The Real Green Gardener', Steve Howes, and his team, worked their magic transforming the Foundation Stage learning environment at the front of the school. The children arrived back to find grass, trees, benches, stages, new sand pit and mini hills. The children are already benefiting from enriched learning opportunities in beautiful surrondings. In both gardens, the children will be encouraged to develop and enhance their skills through exploring and investigating the environment.”

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We are a family run business based in Poole and Bournemouth and do the occasional garden design commission in London. We specialise in a quality Garden Design, Build and Maintenance service.

We provide a full garden design service, this begins with a free consultation, at this stage we can discuss your garden's’ potential. We then provide an estimate to design and build your garden bespoke to your taste and preferences. With our knowledge, experience and passion for creating beautiful outdoor spaces we guide you thru the design and build stages ensuring the end result is to your satisfaction.

Our horticulturally trained team provide a full garden maintenance service, including pruning, planting, mulching, feeding, edging, mowing, jet washing, leaf blowing and general tidying up. We use the latest green technology equipment that is quiet, so you won't be disturbed by noisy blowers and hedge cutters and won't be breathing in all those CO2.

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Case Studies
Chelsea Flower Show 2019
We were awarded the Silver-Gilt medal by The Royal Horticultural Society at the Chelsea Flower Show for supporting Dorset's Kingston Maurward and Michelle Brown’s garden project. 
La Jeg, Provence France - Supporting Anthony Paul
It was a great privilege being asked by international Garden Designer Anthony Paul to assist with the planting of the new gardens at the world renowned sculpture gardens La Jeg in Provence.
Landscape planting, Parkstone Poole - Supporting Ian Stubbs
The Real Green Gardener in 2017 was involved in the supervision and installation of a very large Landscape planting project in Parkstone, Poole.
Courtyard Design, Build and living wall installation - Collaboration Michelle Brown
Design and Build small urban outdoor courtyard space, approximately 60m2.


Top 10 tips to Prepare your Garden for Spring
04th May 2022
Now that the sun is starting to peep out, you’re probably thinking about ways to improve your garden for the upcoming months. Springtime means the arrival of new flowers and bulbs, and we know preparation is key to nurturing your garden for the brighter days ahead.
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2022 Update from Real Green Gardener
25th January 2022
Happy New Year from Real Green Gardener! As we move into 2022, there’s a lot going on at our company, as we approach the coming spring with renewed vigour.
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Garden Tasks for Winter
05th January 2022
Unfortunately, the great garden colour shows of the summer must come to an end, and with the cooling temperatures come a completely different set of conditions for you to contend with in your garden.
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Get your garden ready for the new season
02nd November 2021
It is officially Autumn meaning darker, colder evenings and gorgeous autumnal leaves. With this new season comes the perfect opportunity to refresh your garden and prepare it for the upcoming months, giving you a head start for when Spring arrives. Here are some ideas on how:
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