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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.”

Local family run business

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.
Tropical Planting Design and Installation
In September 2023, the Real Green Gardener team were asked to design and install a tropical planting scheme within a set of planters in a garden at a home in Broadstone.


The Importance of Professional Garden Maintenance
31st May 2024
Whether you have worked hard to get your garden perfect or paid a professional to do it, once it looks pristine it will need some maintenance to stay that way. As much as we might wish they would just stay as they are, nature gets a hold of it and plants, shrubs and grass start growing. However, professional garden maintenance services keep your garden looking just right without you even having to lift a finger.
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Healing Gardens: Creating Serene and Therapeutic Outdoor Spaces
23rd April 2024
Gardens aren't just a place to look pretty in the warmer months, or a safe space for animals and nature to flourish. They can also be a space for you to thrive.
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Wildlife-Friendly Gardens: Inviting Nature into Your Garden
26th March 2024
With more and more green space being lost to paving, housing, and commercial developments, wildlife is running out of places to nest and feed. This has spurred a lot of people to wonder how they can make their gardens more wildlife-friendly.
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Organic Gardening: A Step-by-Step Approach to Sustainable Gardening
29th February 2024
As more people turn to sustainable practices within their homes and gardens, organic gardening is becoming more and more popular.
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