Teamwork makes the dream work
When you phone our offices you will be greeted by Sarah, she will be your first introduction to Crown Gardens and Landscapes.
She enjoys talking to customers, old and new and will give you a warm welcome. She'll book in your appointments, arrange any additional work you may need, liaises between customers and our staff to ensure a seamless service.
She wears many hats within the business, but her Superpower is Customer service, ok, talking! Sarah likes to get to know our customers and provide a personal touch to our Garden Services.
Your second introduction to Crown Gardens and Landscapes is Dan, he attends all Quotations and is the first face-to-face contact for our customers.
He oozes passion and creativity and can come up with fantastic design ideas for Landscaping or just understands plants, lawns etc to give a great look for the future of your Garden Maintenance.
Dan is the ideas and creative mind of Crown Gardens, he loves plants and gardens.
Dan’s superpower is his creative vision, he is not only thinking how the garden will look once a project has been completed, but is already thinking of the other seasons & how plants will look once they’re established.
Garden Maintenance Team Leader
Gavin has been with Crown Gardens for over 2 years and is Head Honcho on the Garden Maintenance teams. He is our most experienced gardener with over 35 years experience.
From Golf green-keeping to indoor displays, Gavin is a Qualified tree surgeon and also holds an RHS level one and two in Horticulture. Gavin has a real passion for gardening, a keen eye for detail and is a fountain of knowledge in his field. Gavin and Dan bounce ideas off each other when it comes to plant types etc.
Gavin's Superpower is when it comes to plant identity, regularly giving the latin name and his knowledge of seasonal priorities within the garden.
When talking to customers he is passionate about trying to help them to enhance areas within their gardens to emphasise their garden experience.
Landscape Team Leader
James joined Crown Gardens and Landscapes over 2 and a half years ago, our very own super animated, cheery Landscaper. He has led many projects over his time with us from simple repairs to large projects. Pushing the boundaries from what has been designed and implemented to some stunning garden projects.
James' Superpower is paving, block paving, fencing, drainage & turfing, the curves he is expected to cut in to some of the hardest slabs are a challenge that he always steps up to and can stand back and be proud of. His attention to detail to see a project finished with complete customer satisfaction, James takes real pride in his work.
Garden Maintenance Team Leader
With over 6 years gardening experience, John came to Crown Gardens over 3 years ago and has been leading one of our Maintenance teams since then. He is leading a team that can tend to be between 1 and 10 gardens in a day, which is a highly pressurised role. Each garden with its own specific requirements John and his trusty assistant sail through their days tending to lawns, weeds, hedges, shrub shaping and so much more!
John is currently studying for his Royal Horticulture Society level 2 in Horticulture, he is keen to enhance his current skill level to exceed customer expectations.
His Superpower is hedge trimming, with a good eye for detail and stamina he leaves hedges level, trim and tidy. Being extremely tall with long arms really helps too
Special Projects Team
Shawn has been with Crown Gardens and Landscapes for a year now and has proved himself to be super versatile!!
An integral part of our recent expansion as he has now moved over to our Special Projects team.
Shawn spent the majority of the last year working alongside Gavin on Garden Maintenance. However, Shawn has proved himself time and time again on the Landscaping teams and also carrying out smaller projects such as fencing, patios, raised borders and more!
As part of the Special Projects team Shawn will be working on the smaller landscaping projects as well as hedge-trimming, planting and larger garden maintenance refreshment projects. Which gives our customers shorter lead times to enhance their gardens.
Shawn’s superpower is his versatility, it is very rare to find someone that is both a Gardener and a Landscaper. Powering his way through each day, taking it all in his stride.
Garden Maintenance Assistant
Connor has been working for Crown Gardens for over 2 and a half years, he came to us as a young 18 year old and we have seen a massive transformation in him from then to now being a 22 year old Man!
Originally working on our Landscaping teams, Connor made a natural progression to our Garden Maintenance teams. The Team Leaders and Dan have given Connor on-the-job training and he is now a fully fledged Gardener, knowing exactly where to go and what to do in our regular customers gardens. A great asset in one-off garden clearances, these projects take stamina and Connor has youth on his side!
Connor’s Superpower is Lawn Mowing, his stripes are precise and there’s more to mowing than just pushing a lawnmower! It’s knowing what height suits which lawns and weather conditions/seasons and implementing this well.
Adam has recently joined our team after an eventful lockdown in which he was suddenly stranded while he was mid-way through travelling around New Zealand. Adam was eventually able to return home and after a 2 week quarantine was looking for work. We snapped him up!
An experienced labourer across many industries Adam is also trained in carpentry. He has proved he’s a bit of a machine and has been involved in some hardcore landscaping projects with us so far! A landscaping project through a terraced house is always a challenge and he’s now on his second! Also barrowing vast quantities of aggregates up a sloped garden to build concrete bases. Adam is an asset to his team leaders, just getting stuck-in and able to assist in many areas of the projects.
Adam’s superpower is his can-do attitude and positivity. He makes mincemeat out of shifting materials and is referred to by his team members as an absolute machine! He’s been extremely versatile since joining us and has worked on Landscaping and Special Projects team.
Steve has worked for us in the past in a temporary capacity and has been wanting to come and join the team for a long time. We finally had a position at the right time! Welcome Steve.
Joining John on the Garden Maintenance team, you will see them out and about on our regular customers gardens. Mowing, strimming, hedge-trimming, weeding and generally busily beavering away in the gardens.
Steve’s superpower is his stamina, he just keeps going!! Really showing his worth through some major weather challenges we’ve had recently, he’s been an absolute asset to the team!
Garden Maintenance Assistant
Sarah and Dan’s son Fynn has been working for Crown Gardens and Landscapes during school holidays for over 2 years. He has helped out on Garden Maintenance and Landscaping. Following in the family footsteps, he is now in his second year, studying Horticulture at Sparsholt College and can be seen out and about on the Maintenance round on his free days.
Starting from scratch Fynn has learnt how to mow lawns, turn over borders and pull weeds. He’s picking up plant identification really well and enjoys working outdoors and meeting our customers. We think he’ll be miles ahead with his College work and working has given him a confidence boost and a taste of the real world!
His Superpower is Lawn mowing, it’s his favourite part of his job, he has mastered those stripes!!
Claire is the backbone to the business, making sure all our paperwork is up together. She is Sarah's right hand girl. Claire ensures that all customers are invoiced correctly, payments are allocated and ensuring accounts are kept up to date.
She checks emails and adds requests to customers maintenance visits, sends out customer schedules for the year. She takes care of the HR paperwork, runs payroll and gets stuck in to nitty gritty projects that make Sarah’s head explode!
Claire’s Superpower is being calm while there are whirlwinds all around her. Imagine a stressed out day in the office, Sarah ranting away that materials haven’t arrived on-site, gardeners and landscapers in and out, handing her grubby receipts and giving her a tease. There she goes, just taking it all in her stride!
Social Media and Marketing Co-ordinator
Keeping it in the family once more! Sarah and Dan’s Daughter Maddi was keen to earn some pennies and at 15 years old we had the PERFECT job for her! Social Media!!
Everything that is seen by the outside world from Crown Gardens has been created by Maddi, she knows when to post things, best angles, best everything and works to a tight schedule to get these projects created. Regularly correcting Mum on what to post and what not to post, she’s taken on this role very seriously and is very creative.
Maddi’s Superpower is her creative eye, she has been a keen photographer for many years taking some very artistically styled photos. She is an absolute wonder making videos and has a way of making it all look easy (which it most certainly isn’t, if you don’t have a creative eye!).