Specialist pruning & planting design

Over 30 years of gardening & horticulture experience in the UK and overseas. Currently working in Devon and the south-west helping people get the best from their plants & gardens.

Fully qualified | RHS tutor & assessor | Experience in the UK and overseas

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I am a horticultural expert specialising in planting design, specialist pruning  and horticultural consultancy. Based in East Devon – where I live with my wife and son – I combine my passion of plants, gardens and people with specialist garden services across the South West. My work aims to connect people to the landscapes and environment that they live in. Please feel free to make contact regarding your horticultural and gardening projects.

Rupert Bannister

Planting design

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Additional specialist gardening services

Creating, managing and maintaining the balance between natural and created elements is at the heart of my gardening. This involves work considering materials, composition and location of features within the garden and landscape. My work brings together over thirty years in public and private gardens, study and travel involving observations and experience. Working in natural and man-made landscapes coming together to create and manage horticulture and garden projects.

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Planting design
November 14, 2020

Plant form & structure

Using plant form and structure to create dramatic effects is extremely rewarding. For this terraced planting overlooking the sea at Sidmouth in East Devon the focus was on movement. We…
EnvironmentGarden designPlanting designPlants & GardensSustainability
November 14, 2020

Using local materials

Using local materials to create a garden feature is an important part of my work. Using local materials not only reduces travel miles but also maintains the feel and appearance…
Planting designPlants & Gardens
October 13, 2020

Daisies are like marmite

Daisies are like marmite, you love them or you have them.I have recently come to love them for their sheer showmanship. They bring colour to the darkening days of autumn…
Plant form & structure
October 13, 2020

Designing with grasses

The idea of designing with grasses is nothing new. However with the vast number of grasses now available there is much more that we can do with them. With careful…

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Please feel free to contact me regarding horticultural or education work.

 07812 025 604