Plants | Gardens | People

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

Specialist Gardening Services in Devon and Somerset

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I am an education and horticultural expert specialising in formative and creative tree and shrub pruning, garden renovation & restoration, and horticultural consultancy. Based in East Devon – where I live with my wife and twelve year old son – I combine my passion of plants, gardens and people with specialist gardening services across the South West; which includes seasonal pruning, feeding and composting and the construction of specialist raised beds. Please feel free to make contact regarding your horticultural and gardening projects.

Rupert Bannister

Specialist gardening services

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

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Latest from the blog

Keep up to date with new and ongoing projects in gardens, classrooms and the great outdoors.

Plants & GardensSeasonality
November 15, 2019

Autumn colour

It is really important to remember that autumn colour comes in many forms. Here the orange berries of Pyracantha "Orange charmer" provide a perfect backdrop for the red stems of…
Culture & traditionEnvironmentSustainability
July 9, 2019

Sensory garden

Planting up this sensory garden in Exeter presented a number of challenges and inspirational moments. To engage and connect with people who will interact with the garden it was important…
Plants & GardensSpecialist pruning
March 25, 2019

Fruit tree pruning pays off

Fruit tree pruning carried out in early winter to encourage production of fruiting spurs on this Damson begins to show results. Removing older growth also opens up the canopy to…
Culture & traditionPlants & GardensSpecialist pruning
February 16, 2019

Japanese gardens

Japanese Gardens have a unique place in garden history, design and development.  Japanese gardens have long been a source of wonder and enchantment. Time spent teaching at a horticultural academy…

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

 07812 025 604