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Specialist pruning and planting design

Rupert Bannister is a fully qualified horticulturist, RHS tutor and assessor, with over 30 years of gardening & horticulture experience in the UK and overseas. Working with businesses and homeowners in Devon and across the south-west, he helps people get the best from their plants and gardens with a focus on specialist pruning and planting design.


A passion for plants, gardens and people.

Rupert Bannister is a horticultural expert specialising in specialist pruning and planting design and also offers a horticultural consultancy service. Based in East Devon – where he lives with his wife and son – he combines his passion of plants, gardens and people with specialist garden services across the South West of England. He has previously worked for the Eden Project, the Royal Horticultural Society and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh with work also as as guest overseas lecturer at ALPHA horticultural academy in Japan. RHS Professional Associate | SW Chair Japanese Garden Society | Trustee Devon Gardens Trust.

Planting design

Selecting the right plants not only looks right but can also benefit the environment and require less long-term management.

Specialist Pruning Devon and Somerset

Specialist pruning

Pruning can be both functional and aesthetic. It can improve the health of the plant and encourage vigour with increased flowering and fruit yield.


Other services

From selection of plants and materials to ongoing pruning and management of trees and shrubs the focus of my work is always to deliver quality & attention to detail.


Specialist gardening services across the South West of England

Creating, managing and maintaining the balance between natural and created elements is at the heart of my gardening. Principles and practice of specialist pruning and planting design are an essential part of this work.   This experience has been gained over thirty years working in both public and private gardens and through extensive study and travel. Working in natural and man-made landscapes coming together to create and manage horticulture and garden projects. With  a focus on specialist pruning and planting design I also offer a range of additional gardening services.


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