30 years of Horticultural experience
Member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture
Member of The Professional Garden Consultants Association
Member of the Professional Gardeners Guild
Certificate in Plantsmanship, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
National Certificate in Horticulture, Askham Bryan York
Finalist Horticultural Week ‘Professional Gardener of Year Award’ 2009
Winner Richard Martyr Propagator of the year (The International Plant Propagators Society) 1995
“Simon has worked with us for over 8 years taking a listed building estate from a blank canvass through to gardens and grounds of outstanding beauty and character and we would have no hesitation in recommending his services and capabilities”.
Andrew and Fiona
“I have worked with Simon for more than a decade, in that time Simon has worked at several properties and independently. Inspired by challenge, Simon is an individual whose quite, calm demeanour is underscored by his enthusiasm, passion and sense of fun. I have discovered that his creativity to be unbounded by a sense of the mundane and he has repeatedly lifted situations beyond many clients expectations.
This imagination is supported by a solid understanding of the principles found both in nature and in science. An extraordinary knowledge of plants that enables him to make the best of difficult situations, his understanding of the technical principles such as hydrology, nutrition and ecological principles means that his schemes exemplify ‘the right plant in the right place’.
This knowledge and aesthetic flare is supported by the principle of hard work, and an eye for detail – all this contributes to a unique style that provides consistent results.”
John Handley MSc, Senior Technical Manager at Maxwell Amenity Ltd.
“Simon has done a brilliant job in our garden. He is hard-working and has some wonderfully creative ideas and suggestions for planting as well as regular garden maintenance. Nothing is too much trouble and he gets the job done quickly and efficiently.”
“Simon works fast and is very knowledgeable. He is reliable, flexible and communicates well with clients. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.”
Our main border became overgrown and looked tired and a mess!
Simon seized the opportunity to redesign and plant it up.
It now looks terrific and is admired all year round.
Mark and Kate Whittaker
It was a pleasure to have Simon help with some ideas in our courtyard garden to update our planting and introduce some much needed colour into our summer borders. I was very pleased with the results and would highly recommend his services”
Simon has worked for us for about 2 years but I’ve known him for much longer. The first thing to say is that he is reliable and trustworthy and extremely knowledgeable.
When Simon started at Ikey House the garden was well established but needed an expert touch which Simon provided. This year we are hoping to make some stylish improvements to the garden and I am looking forward to hearing Simon’s ideas.
Sarah & Jon Pochin
In renovating a Georgian House in a small town we then had to tackle the walled garden which was completely overgrown with brambles. I was recommended Simon Flack and on his first visit drew up some plans in consultation with me on my likes and dislikes!! I know nothing about plants but knew the look I wanted.
Simon drew plans and over spring /summer 2017 came several days planting and maintaining the new planting.
I am now looking forward to my 1st full year as my garden matures.