Welcome to
The Botanical Gardener

We are a dynamic garden maintenance and design company. We offer a professional service for both private and commercial outdoor spaces of any size – whether it’s a complete re-design, a regular maintenance programme, thinking up a new planting plan or just a one-off visit to get your garden into shape.

The Botanical Gardener was born in 2005 when Chris Warren left the world of Botanical Gardens to create his own company. We have built and maintain a fantastic variety of gardens in every corner of London, from plush roof gardens in Chelsea to leafy sprawling gardens in Hampstead. We take pride in our work and strive for the best results, no matter how small or large the job.

The team

Chris Warren

Director, MIhort

Graduating from Pershore College, Chris has gardened all over the world, from the Botanical Gardens in Atlanta and Chicargo, the Holden arboretum in Ohio to four years as head gardener in The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens. Returning to England he established The Botanical Gardener in 2005 and now heads up the ever expanding team of gardeners, designers and landscapers whilst still keeping his hands in the earth.

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Bryony Corner

Design Director

Bryony’s love for gardening stems from a childhood where much of her time was spend gardening alongside her father and grandfather. She completed a Diploma in Garden Design at Chelsea Physic Garden and now heads the design arm of the Botanical Gardener.

Toby Bull

project manager

When he is not in the gardens, Toby is the point of contact for all the gardening teams and he is vital to keeping the show on the road. He recently spent three months in the Jeruselam Botanical Garden, and holds his RHS level 3 qualification.

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Ruth Marshall

Maintenance Manager

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Chris Blake

Irrigation Manager

Since completing the NCH and NDH Courses in Landscape and Amenity at Hadlow College, Chris has been working within the Irrigation Sector for 19 years. Specialising within the domestic gardens market, he has worked at sporting locations such as premier league football stadia, golf courses tennis clubs; commercial sites. Systems designed with both the gardens’ and the clients requirements are paramount.

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Mike Wong

Accounts

After spending 6 years at The Royal Bank of Scotland working with large corporates and small start-ups, Mike joined The Botanical Gardener in October 2014 and is responsible for the accounting and invoicing operations.

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Zena Poole

Office Manager

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Karen Patel

Garden Designer

Karen studied Garden Design and Horticulture at Capel Manor College and has worked in a range of gardens, most notably the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew. She works alongside Bryony in the design side of the business.

Anna Moogk

Horticulturist

A can-do Canadian with a great attitude and a love of all things green. Anna works both in gardens and in the office, and is our expert on irrigation. She’s also great at creating bulb planting schemes and is busy organising thousands of bulbs every November to make sure our clients get a great Spring display. Anna holds a BSc in Agroecology from the University of British Columbia

Solveig Ziedins

Horticulturist

With over 25 years of horticulture experience, Sol learned the ropes from her parents and grandparents whilst growing up between Belgium and England. She has developed her soft landscaping skills working for various London based companies. She has a good eye for colour and detail and a real talent with container gardening.

Eliza Zmiarowska

Horticulturist

Eliza has worked with plants for over 12 years from initial beginnings sowing seeds in a Polish laboratory, to nearly ten years hands- on gardening for clients all over London. Trained at Capel Manor, she joined The Botanical Gardener in 2012 and is a conscientious, efficient and completely unflappable member of the team.

Jose Soriano

Horticulturist

Jose does all our small scale tree work (that doesn’t involve ropes). He is an excellent gardener, a serious hard worker and a lynch pin of the team. He holds a Masters degree in Forest Technical Engineering from the University of Valencia.

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Kim Burrows

Gardener

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Sam Birtles

Gardener

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Aaron Welcome

Gardener

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Lorand Nagy

Garden Builder

Csaba and Lorand are responsible for the hard landscaping on our design projects. Lorand graduated as a Garden Engineer from the University of Budapest and Csaba has over 30 years of construction experience with clients as exacting as the Gresham Palace in Budapest. Their accuracy and precision is the key to the high standard of finish on our gardens.

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Csaba Nemeth

Garden Builder

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Colin Bell

Gardener

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Niall Fitzgerald

Horticulturist

Alex Blackley

Gardener

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