Category Archives: the team

Skilled landscapers required to join our team

Due to our continued success we are currently looking to recruit skilled landscape gardeners who can deliver high quality work within a busy working environment. They must have experience in all areas of both hard and soft landscaping and should be well presented, organised, enthusiastic and able to use their own initiative. They also need to hold a clean full driving licence.

For more information please contact our office on 01892 663230 or email

Another award winner joins our design team

Portrait image of Victoria Chesterfield garden designer on the Slate Grey Design team

We are very happy to announce that Victoria Chesterfield has joined our design team. Victoria graduated with Distinction from the London College of Garden Design in 2016 and went on to become joint winner of the SGD student domestic award earlier this year.

Victoria has over two decades of experience in both designing and building gardens and over the past year has already completed several stunning design projects for us.

An award, new member of team and soft landscaping a very special garden

An award, new member of team and soft landscaping a very special garden

In October 2016 Our soft landscaping scheme at project The Brook, Tunbridge Wells (see previous post) was nominated and then received a Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society (RTWCS) 2016 Award.

I was invited to collect our award along with the Architect, Building Contractor and Client at the RTWCS annual awards ceremony. The panel particularly liked the overall garden design and planting scheme, very nice comments to hear. Great clients and a special project to be part of.

A very special project

Another rather special event happened in 2016. Both myself and the team also appeared on the BBC1’s DIY SOS ‘The Big Build’ where we assisted with the relocation of Chris Beardshaw’s Gold medal winning Chelsea show garden to the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. Whilst on site we assisted with various soft landscaping aspects which included moving the additional 14 tonnes of soil that was required, delivering, setting out and planting of the garden. It was a very special and rewarding project to part of and a great experience for all involved.

Planting up Chris Beardshaws Great Ormand Street Childrens Garden

Chris Beardshaw discussing the garden with DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles

New member of the team

During 2016 a new member also joined the team, Steve Gardiner. Steve is a very experienced and talented site manager and it’s very nice to have him on board with us. He has already completed several high quality projects and we have lots more lined up for him!

The team received numerous compliments last year both from clients and members of the public for their hard work and efforts on site. With a very healthy looking order book and several projects already underway, 2017 looks set to be another great year for all of us here at Slate Grey.

If you are contemplating a new garden, please do feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements and arrange an initial site visit from myself or one of our designers.

Welcome to the Slate Grey Design, Build & Maintain news page. Here you will find updates on garden design and landscaping projects, lighting and decking, plants and planting schemes, as well as any important events in the Slate Grey diary.

We are an award-winning garden design and landscaping business creating high quality bespoke gardens in and around Tunbridge Wells and throughout Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

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"We used Slate Grey on a large garden design project to complement our Grade II Listed house. This involved constructing three patio areas, designing the planting and creating a lighting scheme. Richard has been delightful to work with ensured every aspect of the project was perfect."

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"We have been so impressed with how the work has been carried out and it looks brilliant, even better than we imagined.
Please pass on our thanks to your guys, they are the nicest, tidiest and most considerate workers we’ve ever come across."

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"I am very happy with the work, you have done an excellent and very professional job. I am looking forward to the hedging coming to life in the Spring."

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"We have worked with Richard at Slate Grey on a regular basis for over 10 years while he has updated and restored many parts of our large country garden. Richard is very professional and his work is always to the highest standards."

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"Slate Grey designed a contemporary, useable, family friendly garden. They understood our needs and had the vision to create what we required. Every aspect was considered and professionalism apparent throughout."

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"In just 12 weeks in winter, our 'plot' was transformed from a drab space to a beautiful garden with curves, colour and lighting. Slate Grey were punctual, reliable, and worked with dedication and craftsmanship. We cannot rate them highly enough. They have done a fantastic job and we are amazed at the transformation."

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Based on the border between Kent and East Sussex, we cover a wide radius within the South East – from Sevenoaks to Uckfield, Cranbrook to East Grinstead.

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Based on the border between Kent and East Sussex, we cover a wide radius within the South East – from Sevenoaks to Uckfield, Cranbrook to East Grinstead.

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