Coastal Gardens


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Who are we & what do we do..?

CoastalGardens is not just about landscape design but a planting and garden advice company with particular knowledge of gardens adjacent to the coast, although not exclusively!

Based in Purbeck on the Dorset World Heritage Coastline we are experienced in dealing with the maritime weather extremes including salt and wind and varying soil conditions.

Our belief is that gardens should be an organic living experience and although the hard landscaping is important for a basic structure, functional necessary or a foil, it is the plants and the planting that makes for a good garden whether the desired look is modern, wildlife or traditional.

Designs and projects are managed by John Bickerton, who trained as a graphic designer but has been a gardener since childhood and always managed to combine the two having gained a wide experience in this area working for Amateur Gardening and Your Garden magazines designing and co-ordinating their show gardens at Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Flower Show, Ideal Home, Amateur Gardening Spring Show and the National Amateur Gardening Shows including achieving a Gold Medal at Chelsea '98.

John has gardened in the home counties and the on the coast for many years and as well as chairing question times for amateur gardeners he has also been member of the Amateur Gardening advice panel at gardening shows.

Our main services are:

Design & visualisation
Garden styling
Planting plans
Project management
Contractor sourcing
Product sourcing
Plant sourcing
Planting service
Specialised maintenance schemes

We offer a free (no commitment) initial consultation.

For more information
e-mail or telephone 44 (0)1929 400777