Dave Dunbar has been in the horticultural industry since 1984, beginning his training as an apprentice for the royal parks of london. There his experience and training in basic horticultural techniques were "grounded" with the accomplishment of a 3 year city and guilds qualification, and a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Certificate.
By Royal Appointment
An extensive amount of experience was gained on high profile maintenance sites including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and Her Majesty's very own Buckingham Palace. This set a presidence in working to high standards of maintenance involving fine lawns, summer and winter bedding displays, planting and border renovations and aftercare, and the tiresome art of hand weeding!
Dave began his hard landscaping as an assistant whilst working for Highgate Landscapes, a company in North London. It wasn't long before he had learnt the skills of building patios, walls, water features, etc, and was promoted to site foreman overseeing his own team of assistants, thanks to the support and hands on training from his foreman. Many of the projects consisted of total garden makeovers, taken from plans designed and drawn by the company designer.
To achieve this goal Dave attended a three year course at Writtle College, and attained a National Diploma in Amenity Horticulture. As well as covering garden design and other aspects including plant knowledge, turfing and lawn care, pesticides, soil analysis, paving and walling, and much more...
Ornamental Landscapes produce innovative designs, can carry out the hard and soft landscaping, and if required provide the aftercare and maintenance. There are no obligations, any part of the process can be offered leaving the choice to the customer of who does what, where and when.
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