Staurt King: National Diploma in Landscape construction and Amenity Horticulture.
College: 1994 to 1996 (Full-time).
I attended Merist Wood College, a multi-award winning College set in 400 acres and specialising in land-based industries. During this period I played a leading role in the contruction of a garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show which was awarded a Silver Medal.
After leaving college I gained employment with Cedar Landscapes, a leading gardening company based in Godalming, Surrey. Working throughout London and the home counties, this premium work enabled me to hone both the hard and soft landscaping skills, I use today.
Avalon Landscapes was formed in 2002 when I moved to Poole. For the most part I work alone but for larger commissions I engage similarly skilled craftsman who I have established great working relationships with over the years.
I pride myself in being a reliable, methodical, hard working and tidy worker and I'm equally happy to undertake any size of job from replacing fence panels and cutting hedges, to complete garden redesigns of large estates.
It gives me great satisfaction that over 95% my work now comes through client recommendation.
Note: Avalon Landscapes has Insurance cover of £2million.
"Stuart has done three jobs for me now and always starts on the day he states; completes his work to a very high standard; and cleans up thoroughly before he leaves... what more could you want"?
"Very highly recommended"!
The work Stuart done to our 'Courtyard' garden has totally transformed the way we use it.
Before it was just a cramped and untidy space at the back of the house but now it's a beautiful and relaxing social area, where we regularly entertain guests.
"Fantastic job and great value for money"!
"I am delighted with the garden and would like to thank you very much for your work... it's great" !
"Thank you very much for the excellent work done in our garden"
"Many thanks for doing such a superb and timely make-over to our front garden. We're really pleased with the results".
"Very many thanks for constructing such a magnificent garden for me, I couldn't be more pleased as it is much nicer than could ever have imagined and you have done everything with a perfect finish".
"We are delighted with the work to the garden, it will undoubtedly provide years of enjoyment".