Garden Care

The Complete Gardening Service est 1989


the beginnings!

Originally from a Nidderdale farming background, Alec first came to Knaresborough in the 1980's and made strong connections with the local community through his involvement with various activities in the town in particular the annual Boxing Day the Tug of War pull over the Nidd at Low Bridge. 

As frienships formed and ties with the location strenghtened he settled here in Calcutt 1989

and started his Garden Care business. From small beginnings, and due to his attention to detail, customer care and professional standards his reputation grew. 

His thorough knowledge of the habits and habitat of garden plants and trees is the basis of his success.

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the story so far!

The importance in any successful venture of   thorough preparation and ground work cannot 

be underestimated - this is particularly true when laying the foundations of fundamental structures within the garden such as boundary walls 

and fences. 

Getting the groundwork right allows the soft landscaping to follow in a more organic way, a well planned foundation allows management to be easier and helps you get the most out of what you want in the garden - which is to enjoy it.


in 2004 Alec decied to go back to hs farming roots and invested in the beginnings of the Viking flock of Zwartbles sheep, these striking black and white sheep reside at Thistle Hill together with some rather handsome looking Texels and a range of mule and Zwartbles /Texel crosses. 

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