By profession a landscape gardener, designer, speaker and writer I now run Jonathan Wild Gardens – a specialist design and build company dedicated to creating beautiful English gardens. I travel extensively to visit clients who are looking for someone with the experience and skills to interpret sketchy ideas and desires and present them with realistic and exciting solutions that are both affordable and stunning. These projects range from revitalising tired layouts and flower beds to large scale re-designs and complex constructions for both domestic and commercial properties. My writing appears regularly in lifestyle magazines and specialist publications and I am frequently asked to give talks to clubs and societies.
It’s fair to say that I was born with the gardening gene and from a tender age I absorbed as much information I could – particularly from the sage old gardeners who worked on the allotments at the bottom of our road. They may have had string tied around the bottoms of their trousers but their willingness to pass on their accumulated wisdom coupled with my youthful enthusiasm was a great boost to my horticultural apprenticeship.
After graduating from Lancaster University with a degree in Geography and Environmental Science I spent the next 15 years travelling the world with the military where digging trenches and living off the land was a life saver on more than one occasion and a great testing ground for what was to come!
After working in several senior management positions in the commercial world I decided to follow my heart and put my latent skills and passion to good use. So in 2001 I hung up my suit and swapped the company car for a more suitable mode of transport!
Since then I have designed and built gardens of all shapes, sizes and styles – always respecting the aspirations of the client whilst gently introducing my own ideas and knowledge to create something special. Wherever possible I like to make allowances for encouraging and accommodating wildlife within a garden or larger landscape setting and am never happier building ponds and areas of naturalistic plantings when the opportunity arises!
WILD by name; GARDENS by nature….
Jonathan is contactable by phone 07521 970882 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
He is also contactable through the Contact Sheet on this website, the Jonathan Wild Gardens Facebook page or Twitter.
Just some of the organisations, companies and specialists who I use and recommend…
www.rhs.org.uk – The Royal Horticultural Society
www.nationaltrust.org.uk – The National Trust
www.rspb.org.uk – Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
www.butterfly-conservation.org – Saving Butterflies, Moths and the Environment
www.life-magazines.co.uk – Independent publisher of quality lifestyle magazines
www.hollybeck.co.uk – A vibrant Garden Centre and Tea Room
www.regtaylors.co.uk – Garden Centre, Tea rooms and Swan Sanctuary
www.alitex.co.uk – Aspirational Greenhouses
www.geoffreybondbooks.com – A must for anyone interested in Heritage and especially Lord Byron
www.lynnkeddie.com – Artist and Photographer