Welcome to Joe McWilliams Gardening Services. 

For the last four years, since its beginning, my gardening business has been flat out. I have some regular maintenance clients whom I provide a programme of lawn care and other services. Pruning of plants is done at the right time of year to ensure plant health and maximise flowering potential. I have undergone several full design projects with clients: see photo gallery – producing drawings and planting schemes, and giving full plant details with maintenance instructions. In addition to designing and maintaining gardens, I have completed regular landscape work, including: block paving, various types of fencing, patios and front gardens, car parking areas and bike and bin shelters.

I hold a level-2 RHS diploma in Horticulture, and have completed my level-3 RHS theory qualification, and I am awaiting final exam results. I have worked on gardens in Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, St Neots, the Cotswolds, the New Forest, Somerset and the Dordogne region of France.

I have also obtained a BA Honours degree in Drama and Theatre, where I specialised in theatre design and then taught drama for a number of years. I designed many productions, always including live plants and water. It was a natural career progression into garden design and landscaping.

I have always had a keen interest in wildlife and enjoy working with clients to design wildlife-friendly gardens – considering hedgehog corridors and hibernating spots, bird feeding and bathing, pollinators, and beneficial insects, to name a few. Pond design and planting are at the heart of any wildlife garden, and I have developed an extensive list of those plants that aerate ponds and provide habitats for dragon flies, frogs and other animals. I try to garden organically myself, but realise that some clients have practical problems that may need inorganic solutions.  

Being a father, child-friendly gardens have been a particular focus for me: creating a space that is beautiful yet practical for balls flying around! Dividing up the space, thus giving children areas to play whilst enabling me to pursue my horticultural interests.

I am able to create gardens with year-round interest due to my extensive knowledge of garden plants that flourish in our climate.

Please contact me to arrange for a no-obligation visit and an estimate for the work: please email: joe@mcwill.plus.com

07950 431 828 | joe@mcwill.plus.com

Your garden is a great resource for you, brilliant for your family and a chance to help and see wildlife. Gardening is good for movement and fitness, and puts us back in touch with nature. Good design adds value to your home in many ways. Design helps movement around the garden. Solid landscaping can add very long lasting features, and can make your life much easier. Most designs incorporate  some area of lawn, a space to relax, a space that shows off your plants. Lawns can take up a lot of time, but they do not need to be perfect. Lawns can be cut quickly and efficiently. Lawns  can be treated easily. Using Shoot plants website, I produce detailed plant overviews, with a care plans that can be emailed to the customer.