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Signal Box Plants & Gardens 


February 2024



  The image shows the recent devastation wrought on the Botanical Gardens in Valparaiso Chile by wild-fires which caused widespread damage and loss of life in the region. Fires and earthquakes are recurring events for this part of the world but whereas the tremors are wholly the work of nature the origin of this latest blaze may well be attributed to the influence of bad human actors. 90% of the Botanical Gardens have been lost and at least one member of staff along with family members lost their lives.

There is a fund set up by the garden and the donations will initially go to support their staff and the local population and then later to start renovations to the gardens. 


If you would like to donate please go to 

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After a successful career in textiles and clothing spanning more than 3 decades, a series of fortunate events, led Will to begin offering gardening services in and around Stamford. The proceeds were to go towards the restoration of his historic railway signal box adjacent to Stamford Station. The occasional bit of weeding quickly turned into a full time occupation encompassing garden development and care for an ever expanding customer base. 

Fully established over several years now the plans for the future include offering opportunities and training to the next generation of horticulturalists as well as an exciting garden restoration which will lead to community and commercial projects.  

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Making your garden flourish is our core activity. We have built up a reputation for reliable, conscientious and creative work, keeping your garden looking beautiful throughout the gardening year. Specialist lawn care packages are available on request. 
We use professional standard equipment and are fully insured. 



One of the benefits of working in an environment through the seasons is that you acquire an understanding of the spirit of the garden. The more time spent carrying out important basic tasks allows you to experience the rhythms and idiosyncrasies that combine to create unique conditions in every space. Observing the natural elements and how they affect the growing conditions over a prolonged period enables us to make assessments and recommendations for developments to improve; individual or group positional planting, quality and variety of plant stock, planting plans and border design set within the context of the overall aesthetic. 
Our customers trust us to innovate using our creativity and knowledge to realise the agreed vision for their garden.


One of life`s great pleasures is taking cuttings and nurturing that new growth into a flourishing plant. We aim to propagate and then offer a small number of perennials in a wide selection of varieties. Locally grown and initially offered exclusively to our customers. We hope to start plant sales to the public in 2022.

"A visionary gardener"

Nicolas Rudd-Jones (Owner of Stamford Living Magazine)

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A career in horticulture

The business is committed to supporting the next generation of horticulturists. 2021 saw the first trainee join the company receiving both supervised on the job training as well as being sponsored to study the industry standard RHS Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture Level 2 course. 

In 2022 the intention is to expand the training program with opportunities for new candidates to join the team. Initial informal applications are being welcomed for the rest of this year.

Click the link or go to the contact page and introduce yourself.

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