AN AWARD WINNING TEAM


At Bestall & Co we pride ourselves on making the process of designing and building your dream garden as stress free as possible.  We understand that your time is precious, which is why all our meetings are planned to a strict timetable to ensure you are kept up to date with developments and have as much or as little involvement as you desire.

From the first time we visit your site, we’ll begin to develop a relationship that, in time, will ensure we have a full understanding of what you need from your new outside space.  It’s important that the completed project works for you and your family and that the new garden is beautiful and practical, after all we’re not just designing a garden, we’re creating a whole new surrounding for your home.

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SHOWS & COMMERCIAL

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OUR PHILOSOPHY


Our mission is simple. To create inspirational gardens and landscapes, where exquisite plant combinations compliment only the finest quality hard landscaping materials.

We aim to create a living landscape that will change the way you view and use your outdoor space. A beautiful location for you to entertain friends, relax with family and enjoy life outside. It’s a mighty claim, but at Bestall & Co we believe we don’t just design gardens, we change lives. We pride ourselves on making the process of designing and building your dream garden as stress free as possible.

We understand that your time is precious, which is why all our meetings are planned to a strict timetable to ensure you are kept up to date with developments & have as much involvement as you desire.

From the first time we visit your site, we’ll begin to develop a relationship that, in time, will ensure we have a full understanding of what you need from your new outside space.  It’s important that the completed project works for you and your family and that the new garden is beautiful and practical, after all we’re not just designing a garden, we’re creating a whole new surrounding for your home.

MEET YOUR TEAM


Lee Bestall Bsc MSGD

Managing Director


Lee Bestall has been designing and managing the construction of gardens for over ten years and his genuine passion and enthusiasm are infectious. He regularly writes gardening and outdoor style articles for glossy magazines, and is stand in presenter of BBC radio Sheffield’s Gardeners Question Hour.

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Paul Robinson BA (hons) Dip LA

Design Director


Paul has been collaborating with us since May 2012 as a freelance designer but in April 2013 become part of the full time team. His time is split between his base in Harrogate our head office at Renishaw Hall just outside Sheffield where he commands the Design Team & oversees each project.

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Jamie Mellor Bsc

Project Manager


Jamie joined us in August 2014 as a graduate trainee garden designer and brings with him a great deal of project management experience from his previous positions. Initially qualified as an events coordinator, Jamie sees the creation of each garden as ‘the main event’.

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Mark Fletcher

Project Co-Ordinator


Mark joined the team in 2015 after five years working in a ‘hands on’ landscaping role. His previous position introduced him to every aspect of landscaping from initial client meeting, to the construction of hard landscaping elements and finally plant selection and placement.

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Marion Leclerc

Graduate Garden Designer


After two separate work experience placements with us, Marion recently graduated in November 2017 from Agrocampus Ouest, a French higher education institution as Landscape engineer and Landscape designer. During the 5 year course, she studied the science of landscape and exploring the wider world of plants.

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Kevin Gelder

Project Realisation Agent


Kevin joined Bestall & Co in late 2017 following several months’ work experience with us. He brings a range of skills with him from a varied background. He gained a degree in French and Italian from Lancaster University in 2009 before successfully completing a PGCE at the University of Sheffield in 2011.

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AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS


RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017

Silver Gilt

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Silver

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Silver

Harrogate Flower Show 2015

Gold & Best in Show Award

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Silver

Grand Designs Live 2012

Principle Winner

Harrogate Flower Show 2012

Gold

BBC Gardeners World Live 2006

RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2005

Silver

Society of Garden Designers

Fully Registered Member

THE DESIGN PROCESS


Land Survey


A full topographical survey from our land surveyor detaining boundaries, levels and existing features

Site Analysis


Our designers gather further information and make observational notes, including identifying existing trees and shrubs and obtaining soil samples

Concept Plans


Clarification of your brief at this stage normally results in a near perfect concept plan. You’ll be presented with colour 3D images of the proposed scheme

Drawings


Including the general arrangement, setting out plans, drainage plans and specification drawings for standard and bespoke features

Planting Plans


To create a beautiful garden plants are key. This is our guide to plant quantities and variety, essential for setting out on planting day

Lighting Plans


Detailing individual lighting locations, cable routes, light effects and product specification, we also show you how your garden will look at night

Project Realisation


Essential to turn the vision into a reality. We work with either your builders and landscapers or ours

Aftercare


We want to help protect your investment and offer a variety of aftercare plans including training your current gardeners