what we offer
turf, fine lawns & and hay-field management : wildflower meadows : fruit & vegetable growing : pest & disease management : hedge cutting & topiary : hedge-laying & pleaching : tree, shrub and perennial pruning: fruit tree care and pruning : plant propagation : glass-house keeping : espalier & fan training : hot beds : interiors & orangeries : vines & vineyards : golf greens, tennis courts & croquet lawns : coppicing and green wood use : ponds & lakes : garden & landscape design
Gardening & Estate Management
At the outset we offer our clients with an honest approach to gardening. We pride ourselves in our extensive knowledge of many practices, both modern and traditional. Our exquisite services are primarily aimed at gardens of over 1/4 an acre, but we are always happy to look at smaller projects. Over the years we have gained experience of many environments and styles, but our main focus is on plant knowledge for which we are experts.
Over recent years we have extended our knowledge to managing small estates and small-holdings, which include the upkeep of grape vines, hay meadows and other farm related issues. We can also take responsibility for animals if necessary. If the job is too specialised, Guy has many contacts within the industry who can facilitate your needs, from building permanent structures safely, ploughing fields and installing vineyards to installing commissioned artworks.
If you want a more historical flavour to your design, Guy has a degree in Design History and has a wealth of experience in working to many different styles, from the Renaissance to Modernism. We can offer clients a Historical Reconstruction Design and Installation Service following strict historical records or, historically accurate planting combined with existing features.
As a company, we do not undertake hard-landscaping or building work of any kind, but do use or can recommend companies that undertake such work if that is what is required.
Design In The Garden
The modern garden can be a simple affair, but is often complicated by features which do not work, or need reinvigorating. Sometimes, what is needed is a fresh approach, perhaps involving an entire redesign, at other times a simple overhaul of the planting in an over grown bed will work wonders. Today’s garden has many influences and many needs, all of which have to be met. Taking inspiration from many sources, Guy always endeavours to produce the best garden for the client based on their desires, wants and needs.
Having studied design extensively, Guy is excited to explore ideas with other designers in his online magazine THE GARDEN DESIGNERS GUILD. Discussing ideas with sound designers, graphic artists, painters, sculptors, fashion designers, ceramic artists, architects, film directors, garden designers, environmentalists and anybody who has been involved in or influenced by design, the magazine attempts to open avenues of thought. Differing from other magazines,it is not always flattering, pointing out flaws, re-imaging the sacred, creating iconoclasts.
Accordingly Guy is not afraid of being involved in design consultancy work, having worked closely with other designers in the past. If you would like him to oversee or cross-reference a project please contact us. Alternatively, if you want a second opinion, we would strongly recommend Taylor Tripp of Winchester.
The name Deakins has been associated with horticulture and design since at least the Victorian era, Guy Deakins (BA Hons. ANC Hort.) being just the latest member to be involved in what is evidently a family tradition. In fact he has a lot to live up to, his father and grandfather having historically listed designs to their names.
Since starting the business in 1999, the company has gained experience in many differing environments from small courtyards in the heart of the city, roof gardens and fen gardens to the windswept beach-side formal gardens of a well respected Hotel, with just about every variation in between.
For more information on gardens and designs that inspire Guy, visit The Garden Designers Guild.
We try to use or encourage the use of sustainable resources. We safely use recycled tools and equipment. Old tools in capable hands will last another lifetime. As a company we are now proud to be using only ‘carbon offset’ machinery. We strive to use organic methods in all our work.”
Whilst we are fully certified, qualified and trained to the highest degree, old garden lore is our bible.
(They knew a thing or two in them there days)
If you would like to find out more, or need advice, please contact us via email or phone for more details.
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