About us

The Urban Gardeners are an experienced gardening company who are passionate about outside space. Whether you require a complete redesign, additional planting, a seasonal tidy-up, or regular maintenance, we can deliver a gardening solution for you.

Hello I’m Toby, founder of The Urban Gardeners. I started the company because I wanted to spend more time outdoors in nature and away from an office desk. So in November 2007 The Urban Gardeners was born.

I started my gardening career by taking on jobs in local private gardens, learning quickly! By evening I studied for City and Guilds Gardening Certificates, moving on to gain my RHS General Certificate.

I started to win more gardening maintenance contracts for large residential managed blocks, and I also enjoyed designing and planting up many private gardens. It’s great sharing in the delight of clients when they see their transformed gardens!

I furthered my studies, gaining a Diploma in Plants & Planting and Design at Capel Manor College. I continually try to expand my knowledge of plants, by keeping in touch with the garden industry and latest design and plant trends. In my spare time I enjoy visiting inspiring and renowned gardens in the UK and Botanic Gardens abroad.

Now 11 years on, our clients range from large private residential gardens across south London and Surrey, and managing agents of communal residential gardens.

Our team of trained gardeners is growing, all are willing, enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardeners. Over the years we’ve built up a network of solid relationships with reliable and trusted suppliers and quality contractors. This means we can provide an all-round service delivering the full range of gardening services.

We look forward to helping you with any of of your gardening needs.

Toby and The Urban Gardeners team

‘‘A garden gives pleasure, instils calm, grafts patience into your soul. A garden teaches you to be observant and how to look at things. A garden hones your senses. In a garden, you never feel lonely. Nor can you ever feel bored.’’

Anna Pavord ‘The Curious Gardener’