About Henry Symes

Henry Symes Gardeners is a long established family business with traditional techniques passed from father to son. With over forty years personal experience in all elements of garden landscaping design and maintenance, Kenny, the current proprietor, undertook his formal qualifications at Norwood Hall and Merist Wood in Guildford.

We have won various awards for our work including London in Bloom and are proud to have built longstanding working relationships with clients including the British Olympics Society and Abbott Mead Vickers advertising agency. For many years we maintained gardens at the Youngs brewery in Wandsworth as did Kenny's father before him. meeting queen mother This beautiful and much renowned garden was visited by the Queen Mother towards the end of her life and we take great pride in her obvious enjoyment of the gardens on the day.

We also undertake projects for schools, helping to design and build gardens geared towards encouraging children to really participate in and understand the natural world around them making use of sensory areas and features to encourage wildlife to settle and be observed.

We have a real passion for working with traditional materials and artisanal techniques including dry stone walling and oak frame buildings either blending into period properties or incorporating them within modern builds for a smart, contemporary look.

How we do things

We love to get our clients involved in the design process. Once we've seen your space and understood the soil and climactic conditions specific to your garden we'll look to sit down with you, listen to your ideas and come up with some suggestions and pointers of our own until we have a final plan in place. These will include sketches and samples of materials and plants to help you get a picture of your perfect gardentown garden. We often take clients to visit our wholesale suppliers as part of this process, making plant, tree and material selections as we go.

That said, there are some clients who prefer to leave the whole process to us. We're happy either way!

We also work to specfic landscaping plans, working from drawings to source, supply and install to your exact sepecification.

Let's make your garden lovely

lawnA little work in the right places can go a long way.

Whatever your requirements, from cost-effective solutions to complete makeovers we'll be glad to discuss how we can help make your garden a place to really enjoy.