Meet Phil

I’ve many years of gardening experience, in my own time at first, following in my Grandad's footsteps. Then 9 years working for various landscaping and arboculturalist companies before going self employed just over 5 years ago. Read more...

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Robin on plantpot

Seed sowings speed up from this month on - what will you sow? If you were only to try one plant, how about a chilli? Read More.

Phil's Portrait by Brock Elbank

I've been shot by Brock Elbank for a series of 80 portraits of people sporting impressive and interesting facial hair that will go on display at Somerset House, central London, in March. Read More.


Pea plantQuite often seen as an alternative approach to gardening, permaculture may be soon be the most sensible approach. Read more...

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Ash Ward (Landlord Bath)

Phil was head groundsmen for a school i used to teach PE in, excellent at his job, very approachable and proactive, always happy to help with an excellent rapport with the student, I will never forget him attempting long jump one summer with his steel toe caps on, he then offered the students a mars bar if they beat his distance! Needless to say that didn't happen as they were only 11 years old! So when he moved to bath and set up his own business i was delighted to offer him the full time maintenance of my student properties.

I have used Manage my gardens, since they started, which must be close to six or seven years now.

Phil and his team manage a student property I own, this involves, lawns, hedges, fence work, gutter clearance and some general maintenance, as i no longer live in bath he is also able to report back on the current status of the property. 

I'm always very satisfied with the work Phil and his team do, I believe a well maintained garden of a student property, is important for the tenants, not only for their personal enjoyment but it also acts as an important security measure.

I highly recommend MMG to others.