About Us

Lesley Hegarty


Robert Webber

After studying languages at Durham University, Lesley joined the Royal Navy before embarking on a 10 year career in the City with financial institutions such as Merrill Lynch and Prudential-Bache..

She moved to the South West with her husband Simon in the early 1990s starting a family and pursuing a new career in horticulture. She gained the highly regarded RHS Diploma in Horticulture and worked at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden where she met Robert.


Lesley is an active school governor and enjoys playing tennis

Having read History at Reading University, Robert also embarked upon a 10 year career in the City with institutions such as Hungarian International Bank and First National Bank of Boston..

His horticultural career began when he studied professional plantsmanship at Cannington College for 3 years before he became Head Gardener at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden for 13 years.


Robert lives in ‘artsy’ Southville in Bristol and collects prints and paintings.

Combining our talents and experience – what this means for you

We both decided to further our horticultural careers by completing Diplomas in Garden Design at the famous Pickard School in the same year. Our complementary skills in horticulture, design and business inevitably led us to form our own garden design partnership. The gardens we design are high on content and style.