Grass Roots Gardening Services was established in 2000, and was initially based in London prior to relocation to Hertfordshire in 2003.
The business is owned and managed by William Miller who has over 30 years’ experience in the horticultural and landscaping industry. William started his working life in Glasgow where he trained as a craftsman gardener. After qualifying he worked for a landscaping and floricultural business in Bermuda for a number of years, and then a landscaping and garden maintenance company based in Philadelphia before moving to London where he worked initially for a small landscaping business which dealt principally with residential re-landscaping contracts in the South London area.
Above: total refurbishment of front garden including, circular steps to front door, creation of new driveway and off-street parking area in Dulwich, London
William subsequently worked for two large and prestigious London-based landscaping and garden maintenance companies where he was part of the team responsible for the hard and soft landscaping services provided to various high profile government premises, prestige hotels such as The Savoy, Claridges, St James’ Court, The Dorchester and The Sloane Club, as well as private residences owned by high net worth individuals.
After moving out of London William worked as the contracts manager for a well-known business with a national client base, based in Buckinghamshire, specialising in both interior and exterior gardening services for commercial premises with a particular focus on pubs and hotels.
With 20 years’ experience behind him, William set up his own business, Grass Roots Gardening Services, in 2000. Whilst based in London, the business served the landscaping and garden maintenance needs of a variety of residential and commercial clients in South London, the City of London and the Surrey area.
Grass Roots Gardening Services went on to secure the landscaping and maintenance contract for a prestigious private residential estate comprising a Grade II listed mansion house and over 50 residential units in the South London area, where the grounds (10 acres) included an orchard, herb garden, lake, grotto, folly, theatre and terraced lawns. During this time, Grass Roots Gardening Services was commissioned to construct an underground refuse storage facility on the site as well as the hard landscaping required to create additional parking facilities in the area previously occupied by the above-ground refuse store.
We also carried out various project work on site to create and/or refurbish various pathways, steps, walls and soft landscaping to create new lawns and beds: