About / The Sussex Gardener

For over 30 years we have been designing, developing and maintaining beautiful gardens in Sussex, Kent and Surrey.

  • A small, family-run business based in East Sussex

    Headed by Rob Michell who is directly involved in each and every aspect of the work we undertake from the design to the build and planting scheme. We manage the whole project and build fantastic relationships with our clients.

  • Quality workmanship & attention to detail at every stage

    Over the last thirty years we have always followed the same principles - everything we do is done right first time, to the highest standards.

  • Transparent pricing and a superb service from start to finish

    We always provide a total price for the work we undertake, and by providing a free consultation and quotation we make it easy for you to keep to your budget.


Garden Services we offer include:

  • Hard landscaping

     Soft landscaping

     Garden design

     Planting schemes - design & execution

     Garden lighting design

     Garden clearance - reclaim space and transform it

     Patios, decks and paths - design and construction

  •  Tree surgery

     Hedge cutting

     Site clearance

     Land drainage

     Turfing and new lawns

     Fencing and gates


How the Design Process Works at The Sussex Gardener

After your call or e-mail we will get back to you within a couple of days, and if your project is something we can help you with, arrange a good time for Rob to visit to go through ideas.  Based on this we will put together a free quotation and description of the works.  

If you like our ideas and would like us to proceed we would then meet again to decide on the materials, planting scheme, schedule and to fine-tune the design working to an agreed budget.  We can also provide you with a hand-drawn scale plan of your new garden if you find it helpful.  

“I just wanted to thank you so much and say how delighted I am with my new back garden. You worked so hard all week and the results are way beyond anything I envisaged.  I am the envy of my neighbourhood!”

Landscaping Client, Haywards Heath