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Dan Heywood – Quality gardening in and around Norwich

About Dan

Dan Heywood

I am a lifelong admirer of nature and the outdoors and have always had a keen interest in the natural world around me.

I studied photographic and visual studies at UEA, learning skills in composition and visual structure which I apply when designing and working on gardens.

After university I worked for the Broads Authority as an assistant countryside ranger, helping to conserve and maintain the national park. I gained a number of land-based qualifications in my time at the broads.

On moving to Brighton I became part of the innovative Magpie Recycling Co-op, becoming manager of the gardening and garden waste recycling department. During my time at Magpie I studied horticulture at Plumpton College, and went on to study garden design.

In 2009, I set up my own gardening business serving many residential and commercial clients in Brighton and the surrounding areas. I have now moved back to Norwich with my wife and sons to take on new clients in Norwich and Norfolk.

Whisper - My hard working companion

Relevant qualifications

- BA, Photographic and Visual Studies, UEA
- RHS level 3, Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting
- RHS level 2, Certificate in Horticulture
- City & Guilds level 2, Amenity Horticulture
- City & Guilds level 2, Environmental Conservation
- City & Guilds level 1, Practical Horticulture
- NPTC, Certificate in Chainsaw Use

I either work on my own or with a small skilled team, sometimes including my trusty four-legged companion, Whisper.

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The garden has flourished under your guiding spirit. Thank you so much.

Quite simply, Dan does what he says he will do, when he says he will do it. He is reliable and the quality of his work and attention to detail is first class.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful work you’ve put into the garden over the years.

Dan really took the whole family’s needs for the garden in to consideration and created a design that we all love. He cleverly zoned the garden which makes the small space feel more spacious and interesting and gives both adults and kids their own areas of the garden.

Having worked with several gardeners it has been so helpful to have someone such as Dan who has been totally reliable, great in keeping in contact and thoughtful about keeping things tidy.

Our school has extensive grounds and we struggled to find a good gardener until Dan came along. Dan offers a very rare service: he is efficient, creative, reliable and affordable.

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