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Garden Design & Maintenance

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Need for Seed - established in 2016, we offer professional horticultural services to domestic, commercial, private gardens and schools. 

With over 12 years of experience,  our company offers a high level of practical horticulture, with a focus on creating green areas that are rich in biodiversity, sustainable and of course beautiful. 

Chris began his gardening journey in 2011, when he joined the team at the Pines Garden, St Margaret's Bay, a beautiful 6 acre public garden.

Courses completed including RHS Practice Horticulture Level 2, Permaculture design certificate, NPTC Chainsaw, Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue licence, and a 'Gardening for Wildlife' short course.

We have a registered green waste carriers license and are fully insured.

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"I was recommended Chris Bent through the website for the estate I live on.  I had moved into a brand new house with quite a sizeable garden which was basically soil.  At our initial meeting Chris took on board my ideas and prepared a plan which was exactly what I had in mind. 

Over the next 8 to 9 months the garden was developed.  Chris would happily listen to my ideas and would explain how we could achieve them.  I am really pleased with the result and friends and family are very complimentary and enjoy visiting and being in the garden. 

If you are looking for soft landscaping with colour and variety then I highly recommend Chris Bent - Need for Seed."  

Ruth Mitchinson

Ruth's raised beds in full bloom.
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