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About us

Chris Smith, RHS Level 2 (ACIHort)


I have been enjoying designing, installing and maintaining gardens for over10 years. Having initially trained and worked in garden installation and design in Vancouver, Canada, I have since studied with the University of Liverpool and the RHS. I am a qualified and experienced horticulturist and landscaper with a wide knowledge of plants and a specific knowledge of coastal, acid gardens and the unique challenges of gardening on the Wirral. I am experienced in maintaining soil and overall plant health and diagnosing and treating a wide range of pests, problems and diseases. I take great pride in maintaining numerous gardens for a number of homes, allotments and businesses in the Wirral area.

Amongst a number of other ongoing projects I am currently fully renovating and restoring a private 8 acre Victorian garden which once formed part of the Dawpool estate in Thurstaston. 

Where possible, I try to recycle, salvage and incorporate pre-existing materials, plants and structures into my work. I always try to include pollinator-friendly and native species and I always aim to use locally sourced materials and plants where possible. I am also a passionate allotment grower and have a plot in West Kirby.


S. Bevan - Chris has made a big difference to our garden this year and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. He’s knowledgeable and hard working, and manages his work schedule independently. He’s happy to provide maintenance and design advice and genuinely understands how plants should be cared for.

J. Prestwood - Chris has been looking after our garden for over three years and we couldn’t be happier. We aren’t as knowledgeable as we would like to be and Chris is always so patient in explaining what needs to be done and why (even telling us when something isn’t necessary even though it would mean more hours for him). He is always here when he says and with a smile, looking like he truly enjoys what he does. He also takes the time to have a friendly chat with our 9 year old son, when he sees him. After purchasing our home, we tried two other gardeners prior to finding Chris and they didn’t come close in work ethic, knowledge, patience or kindness.


J. Henshaw - What an amazing service! Chris and co came on the day and time promised, which is refreshing. They cleared our whole garden, sorted out planting beds and cut back trees all in one day (it’s a big garden!). This would have taken us weeks to do. It was clear to us that Chris knows his stuff and is confident in giving advice and happy to help. The boys worked so hard and didn’t stop all day. I would highly recommend their service and we will be using them on a regular basis.

Check out C Smith Gardens on Google for more reviews and testimonials.

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