University of Bedfordshire, Putteridge Bury
We have maintained the grounds continuously since 2009. Our Contracts Manager for this contract was Head Gardener at the Duke of Bedfordshire’s estate at Woburn Abbey and as such he bought much experience and knowledge of maintaining and preserving Historical Gardens. The client hires out the building and grounds at weekends and evenings for functions and weddings so the grounds have to be looking their best for these occasions. This involves a degree of flexibility in our work schedule and resourcing.
We have a permanent member of staff on site with additional mobile team support. The works comprise maintenance of lawns, herbaceous and shrub borders, maintenance of established climbers on the face of the building and maintenance of 100-year-old hedging.
As a grounds maintenance provider we cover all aspects of the grounds maintenance at Putteridge Bury from maintaining the lawns to hedge cutting, shrub management, weed control, seasonal bedding schemes, maintenance of herbaceous borders, formative pruning to espalier trees, pruning and tying in growth of mature wisteria, Virginia creeper and climbing roses. We are also responsible for the monitoring of the hundreds of mature and noteworthy trees within the estate and carry out tree surveys and tree surgery work where needed.