Keith has led an active horticultural life, gaining qualifications from Hadlow, Pershore and Rodbaston colleges. His early training was as a plantsman in trees and shrubs, which remain his special interest.
He has won top R.H.S medals building gardens for the Malvern Spring Show and the Garden's World live show at the N.E.C Birmingham.
Keith has also spent over 30 years developing the award winning three acre 'ideas' gardens at Hartlebury, Worcestershire and has, at the same time, been continuously improving a five acre specimen plant nursery adjacent to the show gardens.
In 1997, Keith was voted the national chairman of The Association of Professional Landscapers of which he is also a founder member. Keith runs his successful landscaping and garden design service, directly employing his own landscape teams, alongside the popular nurseries and gardens.
Franchesca is a fully qualified designer having studied at Pershore College of Horticulture. Examples of garden designs can be seen in the Whitlenge Gardens Tea Room where you can also enjoy a tea and homemade cake or a wholesome full meal.
To see more of our garden design work please visit our Whitlenge Gardens website site.