Meet The Team

  • Dave - Groundsman

    David joined our team in 2018. He has a good amount of garden maintenance experience. He studied at Brooklands College and  has a BTEC in Uniformed Public Services, as well as an NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care. He’s a keen rugby player, which comes in handy for digging those big holes for plants!


    Food: Chinese

    City: Edinburgh

    Sport: Rugby

    Band/Artist: Coldplay

    Movie/TV series: Family Guy

    Plant: Tulips

    Dream Car: Ford Mustang

    Fav Part of Gardening: Strimming

  • Louis - Groundsman & Machinery Repairs

    Louis joined the team in 2016. He has a great deal of knowledge in grounds maintenance with over 6 years’ experience. Prior to that he completed training at Merrist Wood College. Louis is responsible for all the machinery running smoothly. In his spare time, you might find him practicing Bush Craft in the woods. 


    Food: Kebab

    City: Newquay 

    Sport: Horse Racing 

    Band/Artist: Tinie Tempah

    Movie/TV Series: Walking Dead

    Plant: Hebe

    Dream Car: Mercedes E93

    Fav Part of Gardening: Tractor Mowing



  • Sten - Senior Team Leader & Groundsman

    Sten has been with us since 2003 after training at Merrist Wood College. He has vast knowledge & experience in all forms of grounds maintenance & plant care, as well as grounds management. Sten leads a team of three & is trained in safe use of spraying pesticides NTPC (PA1&PA6). In his spare time you can catch Sten spending time with the new arrival; his baby boy. 


    Food: Curry

    City: Rome

    Sport: Golf

    Band/Artist: Oasis

    Movie/TV Series: The Sopranos

    Plant: Hydrangea

    Dream Car: Range Rover

    Fav Part of Gardening: Pruning Hedges


  • Dan - Team Leader & Groundsman

    Dan has been with us since 2011 and was just 16 when he started. He brings to the table a whole host of expertise in how small – medium sized gardens are managed. Dan is trained in the safe use of spraying pesticides NTPC (PA1&PA6). In his spare time you’ll find Dan supporting his beloved Brentford FC. 


    Food: Steak
    City: Palma
    Sport: Football
    Band/Artist: Lionel Richie
    Movie/TV Series: Pulp Fiction
    Plant: Fuchsia

    Dream Car: Ford Ranger Wildtrack

    Fav Part of Gardening: Cutting Grass in the Sun



  • Nick - Garden Maintenance Operative

    Nick joined us in 2019 after a long spell travelling all over the globe. Even though his background is in Hospitality, where he was Hospitality Manager at Denbys, he has gained a great amount of garden maintenance experience since being with us. He loves camping and music festivals, as well as being a keen rugby player and supporter of Quins. 


    Food: Beef Wellington

    City: Melbourne 

    Sport: Rugby

    Band/Artist: Pink Floyd

    Movie/TV Series: GOT

    Plant: Bluebells

    Dream Car: VW Camper 

    Fav Part of Gardening: Planting

  • Glenn - Grounds Maintenance Operative

  • Steve - Team Leader & Groundsman

    Steve (BSc Hons) joined our team in 2016 and now heads a team of two as Team Leader. Steve has a broad array of talents & expertise in many areas, with expert customer service skills, as well as being ‘the face of HSM’ in our videos. In his spare time, Steve enjoys attending gigs, travelling & spending time with his family. 


    Food: Indian

    City: Kuala Lumpur

    Sport: Formula 1

    Band/Artist: Fugazi

    Movie/TV Series: The Wire

    Plant: Hosta

    Dream Car: One That Works

    Fav Part of Gardening: Mowing


  • Lennon - Grounds Maintenance Operative

    Lennon joined us in 2019 after completing a 3 year Level 2 Horticulture & Countryside course at Merrist Wood College and has a good deal of grounds maintenance experience. He also has tree surgery experience from working with a local tree surgery company. Lennon enjoys organising local charity events and cycling. 


    Food: Indian

    City: Lisbon

    Sport: Football

    Band/Artist: Take That

    Movie/TV series: GOT

    Plant: Lavender

    Dream Car: Bentley

    Fav Part of Gardening: Strimming 

  • Brendan - Grounds Maintenance Operative

  • Stu - Groundsman & Social Media

    Stu (BA Hons) joined our team in 2016 and brought with him a wealth of knowledge in both plants and grounds maintenance, with having over 7 years previous experience in horticulture and prior to that completing training to NVQ & RHS level at Spasholt College. In his spare time, you can find Stu out and about taking amazing photos, or doodling pictures. 


    Food: Lasagne

    City: Reykjavik

    Sport: Football

    Band/Artist: Alt-J

    Movie/TV series: LOTR Trilogy

    Plant: Allium

    Dream Car: Audi R8

    Fav Part of Gardening: Pruning Topiary



  • Rebecca - Office Admin & Accounts

    Even though Rebecca may appear behind the scenes in the world of gardening, she’s very much at the forefront of the day to day running at HSM. Rebecca has a wealth of office experience and completed her 3 year AAT Accounting Qualification in 2009. In her spare time, you’ll likely find her enjoying cooking or walking her 5 dogs.


    Food: Sushi

    City: Brighton

    Sport: Athletics

    Band/Artist: Billy Joel

    Movie/TV Series: Strictly

    Plant: Peony

    Dream Car: Land Rover Defender

    Fav Part of Gardening: Growing Produce

  • David - Director. Planting Design & Operations

    Borne out of his passion for horticulture, David created HSM in 1999. He thrives on customer satisfaction & very high standards of gardening across the board, which is emanated & put into practice by the staff at HSM. David is very much hands-on in the day to day operations. In his spare time, you’ll catch him watching a game of rugby. 


    Food: Japanese

    City: New York City

    Sport: Rugby

    Band/Artist: Radiohead

    Movie/TV Series: Into the Wild

    Plant: Jasmine 

    Dream Car: Golf GTI II Convertible

    Fav Part of Gardening: Design