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About The Lady Gardener

The Lady Gardener is a garden maintenance and makeover company based in Otterbourne, near Winchester, in Hampshire, UK. Formed in 2006 by Ruth Jenkins, she and her team of multi-disciplined horticultural workers have delivered consistently outstanding results to a growing list of satisfied clients in the South of England over the last few years.

They work hard to understand your gardening needs and apply their horticultural expertise and passion to create and maintain the perfect garden for you. Following an initial consultation, they will establish a program of work to achieve the garden you desire.

The Lady Gardener in the Media

The Giddy Limits Article

Ruth Jenkins, the founder of The Lady Gardener, was featured on, an online magazine and a source of ideas and challenges for the over-50s. They collect articles that cover local people’s inspirational personal development stories in the fields of career, travel, fashion and art.

Turning a hobby into an income is never an easy challenge but Hampshire woman Ruth Jenkins has shown she is equally adept at growing her company as well as the flowers she tends in her garden maintenance business.

Customer Testimonials and References

“Overgrown Garden Makeover”

I just wanted to put on record my appreciation of your work in transforming the garden from its seriously overgrown condition to a very presentable state. The task was quite a challenge, given the garden’s many years of neglect, with bushes and trees badly out of control and an invasion of hawthorn, ivy and brambles that had taken over large areas. I was impressed by the way you and your team tackled things, and it was clear that you were approaching it systematically, taking advantage of the winter season to schedule work in manageable stages, despite the short days and unpredictable weather. Your team worked very well together, and they did so very conscientiously and cheerfully, continuing after dark if necessary to finish the major tasks. The quality was evident with the building of the trellises and boundary fence, all of which was done to a very high standard of workmanship, with the right level of customer consultation when needed.

Once the main ground areas were cleared, your advice on cultivation and planting was spot-on and we now have a well-chosen selection of shrubs and climbers that have been carefully placed and I am sure will look good as they settle in and mature. Overall, your approach has been highly professional and the improvement quite dramatic over the four days spent so far. The job has been an unusual one but I am very confident that the objective of a tidy starting-point for a low maintenance garden will soon be achieved. Given the experience to date, I am more than happy to recommend The Lady Gardener to anyone in need of garden services.

“Alpine Garden”

Just a few words to thank you so much for the hard work that you did in my garden; filling in my large pond and making a lovely perennial plant bed which was nicely planted.

Your work on my other smaller bed which you turned into an alpine garden is fabulous – you have certainly transformed the top garden area – it’s a delight to look at.

Your hard work was certainly appreciated. The fact that you always kept me informed on what you were doing, if you were going to be late arriving and the reason for it, etc., was a refreshing change in these days when people don’t seem to take much of an interest in personal skills.

I am now looking forward to having more work done in my garden by yourself.

“Half an Acre”

This is to act as a reference for Ruth and her team who have been doing our gardening for the past two years.

Ruth comes to my house once a month usually with one of her other ladies and together they work in the front and back gardens, which amounts to about half an acre. They are very committed and work very hard to maintain its nice appearance. They do all the weeding, pruning, lawn edging, raking through and planting out of bedding plants, or others that I have recently bought. Ruth has been very good at suggesting what type of plants I should put where and coming with me to the local nursery where she has a very good rapport with the owner. She has done some very nice tubs and hanging baskets for me and does the most amazing Christmas wreaths and decorations tailor-made to the situation they will be used in. Ruth is very reliable, tidy and responsible with good communication skills.

In summary I cannot recommend her highly enough for any future gardening that you may have and I would be pleased to answer any other queries that you may have concerning this lovely lady and her team.

“Four Years of Service”

Ruth has been helping me with my garden since I moved to Hampshire in September 2005.

She was recommended to me by friends in the area for whom she also undertakes gardening work.

I have found her to be totally reliable, flexible, punctual, knowledgeable, friendly and extremely helpful. Nothing is too much trouble and her enthusiasm for her work is evident.

“Thoroughly Recommended”

Ruth works hard to provide an excellent service. She has an eye for design and sources materials for projects. She constantly tries to improve the quality of the soil within the borders and plans for the future in her work. She constantly makes suggestions of how the garden might be improved.

It is true to say that my garden has never looked better than since Ruth has been working with me and I look forward to her arrival every 3 weeks.

She works well without supervision and has a team of workers with varying skills so that she can carry out almost any project.

I would thoroughly recommend Ruth as a gardener to anyone – as indeed I have on several occasions!