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About Elmtree

Based in Bristol, Elmtree were established in 1969 primarily by our current Chairman Keith Lynch to carry out domestic gardening work, but rapidly expanded into carrying out landscaping within the housebuilding sector and small scale construction projects.


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Over the years we have developed significantly into carrying out much larger contracts within our three main sectors of:


If you are in need of a landscape gardener in the Bristol area, please get in touch with us today on 01454 633 560

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All Staff Are Directly Employed
and CSCS Qualified

All of our supervisors have the SSSTS (Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme) qualification and some of our management team have the SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) qualification.

Training needs are identified on an ongoing basis, we believe a fully trained and motivated workforce is vital to the job quality. To this end, we have a training matrix and regularly review individual training requirements in accordance with our overall company requirements.

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Our Values


We Are Different
We Are Award-winning

We think we are a little different from many other landscapers for many reasons. Above all, we care about what we do and will not hand over a job to the Client until we are happy with it ourselves—it has to meet our own high standards and hopefully exceed the Clients.

Our team members take such pride in their works, often sharing photos of completed projects on their own social media pages.

We believe that our people are our most important asset. All members of our team are directly employed, although we have built up a reliable network of sub-contractors that match our own high standards for some specialist works





  • Elmtree are members of BALI (British Association Landscape Industries), and are accredited to SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement), as well as CHAS.
  • In April 2012 we were proud to be awarded Investors In People.
  • Elmtree were delighted to win the 2018 Pro Landscaper Supreme winner award along with the Landscape £2m-£10m turnover award.
  • We have won multiple BALI Awards for our projects.
  • In 2019 we celebrated 50 years of service and also received Crest Nicholson South West Sub-contractor of the year award.
  • In 2022 we were honoured to win Employer of The Year at the Pro Landscaper Business Awards, as well as Supreme Winners. We are the only company to have been Supreme Winners on more than one occasion.
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Our office team is experienced and efficient, we believe this is as important as the quality of the work on-site.

We have a loyal and experienced team and our staff retention rate is very high. Some of our staff has worked with us for over 30 years so you can be assured you are getting the best skills on your project.

Specialist teams are trained in grounds maintenance, tree work and semi-mature tree planting. We also have fully qualified bricklayers and carpenters on board for hard landscaping projects, and are specialists in large decking and timber walkway projects.

Having worked with Elmtree on a variety of contracts in the Health & Education Sectors I highly commend Paul and his team’s consistent approach to the delivery of high quality Landscaping Services. Elmtree have also been able to provide key advice at pre-construction stage adding significant value and ensuring smooth delivery of the site works’

Sarah Goodwill

I have worked with Elmtree Garden Contractors since 1998 both as a Site Manager and in my present role. During this time I have found the quality of their work to be very good. Equally important in the large builder environment is a Sub-contract company’s ability to react swiftly, often at short notice, to revised programmes and timescales. Again, Elmtree have proved the ability to deliver.

Rob Stephenson

I have been using Elmtree Garden contractors on & off for over 20 years with a variety of companies and on numerous developments, too many to mention and whether you need a Garden design, simple maintenance or a full blown scheme, they have always proved to be more than capable. Add to this their ability to react when the unforeseen occurs and you need an urgent response and their competitive tender prices it is easy to see why we have had so many successful developments together over so many years.

Ian Lavis

I have worked with Elmtree Garden Contractors Ltd on large number of developments over the last Ten years. Elmtree are an extremely reliable Sub-contractor who have adequate resources to meet the client’s expectations, their Site foremen and their operatives present themselves with politeness and professionalism at all times. The quality of the material they use including the plants and shrubs have always been of a high standard and have always been installed / planted with a “passion for their product” which shows as our sites are left looking great for years to come. I wouldn`t hesitate in using Elmtree on any future development of mine, they are a great example of how service should be provided.

Shaune Hicks

I have now been successfully using Elmtree Garden Contractors on developments across the South West for over 15 years. I’ve built a strong relationship with the long standing management and workforce which is their key to consistently delivering a high quality service across all elements of the business. On recent projects they have made significant contributions towards value engineering schemes to suit our requirements and liaised with the relevant design consultants to ensure the same quality and expectations were achieved for our client. Elmtree have proved to be flexible, reliable, self sufficient and have continually produced an excellent standard of workmanship whilst proving good value for money by repeatedly winning competitive tenders. .

Marcus Grigg

Elmtree Garden Contractors in my opinion are fantastic. This is my second construction site that I have worked with Elmtree. I requested Elmtree Garden Contractors on my new site in Bristol as they performed excellent on my previous job. They are very professional, knowledgeable, pro-active, friendly, helpful and full of enthusiasm to construct an excellent job which is always achieved no matter how small or big.

Mark Hughes

Just thought I would let you know that your guys on site are doing an excellent job. Their work is good, but their friendly ‘can do’ attitude to everything we throw at them is a real help and a refreshing change.

Robin Potter

Elmtree’s proactive approach during these difficult market conditions and consistent high level of performance contribute greatly in delivering schemes on time and within budget. A key strength of the business is their openness and assistance in value engineering schemes at original concept to influence the out turn cost whilst adding value to the scheme.

Lee Mahoney

Great Business with friendly experienced Staff. The best Landscape Business I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

Paul Fackrell

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to the men who came to the castle today. I cannot praise them enough. They worked through terrible weather and got the job done in half the time I was expecting. Please please pass on my thanks again to them both. Will definitely be using your services again, everything from start to finish has been amazing.

Katie Engler

I wanted to write to express how impressed we have been with the service we received from Leigh Naden and his team at Elmtree. Leigh has been timely, reliable, helpful and proactive in his communication with us. We could not be happier with the professionalism and personable service we recieved. All work was completed within the time frame given, to a very high standard and left in a tidy condition. All team members were polite, friendly and forthcoming with helpful advice and suggestions. I cannot sing their praises enough.

St Modwen Homes Customer

Just a quick note. Myself & members of the board visited Ambrose Gardens yesterday afternoon. The landscaping & turfing was excellent. The turf looked like a carpet & having the right sized plants with the topsoil left down so your bark mulch sits flush with the edging as opposed to being proud then drying out looked spot on. Sometimes housebuilders only contract subcontractors when there is something wrong. Thought I'd let you know that we all agreed that it's the best landscaping we have seen for a long time. Please pass on our thanks to the lads on site. Keep it up & have a great weekend.

Commercial Director, Taylor Wimpey

You guys have been working harder than I could ever have imagined, thank them for me! Thank you for your work its fantastic . I Think his name was George what a professional man he is a credit to you. Again thank you.

Mr. Tombs

Can I just say how very grateful I am for the work that your guys did today. They were 2 of the nicest guys I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They have done an amazing job and Norman is delighted. Please pass on my thanks.

Mr. Evans

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We have been successful in the industry for so long because we stick to our core values of Quality, Service and Reliability. We pride ourselves on carrying out an excellent job and always try to exceed client expectations.