About Us

Our Story

We’re a relatively new start-up; we started the business in May of 2020, during the beginning of the first lockdown.

We’re both local to the Harrogate area and grew up on the same street. We’re childhood friends, and both used to be semi-professional musicians. We were doing the band full time in our early twenties, but when that didn’t work out, we both decided it was time for a change.

Tom has worked as a gardener for several gardening companies over the years as well as Harrogate Council, and Ross has a background in carpentry and tree-surgery, where he obtained his chainsaw qualification. His father, who sometimes helps out, was a self-employed construction worker, so he also has a background working on various building projects.

After being furloughed, we decided now was as good a time as any to set up a new business, and we have gone from strength to strength since then. We were very fortunate to be included in a local magazine article; Handpicked Harrogate, featuring businesses that have started up during lockdown (page 54),  and since then we’ve never looked back!

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With summer fast approaching everyone is spending a lot more time in the garden, so it felt like a perfect time to set up a gardening business. We love working outside, and really enjoy hands-on practical work. We both have different skills to bring to the table, and can offer both Garden maintenance and Tree Surgery services to our customers, so it just seemed like a perfect fit.

We have an in-house admin manager that takes care of all of the financial aspects, so if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

We offer Gardening and Maintenance Services to both Commercial and Private Properties. We have tried to to put together the highest quality demonstrations of our work in the Gallery, but with us being a brand-new business and it being lockdown for the majority of the past year, we have not had any professional photos taken. If you would like to see some more of our work, please just let us know.

So that’s our story, thank you for taking the time to read up on our background, and we look forward to working with you!

“Oakdale Garden Services have been doing a wonderful job maintaining the large grounds within our residential care home for people with Learning Difficulties and Autism. The grounds are not the easiest to maintain as they are not level but this has never fazed them and the end result has always been superb. They are very friendly, hardworking and highly professional. They have always shown the upmost respect for the people we support and been flexible around their needs. We highly recommend Oakdale Garden Services.” – Katrina, Copperclay Mews.