Recommended Gardener

A Recommended Gardener in Lisburn

Recommended Gardener in Lisburn

If you’re looking for a recommended gardener SC Gardening’s clients really do say it best.

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We have been more than happy with the service received from SC Gardening over the past year. The gardeners are very reliable and obliging. They take good care of the garden and notice anything else that needs done. It is also good that we are sent a text to say which day they will be coming.

— Helen Aughey, Lisburn


It was a simple internet trawl that led my wife and I to consider SC Gardening. We’ve not had many gardeners over the years and when you need to change there is always a trepidation as to first, who’re you’re employing, and then you question, are they competent, skilled, capable, proficient and reliable? Plus, of course, can they be trusted? All these thoughts enter your head, hence the decision to employ is not always easy. Basically you are taking a risk every time someone new comes onto your property. The people who you decide to share your property with, must be of the highest calibre.

SC Gardening are of the highest calibre.
They are trustworthy.
They are professional.
They are qualified.
They work.
They think.
They operate a professional business.
If you’re considering employing professional people to look after your garden give Simon a ring – he’s worth talking to.

RJC Anderson, OBE, FCIM, Chairman & CEO, Anderson Spratt Group


I have used the services of SC Gardening regularly over the past 4-5 years. In that period Simon has carried out regular general maintenance of a large garden. He has also advised on and carried out several projects within that time. He and his team are reliable and always keep me informed regarding arrival times and any alteration from planned activities. His advice on planting and maintenance has been invaluable to me and the overall appearance of the garden has benefited greatly from his input. I look forward to seeing the results from recent planting of an area with wild flowers over the coming months. I have no hesitation in recommending his first class service!

John Barr, Lisburn


SC Gardening always does an excellent job in my garden. The work is carried out expertly showing a sound knowledge of plants etc. The last job was trimming shrubs and general tidying – I can say that all was done exactly as I wanted and all trimmings taken away. I can definitely recommend SC Gardening.

— Sheilah Stinson, Antrim


I had been embarrassed by my garden but it is now unrecognisable since SC Gardening started to look after it. I have had lots of compliments from neighbours and family. They are very reliable and have provided good advice about my plants.

— Heather Hawthorn, Lisburn


Initially I asked SC Gardening to cut hedges which had gone out of control – awkward to access, overgrown and many different types of bushes. Thankfully SC Gardening brought order out of the chaos. As a result I asked for additional work to the garden – it has now been transformed and become a joy to be in. I’m not sure how they know where to focus their attention but they seem to know the right thing to do. Great work, professional, and excellent value for money.

— Dr. G Murray, Lisburn


SC Gardening provided an excellent service. After my enquiry they came to see the work I needed done and gave me a competitive and straightforward quote. On the day agreed they arrived early and got straight to work – with little fuss but lots of elbow grease! I was very impressed with the job and would recommend SC Gardening. My garden had become ‘out of control’ but thanks to their hard work and expertise I can enjoy it again.

— Eve, Lisburn


Simon is excellent at garden husbandry. He has carried out a number of assignments for me. This has included replanting a wall with box hedge, weeding seriously neglected beds, trimming hedges as well as putting down garden plastic and bark to defeat stubborn ground elder. He has ordered plants for me and put them in correctly and with care.

He is knowledgeable about plants and timing of the work. He will try and get the best price for you if he is buying stock. He is very tidy and leaves the garden in good order. Most of all he is very pleasant, reliable and hard working. I have no hesitation in recommending Simon. I am very glad he is able to fit me in to his client list.

— Anne McMurray, MBE, Belfast


Simon has worked with my garden for over 2 years, twice each month. He is reliable, trustworthy and has horticultural ingenuity and integrity. His ideas are always well founded and quickly implemented. I thoroughly recommend him to any garden.

— W. Clark, Owner of ‘Conor Cafe’ and ‘Green’s Pizzeria,’ Belfast


Simon is a trustworthy and hard working gardener. He tends our garden once a month and since he started, our garden is now as I have always wished it to be.

It is well maintained and he works in it as if it was his own. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.

— Cynthia Cherry, Treasurer, All Saints’ Church, Antrim


Simon was recommended to me by a friend. He contacted me immediately, came and discussed what work needed to be done in the garden, gave me a quote immediately and was able to start the work the next week. In two days Simon had my garden back in shape and to my satisfaction. I would have no hesitation in recommending Simon for other work as I found him pleasant, very tidy, hard working and reliable. This was a one off job but I would have no hesitation in asking Simon back again.

— Marretta Coleman, Director of Coleman’s Garden Centre


Simon Cooper has been our trusted and cheerful gardener for over 12 years.

Simon’s first project for us began when we moved to a house with a medium-sized garden in a village renowned for winning Britain in Bloom and other gardening accolades. Sadly, the house we bought did not come with a prize-winning garden! Indeed the overgrown and waist-high ‘lawn’ concealed a range of items including an old oil tank and a pram! Simon cleared the plot and produced a design which was high-impact and low-maintenance. We had a party with neighbours at midnight on the turn of the millennium to celebrate its completion, and Simon tended it until we were on the move again.

Our second and current garden is a very different story, but one with another happy ending. A new-build in the country on a much bigger, blanker canvas, brought new and different challenges including damp soil and a windy, exposed location. Despite two very severe winters, with Simon’s careful tending and eye for creative adjustments, we can sit out and enjoy the garden in the rare times when the wind abates. The rest of the year we enjoy the view from the windows!

If, like us, you have an interest in gardening but limitations on your time because of work and family commitments, then get help. Put simply, if you want to have a lovely garden—get Simon.

— Sharon Sinclair, Director of a large International Charity, (garden maintained one day per month.)


A pleasant reliable and efficient worker, Simon has done wonders with a badly overgrown garden and hedges. He sets himself achievable goals every visit and works independently though all tasks. He is knowledgeable about plants trees and shrubs and is happy to share this and offer suggestions.

— Dr. Veronica Sloan, Belfast


Simon has maintained my garden for over ten years.

Simon is knowledgeable, reliable, innovative and plans ahead for the gardening year. He maintains my lawns, hedging, trees and large vegetable garden in a meticulous manner. I could not manage without him.

— Anne Weir, (garden maintained one day per week)