Ross Conquest  – Founder/Managing Director

Ross founded the company back in 2008 and covers many roles in the company.
A focused professional landscaper and Horticulturalist with a diverse multi-skilled trade set winning many personal achievement awards for himself as well as the company over the years Ross now primarily works as a consultant full time running the company, designing in the studio and contracts managing between install sites.

‘’Designing and building dream gardens, whats more to love!’’

Why  Landscaping?

”I guess for me the bug started when I would look through the landscaping material catalogues and say to myself ‘’we will never be able to use products like that, how would we get the budget or the clients?’’ But to my surprise, the hard work does reap and so do the budgets for those materials.”

”I am passionate about landscape construction and I’m always looking to improve myself no matter what I become or do, you can always do something better! I think it helps in this game to be a bit of a perfectionist, after all, a beautiful garden is considered a luxury so expectations are high”.

What is the ultimate career goal you hope to realise within the landscaping industry?

”Achieving the ‘dream build’ or ‘dream design’. There have been some favourites in recent years but you’re always chasing what feels out of reach I guess.”

What are your Qualifications in this field?

  • NVQ Level 2 Amenity Horticulture Apprenticeship- Hard Landscaping—@ Plumpton College –Passed with Merit
  • BTEC Certificate in Construction-@ Central Sussex College– -Passed..Merit/Pass
  • Level 2/3 NVQ Bricklaying Diploma Apprenticeship @Central Sussex College—Passed with Merit
  • Currently studying- Electrical Installations Part P Syllabus @ Trade skills 4U

Why should young people enter horticulture?

Because it’s not just about flowers and garden parties. I really valued what Mark Gregory said a few years back in a London Stone catalogue;

“Designing and building gardens to a high specification takes creativity, careful planning and skilled execution. There is no other trade discipline that demands the varied and diverse skill set needed to be a modern-day landscape design and build company.”