tree pruning

Five Garden Jobs for January

A new year has arrived, bringing all the potential excitement (and uncertainty!) that every gardener looks forward to. For some of us, the new gardening year actually started last autumn (when we planted our sweet peas or our biennials) but, …

tree planting

Five Garden Jobs for December

December always feels like a slightly gloomy month, gardening-wise.  It’s cold and probably wet too. Although (at time of writing) we’ve only just had our first proper frost in this part of the world, real winter weather won’t be far …

robin redbreast

Five Garden Jobs for November

Now the clocks have changed, there is no denying that autumn is well and truly upon us. Although many trees seem to have held on to their leaves for longer than usual in our area (perhaps as it’s been so …

ornamental grass

Care for Ornamental Grasses

We’re sure you’ve noticed that grasses have come a long way since the 1980s invasion of pampas grass. Quickly becoming untameable, and with sharp leaves that could deliver vicious ‘papercuts’, we can’t say that we’re disappointed pampas has gone out …

autumn rake

Five Garden Jobs for October

Well, Halloween will soon be upon us – and it’s less than 80 days until Christmas – so autumn is well and truly set in.  For gardeners, that means many of our jobs this month are about tidying up, cutting …


Care for Conifers

If you caught our recent video, you’ll know that there is a conifer for every location and every season.  Whether you are going for all-round greenery or splashes of colour, for height or ground cover, there will be a variety …

garden maintenance pruning

Five Garden Jobs for September

As the nights are noticeably drawing in and some mornings take on a definite autumnal chill, our minds turn to autumn jobs for the garden. Officially, of course, the autumn equinox is not until 22nd September but many gardeners tend …


We often think of daffodils heralding spring yet it is really the primrose that shows her pretty face first. From early February to late spring you will find primroses brightening up woodlands, banks and gardens, while polyanthus in their wide …

Roses are not just for Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is not the only reason February is a good month to talk about roses. The most loved, the most cherished, the most talked about and probably the most feared flower of the …




C. Haig Sept 2021

We recently had our garden landscaped by Hambrooks and I just wanted to pass on my thanks, not just for the outcome - which is superb - but for the professionalism of all the staff involved on the job who are all a credit to you company. Mike, Dave, Les and Adam.

H. Sharp Sept 2021

I just wanted to let you know how delighted I am with my new garden. Melanie was a delight to work with and the ideas she had have worked perfectly. Also Sheldon laid the patio beautifully and him and Dave were a pleaseure to have at my house. Quiet workers and polite.

B. Rendell April 2021

I would like to say how delighted we are with the work carried out. Mel, Paul and Tony all worked very hard, they totally took on board the specific need relating to safety as well as the general garden issues. Paul and Tony were excellent at consulting and discussing with me what I felt best in terms of the brief and adjusting if and as necessary, constantly pleasant and polite to deal with. Mel had picked up on particular issues from the first consultation and offered valuable advice. The outcome means a great deal less worry for me going forward.
Altogether a very positive experience and outcome which I would not hesitate to recommend to others.

Stephen March 2021

Dom and Adam's work (garden maintenance) is greatly appreciated. Dom really listened to everything we discussed very carefully and went out of his way to understand and then act upon that discussion. We are extremely pleased with the work done - both to the pond and pyracantha.


We have been coming to Hambrooks for years and it's our favourite garden centre because of its friendly helpful staff and a great selection of plants and trees and the garden design ideas.

“We wanted to write and say how pleased we are with our low maintenance garden makeover. We are very impressed with the attitude of your staff who were prepared to listen to our requirements. Your team John and Rick brushed up and left everything tidy at the end of the day. We now have a garden we can manage and it looks great. THANK YOU HAMBROOKS.”

Mr & Mrs Venables, Southampton. April 2019

“Dear Josh & Mike We just want to say you both did a brilliant job of designing our garden along with the guys who did the work who were amazing. A few weeks on its looks even better now some of the plants are blooming. Thank you!!”

Mr & Mrs Gazzard, Winchester July 2019

“To James, John & Rikki. Thank you so much, we are delighted with our new garden. We really appreciate the attention to detail, the high quality workmanship and the standard of the finished project. We are amazed at how John & Rikki resolved the difficulties of the site and by the quality of their craftmanship. It was a pleasure to work with them and thank you for making our ideas into something we will enjoy for years to come.”

Mr & Mrs Rogers, Southampton. July 2019

“Dear Tess, Ian & Gareth, thank you for working so hard to produce our beautiful new front garden. You engaged with us throughout the process from initial concept to its completion, which more than surpassed our expectations. Your work ethic, professionalism and dedication were exemplary. Once again thank you!”

Mr & Mrs Springett, Gosport. September 2019

"Dear Kevin, The garden looks amazing and we can’t thank you and the team enough for the transformation. It’s much easier now for Colin to get around so we’re looking forward to some nice weather to fully enjoy our new garden. In the meantime we are enjoying looking at it from indoors!"