PUBLISHED: 17:38 01 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:18 26 October 2009
GARDEN design is set to be taken international by a family-run company which has been transforming landscapes for almost 20 years. Colin Elliott, of the Design and Landscape Centre, is expanding his Codicote-based business across the world and is looking
GARDEN design is set to be taken international by a family-run company which has been transforming landscapes for almost 20 years.
Colin Elliott, of the Design and Landscape Centre, is expanding his Codicote-based business across the world and is looking to teach his profession in France, China and Uganda.
The 53-year-old, who is an ex-royal gardener, told the WHT that plans are under way for the other side of his business - the Garden-Design company - to start building in France.
"Across the world different countries want different designs of gardens and the thought of having an English-designed garden is very popular, especially in France.
"In China it is quite different. They do not seem to want the contemporary look we go for; they seem to want a more traditional style."
Back home Colin's company is ever-expanding too, with the company moving offices on the Wyevale Garden Centre site, to a new Finnish-design log cabin.
Colin, who has been in Codicote for about 12 years, said the log cabin is so good that they plan to sell the same design of offices to clients.
"One of the best parts of the move is we are now much more visible to potential customers on the Wyevale site; we are right by the entrance.
"Also it is far more comfortable and is a good space to show off our designs and previous gardens."
He added: "If you do not know exactly what you want in your garden we can certainly help.
"We will design it and then create it and now we have three teams of landscapers, we can provide maintenance or just advice as well."
Available seven days week at the Wyevale offices, you can contact the Design and Landscape Centre on 01438 820450.
Alternatively visit www.garden-design.co.uk or www.designandlandscapecentre.co.uk to get more information.
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