The Team

Kevin

 

Kevin Claridge’s passion and flair for nature carved his career in the horticultural world at a very young age.  His first venture was on the back of a push bike in his local village Toddington, maintaining many of the local resident’s gardens.  At sixteen he lived a solitary life maintaining the huge grounds of an estate which made him very independent.  After a move to Dunstable in 1984, he started his own business undertaking landscaping and gardening work.    The company opened a successful show room in the centre of Dunstable which effectively branded them in the local areas. He later went on to carve a show piece into his private garden in the Chilterns, which continually astounds visitors with its splendour. Kevin’s attention to detail and immense knowledge of the plant world, together with infinite experience of varied projects is unique and he has often been referred to as the ‘David Bellamy of Bedfordshire’. Complemented with its dedicated, hardworking team, high profile portfolio, Garden Care continues to evolve and each project is treated with pride, hence the long standing customer data base and high volume of recommendations.

Shelly

 

Shelly Claridge joined the team when she married Kevin in 1999.  She had achieved many secretarial, administration and customer care qualifications from her apprenticeship at Vauxhall Motors, after leaving school at sixteen.  Thereafter she worked in various customer facing roles, including successfully recovering uninsured losses and managing a brand new franchise car hire company.  She later self-funded her qualification at University with a Higher National Certificate in Business and Finance.  This allowed her to embark on the running of the office so Kevin could continue to undertake the part of the business he loved the best.  With their vast experience, attention to detail and love of people, they make a formidable team!

 

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