landscape gardening in Balham
Tel: 0207 736 7801 Direct Line: 07710 385 366

Ben Skinner


I set up Town and Country Gardens over 20 years ago although I originally trained as a tree surgeon at Merrist Wood Arboricultural college. My fascination with plants and structure led me to horticulture and landscaping and the rest is history!

Andrew Eden

Head of our Gardening Department

Andrew joined us in 2009 and worked with our gardening teams for a number of years before taking over the management of the Maintenance department in 2011. With an encyclopaedic knowledge of plants, he’s been at the heart of our gardening business for over 5 years.

Petko Tsvetkov

Head of our Landscaping Department

Petko is an excellent landscaper and very friendly even though this photo makes him look a bit scary.

Phil Skerritt

Landscape Designer

Phil has recently joined us from sunny South Africa where, for the last 25 years, he has run his own successful Garden Design and build business.

Phil will be our in house designer and his enthusiasm and knowledge are a great asset to the company.


Landscape team leader

Darius builds brilliant gardens for us. Do you need to know any more?

Csilla Czako

Office Manager

Csilla is the only person who really knows what’s going on. Thank Goodness, she works for us.


Head Gardner

Rytis is our head gardener. His standards are so high he scares me.

Boris, Roland, Milica

Team leaders

The rest of our gardening team leaders are experienced and fully waterproof.


chief dog

Badger is by far the most useful employee we have. Apart from the smell.

Could be You?

Get in touch

We’re always looking for talented gardeners and landscapers so contact Ben if you’d like to be considered for a position at Town and Country Gardens

During 2015, I appointed Town and Country Gardens to pave the courtyard at the rear of my property. The design input and project management made the process effortless. The delivery was first class-the team took real care and pride in the project. Furthermore the pricing was competitive. I highly recommend them.

Thank you for creating a really superb garden for my rather unusual house.

Town and Country Gardens did an amazing job. I wish I had taken a before and after photo of the garden. It was a jungle when they arrived and when they left it looked so manicured and perfect. I was stunned – firstly by the quality and secondly by the speed at which they worked, despite the pouring rain!

Excellent service. The guys turned up exactly on time, to the minute. They were charming, helpful, hard working and extremely tidy. Nothing was too much trouble. They had a good knowledge of the plants and did a great job with the planting. Very pleased and highly recommended.

We love using these guys to build the gardens we design because of the quality of their work, which they guarantee for 5 years, and the excellent communication, and our clients rate them because their teams are so polite, tidy and hardworking.

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If you would rather speak to me directly, please do call the mobile 07710 385 366 or email me, there’s no such thing as a silly question.

Thanks, Ben

Trying to get in touch with us? Please call the mobile 07710 385 366 or email me, there’s no such thing as a silly question.
Thanks, Ben

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