Holland Landscapes is owned and operated by father and son team, Chris and Paul Baker.
The business boasts over 20 years experience of garden design and creation, dating back to 1988 when Chris decided to make his gardening hobby into a business. Starting with garden clearance and maintenance, Chris expanded to take on landscaping projects and soon had two full teams covering Essex and Suffolk.
Paul started to help his father with grass cutting from the age of 12 and gradually expanded his activities which enabled him to learn much more about landscaping, despite initially being more interested in computers! He began to thoroughly enjoy his work and was soon running his own team building gardens as Holland Landscapes became award winning landscapers. Paul is now able to combine his love of technology with his work to aid the use of state of the art systems such as garden irrigation and touch-screen controlled lighting in contemporary garden design.
As members of the Association of Professional Landscapers, Chris and Paul have won no fewer than 8 awards since 2001, culminating in winning the Supreme Award in 2011. In achieving this, they overtook many other top flight landscaping companies from all over the country; winning this award has been the highlight of both their careers so far. It is very satisfying to have impressed a judging panel of industry experts including garden designers, magazine editors and other experienced landscapers.
At the end of 2011, Paul was elected to the APL committee and now has regular decision – making involvement in drafting new policies and industry lobbying. In addition he organises and chairs local trade networking meetings and seminars, delivering presentations on various topics and helping other members with social media. In Autumn 2012 Paul was elected as Deputy Chairman of the APL proving his commitment and enthusiasm for the landscaping industry.
Holland Landscapes really have reached the forefront of their industry and intend to stay there!