About Us


Based near Colchester in Essex Holland Landscapes builds award winning garden designs throughout Essex and Suffolk.

Holland Landscapes specialises in creating stylish outdoor spaces for  homeowners. Each garden is carefully crafted to meet the tastes, lifestyle and personality of its owners.

The Partners of Holland Landscapes describe the Company as “a medium sized, independent landscape gardening company. Large enough to have the technical expertise to complete any garden makeover to a high standard; yet small enough to truly value our clients.”

How it all began

Chris Baker established Holland Landscapes over 35 years ago. Chris has always felt compelled to work out of doors and with his hands. Then, as now, it was not unusual for him to spend his “free” time helping friends and neighbours with property maintenance and gardening.  Inspired by their positive comments he turned his weekend pastime into a small business.

At that time there were a lot of rogue traders operating in Essex and Suffolk. Which meant that homeowners were concerned about hiring the wrong person. Unsurprisingly word of Chris’s honest approach and high standards of workmanship soon spread. Before long, his services were in demand and his business began to grow.

Chris’s Son Paul joined the business in 1999 once he had finishing his studies. Today, Chris and Paul work closely together to develop Holland Landscapes whilst maintaining the skills and integrity that form the basis of the business.

Quality Assurance

In the late 1990’s Holland Landscapes joined the Association of Professional Landscapers.  The APL is a trade body whose mission is to continually improve standards within the landscape industry and is closely linked with the government’s Trustmark Scheme.

All APL members meet high standards of good practice, health and safety, staff training, proper insurance and quality workmanship. Which is why many of the award winning garden designs that you see at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Gardeners World Live will have been built by APL members.

team buiding award winning garden designsBuilding award winning garden designs

Since 2001 Holland Landscapes have been awarded 10 APL awards including the prestigious Supreme Award. The APL awards are national and competition is strong. Naturally Chris, Paul and the team are very proud that their work has received so much industry recognition for their work.

Customer Care

Holland Landscapes’ good reputation is based not just on workmanship but on high standards of customer care. In fact, a large proportion of our work comes following the recommendations of happy customers.

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paul baker director of landscaping and garden design businesses

Paul Baker


Katie Moyes

Lead Designer & Horticulturalist

Chris Baker, founder and director of Holland Landscapes in Colchester

Chris Baker