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We are Hiring

Do you want to be a part of our team? We are hiring, so this is the time to get in touch.

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Christmas Draws Near

Our tools are in the shed Your flowers in their beds Christmas draws near We wish you good cheer

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Earl Mountbatten Hospice garden officially opened by Alan Titchmarsh.

After 6 months of our C.A.R. Gardens team building The Chelsea Garden at the EARL MOUNTBATTEN HOSPICE it has been officially opened by Alan Titchmarsh. There is an open invitation from the Hospice for all to visit and enjoy its tranquillity and beauty. It is so rewarding to see this therapeutic gard...

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We Pledge to Plant Trees for Free.

For the next 5 YEARS we pledge to plant for FREE as many whips, saplings and young trees as Greenmount Primary School in Ryde can supply to us. This year was well over 400. Previous years hundreds more. Why Greenmount Primary? Simple: Craig’s two children are pupils at this great school in Ryd...

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IOW NHS Awards 2016. We Won!

Delighted to let everyone know we WON an award for our support to the volunteer gardeners at St Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight. A heartfelt and huge thank-you to everyone who voted for us. Your support is really appreciated. Someone remarked that this win was like the ‘David vs. Go...

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Isle of Wight NHS Trust Awards 2016. Gardening gets 2 nominations!

We’ve been short-listed for the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Awards 2016 for our horticultural, design and organic maintenance services. We’ve been designing, landscaping and gardening for the hospital since 2008, and last year saw us involved in supporting a number of volunteer gardeners. Th...

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Earl Mountbatten Hospice garden project.

We are pleased to be able to announce our involvement in this garden project for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the Isle of Wight. After much planning we have now started the build, tasked with recreating this garden which has been designed by Matthew Wilson, MD of Clifton Nurseries, Maida Vale, Lo...

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Happy New Year Wishes & business update, January 2016.

It’s been a while since I put together an update about the business, so here goes, I hope it is of interest. Since moving to the Island from London, almost 10 years ago, my business has grown and we have enjoyed success. This year has been busy with our many and valued regular customers, including...

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Christmas 2015 and New Year Holidays.

The C.A.R. Gardens team are hanging up their tools for a well deserved rest and the office will be closed from December 21st until January 4th. We look forward to being of service again in 2016. Yuletide wishes to one and all.

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Alan Titchmarsh has something to say about C.A.R. Gardens.

Since moving down from London to the Island, and over the last 11 years, C.A.R. Gardens has grown and we have enjoyed success. 2015 has been a particularly busy and successful one, working with our regular customers, new and old; helping a customer with a family wedding held in their garden; working...

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Wight in Bloom 2015 Category 5 winners. Our Chemotherapy Garden!

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Happy New Year! Happy New Career! On the Isle of Wight!

We are looking for a Landscaper and two Gardeners to join us from January and February 2015. The Landscaping situation is vacant now. Full time and permanent. This is an exciting career opportunity for the right person. If you are interested please have a look through our website, and in particular ...

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We have been in business for 10 years.

C.A.R. Gardens is 10 years old today. Thank you to all those special people who have supported us, and helped us get to where we are right now. A really big thankyou goes out to all the team members (past and present) who have worked so hard to achieve so much. Brilliant designs, landscapes, gardens...

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We’ve got a new web site: www.cargardens.co.uk

It’s been 10 years in the making ( we’ve been in business that long) and we now have a new web site. It was a shame to say good bye to the old one, (big thanks to Dunk) but it really did need bringing up to date. So, the new site includes loads of lovely […]

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Editorial in Island Magazines for Freshwater and Yarmouth

 Nice write up in ‘Island Magazines’ for the West Wight. If you need help in your garden, do get in touch- we offer an Island wide service, and In the West Wight area David and Warren are available to take on the care of more gardens. Island Magazines for Freshwater and Yarmouth: The SE...

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Please welcome our newest team member.

  Judith gardening at Linda’s   Please welcome Judith Betchley. Judith joined C.A.R. Gardens a month ago and is proving herself as a very valuable team member, and is already much appreciated by our customers.   Judith has been passionate about gardening since her twenties and  has gained ...

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Our latest project completes, a disabled and elderly friendly garden.

June- September 2013. Our elderly customer contacted us earlier this year because he longed for a new garden. A new garden that could be accessed and viewed from a wheelchair, and a beautiful place for he and his wife to enjoy together. A garden to reminisce in whilst also to appreciate the moment i...

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We’re in the news!

IW County Press Autumn 2013 Gardening Supplement

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Bespoke Log Stores

Log Stores Brrrr! All of a sudden the weather’s changed. You know its Autumn when fuel price hikes are in the news. So we’ve got the logs in, and stacked up. If you’re on the Island and need a log store, do get in touch.

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Garden and Mosaics Opening Event at St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight.

From Left to Right: Jack Henson, Craig Ratcliff, Warren Oldershaw team members of C.A.R. Gardens. Garden and Mosaics Opening EventSeagrove Ward, Sevenacres, St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight. On Thursday 19th September the new garden and artworks at Seagrove ward, Sevenacreswas offici...

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Please welcome our newest team member!

Mr Alex Wild We’d like to introduce to you Alex.He is our newest team member, starting this week, in August 2013. Alex has relocated from London to the Island to embark on a very exciting new chapter in his life. New job, new home, and a new baby! Alex is a qualified gardener having completed ...

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Photo diary of our latest design and landscaping project

Designed, Landscaped and Organically Maintained by C.A.R. Gardens To see a photo diary of our latest landscaping project in Cowes on the Isle of Wight follow the link below. Its a facebook page- and you don’t need to be a facebook user to see the album…. https://www.facebook.com/media/se...

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Garden Maintenance on the Isle of Wight.

Organic Garden Maintenance We can schedule a maintenance visit for your garden weekly, fortnightly, monthly or on a quarterly basis, or visit whenever you call us. After each visit our team will leave you a note detailing exactly what we have achieved on that visit. Please do contact us for a free g...

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Organic Garden Maintenance across the Isle of Wight

View to Freshwater. We offer an Organic Garden Maintenance service across the Isle of Wight. We are professional, reliable and honest, ensuring that you do not need to worry whilst we are at work in your garden. Some of the gardens in our care are private, some are commercial, some small and some la...

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Our latest landscaping project completes

Designed, landscaped and maintained by C.A.R. Gardens. We’ve just finished a contemporary garden in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, so we thought you’d like to see a quick snap. This is one end of the garden- the chill zone. The water feature is a welcoming, calming and cooling influence dur...

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National Gardening Week. Promoting all things good in horticulture.

RHS launched NGW to get the nation growing   http://www.nationalgardeningweek.org.uk/About.aspx

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Happy Easter

Chaenomeles ‘Nivalis’. Wishing all our customers, followers and customers to be a very happy Easter time. If you’re out looking for plants this weekend, you may notice the Chaenomeles blossoming. Its flowers look great on the leafless stems. This photo is of a pure white variety ca...

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Welcome to our newest team member

Thank you to every one who applied for the job vacancy advertised in January. The position is now filled by Chris, but if you are still keen please do keep in touch. We are a small yet growing business, and always on the look out for talented, skilled and dynamic people to join us. Further […...

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POSITION FILLED Job Vacancy. A New Year: A New Start.

We are recruiting for a Landscape Gardener to join our team. Starting February 2013 C.A.R. Gardens is an award winning company based in Ryde, on the Isle of Wight. We provide a design, landscaping and garden maintenance service Island-wide. We are a small team that cares about the quality of our wor...

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Wishing all our customers and readers a very Happy Christmas

 

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