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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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Landscape Gardener Required

Full Time & Permanent. Start January 2013. Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience. Drivers license essential. E-mail Craig with your C.V. acorns@cargardens.co.uk

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Winner: The Chemotherapy Garden at St Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight won the BBH Award for Best External or Landscaping Project, 2012.

C.A.R. Gardens and St Mary’s Hospital winning an award from Building Better Healthcare 2012, in London on 7th November for their Chemotherapy Garden. From left to right: Craig Ratcliff (owner of C.A.R. Gardens), Diane Adams (St Mary’s Hospital I.O.W.), Dr Phil Hammond (BBH host), Sarah W...

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We have a New Team Member

Welcome to our New Team Member Reuben Boudewijn. Reuben joins the C.A.R. Gardens team in November 2012. Reuben brings with him 9 years horticultural experience, including organic farming, tree surgery and garden maintenance. Reuben has training and certificates in working with chainsaws and arboricu...

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C.A.R. Gardens is recruiting

Do you want to work for C.A.R. Gardens? Do you you want to be the next member of our team? Well here is your opportunity. We are recruiting, so contact us if you want to shine. We offer a garden design, garden landscaping and organic garden maintenance service on the Isle of Wight. We need […...

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The Isle of Wight garden to be looking at (and listening in) this week end

The Garden Stage! Isle of Wight festival. Newport. Miles Kane rocking our hoes off Description: Rock festival, headlining with Bruce Springsteen. Admission cost: You might need a loan. Definitely not for charityChildren under 7 free with wristband Refreshments: probablyGetting there: you might get a...

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NGS, gardens open for charity this week end on the Isle of Wight

 NEW Ashcliff The Pitts,  Bonchurch,  nr Ventnor,  Isle of Wight,  PO38 1NT  I was visiting a customer’s garden on Bonchurch Shute last week, and so I’ll be interested to see or hear all bout this one, especially how the cliff has been gardened. The National Garden Schemes yellow b...

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The Isle of Wight garden party to be at this weekend

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The Queens Diamond Jubilee Weekend

Seen on our trip to the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show. Theres so much to do this 4 day weekend In case you hadn’t noticed the Queen is trying to whip us up into a patriotic flag flurry. Enjoy the long weekend! If  a garden visit is more your thing then take a look at these […]

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