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We Also Sell Organic Clothing!

£16.00 Organic Cotton T shirt, shown in Khaki.Our spiral graph logo is silkscreened on to the front. Avaliable in black, sunflower, white, navy, orange, red, royal, sky, and brown. Sizes : S M L XL & XXL We are an organic gardening company that cares about the way we look, as well as the impac...

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A testimonial for a C.A.R.Gardens decking project.

Thank you Karin and David whom contacted us with these kind words. You can see images of this project if you follow the labels to Decking. “It is a great pleasure to supply this testimonial for C. A. R. Gardens as the conduct of our decking project from initial consultation to completion was e...

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We’re in the County Press

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Planting a native hedge

Earlier this year we were asked by Matt Bowman, owner of the Stoneground Flour Company to supply and plant an indigenous hedge around his mill at little Duxmore farm near Havenstreet.Matt grows organic certified cereals for his mill and has organic and free range chickens producing eggs.We are also ...

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Trading Standards: We have become members

We have been approved by the Isle of Wight Council Trading Standards Service. By becoming members of their scheme we agree to continue to provide a reliable and quality service. You can see us listed on their web site at www.iwbuywithconfidence.info . We are confident that we are a company that you ...

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St Mary’s hospital garden officially open.

The newest garden at St Mary’s Hospital officially opened on the 1st May 2009. The ribbon was cut and a speech given by Sheila Paul, chief operating officer. (See county press May 8 2009).The garden can be discovered between the maternity unit, endoscopy unit, chemotherapy unit and the Mottist...

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Decking: Our latest landscaping project

Thank you Karin and David who recently contacted us with these kind words. You can see images of this project on this blog. “It is a great pleasure to supply this testimonial for C. A. R. Gardens as the conduct of our decking project from initial consultation to completion was exemplary. Craig...

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Links

If you enjoy browsing the web for gardening advice or ideas… here are some of our favourite and most visited web sites. We’ve also included some local Isle of Wight sites we like and a couple more general ‘life style’ sites. Its all very Green and Organic!(All links open in a new window....

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Who are we?

C. A. R. Gardens is a landscape gardening company, based on the Isle of Wight, UK. Craig Ratcliff is the owner, and he employs a small team to assist in designing, constructing and maintaining private, public and commercial outdoor spaces. With our busy environment we endeavor to supply work to loca...

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Testimonials from our Happy Customers!

Thank you to all our customers who have taken the time to think about and send us these comments: Sanjay Randany at Waxham House Residential Home, Ryde wrote: Thank you for the lovely work you & your colleagues have undertaken for us. The residents are extremely happy with the new look garden. ...

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Supporting the Wildlife Trusts

CAR Gardens have an ambition to succeed as a business whilst reducing its impact on the natural environment. After all, the natural environment is fundamental to the sustainability of a gardening business! So to be part of the solution of a changing planet we have promised to donate 2.5% of our annu...

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Bird, bat and bug boxes for your garden.

Looking after gardens organically means working with and harnessing the forces of nature. And so with this in mind we are using wildlife habitats in each new design and offering our regular maintenance customers these bat, bird and bug boxes. Birds, bats and bugs such as lady birds and lacewings wil...

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For Sale – Nest Boxes

Valentines day sees the launch of National Nest Box Week. Sometimes it feels like each day of the year is allocated to some cause, but we are of course happy to advertise this annual event. Tradition has it that the 14th February is when wild British birds start pairing up before preparing for their...

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And A Peaceful New Year.

Just to wish all our readers and customers a very peaceful New Year. Do you have new year resolutions? I have already broken one of mine! However, as a business we will continue to be resolute in 2008 towards becoming more sustainable and focusing on what is really important in life. Obviously this ...

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