My wife and I have been keen gardeners for over 30 years. We are now reaching our mature years and still like our garden. It is still enjoyable for us to potter, but looking after heavier jobs like trimming hedges, moving shrubs, replacing plants etc has become harder for us, this is where Graham and his team comes to our rescue. He keeps us trimmed and tidy on a regular basis as and when we need him. They are reliable, efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. We have had their services over the last 12 months and highly recommend them. – Mr. Kelly, Bury
A big Thank You to Graham, back in 2005 and before Graham founded Hortivation he gave me the inspirational idea to brighten up a plot of land opposite my Manchester Terraced home, it formerly sited a row of terraced houses which was bombed in the 1940’s which left but one property standing, this was demolished in the 60’s and left derelict. This land had been used for years as a fly tipping site and predominantly used by un-caring dog walkers. Graham, despite his very busy life has made himself available to help, encourage and advise throughout this marvellous transformation of land. Today this once forgotten plot land is a much admired garden, open to all. Now named Forget Me Not Garden. (M40 7BD) 2010 won first prize in Be Proud Manchester, single environmental category and bestowed with a ‘Special Commendation’ by then Lord Mayor Mark Hackett. 2012 won 1st. Manchester in Bloom awards, awarded 84/86 of 100 points by Royal Horticultural Society Judges, who highly recommended this garden be entered into RHS North West UK. With more help and advice from Graham and a bit of fine tweaking here and there, Forget Me Not Garden was judged this year (2013) by The right honourable chairman of RHS North West region and chairman of Manchester in bloom, both appeared duly impressed. Fingers crossed for awards to be announced October 2013! This garden has frequently featured in the Manchester Evening news and The Advertiser for its outstanding beauty. Without the kind, considerate, help, advice and encouragement by Graham this would never have happened!!! I would without doubt or hesitation recommend Graham Sigsworth of Hortivation to absolutely anyone. – Roy D. Chairman/Founder Forget Me Not Garden.
Graham has been looking after my garden for the last 3 years. In spring and autumn to give it a good start. This enables me to manage it the rest of the year. They are completely trustworthy. Hortivation also do the gardens of my daughters pub and restaurant. They were voted best dressed pub in Lancs 2011. Would recommend them to anyone. – Stephanie, Holcombe Brook
I find Graham and his team reliable and polite in their working practice. The estimates and cost of work done is always reasonable and value for money. The work done in my garden has always been to a high standard, and good advice given regarding plants and planting. I am happy to recommend Hortivation to other clients. – Miss P E Thomas, Townsend Fold
I have used Graham’s gardening skills on several occasions and have been extremely happy with the quality of work that Graham has produced. Recently I had a problem with my rear lawn, which had become a bit of an eye-sore. It was a circular lawn with a water feature off centre and a stone border; it was an awkward space to mow and because of the many rainy days we have in this country, was extremely overgrown, with lots of weeds! Firstly I considered having the lawn re-turfed, then changed my mind to having it gravelled. Graham was very patient with my indecision and we mutually agreed on an artificial lawn which although pricier than the other two options, would require no maintenance! All I can say is that I am over the moon with the results, it was worth every penny! I would not hesitate to recommend Graham and his services to others! 🙂 – Anna, Rawtenstall.
Graham has worked on my garden for two years, pruning hedges, keeping bushes shaped and advising on plants, hanging baskets and borders. His work has been much admired and friends have engaged him for their gardens. He is pleasant and has always given excellent advice. – Janice, Holcombe Brook
Graham Certainly knows his plants! This s the first thing that struck me when he came to look at my garden. He and his helpers have since done quite a lot of work for me, and hopefully will continue to do so in the future. He does a good job, and is honest, hardworking and trustworthy. – Sue, Bury.
I am so pleased with Graham’s work and expertise. He has changed my overgrown, neglected garden into a garden full of promise. As it was completed end of November I am looking forward to what the coming seasons bring. Graham is always pleasant and polite and makes sure everything is left clean and tidy on leaving. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others. – Mrs. King, Tottington.
We found Graham’s business card in our local chippy, and it has been the best find this year. Graham is very knowledgeable and hardworking and with his suggestions our garden is starting to look a lot better, and by this time next year it will be even better. Graham is excellent and we would have no hesitation in recommending him! – Viv + Brian Jamieson, Ramsbottom
Having just moved into an apartment, and realising the terrace needed attention, I contacted Graham, who was recommended by a friend, he visited me to discuss options for improving it. He offered a very professional service, plenty of sound advice, extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of gardening, and very patient! I found him reliable, prompt and courteous and his input continued with help and advice on all maintenance matters. My terrace now looks beautiful, even better than I imagined, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Graham to make your plan”t”s come to life. – Ms. J. Kowalska, Preston
Graham Sigsworth has provided invaluable help to me over several years. He is always pleasant and very well informed. He and his helpers keep appointments, work very hard and are a pleasure to deal with. – Mrs Kate Gill, Holcombe Brook
An excellent service from initial visit to completion of task. Graham will ensure that all problems from plant selection to soil tests are dealt with to your satisfaction. He also makes himself available to answer ongoing queries which arise as the garden develops and takes shape. The company has undertaken various tasks for me and I would thoroughly recommend Hortivation for service, skills and aftercare. – Ann C, Irwell Vale
“As well as being a hard worker, Graham is always reliable and pleasant. He knows his subject at the highest level, but is always willing to share his vast knowledge and answer any questions in simple terms, so that even those of us who are not as bright mentally as we used to be, can undsertand him! In Short, I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who wants a garden to be proud of.” – Mrs Frankcom, Blackburn
“My garden was unkept & unplanned, now it is arranged & I can watch my flowers & bushes develop to give colour & shape to my once unkept jungle. I am looking forward to a summer relaxing instead of dispairing at the state of my garden.” – A Billington, Burnley
Graham has worked for me pruning and shaping in my garden. He also supplied, transplanted & trained my wisteria. I have always been very satisfied with his work and his prices and his cheerful disposition. – Mrs. B. Garvey, Edenfield
“I have known Graham, now professionally for a number of years, and always have found his attitude enthusiastic, helpful and knowledgeable. He has a deep passion for his trade and approaches every new task, with pride, as though it were his own garden Graham is a good listener, will work hard and help produce the garden of your dreams.” – Mrs Blackburn, Ramsbottom