Principal horticulturalist and owner,
Dip M (Distinction), RHS Certificate in Horticulture Level 2 Capel Manor College (Distinction)
TW1 Gardening was founded in 2014 by Jan Choudhury who has lived in London all her life, and in East Twickenham for over 19 years. Prior to setting up the company, Jan worked at The Palm Centre in Ham. Alongside this she was hired by several well-established local garden businesses to help soft-landscape and maintain mid- to large-sized gardens in west and southwest London. Jan studied horticulture at Capel Manor which has an international reputation for training horticulturalists, arboriculturalists and garden designers. Alumni have gone on to create show gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and to present BBC Gardener’s World amongst many other horticultural achievements.
Horticulturalist and soft landscaper,
RHS Diploma in Horticulture Level 3 Capel Manor College – Distinction
Alison’s special areas of interest are perennials and propagation. She holds regular plant sales in West London and fits this around working on her own allotment. Formerly an HR practitioner, Alison has run school gardening clubs and can regularly be found at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, engaging visitors in the seasonal delights of the gardens (when guided walks are permitted again).
Horticulturalist and Soft Landscaper
RHS Diploma in Horticulture, Level 2
Daniel embarked upon his horticultural career in 2016 working in a variety of settings. His first role was in the formal gardens at Pinewood Movie Studios where amongst other things he clipped topiary in the shape of doves in flight. Following this, he worked as Assistant to the Head Gardener at London’s second largest private garden (after Buckingham Palace). He was then employed by Palmbrokers Greenery Hire as Specialist Plantsman, growing and caring for one of the UK’s rarest collections of tropical and exotic plants. Daniel grows vegetables on his own allotment, and when they have been tended to he loves a round of golf and supporting his ‘Mighty Arsenal’.
Artist, soft and hard landscaper, TW1 Gardening
BA Hons Fine Art, Sheffield & Sunderland; JNC Youth & Community Work
Essential support for fence repairs, trellis fixing, shed repairs and power washing is provided by Robert. He runs the property maintenance side of TW1 Gardening and Property Services Limited, operating in south west London, alongside undertaking art commissions for community projects and private clients. Robert may be commissioned to create a piece of bespoke art for your indoor or outdoor space.
We recently said goodbye to …
Kate – who was our first trainee, joining in 2018 and stayed with us till spring 2021. She completed her WRAG placement and obtained the RHS Level 2 Diploma while working with us, and also won a Silver Medal at Gardener’s World Live 2019. Kate was a key member of the TW1 Gardening team for over 3 years and is much missed, and we look forward to hearing about her future career in horticulture.
Hannah – who left us to join Kew Gardens on their Apprenticeship Scheme, to build on her Level 2 studies which she completed at Capel Manor college. Hannah did a wonderful job while at TW1 Gardening and we wish her well.
Polly – who gave us superb assistance during the autumn of 2020. Polly is a qualified landscape architect who by co-incidence (or maybe not …) has also joined Kew as a Botanical Horticulturalist. Well done Polly!
Additional skilled support
Tree surgery – we can recommend trained and highly reputable tree surgeons. Tree work may form an essential part of our overall maintenance plan for your garden and is often supervised directly by Jan.
Lawn care – if your lawn is in need of ‘intensive care’ a lawn programme may be recommended. This will be provided either by TW1 Gardening or by a specialist lawn care company who works for several TW1 Gardening clients so we feel confident that the work is of a very high standard.
Hard landscaping – for mid to large scale work on your patio, walls, raised beds, fences and gates including complete redesign of some or all of your garden.
At a glance
Read a brief overview of TW1 Gardening.
Let us help you to maintain your garden
Please get in touch to find out how we can help with regular tasks in your garden. If you’ve never had a professional gardener before, we’d be happy to chat through how we work and arrange a free visit to meet you in your garden. Our team of gardeners offer highly skilled garden services in Twickenham, Strawberry Hill, Hampton, St. Margaret’s, Richmond, Kew, East Sheen and the surrounding areas.