Meet the Team

The Evergreen family

 

Our award-winning landscapers and gardeners are all master craftsmen with many years’ experience, ensuring a superior finish to your project. We have specialists in horticulture, joinery, arboriculture and landscape architecture within our team, and close working relationships with a small pool of hand-picked sub-contractors and suppliers for our more customised requests. Training is important to us, so we regularly ensure our professionals are kept up-to-date with the latest trends and products.

 

ALASTER – Director

Alaster founded Evergreen back in 1999, after returning from Gstaad in Switzerland, where he helped to build and develop an 18-hole golf course.

He has always had a passion for the outdoors, and outside work, Alaster is a keen sportsman – from cycling and running to outdoor swimming and clay pigeon shooting. All of this now has to fit around his young family, so he is often spotted around the local area with one of his little ones in their running pram!

MEL – Marketing

Mel (Alaster’s wife) has been part of Evergreen for more than 15 years, but since returning to work after her second child, Ed (little brother to Annie), was born in 2018, she has taken up a role within the Evergreen office. Mel works part-time hours to fit alongside family life, and you will normally speak to her when you call our office or email us through our website.

When she isn’t busy with work and children, Mel loves going to yoga to relax or, even more so, day-tripping to the spa. Otherwise, you’ll normally find the McAnaw’s out as a family in the countryside – getting the children/dog tired (*cough*), enjoying some fresh air, and finishing off at the pub for a glass of something cold and a bowl of chips!

KAYLA – Landscape Architect

Kayla previously worked for some of New Zealand’s leading landscape designers before bringing her sought-after landscape architect skills and experience to Evergreen. Having gained privileged access to the estates of some of the wealthiest land owners in the world, as well as travelling to more than 60 countries, Kayla is brimming with inspiration and ideas.

Like many Kiwis, Kayla is an adventurous girl who enjoys many watersports including kite-boarding and diving. She is, of course, an ardent gardener who loves exploring new planting ideas at home and visiting some of the world’s most well-known landscape designs, both old and new.

We are also proudly the only landscaping firm in the North West that employs a Landscape Architect :).

BRADLEY – Designer

Bradley joined Evergreen in 2019, as an assistant designer working with Kayla to complete designs and take on small projects. He is also a BSc (Hons) Landscape Architect student studying at The University Centre of Reaseheath. In 2018, Bradley designed a garden along with other students for the RHS Tatton Flower Show, winning a Silver medal for the garden.

Outside work, Bradley loves to travel with his girlfriend Lucy, and when they aren’t off on adventures they can be found socialising with friends.

STUART – Landscaper

Stuart is one of our longest-serving team members. His specialties include natural stone work and water features, as well as joinery. Stuart previously worked for a bespoke kitchen company, and his transferable skills have been put to good use with our fantastic outdoor rooms and kitchens.

When not working, Stuart and his partner Suzanne have three lovely children and a Border Collie, who all keep him busy. When he does get a rare minute to himself, he can be found carp fishing on Dovemere.

ASHLEY – Landscaper

Ashley (aka Cookie) heads up one of Evergreen’s landscaping teams, and is a real dab-hand when it comes to bespoke brickwork and paving. Prior to joining Evergreen, Ashley worked in the building trade.

A real petrol-head, when he’s not getting hands-on at work, he can be found tinkering with his latest motor project. His other passion is off-road cycling – basically, he enjoys anything as long as he’s in the driving seat!

ADAM – Gardener

Adam joined the team in 2017, having been a qualified chef for many years. After the birth of his little boy, he decided that a change of career and working hours was in order, and we’re so pleased that he made that decision.

Adam was a key member of the team involved in the construction of the Gold Award-winning garden we built at the 2017 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, which was designed by Jake Curley in the Young Designer category.

JAMES F – Landscaper

Following a brief stint in the gardening side of the business, James moved over to landscaping, which is where he sees himself long-term. A respected member of the team, he is a qualified bricklayer, with a pro-active, happy personality that brightens up everyone’s mornings.

When he’s not creating beautiful outdoor spaces, James likes to skateboard, rollerskate and practise MMA.

JAMES S – Gardener

As his surname Spruce suggests, James loves sprucing up client gardens as part of the Garden Maintenance team. His background includes working at a plant nursery, so his knowledge of plants is second-to-none. Feel free to test him!

Outside work, James he is a huge Witton Albion supporter, and regularly gives up his free time to maintain their pitch, following in the footsteps of his dad and grandad. He’s always going out of his way for others.

RUSS – Gardener

Russ has a real passion for gardening and the outdoors. The gentle giant of the gardening team, he is a family man who also has many pets, including budgies, ferrets and dogs.

When he’s not gardening or spending time with his family, Russ enjoys playing or watching rugby or going to the gym to relax.

JAMIE – Gardener

Jamie has many years’ experience of outdoor work.  As an established member of the gardening team, he enjoys the challenge and change of scenery that new gardens bring, and has a passion for all types of plants.

An avid United supporter, Jamie enjoys watching them at the ground or on the TV – as long as there is a beer or three involved.

 

GAV – Landscaping Team Leader

Gav has 15 years’ experience in all aspects of garden landscaping, including the most recent string to his bow -resin-bound driveways. He loves transforming tired gardens into fantastic outdoor spaces, and his responsibilities include ensuring all sites are organised, planning projects and maintaining high quality workmanship and good team morale.

Out of work, Gav supports Everton and likes to play golf. Fun fact: Gav is an expert at reciting the alphabet backwards really fast!

 

Interested in joining our award-winning team? Take a look at our Careers page.

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