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.

Over the years’ Alaster has worked in all aspects of the company from working on the tools on the landscaping and then the maintenance sides of the company, to quoting for work and most recently managing the company as it has grown to the reputable company he has today.

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 or at the local Rugby Club or Dojo.

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!

LEE – Landscaping Manager

Lee started his Evergreen life subcontracting to the company – as he was an established landscaper himself. He soon became part of the team, and at the earliest opportunity we snapped him up to come onboard to help manage our landscaping division.

An avid Newcastle supporter, well, someone has to, Lee enjoys watching his team, mostly loose, whilst having a pint. A great team player himself, he gets stuck in to almost everything at the office supporting all of his team as well as being a contact for our valued landscaping customers.

When Lee isn’t hard at work, he will be found at home with his young family – doting over his newest family member, his little baby girl, or skate boarding with his son, or in the summer months on his ride on mower tending to his grounds!

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.

NICOLE – Designer

The most recent member of our design family is Nicole, whom is already settling into life at Evergreen and we just love having her in the office, not least for her brew making! Being a local girl Nicole is able to pop home on her lunch break to check on her pampered pooch, Bruno.

Nicole has a long list of qualifications, to name but a few…

  • BSc (hons) degree in Landscape Design and Management.
  • Foundation Science Degree in Garden and Landscape Design.
  • Higher National Diploma in Garden and Landscape Design.
  • National Award in Horticulture.
  • National Certificate in Horticulture.

When Nicole isn’t designing, (or studying) she will be found adventuring with her daughter and partner – our adrenaline junkie enjoys zip lines and high ropes courses or white water rafting and holidaying in her spare time!

STUART – Landscaping Team Leader

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.

LIAM- Landscaping Team Leader

Liam, (aka Gravy) heads up one of Evergreen’s landscaping teams, he has masses of experience in all aspects of garden landscaping, including the most recent string to his bow -resin-bound driveways.

ADAM – Landscaping Team Leader

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.

GARY – Landscaping Team Leader

Gary is a real dab-hand when it comes to bespoke brickwork and paving. 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.

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.

PETE- Head of Gardening

KIRSTY- Gardening Team Leader

LEVI – Gardener

 

BEN – Gardening

Ben has been working at Evergreen for just over a year now, he has worked in both areas of the company, and has found that his passion and enthusiasm lies within the Garden Maintenance team.

 

 

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

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