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About Us


Why You Should Choose Richard Forbes Gardening for ALL Your Gardening Maintenance and Makeover Needs

Richard Forbes Gardening is a privately owned Dunedin-based garden maintenance and makeover company.

It is owned and run by Richard Forbes, who has been looking after gardens in the wider Dunedin area for almost two decades.

A graduate of the University of Otago with a BSc in botany, Richard’s extensive horticultural career includes six years working in prestigious gardens in London and another 20 years of looking after large and small gardens in Dunedin.

Co-director of Neville Stewart Landscaping from 2004 to 2018, Richard then formed a sister company, Richard Forbes Gardening (initially Neville Stewart Gardening), to cater for the increasing gardening needs of Dunedin’s many beautiful private gardens.

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Richard runs a team of five, all of whom are either graduates of the Dunedin Botanic Gardens apprenticeship programme or polytechnic horticultural courses. No-one is employed who is not trained, qualified and experienced—they all know their weeds from their wildflowers.

This is a team of people who not only know what they are doing, they love what they do!

Talk with Richard Forbes for more information about how your garden can be turned from a jungle into an oasis.