Richard started his career working for a local garden maintenance company where he discovered a passion for horticulture and working outdoors. He then dedicated himself to full-time education, completing a Higher National Diploma in Horticulture and Landscape Construction at Writtle College.
During a work placement at a landscape construction company, he became fascinated with the relationship between elements of construction and soft landscaping. The challenge of bringing the two together harmoniously cemented his love affair with all aspects of the landscape. Once Richard completed his Higher National Diploma, he worked as a self-employed landscaper briefly before setting up Landscape Associates Ltd in 2001.
Richards’s ethos and passion for constructing gardens has driven the company to earn industry recognition and a reputation for professionalism and outstanding quality.
In 2012 Richard started studying towards his RHS Master of Horticulture which he is due to complete in 2015.