YURI BUCKERIDGE
Maintenance Team Leader

Yuri was living in Alicante, Spain, working in the construction industry, before deciding to move back to England so he could study Graphic Design at the University for the Creative Arts in Kent. In 2009 he received a Second Class Honours, upper division.

After completing his degree, he worked as a Graphic Designer, but soon realised that the office environment wasn’t for him and that he found working outdoors more enjoyable and rewarding. In the summer of 2012 Yuri interviewed at Landscape Associates for a role in the maintenance department as an operative. Since then he has expanded his horticultural knowledge significantly, completing an RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture. In the summer of 2013 he was promoted to team leader, managing the majority of our high profile maintenance contracts with the help of his team.

Yuri very much enjoys being able to use his creativity in the gardens he maintains and is always striving to improve his knowledge of horticulture. In September 2014 Yuri will start the second module of his RHS level 2 course, Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development. He will complete the course in 2015 when he plans to carry out his final module, Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance to gain his RHS level 2 Diploma.