About Distinguished Gardens

With over 15 years experience in the horticultural industry Distinguished Gardens was established in 2011 to provide the highest levels of garden and horticultural services in Ascot and the surrounding areas. In 2019 the business expanded to include a second base in Ramsbury, Wiltshire. The small team of dedicated gardeners are trained in all aspects of horticulture and have a wealth of knowledge and experience. We work on all sizes of gardens, great and small. In 2019 we launched Lavender Row, an online nursery, to supply home grown plants to the public.

Director and Head Gardener - Chris Sheldon

Previously the training manager for one of the largest commercial grounds maintenance companies in the UK, Chris decided he wanted to move onto private, residential gardens where high quality and attention to detail are expected by discerning homeowners. After completing his RHS Level 2 in horticulture he landed the role of Head Gardener on Laura Ashley's former estate in the Elan Valley, Mid Wales, managing 80 acres of formal gardens and lawns, woodland, kitchen gardens and small livestock. In 2011 Chris moved to Ascot and set up Distinguished Gardens, quickly establishing a highly regarded maintenance business. Bringing with him his exceptional knowledge and expertise of managing the grounds of a substantial estate, Distinguished Gardens specialises in the maintenance and development of large private and prestigious estates.


We can provide references from long standing clients on request and our services include full public liability insurance of up to £2 million for your peace of mind. We hold a waste carriers licence and you can be assured that all waste is disposed of appropriately and legally. We adhere to all health and safety legislations.