Ken Crowther set up the company in 1966 maintaining and landscaping gardens in and around the Chigwell area. In 1977 with his wife Vivienne, he continued to increase his business from their premises in Abridge, offering a total service of designing and building gardens to full garden maintainance. Over the years the company has won several prestigious national awards. In 2006 they moved their headquarters to Epping and expanded their services into Suffolk with a satellite office in Felixstowe.
Ken has been giving gardening advice on BBC Essex for over 25 years, and has had his own programme since 1992. He has broadcast from all the major gardening events across the country including Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court and Gardeners World Live, as well as attending local events in Essex. His programme on Saturdays from 9am has Ken and his guest expert answering the listeners gardening problems.
In October 2008 as the former President of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), Ken was presented with the Pearson Memorial Medal at the HTA Garden Industry Leaders’ Conference dinner held on 21st October at the Crown Plaza Hotel in London.
Also in 2008 Ken was invited to be on the board of trustees for the charity Perennial (Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society) which continues to help horticulturalists and gardeners in need.
In 2013 Ken became the founder of World Radio Gardening, the world’s first 24 hour streamed online gardening radio station. Hear it at www.WorldRadioGardening.com