HLSE Ltd and Hortensial Landscaping are owned and managed by Matthew Fitzgerald. Matthew has skills and knowledge from more than 18 years of Landscape construction and project management, both Internationally and in the UK.

Matthew Fitzgerald

Matthew discovered his talent for landscaping gardens while living on the East Coast of the U.S.A. In four years, he had become an experienced Landscape Foreman working on large scale domestic landscape projects, developing skills in all areas with a particular focus on natural stone walling, terrace installation, site surveys and design. Returning home to England in 1996, he and his young family moved to Cumbria where Matthew completed his HND in Landscape Design and Amenity Management with Distinction at Newton Rigg Horticultural College.

After initial success with a Silver Medal at Holker Hall, Matthew entered a Cumbrian garden design into the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show 1998 as part of a team of four. Sponsorship was generated, the garden design was accepted for show, and Matthew took sole responsibilty for the construction of the developed design. A Chelsea Gold Medal was awarded and this exceptional high standard is one to which Matthew continues to work.

Matthew went on to Contracts Managment in the Midlands and the West Country. Projects ranged from intimate courtyard gardens to large scale multiple use domestic landscapes.

In 2000 Matthew developed a successful Landscape Division for a Kent Sports Surfaces Company. Hortensial Landscaping was established in 2005 built on the ethos of high specification landscape work at a competitive price.

Design experience and knowledge ensures that design specifications are realised at an exceptional standard.

Matthew and his team believe that client satisfaction is paramount. Good lines of communication are established from the first survey visit through to completion of work and beyond.

The Senior Foreman

Jon Foster is Hortensial Landscaping's Senior Foreman. Jon has been working in landscape gardening for 8 years and has developed into a highly skilled foreman whose strengths lie in landscape construction. Jon follows the company ethos by working with high build specifications to provide an exceptional standard of work.