Welcome to Actual Landscapes

A talented team with talented leaders

Actual Landscapes has evolved from a diversity of skills provided by the individual employees. This has enabled the construction of a multi-talented and experienced team of landscape artists led by Rory Tompsett a fully qualified HND Landscape Science Principal with 30 years of landscape based experience.

Actual Landscapes recognise that developing skills and competence at all levels requires investment in its staff. Actual Landscapes has an on-going evaluation and training programme in conjunction with the Coleg Cambria and Work Based Learning Programmes – two of the staff have won Learner of the Year awards.

The Design Team is lead by Rory Tompsett (HND Landscape Science & Design) who provide a creative, qualified and experienced team who understand client requirements and the full implications of installation techniques.

The entire process comes under one roof, reducing the dilution of the design principles that can happen when dealing with separate designers and contractors.

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Garden & Landscape Services

All under one roof

Our RHS Gold Medal Garden

Award Winning Landscape Design

Actual Landscapes in Action

Doing what we do best

Actual Landscapes’ work is continually checked and monitored to ensure installations are kept to quality assured standards and backed up with the Marshall’s 10-year guarantee. Show gardens (including Tatton Park), and specialist help from Naoki Goto (7 years training in Kyoto) have helped Actual Landscapes realise specialist Japanese garden styles.

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Our RHS Silver-Gilt Garden

Award Winning Landscape Design

What our Customers Said

We requested something a bit different, in that we wanted a garden with Japanese themes. Rory listened really carefully and took that forward, creating a design that he then put into play with real enthusiasm and inspiration.

The team were fantastic- so friendly, incredibly hardworking, and conscientious. They were also very thoughtful when dealing with our neighbours, which we really appreciated.

The result couldn’t have delighted us more- we are so thrilled and look forward to seeing the garden settle in and grow as the years go by. It’s a wonderful space for our family.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and however big or small your project, you are bound to be very happy!

Katherine Nolan

We asked Rory and his team to give us something a little different. Rory listened to what we wanted and came up with an inspired design. Then he became our project manager as his team turned design into reality. A great bunch of guys. Friendly and trustworthy and they really know what they are doing! Highly recommended.

David Nolan Spilsbury

Absolutely delighted with the garden tranformation Rory and his team carried out for us. From the initial consultation right through to the final flag being laid I cannot fault Actual Landscapes! I found the whole team to be hard-working, professional and considerate. I would highly recommend! Thank you.

Catherine Dodd

From initial consultation to finished article I cannot fault Rory and the lads from Actual Landscapes. We started off with 4 concepts which we then tweaked and fine tuned to find the perfect garden and it was executed to a really high standard. The team who created my garden (shout out to Steve, Sam and Mike) were a pleasure to deal with and my neighbours actually miss having them around! I am so chuffed with my new garden, it went from dried out wilderness to lush green haven in a matter of weeks and I now have a perfect spot to chill out on sunny days. The cats love it too!

Elly Wallis

We would like to thank Rory and his team – Steve, Sam, Mikee, Callum and George – for the work done to transform our tired and unfriendly back garden into one we can be proud of and able to enjoy.

From the design stage to the final jet wash the job has been carried out extremely professionally and we are so happy with the end results.

We would wholeheartedly recommend Actual Landscapes for any landscaping project.

Andy and Diane and Basil

Andrew Watford

Actual Landscapes are superb. I had the front of my property redesigned by Rory and the team and I was blown away by the forward-thinking designs and practical ideas. The result was stunning and I can’t recommend them highly enough. The installation team were extremely accommodating, polite and hard working.

You can trust Actual Landscapes, 5* Quality

Christopher Plant

Areas We Cover

North Wales & North West England
  • Cheshire

  • Flintshire

  • Wirral

  • Ellesmere Port

  • Denbighshire

  • Wrexham

  • Conwy

  • Surrounding Areas

Areas We Cover
Marshalls Accredited and Multi Award Winning Contractor

Marshalls Accredited Installer

Multi Award Winner

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Our RHS Silver Medal Garden

Award Winning Landscape Design

Looking for Garden & Landscape Design Inspiration?

Heres a small selection of photos from our Instagram
We Can’t Wait!

We’re so excited to welcome everyone to our RHS Show Garden tomorrow – it’s going to be extra special this year as we’re dedicating this beautiful garden to Doddie Weir and his family…

It has been a great honour to do this for you – we hope you love it.

Now all that’s left to do is officially open to the public…not long now…

Not got your tickets yet? Don’t panic – here’s the link https://tinyurl.com/4tr8m652 

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Everyone has done an amazing job and now all that’s left to do is welcome you!
Special Thanks To:

The Cycle Jersey , @halbro_sports , @logansportsmarketing, @thelarchcladdingcompany, Simon Probyn: Sculptor , @AURA 3D Visual Studio , North Wales Creative Glass Studios , Pavestone UK Limited, @laneslandscapes & Brentwood Nurseries, @waterworldltd, @cheshire_plantsltd , @Gordon Low Products Ltd., Thomas Plant Hire Ltd , Dromgoole & Sons , @jewsonuk , Matthew & Karen Demmon, @corelandscapeproducts, Skyner Engineering Services Ltd , Lloyds spar quarries, @thefencingbloke , @fhbrundle , Aquacut , & @tilerstools 

Your contributions have helped us create a garden that is not only beautiful but also meaningful. 

Here’s a little sneak peek of what you can expect when you come and visit us…

Not got your tickets yet? Don’t panic – here’s the link https://tinyurl.com/4tr8m652 

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Can You Believe it?

We’ve come a long way from where we begun that’s for sure!

WE DID IT everyone – The My Name'5 Doddie Foundation Show Garden is officially complete!

We just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who has been involved, from all of our incredible sponsors to the amazing team who have designed and brought this creation to life…

#TeamTartan you smashed it! 

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The @the_rhs  signage is going up – it’s all becoming so real now! 

If you’re coming to see us, we’re show garden number 128…don’t forget to scan the QR code and vote for the People’s Choice Award!

And… in true Rory style, when he’s told not to do something…he just can’t resist! 

#TeamTartan keep going, you are doing a fabulous job. 

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If there’s a problem – we’ll overcome it!

It’s all coming together now…not long until it’s just the finishing touches and then we’ll be open for you all to come and see us…we truly can’t wait!

Tickets available now https://tinyurl.com/4tr8m652 

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Looking to Transform Your Garden? 

Why not check us out at @the_rhs - Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show @tattonpark! We'll be showcasing our work at the @myname5doddie show garden. 

It's been a great privilege to design and build this garden alongside so many talented people. We can't wait for you to see it and get inspired for your own space!

Come visit us – we’d love to chat with you.

See you there!

Or if you would like to create a show piece in your garden, click here https://calendly.com/actuallandscapes/site_consultation to book a site consultation today* or visit our website www.actuallandscapes.co.uk for further information. 

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Phew! We had a challenging day but look at the progress we’ve made!

Life may throw us some lemons but we’re always ready to make lemonade… 

We even managed to bathe Pete in the ways of Actual Landscapes! 😂

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Ok, so not everything always goes to plan…but it’s how you overcome challenges that defines who you are right?

Doddie never expected to get MND and his world was turned upside down BUT instead of giving in he fought back and raised awareness and funds for research into the disease, and his legacy was cemented!

Now it was good news and bad news on the build yesterday…we were getting close to finishing all the construction elements of our show garden, when we hit a problem with the water feature – it soon became apparent that it wasn’t meeting the design brief and was out of scale.

So, despite trying to problem solve with a quick fix, we’ve made the difficult decision to rip it all out and start again with something very ambitious and testing…

This is how we define our character – #TeamTartan are in good spirits and are ready for the tough challenge ahead over the next couple of days, we’re inspired by Doddie’s character and will embrace his spirit!

Not the finish we’d planned BUT we’re not prepared to throw the towel in and spoil our top medal chances. Let’s do this schizzle! 😉👍😂 

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