About Us

Hillier and Sons Landscape Department was formed in 1864 from staff seconded from the nursery to what is now a dynamic landscape company headed by Richard Barnard who has been part of the Hillier enterprise for the last 45 years. In 1996 with the backing of the Hillier family a management buy-out gave Richard the opportunity to form his own company.

Richard has been instrumental in the company’s achievements to date.  He is a member of industry and education boards and continues to support the industry as a Judge for Royal Horticultural Society Show gardens, Association of Professional Landscapers Awards and British Association of Landscape Industries Awards.  He was awarded the RHS Associate of Honour in 2011 for the advancement of Landscape Practice through education and association work.

Richard is supported by his wife Lynda, who has worked for Hillier Landscapes for over 20 years and between them with the support of their loyal staff are proud to be one of the country’s most respected and successful landscape and garden design companies.