Olivers Florascapes

In 1969 i started as a nursery trainee on a large mixed nursery with training in all aspects of plant culture. I then took a position as a groundsman to gain experience in ground management of sports surfaces etc. I was then offered a chance to take part in the relatively new concept of interior office landscaping, growing, designing and installing planters throughout a major office complex on the Great West Road, London, which included their roof garden. After a period of eleven years a new challenge presented itself. After a period of three years, I was recruited by a local authority nursery, growing all the needs of a council, bedding plants, shrubs etc and competing in county shows, winning many medals and trophies on numerous occasions and then staging displays at civic functions, charity balls etc.