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At the heart of County Garden Management are our people - Horticulturists, Landscapers, Arborists, Designers and Consultants. With a love of horticulture and the great outdoors, our passionate and creative team endeavour to provide a thoughtful client service of the finest standards and work of reputable quality. Our edge comes from our highly practical and knowledgeable  team, whom are continuously striving to deliver a project that surpasses the brief and expectations. 

Matthew Dawson

Founder | Director


Matthew Dawson is a Horticulturalist with an ethereal vision, his work is instinctive, poetic and honest. Matthew founded County Garden Management in 2007 to bring the practices of design, horticulture, landscaping and consultancy together within one management sphere. 


Matthew leads on the design, direction, and development of County Garden Management; working closely and collaboratively with over 20 highly-skilled horticulturists and landscapers. Matthew approaches each project with detailed structure, artistic thought, and an ability to finely understand the needs of both the client and project; resulting in a garden to be enjoyed and loved through the unfolding seasons and textures of time.


A recent professional highlight for Matthew has been seeing County Garden Management awarded ‘Best in Category 2020 - Domestic & Maintenance’ for their garden ‘Rough Hill’ in Essex - at the Annual Association of Professional Landscapers Awards in London. Following upon their success, County Garden Management have been named finalists for the Association of Professional Landscapers 2021 Awards for their gardens: ‘Danbury Palace - Commercial & Maintenance Garden’ and ‘The Windmill - Landscape project Value Over 175k'.

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Ben Flack

Benjamin Flack

Business Development Manager


Accomplished and professional, Benjamin joined County Garden Management in 2015. With a background in Architecture and Business Management, Benjamin brings a field of experience, knowledge, perceptive vision and creative aptitude to the team and projects. 


Instrumental to the company’s development, growth and operations, Benjamin coordinates the management of client accounts, health and safety, communications and recruitment. Benjamin played a paramount role in guiding the company to enter and win the award: ‘Best in Category 2020 - Domestic & Maintenance’ at the Annual Association of Professional Landscapers Awards in London. A significant recognition for the company which Benjamin is considerably proud of. 

Robert Blackett

Head of Horticulture


Since joining County Garden Management in 2016, Robert has been responsible for the organisation, management and planning on some of the company’s most important projects. As Head of Horticulture Robert oversees all aspects of the project from development through to delivery. Robert has been an integral part to the company’s successful growth over recent years.


With a background in Computing, Ecology and Conservation, and as a certified Arborist - Robert brings a wealth of experience, plant knowledge and expertise to the team and project. Welcoming a challenge, Robert approaches each project with focused intelligence and analytical efficiency. Robert culminates a transformed, atmospheric and functional space with a sensibility to nature at the fore.


Ryan Foster

Landscape Manager

Erudite, practical and systematic, Ryan joined County Garden Management in 2012, he has played an intrinsic roll in some of the  companies most celebrated projects. With  background in landscape and amenity management, Ryan leads the landscape teams on a range of project builds and constructions. 

Ryan is responsible for the projects management, operations, ground works and maintenance. Grounded in consistency and with a logical compass Ryan is the epitome of resourcefulness.