Cool Gardens to CGLA
All Change at Cool Gardens
After 20 years in the industry (17 as Coolgardens Landscaping) we are excited to launch our new website and the evolution of our name (CG Landscape Associates or CGLA). As we looked at how we have changed in the last 20 years, we decided that an updated approach would better reflect the broad range of services that we now offer, covering Design, Landscaping and Maintenance. This development is the culmination of nearly 20 years of growth, learning, and change, and more than 700 projects across all disciplines.
We have come a long way from when Ruth and Phil started the business in North London. Small London gardens are a brilliant way for a designer to cut their teeth, and we completed many of these working through houses and in tight spaces to create gardens, courtyards and roof terraces.
We moved to Buckinghamshire in 2002, and the new van fleet was soon seen winging its way around the lanes…
Settling in Buckinghamshire, we were very fortunate to be given the opportunity to work on some larger gardens, with major transformations across sites of several acres, including woodland walks, man-made streams, lakes, bridges and boardwalks, as well as formal lawns and planting.
Our RHS gold medal followed, a moment that remains my proudest to date!
As we grew, we moved from our tiny office in Coleshill to our current lovely barn in Penn, where we enjoy our rural setting, whilst being still close to the M40 and a half hour train ride to London. We still have many clients in London, but also in the immediate surroundings and further afield, with Design projects in Oman, Jersey and the South of France, and Landscaping and consultancy projects across the home counties.
Our most recent changes have been to recruit a new Head of Design, bringing a deeper Landscape Architecture skill set to the team, as well as in-house experienced site managers and project managers to lead and co-ordinate the landscaping teams, and our own Health and Safety specialist to ensure we are compliant and working towards “best practice”.
Our branding update and new website are only the start of the next journey, and whilst the current climate presents a number of challenges, we are all excited by what the next year will bring and hope to remain at the fore-front of garden design and landscaping for the next 2 decades and beyond!