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About Us

Our Mission and Values

At Massey Garden Design our aim is to provide a complete service that meets our clients ideas and wishes.

During our initial meeting we listen to our client’s “wants and needs” and add our input and knowledge to come up with a list of requirements which would then be followed up with a tailor made  garden design which if the clients are happy with we can then provide a quote for the construction work and arrange a schedule of work. We can arrange a full project management package to ensure all the work is carried out to the highest standards.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer a quality constructing and maintaining service, however if your project requires further expertise ie: design work, tree surgery, lighting design or any other connected service, we work closely with other local businesses to provide quality work and professional service.

Teams based around Harrogate, York and Leeds

We offer both a design & build service

Have a range of professional qualified team members consisting in Landscape Architecture

Have a range of professional qualified team members consisting of Horticulturists

Have a range of professional qualified team members consisting of stone masons

We offer swimming pool design and builds

Meet the team

  • David Massey

    Managing Director

    David founded the business in 2002 and is now the Company Director/Project Manager of the new rebrand of Massey Garden Design.

    His hobbies when he isn’t creating amazing gardens, is anything rugby related. This ranges from watching, coaching or playing rugby himself. He also loves to watch live music at gigs or festivals, and often volunteers at Glastonbury.

    David’s proudest moment during his landscaping career is winning gold at Harrogate flower show and his biggest ambition is winning gold at Chelsea flower show.

    An interesting fact about David is that he once worked on Van Morrison’s house.

  • John Tallis

    Head of Garden Design – October 2019

    John is the Head of Garden Design and started working with the Massey Garden Design team in October 2019 as a team leader. He has both qualifications in Landscape Architecture BA Hons and an Extended Diploma in Horticulture (DDD*).

    His hobbies include drinking pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, he’s not into yoga as he has half a brain, he likes making love at midnight in the dunes of the cape. He also likes watching and playing rugby and watching anime.

    John’s proudest moment is the moment he picked up his puppy Monty, who is named after Johns hero Monty Don. His ambition is to design and build an award winning garden at Chelsea Flower Show.

    An interesting fact about John is winning an award as the Bulgarian super slide champion in 2016.

  • Sara Cooper

    Office Administrator – April 2019

    Sara is the office administrator and has been part of the Massey Garden Design team since April 2019. Sara loves being part of a close knit team in Massey Garden Design, enjoying being part of something exciting and watching the company grow and succeed.

    Her hobbies are reading, cooking, watching rugby and F1 also going on dog walks with her family and dog Rocky.

    Sara’s proudest moment is watching her two girls Amy and Ellie grow up and be successful. Her ambition is to continue to be part of a successful team – and oh to be the F1 safety driver.

    A couple of interesting facts about Sara is that she has driven a Porsche around Silverstone, also her godfather has received an MBE from the queen for services in the Navy in the Falkhams conflict.

  • Ash Jobson

    Design and Plant Specialist

    Ash is part of our design team as well as being our plant specialist. He has a good background in the horticultural industry having previously worked at a nursery as well attending Askham Bryan College When he’s not designing amazing gardens Ash plays Rhythm Guitar for local indie band “Soviet Space Dogs “

  • Andy Craddock

    Project Manager – April 2021
    Andy started with the Massey Garden Design team in April 2021 as the project manager of the company.
    He has 28 years of landscaping experience in all sectors of the industry, this includes many award winning competitions and collaborations.
    His hobbies include photography, walking and generally being outdoors with his family Helen, Amber, Harry and puppy Willow. He also coaches his local junior girls football team.
    His proudest moment is a tie between winning his first RHS gold medal and the junior girls football team he coaches winning the title of girls football team.
    An interesting fact about Andy is that he is a massive adrenaline junkie and has broken most of the bones in his body and has rearranged his organs in the pursuit of his adventures! 🤸‍♂️
  • Adam Grange

    Team Leader/Site Supervisor – February 2013

    Adam is the site supervisor-team trainer at David Massey Garden Design, he has been with the company since February 2013.

    Adam loves his job and how it feels like he is part of an extended family within the team. His ambition is to win gold with the company at Chelsea Flower Show.

    His hobbies include fishing, snooker, football, cricket and going to visit new places he’s never been before.
    Adam’s proudest moment in his career is winning best in show at Harrogate Flower show in 2014.

  • Sam Jordan

    Junior Landscaper – April 2020

    Sam is a junior landscaper at Massey Garden Design and has been part of the team since April 2020.

    Sam enjoys working at the company as he always has chance to be learning whilst working and states that there is a never a dull day whilst working with the team.

    His hobbies link to his ambition, interesting fact about him and also his proudest moment, he loves to watch boxing and also to box as he is part of a boxing academy. 

    Sam’s proudest moment was winning a national in boxing and his interesting fact is that he has competed all over England and Europe. His ambition was to hopefully be a professional boxer, which is currently in the process of within his boxing career alongside working at Massey Garden Design, we cannot wait to see what the future has in store for Sam and to support him throughout his matches.
    However he did state that his Plan B is to train and become a team leader with the David Massey team. 

  • James Walker

    Landscaper – September 2020

    James has been with the team as a landscaper since September 2020. He is enjoying his time working at Massey Garden Design as he says all the staff are great to work with and he is looking forward to the future progression within himself as a landscaper.

    James sees the opportunities to improve his skills and continue to learn and develop in his role, he is looking forward to his future at the company and what this will bring.

    James’ hobbies are around playing different sports, he used to play rugby but now focuses most of his time to playing 6 a-side football. He also enjoys watching different sports including football and rugby.

    An interesting fact about James’ is that at only 21 years old but he bought his first house where he lives with his partner Bryoni and puppy Milo!

    James has included a future proud moment, that he would like and hope in 5 years to be a team leader at David Massey garden design. He plans to progress and build his confidence in the work that he completes.

  • Mattie Mook

    Apprentice Landscaper – July 2019

    Mattie is currently an apprentice landscaping with the Massey Garden Design team completing his apprenticeship through the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL). He has been working with the David Massey team since July 2019 and is enjoying the great atmosphere. Mattie expresses that there has never been a time that he hasn’t enjoyed waking up early and cracking on with his job!

    Mattie’s hobbies like most of the rest of the team is around sport, he plays second row in rugby union with his local team. He also spends some of his free time shooting at his family’s farm.

    An interesting fact about Mattie is that originally he wanted to base his career around becoming fully trained as an electrician, and was helping out as a landscaper in the company. He has now realised he has a passion for landscaper and would love to progress in a career in this industry instead.

  • Toby Povey

    Apprentice Landscaper – September 2020

    Toby completed his work experience with the team at David Massey, which he really enjoyed. He then began working full time with us in September 2020.

    Toby really likes working for Massey Garden Design as he believes it is good experience and he gets along with everyone within the company.

    His hobbies includes cricket, boxing and going out walking with his dog.

    Toby’s proudest moment was getting the chance to work at Massey Garden Design as he would like to make a career out of it and work within the landscaping industry.

  • Michelle Mook

    Michelle is the managing director of Pro-Development. She funded her business in 2011 to work with SMEs in Yorkshire & the Humber, helping to build amazing people, teams and workplaces. She is a honorary member of the David Massey team and we love working with Michelle and seeing how she helps us grow and develop as a company. She loves getting the opportunity to work with the team at David Massey Garden Design as she describes us as a pleasure to work with.

    Michelle’s ambition is to help more businesses to understand what it takes to create a great place to work and help them realise the success they desire.
    In Michelle’s spare time she loves Spa Days, watching her favourite rugby super league team Hull FC and watching her son Mattie play rugby union.

    Her proudest moment is recently being awarded a Spa Day by the David Massey team for her work in helping them with our Team Event. Her other proudest moment is winning Business Personality of the year in 2019!

What our customers think

  • Karen Bowron

    January 5, 2021

    Thank you so much to the team at David Massey for the Christmas surprise of a box of absolutely delicious cupcakes from Coopers Cakes & Bakes – they really did taste as good as they look! The team were amazing to work with and my re-designed back garden has been greatly admired. I had a huge amount of pleasure out of it in 2020 and I am greatly looking forward to more of the same in 2021 😊

  • Oliver Leonard

    September 3, 2018

    Very happy with the service provided by David Massey, his team installed a new patio and lawn at our property that we are very happy with. The team kept the site and neighbouring drive clean and tidy throughout the construction. Highly recommended!

  • Michelle Mook

    March 14, 2019

    Superb job thank you. The team were fantastic, the work is top quality and very easy people to deal with and I now have an incredible drive and a beautiful garden!

  • Lesley Gray

    June 20, 2019

    Efficient, hardworking and very pleasant staff. Good quality turf which was laid with great precision and care.

  • Sarah Noble

    June 28, 2018

    We recently had our front garden remodeled including a new path with steps in dark grey limestone and 3 new flower beds created. We are so pleased with the result, it looks amazing. David’s team were extremely polite and hard working, they cleaned up each night and gave the drive an extra clean at the end, it was better than before they came! There were a few issues to overcome and David’s team made suggestions on how to resolve them, each time including us in the decision. This is the 3rd job David has done for us over a period of 2 years, each time David came to do the quotes and was always polite and friendly. I have nothing but praise for David and his team and would not hesitate to recommend them.

  • Andy Johnson

    January 14, 2021

    Dave and his team recently performed a total makeover of our garden – from digging out and laying a patio to construction of a pergola – with everything completed to a very high standard. At all times the team acted professionally and with consideration to us and the neighbours, ensuring that the job went as smoothly as possible whilst providing an excellent finished garden! I have no hesitation in recommending their work and would like to thank the whole team for a job well done.

  • Richard Tang

    September 15, 2020

    David and his team at David Massey Garden Construction have done an absolutely amazing job on our back Garden. Our back Garden previously had weeds growing out of the old paving slabs and we always felt it looked a right mess even when we had spent hours mowing, cutting back and weeding. The old decking area wasn’t much better either, as it had a lot of rubble underneath it, which was left by the previous owner, so we decided to use and contact David Massey Garden Construction for their help and expertise. The first consultation, we had with David took place over a Zoom session, where an onsite visit was then quickly arranged to gather all measurements and further ideas we had for the look of the new Garden. After receiving a quote for the new Garden, a deposit was then taken, so that we could be booked in into their busy schedule. There was roughly a 1.5 month wait until the actual work started. Each member of David’s Team, we had the pleasure of meeting onsite were extremely hardworking, considerate and polite and I would like to give as special shout out to Adam for building the new fence/sleeper beds and keeping us involved and informed at every stage of the project whilst he was onsite to make sure we had the Garden and space that we wanted. I would also like to thank Sara & Kelsey for keeping me updated throughout this project from their Harrogate office, as there were days where no work could be done because of the heavy rain. What made me pleased about picking this company were the little things that they did to make the entire experience less stressful such as keeping the place as tidy as possible, securing the Garden area before leaving site and being respectful to my neighbour’s requests, whilst taking down and putting up the new fence. In fact one of my neighbours has commented very positively about this, which is a great thing to hear!! I have no hesitation in recommending David Massey Garden Construction and I would definitely use David Massey Garden Construction for future work. Well done to everyone at David Massey Garden Construction, we are delighted with our new garden and wholeheartedly recommending you as a great Design and Landscaping company.

  • Mark Leicester

    June 11, 2018

    My experience with David and his team was exceptional in fact i can’t believe the previous reviewer is talking about the same company. All the guys were hard working, polite and considerate, they did a great job and i can’t recommend them highly enough.

  • David Crossley

    December 22, 2019

    The garden was redesigned by David to accommodate our wish for it to be both attractive yet low maintenance. The final design was reached by a very interactive process, and was brought to life by 3 weeks of hard work by David’s friendly and capable team. In particular, we were thrilled by Will’s dry stone wall building ability, ably supported by Isaac and Adam. As in all projects there were a few late tweaks which the team were able to implement without fuss. Finally, may we add that the team were always on time, worked in all weathers and , after completion, left the place clean and tidy. Our only contribution was to supply cups of coffee! Much thanks for a job very well done. David and Marcia Crossley

  • Nick Bentley

    March 6, 2019

    Our project of about 4 working days was delivered very professionally by a team of very personable and energetic chaps. Nothing was too much trouble – when we queried the colour of a particluar piece of paving it was swiftly replaced without question. Kept the area very tidy and clean throughout despite the upheaval. Outstanding.

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