Find out more about our professional and skilled team at Cedar Nursery, including garden design, horticulture and garden product team leads. We are always happy to help you with your next outdoor projects, to create gardens that exceed your expectations.


Tim - Partner  01932 862473 ext. 801

Multidisciplinary and creative, Tim has over 35 years’ experience in the landscape, nursery and garden centre markets and started Cedar Nursery in 1986 with his wife, Kate. Since then he has created many award-winning gardens at Hampton Court Flower Show and also heads the judging team for the Daily Mail National Garden Competition. His continual drive and enthusiasm for Cedar Nursery has meant sustained growth and success for the company which supplies many individuals and organisations such as the RHS and Royal Botanic Garden, Kew. 


Alison - Landscape Architect 01932 862473 ext. 810

Alison qualified as a Landscape Architect in 1988, she also has an MA in Horticulture and a degree in Housing Development. She joined our team in 2014 as our full-time chartered Landscape Architect, also offering our cutting-edge 3D landscape design services.She is inspired by Garden History and it's influence on Garden Design. Whilst living and working abroad she also appreciated the opportunity to study plants in their natural habitats and growing conditions, across 3 different Continents.

Alison's wealth of Garden Design experience is across sectors, so for example, her projects could range from designing a Contemporary Country Garden for a Private Residence, with the next being a Commercial Landscape Design for a hotel.


Angela - Digital Marketing Manager

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Angela has worked in digital marketing for over 20 years across the finance, travel and technology sectors. She joined Cedar in 2021 to help manage the marketing and websites for Cedar Nursery and Kitchen in the Garden.
She is sometimes joined by her dog Harley who brings skills in squirrel chasing and sniffing out treats.


Claire - Sales Executive, Specialism Garden Furniture 01932 862473 ext. 802

Claire joined Cedar Nursery in Spring 2018 to assist with sales of garden buildings and furniture. She has a sales and project management background in the building industry serving the domestic sector. Claire has one grown up daughter and the other love of her life is her dog Ruby – a Hungarian Vizsla.

When asked what she most enjoys about her job she said ‘It’s the variety of the role and dealing with the general public - meeting and talking with interesting people from all walks of life’.


Carina - Accounts/Plant Area Assistant 01932 862473 ext. 806

Another member of Cedar Nursery's multi-disciplined team, Carina joined us more than 10 years ago and, over the years, has seen the business grow. During this time she has been active in many different areas, including our accounts, but also spends time in the plant area; where she has an incredible eye for creating beautiful planting displays, attention to detail and tidiness.

Carina comes from Norway and brings with her a refreshing, northerly and no-nonsense attitude to all her duties and activities here. She is a keen horticulturist and spends many hours redesigning and working in her own garden. Carina lives locally with her husband and 3 sons.


Dave - Nursery Manager 01932 862473 ext. 803

Dave has worked in Garden Centre management for over 20 Years, in both independent and family-run businesses and joined Cedar Nursery in 2013.  Dave has a successful record of sourcing and growing plants from around Europe, specialising in locating varieties which thrive in the UK and always aiming to try something new.  His knowledge of plants and gardening is immediately apparent and he brings great energy and enthusiasm to the Nursery.  Dave loves the more informal type of gardens but moreover his interest lies in the plants themselves.  His top tip for a thriving garden is: 'keep your plants fed'.


Don - Assistant Nursery Manager 01932 862473

A nurseryman’s nursery man, Don is Assistant Nursery Manager and works directly under Dave looking after the plant area.  Prior to his training at Merrist Wood, he gained a degree in History, worked in insurance and as a Tax Officer but now has over 25 years’ experience in garden nursery stock production, including budding, grafting, division and propagation.  Don has a special interest in trees and is particularly inspired by the collections at Westonbirt Arboretum.  He favours a spartan and minimalist look in the garden, and his advice is to 'keep it neat and tidy'.  He lives in Dorking with his wife.


Emma - Garden Structures 01932 862473 ext. 822

Emma joined the team in 2022 to become our garden structures expert. With a background in health care and a can-do attitude, no project is too big a challenge for Emma. She approaches every task with enthusiasm and a good sense of humour, whether that is helping a customer choose the best structure for their space or motivating the installation team before a delivery. Outside of the nursery, Emma is a talented baker and a great enjoyer of a nice walk ending in a pub lunch with friends.



Jett - Nursery Assistant 01932 862473 ext. 821

In a recent survey among staff, Jett was voted; employee most likely to be running the place in 10 years. As the youngest member of the team, she has a background in IT and retail and is involved in all aspects of Nursery business from driving the forklift to entering meta data on our website. Jett is a committed vegan, animal lover and chiefly a devotee of live music which means her free time is mostly spent travelling the world in support of her favourite bands.


Louise - Sales Executive, Specialism Garden Planters 01932 862473 ext. 814

Louise's background is from Corporate and the Private sector but she brings a wealth of sales, support and management experience to the Nursery.
She is very customer focused and enjoys relationship building, with her customers, she believes in treating people how you would like to be treated yourself.

Zoë - Sales Support 01932 862473 ext. 201

Zoë joined Cedar Nursery in June 2022 to provide sales administration to the Nursery, this evolved to be mostly within Kitchen in the Garden.

Raising twin boys, Zoë studied book-keeping once the boys started school, she began working in the Finance Team of a Secondary School in 2010.

She enjoys interacting with customers and building good relationships with both colleagues & suppliers, being very organised & she is well known for her love of a post-it note!


Laurence - Sales at Kitchen in the Garden 01932 556266





Steve - Delivery Driver

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Our Saturday Staff Team

We appreciate our busy Saturday team who are involved with Nursery maintenance, preparing customer deliveries and sales support here in Cobham