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Antony Henn has been involved in Horticulture all his life. His parents, Hans and Anna, started one of the first garden centres in the UK in 1959, The Dutch Nursery in Hertfordshire, which Antony and his four brothers and sister helped to develop through the 80s and 90s. The family still own the garden centre to this day!

In the early part of his career, Antony worked on a specialist nursery in Holland to learn about growing trees and shrubs then took time out to travel the world with his friend Nigel Marven assisting in the production of wildlife documentaries for the BBC.

With a keen interest in architecture and design, setting up a garden design business seemed the natural evolution from growing plants and retail, so in 1992 Gardensforlife was born! Since then Antony has worked on many amazing garden projects for prestigious clients, one of his favourite projects was a stunning Japanese water feature for Sir Paul McCartney.

While designing gardens he worked on many TV and radio garden shows including BBC Gardeners world in 1996-97 and ‘Roots and shoots’ for HTV from 2002-2005 to name a few, sharing his expertise and enthusiasm for plants and gardens. He has also developed an ingenious “border in a box” business which has won many new-innovation awards, featured in numerous publications and was recommended by Alan Titchmarsh and Joe Swift.

His Gardensforlife team consist of professional, well-trained gardeners led by RHS trained foreman Nick Perry. The team carry out high-end planting and maintenance in and around North London and Hertfordshire with the emphasis on long-term customer satisfaction.