About Us

Paul and Jo Ladkin - New Life GardeningNew Life Garden Services was established by us, Paul and Jo Ladkin. After both graduating from Southampton University, we got married and created the business together in 1983 – and we have never looked back! We have been maintaining and building gardens in Southampton, Hampshire and surrounding areas ever since.

Paul is the Operations Manager, and Jo is the Admin and Finance Manager of the business. We employ a dedicated workforce, all of whom are full-time and committed to making gardens look good. Several of our team have been working with us for many years, but we are always keen to offer job opportunities to young people wanting to develop their knowledge and skills within the gardening sector.

Over the years our skill base and experience (and team!) have expanded, and we now operate two distinct businesses: New Life Garden Services and New Life Landscapes.

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New Life Garden Services has been running since we began business over 30 years ago, and has an extensive private and commercial portfolio of contract garden maintenance.

New Life Landscapes grew out of the maintenance business from a passion for designing and building great quality gardens. (A few of our landscape gardening projects can be seen in the Gallery.)

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We incorporate an environmentally friendly approach to all our work, both in New Life Landscaping and New Life Garden Services, and work closely with local suppliers to give our customers the highest quality materials and service. We want every garden to be and look as great as it possibly can!

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In addition to New Life Garden Services, Paul Ladkin also offers a Garden Consultancy service, available both online and offline – click here for further information. 

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Whether your gardening needs are large or small, we’d love to hear from you – don’t hesitate to contact us at any time via email or phone.

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Meet the Team!