With over 25 years of experience of designing and building gardens throughout Glasgow, Edinburgh and Scotland. Meet the Team (we're awaiting photos!).
Susan Gallagher - Landscape Architect
Qualified with an Honours degree in Landscape Architecture in 1991 and has over 25 years of experience of designing and building gardens. Previously she worked as a landscape architect in North Lanarkshire's Landscape Department. Other interests include wildlife, photography and architecture.
Antonia Boyle - Landscape Architect
Antonia is a Chartered Landscape Architect who gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture in 2004 from Edinburgh College of Art. Previously she worked for one of the UK's largest Landscape Architecture practices Gillespies. Her interests include gardening, skiing and travel.
John Morrison - Senior Landscaper
John is in charge of our on site logistics. He has over 35 years of experience of all aspects of landscaping and has been building gardens with Terra Firma for 16 years. In his spare time John sings and plays guitar in a band and coaches at the local youth club.
Marcus Hunter - Senior Landscaper
Marcus has been with Terra Firma for 10 years and he is highly skilled in all aspects of hard landscaping including patios, steps, natural stone walls, fencing and decking. He is qualified to SVQ Level 2 in General Construction. He enjoys live music, reading and good films.
Keith Mc Sherry - Senior Landscaper
Keith has 16 years experience, and is a highly trained landscaper who has been working with us for over 7 years. He has an HNC in Horticulture and expertise is patios, walls and decking and a keen eye for detail. In his spare time Keith likes to keep fit hill walking and mountaineering and spending time with his family.
Derek McArthur - Senior Landscaper
Derek is a time served joiner and is also an accomplished paver and driveway specialist. He owns 16 horses and takes part in horse shows in his spare time.
Jim Gray - Senior Landscaper
Jim is an time served plasterer and renderer. He is an experienced hard landscaper and highly skilled in building walls, laying patios, building steps and constructing driveways. In his spare time he enjoys playing pool and watching sports.
Patrick Conner - Landscaper
Patrick is a perfectionist by nature and exacting in the standards he expects of himself. He is currently in the process of completing his HND in Horticulture
Stuart Merry - Landscape Labourer
Stuart is a valuable part of the team supporting Marcus and the other builders with mixes and supplies. Stuart is very knowledgeable about current events and takes an active interest in political and and environmental issues.
Max Dougan - Landscape Labourer
Daniel Hall - Landscape Labourer
Vedrana Vorkapic - CAD Technician
She has advanced skills in AutoCAD, Sketchup and Photoshop and produces most of our drawings as well as providing valuable design input.
Rose Joseph - CAD Technician
Rose has a 4 year degree in Architecture as well as a 2 year degree in Landscape Architecture. Lakshmi assists with the design of our gardens and produces high quality cad plans and 3d visualisations
Yvonne Logan - Book Keeper
Yvonne is our wonderful book keeper who helps to keep the business administration side of Terra Firma running smoothly
A bit more about us...
At Terra Firma we are driven as a company by strong core values that are shared by the whole team and reflected in how we operate as a company. The most prominent of these are Beauty, Reliability, Respect and Excellence. We attribute our ongoing success to our commitment to these core values.
Beauty - Terra Firma began with a mission to make a difference in the world by making it a more beautiful place to live in. This is reflected in the attention we give to detail, and to good quality design and why all of our gardens are carefully designed by experienced Landscape Architects. We appreciate the beauty of nature and we wish to share this with our clients by providing a beautiful garden for their own enjoyment and for the benefit of our native wildlife.
Reliability - We practice consistency in everything we do and it is important for us to demonstrate our integrity and trustworthiness to our clients. When we commit to a project we will turn up every day, until the project is satisfactorily completed. We employ our own long term staff and sub-contractors whom we have trained ourselves.
Respect - We respect the environment, we respect each other and we respect our clients. Within the team we value each other's contribution and recognise the importance of teamwork. Respect is reflected in the good relationships we have with our clients and our attitude towards their property while we are there. We take time to ensure we carry out our work in a tidy and efficient manner with the minimum disturbance to our clients and their neighbours.
Excellence - We really enjoy what we do and we love to do it well. From the start it has been our aim to be the very best landscape company in Glasgow, and we take great pride in producing work of the highest quality and durability. We value our good reputation and work hard to maintain it.
We now occupy a unique niche in Glasgow, our gardens are designed by Landscape Architects and built by an inhouse team of highly experienced and qualified staff. This provides our clients with the best possible garden design for their budget, and ensures projects are executed efficiently, on time, using high quality materials.
We are fully insured and all our work is guaranteed.
Martin Aitken & Co
89 Seaward Street
Bank of Scotland
VAT Registration Number: 870401058
Layton Blackham Insurance Services Ltd.
4 Ripon Road
Employers Liability (£10,000,000)
Public Liability (£1,000,000)
Professional Indemnity £100,000