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Charles Rodriguez, Garden Thyme

Charles Rodriguez

Owner and Head Gardener

About Garden Thyme

Garden Thyme is a family run business based in West Sussex. Charles started the business in 1992, his brother Justin joined him later as Senior Gardener. The brothers are keen horticulturalists and both had a love of gardening from a young age.

After years of working as an accounts executive in the print trade, Justin realised he really craved working outdoors in nature, so that's when he joined Charles at Garden Thyme. In addition to learning on the job, Justin studied to gain NVQ and RHS qualifications. 


Charles started out studying agriculture on a farming course. He fell into horticulture after completing his dissertation in Herb Cultivation (which wasn't entirely welcomed on a farming course!) And so the seeds were sown. Charles retrained with City and Guilds whilst working in hard landscaping but found he was becoming a builder with less involvement in horticulture, which he loved. When he started his own business in grounds maintenance he found more parallels with the farming background he'd come from, drawing similarities from the seasons, planting etc. and he could finally use his intuitive gardening skills to full effect.

For nearly 30 years the brothers have provided expertise across all areas of commercial and domestic gardening, from regular maintenance and renovation to transform sites to become much appreciated green spaces . Garden Thyme is ISO certified and trusted by many well-known businesses and organisations throughout the South East.  


Our specialist knowledge and equipment enables us to provide a complete range of garden maintenance services, delivered reliably, whilst also taking pride in a job that’s always well done.

About Garden Thyme

Justin Rodriguez

Senior Gardener

I would not hesitate to recommend them

"Charles and Justin are very skilled and experienced gardeners and have done a range of tasks efficiently over many years. They are extremely friendly and great to work with. Everything has been done effectively and tidily. I would not hesitate to recommend them."

Lynda Crellin, Teddington

5 star review, Trustatrader

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