About Us

Led by James Fish, with over 18 years’ experience and multiple Bali award winning gardens, we specialise in bringing your vision to reality through professional landscape construction & garden maintenance, working alongside many of the UK’s leading garden designers.

Our process begins with a complimentary pre-project advice service, where we look to understand your vision and ensure our values align. We can then recommend you to one of our preferred garden designers, or work with your chosen garden designer to plan and construct your project.

On completion, our maintenance team will professionally maintain your garden to ensure it stays at its best throughout the seasons.


How It Started

James commenced his career working for one of the UK's leading landscaping companies on various projects throughout the South East ranging from two to twelve months in length.

James was also involved in creating main show gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show & RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. For a period of time James featured alongside Alan Titchmarsh on ITV’s Love Your Garden.

In 2007 he set up BlueFish Landscaping Contractors, which has become one of the preferred landscape contractors in the South East.


Our Ethos

Great gardens require creativity, attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship.

We have an enviable reputation for our high level of service, whilst being approachable and reliable. With the design & build process taking place over a number of weeks and months, we develop long-term relationships with garden designers, landscape architects and end clients based on trust and peace of mind.

As the gardens we build mature over time, we like to remain involved to ensure they are maintained and align to the long term vision set out in the brief at the start of the project.


01st August 2018 - I have employed BlueFish on a number of garden projects over the last five years, involving the planting of major trees, and wide ranging landscaping. I have found BlueFish to be a pleasure to work with. They are always polite and helpful, are well organised, efficient and tidy, coupled with having many excellent ideas of their own which they are happy to share. They have a sound knowledge of the planting requirements of both shrubs and mature trees, and of the design issues associated with extensive hard landscaping. They employ very capable, co-operative staff. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any Garden Designer who was considering employing them where major works are planned.

Fiona Henley, Garden Designer

06th September 2018 - To whom it may concern, I have known James for two years. We have worked on a range of garden design projects together during this period in the Surrey & Hampshire area. He is an excellent communicator & always keeps me fully informed of progress & any queries before, during & in between my project monitoring site visits. He anticipates any problems that may arise & deals with these is a calm, organized manner. His landscaping work, organizational skills & attention to detail is outstanding. We have worked on some projects where the design has been quite intricate & the completed endeavour has been beautiful. James & his team are extremely punctual, reliable & work together in a cohesive way that ensures not only a good relationship with the clients, but also as a strong unit within their company. They are helpful, courteous & keep the site extremely tidy which is so important during what can be a disruptive time for the clients. James’ knowledge of his profession is impressive & I always feel confident that the garden design projects we work on together will be delivered & completed in an exceptional way. I cannot recommend James & BlueFish Landscaping highly enough.

Liz Frost, Garden Designer @ Nettles & Petals Design

BlueFish recently undertook a hard landscaping project at our home. They carried out their work in a professional manner. We found them to be efficient, skillful with outstanding attention to detail. They were very cooperative when asked to carry out additional work. They also worked in a clean, tidy and methodical manner. The quality of their work is outstanding and we were really delighted with the end results. We have no hesitation in recommending their work and we would definitely use them again!

Mrs. M. Mulhern, private client

We are grade II listed, with both the house and the gardens being completed in the vernacular style using elements from Lutyens and Jekyll . Getting traditional craftsmen who can produce work to such a high standard is not easy. I have had other works done on other parts of the property and whilst they are generally well done they do not meet with the exacting standards produced by BlueFish and other craftsmen under contract. Some of the hard landscape design work was done by Michael Edwards Architect, the garden design was done by Joy Jardine. However it took with the experience of James & team to actually fit it all together and make it work. They also planted up the beds and lawn, all of which have been very successful. The speed with which they work and the high standard is exceptional. They are neat and tidy, they do not impose, and are are full of suggestions to improve or resolve design issues. I am very happy with the works done and have called them back twice to get new projects completed. It is not easy to find contractors who have the traditional skills and who can build for the long term. I have had various people visit the garden to view elements of the garden design on behalf of the architect, and I would be happy to show the quality of the workmanship. It is impressive and the garden already looks like it was built years ago. It is beautiful and works well with the tile hung house.

Mrs. K. Ware, private client

Thank you to all the team at BlueFish for having done such a wonderful job transforming the walled garden. We are so delighted with it and everyone agrees that it is now a more ‘inviting’ space which fits in so much better with the garden as a whole. Your hard work and efficiency in getting the job done and tidied up within the agreed timescale was much appreciated!