about us

Shovel Brothers was formed in 2013 when the Shough brothers (Nick and Les) had both coincidentally taken reduncancy from their office based jobs and independantly taken up gardening for pleasure. Having undertaken RHS studies in Garden Maintenance, Planning and Practical Horticulture, brother Nick decided to make this his full time occupation and easily persuaded brother Les to come on board. Formally beginning trading in 2014, we took on anything garden related from mowing and trimming to fencing and paving.

In 2016 brother Les completed studies in Countryside Management and has gone on to work for the National Trust in Devon; Shovel Brothers now operates with a small team of skilled workers and Les lends a hand when in town.