Meet the team

Meet our team of talented garden designers and horticultural specialists

Since 2010, we’ve carefully assembled a wonderful team of garden designers, landscapers and horticultural specialists with a diverse range of skills and knowledge. By adopting this hiring philosophy, we’re able to provide you with an all-encompassing experience and unrivalled knowledge.
We create an environment where everyone can thrive and do what they do best – to maintain and design the best gardens in Worcestershire.
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Daniel Powell MCIHort


Daniel gained his qualification in Garden Design and Management at the well-renowned Pershore College of Horticulture in 1997 under the tutelage of BBC Gardener, Chris Beardshaw.

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After leaving Pershore in 2001, Daniel worked in the horticultural industry and the plant retail sector, where he gained valuable customer service skills and a broader knowledge of the industry and plants.  

Dan went on to design and create several award-winning gardens at various RHS flower shows, including Chelsea, Malvern, BBC Gardeners World and Hampton Court. Before eventually starting his own business venture and establishing Instant Scenery in 2010.

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Jack Mann

Garden Maintenance Manager

Jack joined the team in 2016 after becoming the first professional to come through the Instant Scenery Apprenticeship scheme. Since then, Jack has developed into a knowledgeable and highly skilled Garden Maintenance Manager.

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Jack has completed his horticultural apprenticeship, gaining recognition and awards for his outstanding attitude and approach to the course. He was one of only three apprentices to win an award out of 2,500 students. He has now started his level 3 in Horticulture at Pershore to complete his supervisor qualifications.

Jack is motivated, willing to learn and a consummate professional. He has excelled in his time with us, and we have received excellent feedback on his high working standards and professional approach.

Among the many reasons he is loved by our customers is his sense of humour and willingness to help his team and customers alike.

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Adam Wrighton

Team leader

Adam joined the team in February 2023. He has a breadth of experience in the landscaping industry, we are thrilled to have him onboard and are excited to further develop and strengthen the team, with Adam sharing his depth of knowledge and skills.

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Adam describes himself as self motivated, friendly, creative and active. He has a sharp eye for detail and can bring a design to life, he is aware of the importace of a healthy and respectful relationship both with the team he leads and the clients he works with.

With over 18 years of high standard landscaping we are delighted that Adam has joined Instant Scenery and look forward to delivering exceptional gardens.

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Nicky Townsend

Office Manager

Nicky joined the team in February 2021 as a part-time Office Manager. She’s always on hand to keep customers up to speed with their projects, liaise with suppliers and deliver excellent customer service.

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Nicky has been instrumental in ensuring all of our Health and Safety, HR and staff training is up to date. Her management of the team’s excellent day-to-day performance has also helped us secure an APL accreditation recently.

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Will Rhodes

Team Leader

Will is a reliable, dedicated and trustworthy professional. He joined the Instant Scenery team in autumn 2019 after gaining his Level 3 in Horticulture at Pershore College and quickly became a real asset.

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Will goes above and beyond to help others and always has a smile on his face. He enjoys working outside and making a lasting impact on a wide range of gardens. Will is supportive of his colleagues, communicates well, and is great at the logistical side of things. But most importantly, he keeps the van super clean.

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Jacob Duncan Matthews

Maintenance Team

Jacob joined the team in February 2022 and has settled in incredibly well. His hard work ethic and friendly demeanour make him a pleasure to be around. We are so pleased that he is part of the Instant Scenery family.

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Despite always enjoying hard labour and getting his hands dirty, horticulture is his newfound love. We can’t wait to help him progress and continue excelling.

Outside of work, you can usually find Jacob cycling or taking his dog for a walk.

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Ellie Jones

Maintenance Team

Ellie has had a love of gardens since a young age which was carried on from her mum and Grandad. She loves to be outdoors, working hard and making customers happy. She describes herself as a positive, bubbly outgoing person.

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Ellie has made a fantastic start with us, she has already made a super impression on our customers. She is keen to learn and is very excited to be completing an apprenticeship in horticulture.

She already knows so much and is putting what she has learnt into practise.

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Rosie Pratchett

Maintenance Team

Rosie is passionate about horticulture with both a professional and personal interest. After completing RHS levels in Horticulture, garden planning establishment and maintenance she has undertaken a role to utilise and develop her skills and knowledge.

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Following working in horticulture retails she has a sound knowledge of seasonal changes and trends. Rosie works well with all our team members and is keen to learn even more.

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Harry Creek

Landscaping Team

Harry is a happy, kind and funny member of the team. He joined the landscaping team in Spring 2020 after gaining an NVQ Level 2 distinction in Horticulture at Pershore College.

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Harry’s interest in landscaping and gardening comes from his grandparents. He loves bringing ideas to life and seeing the completed finish.  

He’ll take any opportunity to carry out any physical work and use a new tool from his growing collection.

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In memory of Nikki Potter

Instant scenery would not be in the position it is today without Nikki. She was a huge influence on the team after Dan, her brother, persuaded her to help him with the paperwork.

Like all things she put her mind to, Nikki excelled in her role. She developed strong relationships with customers and suppliers and played a crucial role in helping us grow the business.

Despite falling ill for the second time in late 2019, Nikki refused to give up work. She remained the go-to person to solve problems until she tragically lost her fight with breast cancer in July 2020.

We, along with our customers, her family and friends have actively raised over £6k for the Worcester Haven Breast Cancer Charity.

Nikki is greatly missed. She was a great colleague, mum, daughter, sister, wife and friend. But most of all, she was a beautiful person who was full of fun laughter and life.

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