Robert Mitchell has 15 years experience of working within the landscaping construction industry. During this time he has worked with international designers such as Julian and Isabel Bannerman and Simon Shire, helping them deliver major projects, such as the restoration of the historic gardens at Asthall Manor, as well as many small scale projects for private customers.
Living on a 900 acres farm, surrounded by hedgerows, mixed woodlands and river meadows, Robert has developed a deep regard for conservation issues, having worked closely with organisations such as, Farming Wildlife Advisory Group. Over the years Robert has had great success with a variety of tree planting projects, ranging from specimen trees to woodlands, orchards and hedgerows. Robert more recently worked within the Ecological and Environmental Services industry, where he gained significant experience of large scale projects involving English Nature, National Heritage, National Trust and the subsequent mitigation work. As a direct result of this experience Robert now has significant contacts with leading ecological experts in a variety of disciplines, e.g. bats, badgers, reptiles, water voles, birds and plant ecology.
He is NPTC qualified, fully insured, a trade member of the National Hedge Laying Society and a dry stone waller, he keeps bees and works (as a volunteer) with the Cotswold Water Park Society water vole restoration project.