Estates, Residential and Commercial Landscaping and Maintenance



We specialise in providing your property with regular care. Our maintenance services keep your garden looking good throughout the year.  We are fine turf specialists as well as having experience in orchard management.  Our wide knowledge of plants and plant care ensures that the correct job is scheduled at the correct time.



We work with talented Garden Designers to provide you with a custom design for your planting & hard-Landscaping needs. You can rest assured in our comprehensive knowledge of plants, lawn products, and maintenance strategies.


We don’t pretend to be experts in hard-landscaping so we have formed a business partnership with one of the most reputable and reliable companies in Eastbourne.  Vastly experienced and on the register of approved contractors for Marshalls.  They work with us on our larger projects and also quote directly to our customers.  With this partnership in place we can provide high quality work including block paving, retaining walls, paths and other hard-landscaping features.

We have made a significant investment in modern machinery.  Our equipment will be reliable and appropriate to the task.  Our experience guides us as to when a job should be done but it is the machinery and tools that allow us to work efficiently and quickly.


Our most recent purchases;  


Our most recent purchases;

Shindaiwa AH243S Pro long-reach hedge cutter

Maruyama HT236 DLV-R 30″ Pro short-arm hedge cutter

Niwaki EN Pro 8ft Tripod ladder

Efco DS3500 Professional strimmer and brush-cutter

Masport Rotarola RRSP 22″ Self-propelled rotary mower with rear roller

Lloyds Paladin 21″ cylinder mower with 9 blade cylinder for precision cut

Lawnflite garden shredder

Stihl BR430 backpack leaf blower

Stihl BG86c Handheld leaf blower

Husqvarna 435 Chainsaw

Honda FE500 Tiller

We firmly believe that by using the latest technology, tools and machines we can deliver unrivalled service and excellence.

Finally, a word of thanks to George Rose of Buxted who are our preferred supplier of powered machines and tools. They provide the best service around and their in-depth knowledge of the market means that the machines they supply are always going to give you the edge over companies who rely on eBay and other markets for unreliable, second-hand machinery.


Our existing Customers are very important to us.  If you have given us work before we will always try to put your needs first.  New business is nice but a happy customer base is better!


To ensure that HGS is prepared for any eventuality we have a policy in place providing £2,000,000 of public liability cover.


Steve Veal

Steve Veal


Steve is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) & The Institute of Groundsmanship.(IOG)

Having recently sold his IT company Steve is returning to his first love, horticulture.  To back his years of experience gained in the 1980’s Steve has put himself through some rigorous training to get up to speed with modern practices and techniques.  These will be used alongside the traditional methods he acquired during his apprenticeship.

In 2015/2016, he successfully undertook the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture at Plumpton College gaining passes in all subjects including two commendations.  


The 1 year course concluded with 8 papers in 2 days and tested students under subjects such as;

Plant Health

Pests, Diseases and Disorders

Plant Growth, Propagation & Development

Plant Classification, Structure and Functions

Plant Nutrition, Soil and Growing Media

The Protected Environment

Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance

Establishment and Maintenance of Lawns In 2016/2017

Steve will attend Plumpton once more to study the RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture. As a member of the IOG Steve is up-to-date with the latest practices and principles in fine turf management and lawn care.  He is an adviser and consultant to local cricket clubs and has great experience in the preparation and maintenance of cricket squares.

As part of his personal development Steve has also attended courses in;

Plumpton AC – Advanced fruit tree pruning and Orchard Management

Institute of Groundsmanship – Level 1 Cricket Pitches – Spring Preparation and Summer Maintenance First Aid Future courses;

Institute of Groundsmanship – Level 1 Cricket Pitches – Autumn Renovation and Winter Maintenance

RHS Certificate in Practical Horticulture

Plumpton AC – Hedgelaying

Plumpton AC – PA6A Knapsack Sprayer

Our History

Hellingly Garden Services is a new company built on old skills.  The business owner Steve Veal trained under Jeremy Nicholson and Ken Sperry in the 1980’s working on large country houses and gardens around the Uckfield area.  This type of formal training is rarely given these days and Steve is privy to many skills that have fallen into misuse.  In 1987 Steve began a successful career in the world of Information Technology, eventually running his own software company, until its sale in 2015.  Having sold his company Steve is now moving back to his first love, Horticulture.



"Thanks for your hard work on the garden it really is beginning to look good and I especially like the front looking so good makes me feel so much better when I walk that way"


Liz Felstead, Arlington

"Thanks so much for a fab job in the garden yesterday.  It was great to come home to!"

Karen Illife, Five Ash Down

"My wife and I had got to the point where our garden was getting on top of us.  We found Steve to be both knowledgeable and very helpful.  The price was very reasonable and so we took him on to do the work.  The quality of the work was excellent I would have no hesitation in recommending Hellingly Garden Services to anyone in the future!"

Malcolm Smith, Buxted

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