...passionate about gardens...

About us

Founded in 1996 by Peter Dowle, Howle Hill Nursery is a landscape and design firm based near Ross-on-Wye.

We have won numerous awards for our gardens – both for design and construction including gold medals at RHS Chelsea, RHS Hampton Court and RHS Malvern with several named Best in Show.

Our team has worked with many top designers, such as Chris Beardshaw, Sarah Eberle and James Basson.


Peter has featured in numerous magazine articles and appeared on  BBC Gardeners’ World twice last year.


Our specialist nursery grows a wide range of plants and trees for use in private and show gardens. It is open to both professional and amateur gardeners.

Pretty Geum 'Totally Tangerine' on beautiful Maple's backdrop

Meet the Team

Peter Dowle

Head garden designer and the owner of Howle Hill Nursery, Peter has been immersed in plants and gardening since childhood. His father, Julian, was a noted garden designer and Peter spent a lot of time as a youngster at the Chelsea Flower Show helping to create award-winning designs.


He trained at Pershore College of Horticulture and his career has covered every aspect of gardening from design and construction to raising nursery stock and garden maintenance.


Peter is a keen plantsman and Howle Hill Nursery is full of interesting and unusual plants. A self-confessed ‘collector and lover of acers’, there is a large range of choice and specimen Japanese maples. The nursery is also the base for acersdirect.com an online nursery founded in 2016.

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Angela Delaney

Whether you are looking for ideas for landscaping your garden, beautiful plants for a professional job or help with maintenance, Angie will put you in touch with the right person on our team. A director of the business, she is responsible for keeping the office ticking over smoothly.

Our Designers

Our CAD proficient designers can help you realise your dream whether it’s for a courtyard in town or a spacious country garden. They can advise on everything from hard landscaping to choosing plants.

Our hard landscapers

Underlying every successful garden is well-constructed hard landscaping be it paths, patios or walls. Our team take pride in delivering show garden quality to every project.

Our Soft Landscapers

Soil preparation, planting new borders and rejuvenating existing trees and shrubs is carried out by our plant specialists.

The Nursery

Based in the glasshouses at our Howle Hill site, our nursery team are responsible for propagating from seed, divisions and cuttings and keeping the nursery stock in tip-top condition.


Everybody’s favourite team member, Oscar is in charge of keeping everyone in order.