Bob Mattei is The Personal Plant Shopper
Bob trained and qualified in Amenity Horticulture at Dublin’s National Botanic Gardens (Ireland’s equivalent of Kew Gardens), and over the past thirty years has gained a wealth of ideas and experience in landscaping gardens in all styles and sizes from town courtyards to large country gardens and estates in Ireland, New England USA and the UK.
He started Greenstone Landscapes in the UK in 1989, which he ran as a successful landscape gardening business offering innovative garden design, construction and planting.
After seeing the huge rise in landscape companies with a construction-only background, he launched The Personal Plant Shopper in 2005 to focus on the soft landscaping part of garden design and to meet the increasing demand from customers for horticultural knowledge and expertise.
Award-Winning & Local
Bob Mattei took part in The Hampton Court Flower Show in 1994 when he was running Greenstone Landscapes and won a Silver-Gilt Medal for his Japanese water garden.
Nowadays we prefer to take part in local shows where we can meet local people and tell them about our landscape gardening work.
We are members of The Federation of Small Businesses and Buckinghamshire Business First.
A Landscape Expert
As well as running The Personal Plant Shopper, Bob Mattei is often called upon to take part in events where people can come with questions and benefit from his landscape gardening expertise. He has taken part in the Gardening Theatre at several local shows and has been a guest on Radio BBC Berkshire’s Garden Questions programme on several occasions.
A Family Business
Bob runs The Personal Plant Shopper with his wife, Nikki Mattei. Nikki runs the admin side and is also responsible for all the marketing of the business as she is also a Freelance Marketing Manager and runs her own business, Through Their Eyes.