About G D Hurren Landscapes Ltd
Grahame Hurren, whilst washing up at the Inglenook Restaurant Pagham, although reaching the dizzy heights of ‘Head Kitchen Porter’, felt that he could do even better at 15 years old (I may have even been 14, I can’t remember) and was given the idea to put an advert in a shop window to help with gardening and other mundane duties. This simple act shot Grahame Hurren instantly into local gardening hero status… to half a dozen or so North Bersted residents of Bognor Regis, working as it turns out at practically slave labour rates, keeping peoples gardens tidy. But the story doesn’t stop here.
He kept these customers and built up his business whilst studying for his ‘A’ levels in 1981-83 and then into the year after he left school, until finally realizing ‘there’s got to be more to life than this’ and so went to Loughborough University age 19 studying a four year teaching degree coarse in Design Technology.
At around 18 months in to his degree, due to catching mild dyslexia at a very early age from his father (Reg), Grahame decided that an academic life was not suited to him, and therefore reluctantly (yet paradoxically also jubilantly) left University life to rebuild his gardening business.
Having worked for and alongside various builders and landscapers he has built up his cliental and skills which include fencing, turving, paving of all types, concreting, block pave or shingle driveways, ponds, pergolas, shed/greenhouse erection/repair, steps, raised beds, brick walls, soft landscaping, design ideas, plus hedge/tree trimming/removal, shrub trimming, garden clearouts, and for corporate businesses only weekly or bi weekly garden maintenance.
These include, West Sussex County Council, Livability, Sanctuary Housing, Saxon Weald, Local Schools and Doctors, George Ide LLP Solicitors, G C Spratt and Son Ltd, Hurst Management.
He now lives with his wife and two children in Bognor Regis, getting involved with helping at cubs which his brother runs and he attended thirty years ago, playing the guitar with his son, Astronomy, running, Aikido, going to the gym, getting involved with the running of local schools, keeping a few chickens and bizarrely doing his own garden, which there’s little time for.