About us

  • A team of six concentrating on a comprehensive range of landscaping projects
  • Experienced at undertaking risk assessments and writing method statements
  • One of the largest fleets of in-house equipment in the area – we use: tracked dumpers, 1-16 ton excavators, tractors, dumpers, chippers and stump grinders
  • Clients include: Yorkshire Water and The Priory Group
  • Now running excavator and chainsaw training courses

Call us today to find out more about what we do and how we can fulfill your landscaping needs

Valley View Landscapes is a family run business based on the edge of the Peak District National Park.  Established in 1989 by John Rickards who started by working for local people constructing gardens.  The business soon took off and within two years had started working for organizations such as Natural England and the Peak District National Part Authority.  This was mainly on larger projects such as car park construction, fencing works and dew pond construction and restoration.

Well over 20 years later we still work for the PDNP, just recently on the resurfacing of the High Peak Trail at Newhaven.
Well over 20 years later we still work for the PDNP, just recently on the resurfacing of the High Peak Trail at Newhaven.

During the mid-nineties we had started working for civil engineering companies such as Tarmac, Mowlen and Norwest Holst on projects including the Ashbourne bypass and the A50 at Derby.  Throughout our time working on larger projects we have still continued with smaller local projects such as garden construction, water gardens and koi ponds.

We also specialise in tree surgery which has ranged from one off trees for domestic customers to large scale clearance of sites including in 2005 the tree removal for a new rail line for Lafarge at Hope Cement works.

Ten years later in 2015 again for Lafarge we cleared a new quarry site near Durham.
Ten years later in 2015 again for Lafarge we cleared a new quarry site near Durham.

Landscaping has always been varied from constructing Tideswell millennium fountain to in the following year constructing Yorkshire Waters disabled access platforms at Damflask reservoir.

Throughout we take great pride in our local gardens.  We are gradually beginning to see previous clients who have moved home and want us to construct new gardens for them.  It is a great pleasure to know that our work is so appreciated and valued.

In 2015 Jon’s son Will decided to join the family business and started an apprenticeship with Valley View Landscapes thus ensuring a very positive future.

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