Alison’s Garden & Landscape was established in 1997 by Alison Flakemore.
After the birth of Alison’s first son she was determined never to return to her previous profession of administration duties. With her love and passion for gardens, the outdoors and a strong family history of farming Alison commenced studies at night school in 1993 to gain her qualifications in Horticulture later going onto her Diploma.
In 1997 Alison set about launching her vision of a female owned garden & landscape business. From humble beginnings she started out with an old van a lawn mower, basic hand tools and working from home, delivering flyers in her local community. Within weeks her clientele was growing and her first employee joined the business.
Through the early years of business Alison faced many challenges and rejection being a female in the industry, by advancing her practices, finding solutions and forging forward through adverse times she edged into the commercial market.
In 2000, Alison identified through female intuition and attention to detail she was delivering a comprehensive service above and beyond expectations and incorporated this into her business model and secured her first Government contract. A further 2 years later saw Alison’s with an additional 4 Government contracts, by 2007 Alison had united the entire 9 Southern Government contracts and now maintains Southern Tasmania, being awarded this contract again in 2013.
In 2009 Alison moved away from being a sole trader and became a Company Pty Ltd. In the same year her eldest son joined the business, training in Horticulture and taking forward his mums business vision, not long after Alison’s youngest son joined forces.
Alison was nominated in 2011 Telstra Business Woman’s Awards and selected as a finalist in the business owner category.
Alison expanded her company mid-2016 to incorporate Gutter Cleaning with the purchase of a state of the art machine, with the capacity to down load camera footage and assess maintenance concerns.
Alison employs a professional team of 16 employees, highly qualified and inclusive of Alison’s business vision, a fleet of vehicles ranging from garden maintenance, Landscape, vacant land slashing, gutter cleaning and testing and tagging.
Alison’s Garden & Landscape Pty. Ltd. offer more than gardening we are an exceedingly professional team, understanding people’s needs and wants creating gardens to suit individual lifestyles which in turn become an extension of their home.”