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Blessed Earth are a Christian not-for-profit community interest gardening company based in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
We are passionate about people and plants and are an equal opportunities employer.
Our mission at Blessed Earth is to provide high quality gardening services to the local community. We formed as a Community Interest Company because our founder received a vision from God. It is our aim to cultivate growth and put people and plants before profits.
We develop opportunities for people with unique skills and experience who would otherwise find it difficult to gain employment.
Valued members of our team include adults with learning difficulties.
All About Blessed Earth
We are a Christian not-for-profit community interest gardening company. We formed as a Community Interest Company because of the vision our founder received from God. James' gift of the Spirit is to serve and we therefore believe Blessed Earth's purpose is to serve the community.
We are a team of NPTC fully qualified and insured tree surgeons with years of experience in garden maintenance. We have the experience and skills necessary to tackle every type of tree and always work to the set British standards (3998).
We are passionate about people and plants and it is our aim to cultivate growth and put people and plants before profits. We provide high-quality services for our clients and cater to each project’s specific needs.
We have two core missions; our primary mission is to provide equal employment opportunities to adults with learning and developmental disabilities, valued members of our team include adults with developmental disabilities.
Our secondary mission at Blessed Earth CIC is to supply gardening services to everyone. We aim to do this by; providing a paid for gardening and tree surgery service to domestic and commercial clients and after covering expenses, operational costs and wages, we pool together our profits, as well as donations from the public to fund community projects for people and organisations who wouldn't normally be able to have work carried out due to lack of finances.
Through open communication and exceptional service, we hope you’ll find what you’re looking for with our gardening company.
Community Interest Company
We are a CIC. Our income is generated from a range of services; garden maintenance, hard and soft landscaping, garden design work, tree surgery and from sales of wood. After expenses, operational and staffing costs our profits are either reinvested back into the company to support our primary mission or are donated into our community project scheme.
We provide work, learning and training opportunities to adults facing barriers to employment due to a learning or developmental disability and to local people who enjoy working in nature.
Our aim is to work with other local non-profit organisations that provide a similar service, Mencap and the National Autistic Society, in order to provide practical work experience and training opportunities. We help people to develop their skills and confidence working as part of our team, we are socially inclusive and welcome people from all backgrounds and levels of experience.
We are regulated by the Community Interest Company Regulator.
Meeting Your Needs
Attention to Detail
Blessed Earth are passionate about caring for the environment. We are dedicated to maintaining the ecology of every garden as both habitat and home. Hire us to hear more about how we cater to the needs of each client with our consultancy service.
Creative and Innovative
With Blessed Earth, clients know exactly what to expect - professionalism, efficiency and exceptional results. Our bespoke garden design service offers everything from a spruce up to a full redesign with skilled landscape gardening.
We are City and Guilds NPTC qualified tree surgeons with public and employers liability insurance. When it comes to this service, you can count on us to be professional and efficient, making sure you are satisfied every step of the way.
Meeting Your Needs
Blessed Earth is dedicated to providing high quality garden services in Hertfordshire. From tree surgery and planting to bespoke garden design, we have your needs covered. Take a look below to see more of what we specialise in and get in touch with any questions or to hear more about our expertise.
Fence building and repairs
UK storms can bend and bow our fences making them unstable and prone to breaking. Whether it's just a quick repair or time for a whole new fence, we'd love to help.
Has your neighbour made growing veg look easy? Get help choosing the right vegetables for your garden and designing a beautiful patch that will last.
Meet the Team
Proud and Professional
Head Gardener and Lead Tree Surgeon
The old English meaning of Blissett is Blessed, James has certainly felt very blessed his whole life with many amazing opportunities. He’s a trained chef, artist, rock climbing instructor, botanist and qualified tree surgeon and qualified carer for individuals with spinal injuries. James is passionate about equal employment opportunities for all.
Ashleigh joins Blessed Earth with a First Class Honors in Art and a deep passion for the outdoors. She connects nature with her design to deliver stunning aesthetics, innovative forms and unique compositions.
Alex has over 20 years commercial business experience and is fluent in four languages. Alex is passionate about the environment, gardening and travel. Occasionally you’ll find Alex’s head in the clouds (literally!) as she has started training for her private pilot’s licence. On Terra Firma Alex is happiest organising the Blessed Earth CIC team and ensuring that all of our clients and their gardens are well looked after.
Gardener and Groundsman
With us since our founding, Jim is a proud member of the autistic community. He has an extraordinary range of life experience and accomplishments. Jim has been a coach driver, bus driver, train driver, gardener, salesman and served in the armed forces. He has a passion for God, trains and Doctor Who. Jim brings exceptional enthusiasm and creativity to the team.
Doctor Sarah Blissett
Sarah is James' sister and is a writer, artist and researcher who collaborates with Blessed Earth on creative learning opportunities. She has a passion for food, cooking and the environment.
Dan has been in digital marketing for ten years now and has helped many charities do more of what they do best. After James and Jim helped remove some trees from his garden he was struck by their business and personal ethics and wanted to get stuck in. When he's not behind a laptop he's cycling or on the beach.