About us

A passion for excellence and meticulous attention to detail

Matt Haynes (Director)

Matt Haynes founded The Outside Works in 2003 and has grown the company to its current position as a member of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) with a strong portfolio of innovative landscape designs, and a hard-working and dedicated team.



With a clear eye for the potential in a space, Matt often creates design drawings for clients freehand. On larger and more complex projects, he works with independent landscape architects and designers.

Qualified in both horticulture and garden design, we work closely with our customers to produce high quality designs that meet their needs, fit well with the building(s) and the surrounding environment, and use materials and plants which will stand the test of time.

All our timber is either reclaimed or FSC-approved, and we always use natural stone.

The designs can include planting schemes, based on the maintenance levels required, the aspect of the property and any particular desired colour scheme.

Further drawings to help clients to visualise how the garden will look from different angles, and plant maintenance advice can also be provided if required.

With a passion for excellence and meticulous attention to detail, our work ranges from the classical to the contemporary.

We pride ourselves on working closely with our clients to produce unique schemes, bringing a fresh and individual approach to each and every project. We also thrive on opportunities to work in partnership with other professionals to deliver integrated, cohesive solutions.

The company is large enough to handle complex long-term projects as well as smaller, simpler ones, and remains a small enough company to maintain a very personal approach.

We are pleased to offer the following services for both private and commercial clients, which can be tailored to suit individual project requirements:

  • Detailed design and specifications
  • Landscape construction/groundworks
  • Planting – planning and execution
  • Tree Surgery

Our sister company, Roots Upwards Ltd, was also founded in 2003 and undertakes all aspects of commercial and domestic tree surgery.

Wild, Formal, Modern, Traditional...
Let us Transform Your Garden.

Call 01273 673122 / 07930 418728
or email info@theoutsideworks.co.uk