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From Seedlings to Stunning Landscapes


Celebrating 5 Years of Growth at Panoramic Landscapes

Can you believe it’s been five years? It seems like just yesterday we were a small team with big dreams, eager to transform outdoor spaces in our community and beyond. In that time, we have completed works around London and the Southeast  to the value of £23,000,000 and counting.




Five Years of Growth

Looking back, we’re filled with a sense of accomplishment. We’ve witnessed countless sites blossom into vibrant escapes, empty spaces become the heart of new developments, and tired-looking landscapes reborn into flourishing havens.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we have taken a trip down memory lane to feature some of our favourite projects completed. Below we have listed the name of the project alongside the main company who headed the development.

  • Baltimore Wharf – CJ O’Shea (one of our first ever projects)
  • Colchester Sports Hub – RG Carter
  • Tissington Court – Guildmore
  • Abbey Road – Iconic Build
  • Kitchener Barracks – Tophat
  • Rayleigh Care Home – KORI Construction
  • Woodbridge Care Home – Horizon
  • Mole Business Park – Collins Construction
  • Freemans School – Gilbert Ash
  • Chichester Care Home – Lawrence Baker
  • Chigwell Primary School – Mclaren
  • Stihl Camberley – Glencar
  • Big Yellow, Bracknell – ISG
  • Leventhorpe School – Bowmer & Kirkland


It has been an exciting half-decade, and we look forward to many more years of transforming outdoor spaces and cultivating lasting relationships.

Founder and Director, Phillip Hilbeck would like to thank the whole team both internally and externally for their commitment and extraordinary work over the last five years.

Phillip would also like to thank all Main Contractors and Suppliers who have helped over the last five years and is looking forward to continuing working with you all in the future.


Supplying and Supporting the Stay Safe, Stay Warm Campaign


With the cost-of-living crisis and increased energy bills, the choice to turn on the heating when the temperature drops have simply not been an option for some people. Thankfully, there is support out there – including from The North Star Pub. A local business to our Hastings office. They are providing free hot drinks for elderly and vulnerable people who are struggling to heat their homes.

The campaign has been named ‘Stay Safe, Stay Warm’ and has been set up by the landlord of the pub Grant Hayes. It is for individuals and families struggling with the increasing heating and energy bills primarily but also for anyone who needs to keep warm. The idea is to provide a safe space for people and families to sit, have a warm drink, and not feel obliged to buy anything. It takes the pressure off rising costs and prevents people from sitting at home alone in the cold.



Initially, the invitation was for anyone who needed to keep warm to just bring their own teabags, etc and the pub would happily provide hot water and a warm place to sit. However, since then, a whole host of kind and generous people have donated teabags, coffee, and biscuits allowing people to pop in without bringing anything and can stay for a while, stay warm, play some games, and enjoy a hot drink – completely free of charge.

We heard about this great campaign and wanted to assist. We happily donated coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sugar, and some biscuits. Here’s Tamzin and Grant outside the North Star on Bohemia Road, Hastings.

Hopefully, our donations will help the pub on its mission to continue supporting the residents of Hastings to Stay Safe and Stay Warm.


Our Event Recap for 2023


Last week we shared a post highlighting some of our favourite projects over the past twelve months. Today, we are turning the focus to the various events and other activities that took place in 2023. ⬇️



Jan 2023 – Annual Conference

At the start of the year, we had our annual conference. It was the perfect chance for us to all come together and discuss the next steps for the company as we continue to grow. It marked the start of our fourth year in business.


June 2023 – Panoramic Promotion

As a growing company we are committed to continued improvement to ensure we sustain the high quality of service we currently deliver. Part of this is achieved by expanding the team and promoting from within. For this reason, we were delighted to appoint Alfie Winter to the management team, having previously worked in the company as an operative, foreman, and supervisor.


August 2023 – Supporting and Sponsoring a Local Team

With one of our offices being near Battle in East Sussex, we were happy to have the opportunity to sponsor the kit for the veteran players at Battle Town Football Club. We take pride in supporting local events and causes where possible and so jumped at the opportunity of sponsoring the kit for the next season. We would like to thank local kit providers and printers – Macron Sports Hub in Hastings. The kit looks great.


September 2023 – Nominated for Pro Landscaper AwardWe were delighted and honoured at the news of being nominated for the 2023 Pro Landscaper Sustainability & Diversity awards. We were nominated for the ‘Landscaping Company’ category alongside two other great names in the industry. We unfortunately did not win this year, but we had a great time at the ceremony.


November 2023 – Growing the Team We continue to grow as has been evident throughout 2023. In November, Chris Howey joined our team as a Commercial Manager. He is already busy overseeing the company processes and amending those in place to help increase profitability and reduce risk. We are delighted to have someone with so much experience join our team.


December 2023 – Christmas Party

The company celebrated Christmas earlier this month at the Powdermillshotel in Battle. It was a lovely opportunity to get together and embrace and celebrate the achievements made this year.


December 2023 – Christmas Jumper Day

As tradition now, we embraced Christmas Jumper Day and helped raise money for the Save the Children UK charity.


It has been a busy but thoroughly enjoyable year full of events and team-building activities. We look forward to seeing what we will be getting up to as a company in 2024.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to working with you all in 2024.


Our Project Recap for 2023


As we head towards the end of another successful year here at Panoramic Landscapes, we are taking this time to reflect on the twelve months just gone and some of the more significant projects we have completed.

Our team continued to grow, achieve great milestones, and secure several large and interesting soft landscaping projects. We’ve picked out some of our favourites that we have covered in posts.



Feb 2023 – Making the Connection in Swindon

Working with Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd, we lined the sides of a new connector road linking two area of Swindon. Throughout their time on site, our team planted over 800 trees, 40,000 shrubs and hedging, and more than 98,000 square metres of seeding.


Mar 2023 – Preparing Plots in Peacehaven

Worked with Boutique Modern Ltd. to help deliver a modern and landscaped housing area for Lewes Council. Works included more than 600 tons of topsoil, 1,000 tons of subsoil, 1,000 metres of turf and meadow mixture seed mix, and more than 4,000 shrubs and hedging plants.


May 2023 – Seeding New Life in Southwark

Rejuvenated an inner-city space with repeat client Guildmore Ltd. Implemented 40+ trees including multistems, 700+ hedging plants, 4000+ shrubs, and 500m² of turfing.


June 2023 – Making Movements at Mole Business Park

With the project headed by Collins Construction Ltd, we provided the soft landscaping works to support the expansion of an existing business centre. A sizeable project with more than 7,000 plants and 22 trees installed.


July 2023 – Memorable Memorial Gardens

Large project with main contractors WW Martin Ltd, transforming the Memoria Faversham & Mid Kent Memorial Park & Crematorium. The works consisted of 217 trees, 4,000 ornamental shrubs, 3,000 native hedgerows plants, 1,000 bulbs, 3,000m of turf and the addition of aquatic plants to the ponds.


September 2023 – Taking Trees to Braintree

Working with Horizon Construction Group, we provided turfing and trees for a multi-million-pound residential care home. This included 871 metres of turfing (70m of which was WFT34) and 36 trees. We have a partnership with Wildflower Turf Ltd and made use of their Landscape 34 product in this project.


October 2023 – Working Wonders at Winscombe Court

Working with Kentish Projects, we installed more than 60 trees, including a Quercus Robur, planted at this luxury housing development in Kingswood, Surrey.


Swanley High Street

Working with Guildmore Ltd., we supplied and installed trees, shrubs, hedges, turf, sowed amenity seed as well as providing ongoing maintenance.


Hemel Hempstead Crematorium

Working with Buxton Construction, we installed 33 trees, hedging, shrubs, turfing, sowing amenity, and wildflower seed as well as providing ongoing maintenance.


We have thoroughly enjoyed working on these projects. The hard work from our foremen, site supervisors, and office staff has allowed us to consistently deliver the high-quality workmanship our clients now expect of us. We look forward to seeing what projects 2024 has in store for us.

If you have a project in mind for us, please get in touch with our team to obtain a quotation.


Growing the Panoramic Team


We are delighted to introduce Chris Howey, our new Commercial Manager here at Panoramic Landscapes. He will be overseeing the company processes and amending those in place to help increase profitability and reduce risk.

Chris started ‘on the tools’ as a labourer over twenty years ago and has built up an impressive work history since having moved up the ranks as a Team Leader, Supervisor, Company Owner, Contracts Manager, Site Manager, Senior Contracts Manager and Quantity Surveyor. This wide array of positions have all been in the landscaping industry and so have provided Chris with a wealth of knowledge that can be applied to this new and exciting role.



When Chris is not hard at work, he is very much a family man. Married for six years (together for twenty-two) and a proud father to three children. Twin daughters and a son.

Congratulations Chris and welcome to the team. To join our growing and friendly team of landscape professionals, please take a look at the rest of our website.


Panoramic Nominated for Pro Landscaper Sustainability & Biodiversity Award


We are delighted and honoured at the news of being nominated for the 2023 Pro Landscaper Sustainability & Diversity awards.

More than forty companies and projects have been shortlisted for the awards, across twelve categories, celebrating the environmental innovation showcased in the landscaping sector. These awards were launched to recognise and reward the landscaping industry’s most sustainable companies and projects to help demonstrate and showcase leadership within the industry.

Panoramic Landscapes has been nominated for the ‘Landscaping Company’ category and are in the running with two other leading and reputable companies. We would like to wish good luck to all the companies that have been nominated for these awards.



The 2023 Pro Landscaper Sustainability & Biodiversity awards will be hosted at FutureScape in the ExCel, London on Wednesday 22nd November 2023. We are all looking forward to the event and the opportunity to spend time celebrating with the wider landscaping community.

Please feel free to look at the Pro Landscaper website to see further details and the full range of categories and nominees.


Supporting and Sponsoring a Local Team


We are proud to be sponsoring the kit for the veteran players at Battle Town Football Club.

Battle Town Football Club are based in the historic town of Battle. They manage a couple of teams including their Veteran’s Football group. Aimed for men aged 35 and over, it provides a space for players who may be out of the league of slightly younger players but still enjoy the game just as much. The team are part of the Hastings Veteran’s League and matches are played once a month on Sundays.



We take pride in supporting local events and causes where possible and so jumped at the opportunity of sponsoring the kit for the next season. We would like to thank local kit providers and printers – Macron Sports Hub in Hastings. The kit looks great.


Panoramic Promotion


New Contract Manager – Same Great Staff

As a growing company we are committed to continued improvement to ensure we sustain the high quality of service we currently deliver. Part of this is achieved by expanding the team and promoting from within.

Over the past few months, we have seen a large increase in the volume of works being won and we are now actively seeing multiple large projects ongoing simultaneously. It was therefore appropriate to appoint a new manager to help streamline operations as we continue to expand and work on these large projects.



We strive to reward those who continue to work hard for the company and that is where our ‘promote within’ initiative derives from. We are therefore pleased to welcome Alfie Winter to the management team.

Alfie comes with years of experience within commercial landscaping and has worked his way through the ranks from operative to foreman to supervisor and now to management. We believe that with the experience and drive that Alfie has, he will quickly cement himself as a key member of the management team.


Going to Ground


Expanding our Grounds Maintenance Services

To date, for the majority of the soft landscaping projects we complete, we include an ongoing site maintenance service, usually for the first twelve months. This ensures that the turf or seed, plants, and trees, can establish themselves and flourish under our care to provide an attractive landscape for the future. We are now offering a similar service to any site or facility needing ongoing care.

Our grounds maintenance services can include tasks such as grass cutting, trimming, and strimming plus lawn care. Also, regular weeding so that the aesthetics of your sites are not affected, pruning, and shaping of hedges, shrubs, plants, and trees plus planting including of seasonal bulbs.



We have the appropriate tools and machinery to do all of this quickly and efficiently and can schedule regular visits to ensure your gardens and grounds continue to look good.

Panoramic provide experienced and highly motivated grounds maintenance teams to sites in London and the South East. To discuss your grounds maintenance and other landscape care needs with our team, or to obtain a quotation, please contact us.


Growing in 2023!


Annual Conference – Being the Best

On Wednesday 25th January, we held our annual conference for all Panoramic Landscape staff. It was the perfect chance for us to all come together and discuss the next steps for the company as we continue to grow.

As we enter our fourth year in business, our management and site supervisors left with clear company objectives, motivated and full of enthusiasm for making 2023 the best yet.



The conference was hosted by Tom Christopher from Stirling Training Consultants who ensured the day ran to precision form start to finish. The event was a huge success with everyone enjoying and contributing to a phenomenal outcome.

Thank you to all attendees and their contributions. It was a great day and one that will be remembered for some time to come. If you need a high achieving soft landscaping contractor and have a project that will contribute to our growth, please contact us.