About Us

The first thing you need to know about us is that we love what we do! And we think it shows...

Daffodils by a tree
Lap panel fencing and climber
A profusion of fencing
Garden makeover
Early spring flowers
A newly laid lawn
Blossom up close
An old border replanted
Stepping stones in a new lawn
Citrus Green Hellebores
Lawn mowing
Path treated with mosskiller
Drive and alpine lawn border
A patch Komassia naturalised into a lawn
Border moved replanted for new path
Paths created from reclaimed granite cobbles
Gruffalo tree carving
A well weeded flower bed
A topiary border with Box balls and cones
New planting around peiris
Arbor walkway
Garden tidy up
Patio fencing
Balcony tidy up and planting
Spiral paving
Gentle waterfall
CLimbing Hydrangea on brick wall
Spring blossoms
Tulips and Polyanthus in entrance border
Fencing with concrete posts and base panels
Mystery flower
Garden terracing
Grondcover planting
Freshly turned over borders
Pink hellebores
New Herb Border
A much prized (Meconopsis) Himalayan Poppy border

Kernel Horticultural Services are proud to be a small company - it's how we keep our prices so low and our customer service so high.

The business is owned and operated by Jasper Hirst, a landscape gardener and professional designer with years of experience. Based in Manchester, we offer the full spectrum of gardening, landscaping and grounds maintenance services throughout the Northwest, including Worsley, Sale, Altrincham, Whalley Range, Trafford, Chorlton, Didsbury, Fallowfield, Cheadle, Alderley Edge, and various areas in Lancashire.

Having worked for a well known local firm of landscape gardeners, Jasper decided to expand his horizons and set up in business for himself. With many years construction and gardening expertise, complemented by a wealth of previous design work for diverse businesses, Jasper can justifiably claim Kernel is the synergy of creativity and practical ability.

A Word About The Name

Why kernel? Well we thought it sums up what we are about as an organisation rather nicely. The dictionary often describes defines a "kernel" as:

1) A grain or seed, as of a cereal grass, enclosed in a husk.

2) The inner, usually edible seed of a nut or fruit stone.

3) The most central or essential part of something; ie "there is a kernel of truth in these remarks".

4) Derived from Old English 'cyrnel' meaning a little seed.