Tom and Joanna Rutherford set up their landscaping business more than 40 years ago.

After leaving a well-paid job, Tom purchased a mower, a trailer, and some hand tools and set up as T.R.and J.Rutherford Landscaping.

In 1989, Tom and Joanna built Millstone Garden Centre, on Cheapside in Waltham near Grimsby.

“The work is very enjoyable and our staff are great, a big thank you to our employees who have played an important role in delivering great customer service, knowledge and hard graft. Without these members of staff, there would be no Millstone Garden Centre!”

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Meet the team!

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Tom & Joanna Rutherford

Tom and Joanna Rutherford set up their landscaping business more than 40 years ago. After leaving a well paid job, Tom purchased a mower, a trailer, and some hand tools and set up as T.R. and J. Rutherford Landscaping. In 1989, Tom and Joanna built Millstone Garden Centre, on Cheapside in Waltham near Grimsby.

“We believe we offer superb quality products at very reasonable prices coupled with a whole wealth of expert experience. The work is very enjoyable and our team are happy and eager to help. I’d like to say a big thank you to all our employees who have played an important role in delivering great customer service, sharing advice and all the hard work!”

Philip Rutherford

Phillip operates the landscaping business, providing consultation, advice and above all, top-quality garden design, build and maintenance to both commercial and residential customers

“I always look forward to getting my hands dirty and making a real improvement to a project however large or small. We’ve got a great team here who share the same goal, to help create a great garden.”

Jack Towle

Jack Towle

Jack is a very enthusiastic and athletic member of our team who has earnt an important role in management.

With growing responsibility for making sure your experience is as close to perfect as possible, you’re in great hands!

Super speedy service with a smile. A real whiz on the til too.

A great all-round part of our important team who has supported us through some of our incredibly busy times.

Matt Wilkins

Matt Wilkins

“Matty” is fresh to the team yet brings with him many years of valuable experience in the commercial agricultural sector.

Involved in the day-to-day running of one of the UK’s largest specialist turf growers, over 25+ years, Matt grew, groomed, cut and loaded literally millions of square metres of the finest quality turf, alongside the office administration and customer service!

“Matt was always the go-to, reliable contact to call on a Satuday morning at 5:30 am to arrange a collection of freshly cut turf for the garden centre”

A self-starter, a great all-rounder, always turns up for work early and a real grafter!

John Allison

John Allison

John is the perfect team member for our garden centre. A true country bumpkin!

Naturally green-fingered, passionate, enthusiastic and always happy to advise customers.

Having been Head Gardener for over 30 years for 2 highly regarded private estates, he brings with him a wealth and depth of professional gardening expertise.

“It’s so nice to be able to rely on John to decide what needs doing around the site.”

He fits in so well, you might just miss him while he tends the plants outside!

Jack Woods

Jack Woods

There’s more to Jack than meets the eye!

With a strong artistic background, a positive outlook, solid work ethic and generally a nice guy to be around, he fits in perfectly with our other like-minded team.

Jack can turn his hand to anything and he’s always eager to learn new skills using the latest machinery, landscaping techniques and expanding his knowledge of everything horticultural and the joy it brings.

A great all-rounder who brings another invaluable element to our landscaping and garden centre team.

We do have more staff!

We aim to add to this page as soon as possible but it’s challenging getting them to stand still for 2 minutes

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