About us

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!”

Millstone Garden Centre has now matured into a solid business of landscaping and supplying goods and services required to create and maintain beautiful gardens and landscapes.

Tom, Phillip and Joanna take care of all aspects of the business, with the help of the rest of our dedicated team of staff.

Thanks for reading and we hope to serve you soon! Tom, Joanne, Phillip and the Team

Meet the team!

Tom & Joanna Rutherford

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.”

Amelie Bray

Amelie Bray

Amelie joined the garden centre in 2013, initially as part-time, but quickly realised how much she enjoys working at the garden centre. She enjoys a true love of anything horticultural also tending her own allotment in spare time. An ultra enthusiastic woman!

“It’s nice to be next to nature all day and it’s a great working environment. I also enjoy helping the customers with questions and giving advice when I can. It’s been really busy this year but it’s been really enjoyable”

Paulo Gomes

Paulo Gomes

Paulo is our Portuguese green-fingered professional. He’s always smiling but above all, he’s passionate about plants! Having several horticultural qualifications to his name including a level 3 degree in horticulture, Paulo is an educated, experienced and reliable chap and a great help when we’re really busy

“It was great to find Millstone Garden Centre. They are good to work with. I love anything green, the outdoors and helping people. It’s very good for me.  I even come to work early every day!”

Nigel Allison

Nigel Allison

Nigel’s a mechanical engineer at heart and maintains all our landscaping plant from chainsaws to trucks to heavy 360 degree earth movers. He’s also a driven landscaping professional, putting pride into everything he does. A real grafter wind, rain or shine!

“I love the variety of work and the fact I’m always busy. We’ve got a great team here and we all work well together so it’s really enjoyable”

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

Andy’s a real asset to the garden centre. He’s always ready to serve customers with a smile or load cars & trucks when he’s not tending the plants or general site maintenance.

He’s also a very keen health & fitness fan so lifting and loading goods is a joy. In his spare time he is also studying at the local college.

“It’s great working here, every day is different and the other members of staff are great to work with. I really enjoy being outdoors and talking to the customers, the exercise is an added bonus!”

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