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For over 30 years, J A Steele & Sons Ltd have been providing a high quality landscaping service to the public and private sectors throughout Northern Ireland. The Company is well established as a leading competitor within the local landscaping industry.

Type: Private, Commercial

Locations: All Counties NI, All Counties ROI

Expertise: Private Gardens, Commercial, Public/Local Authority, Grounds Maintenance, Design, Specialist Weed Control

Contact Details

Contact Name

Simon Steele




028 4278 7777


07771 886774


028 4278 8162


9 Spring Lane Greyabbey, Co. Down
BT22 2NA

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The Company was formed in 1970 by the late John Steele and his wife Hilary. It started off initially as a large rose-growing operation and later expanded into landscaping and grounds maintenance. A retail unit was opened in the town centre of Newtownards in the early 1980’s which employed 6 personnel and successfully operated as a garden centre outlet for the next 24 years.

Following John’s sudden death in 2000, his son, Simon, who had been working within the company, took over the business and carried out a restructure of the company to maximise its potential and attract larger corporate clients within Northern Ireland.

Simon graduated from Greenmount Agricultural College in 1996 with a National Diploma in Horticulture and has had extensive experience in retail and project management within the landscaping industry.

Since taking over the business, Simon has maintained an on-going review of the business operations. In 2004/05 the high labour intensity connected with the rose-growing operation together with a decline in demand for roses led to the company moving away from rose growing. Hilary’s retirement in 2006 led to a further review of operations and it was decided to close the retail unit in Newtownards. These changes allowed Simon to concentrate his efforts on developing the thriving landscaping operation and the business has subsequently gone from strength to strength. 

As a reputable family firm, we have built up long-standing relationships and contacts with many of our customers over the years and look forward to developing these and to forming new partnerships, further extending our delivery service to mainland UK and Ireland and increasing our client base.

In recent years JA Steele & Sons Ltd have completed a number of high-profile projects for large corporate clients within Northern Ireland and have gained a well earned reputation for delivering a high quality of service. The company has now established itself as a leading competitor within the local landscaping industry.

At present, despite the economic climate, the company continues to increase its presence in this market field and is now operating throughout all of Ireland as well as in Scotland and England in order to meet the needs of its clients. The company has progressed since the restructuring and now boosts a strong commercial and grounds-maintenance section.

We are pleased to have been associated with the following prestigious projects over the years:

  • Causeway Hospital Coleraine
  • Ulster Hospital Dundonald
  • Ulster Museum, Belfast
  • Tesco Stores
  • Stranraer Academy (Scotland)
  • Dobbies Garden Centre (Lisburn,  Aberdeen, Braehead, Livingston(all Scotland) and Ashford in Kent

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