- ABOUT US
was established in 2002 after Jon Tilley the managing director, decided
that his future lay wthin the garden design industry. Jon had been trained
as a builder, but the limitations of design had led to frustration and
eventually the decision was made to follow a natural course into garden
design. This path had been laid over many years of constructing gardens
and hard landscaping.
Dragonfly launched into business and soon it was apparent that the quality
of work was superior to the landscaping industry at large. Gradually a
strong reputation was established and business continued to grow.
Jon's constructional skills were still kept busy, as in the winter times
he returned to property construction. This led to a Building award, 'The
Macclesfield Civic Award' in 2005. This prestigious award is given to
the building that has been judged to have improved the architectural character
of Macclesfield more than any other within a one year period. The award
was given for Jon's redevelopment of an old stock brick butchers shop
that was returned to its original stone to match the rest of an Elizabethan
terrace of shops.
In 2007 Jon was once again feeling frustrated with the limitations of
design, and to push the boundaries, Jon approached the Teenage Cancer
Trust and it was decided that Dragonfly would apply to The Royal Horticultural
Society to design a Show Garden at Tatton Flower show on their behalf.
Luckily Dragonfly was accepted with their unusual design 'Punk's Not Dead'
and we won a Silver Medal. Hopefully this will lead to commisions for
more adventerous garden designs.