“Hi Sam & Co, we wanted to write and thank you for the beautiful oak framed garage you’ve created for us, it really has exceeded our expectations (and already had lots of admiring glances from the neighbours!!) We wish you all the best with the continued growth of Hortous Ligneous, but with the levels of service you’ve provided and beautiful workmanship we know it will […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 04/06/2012

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More work less play

So after what seems like weeks of working on our website, writing the blurb, selecting the photos and working with Ketchup to get the design “just so”, I decided I didn’t have enough photos of the team. I have a variety of pictures taken over time of our Sub- contractors and Apprentices but photos of […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 01/06/2012

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The first few projects ..

Hortus Ligneous develops its appetite for Oak Structures In 2005 Sam was commissioned to make a beautiful boathouse.  Together with his small team, one full time apprentice and two Sub -Contractors they manufactured a beautiful Green Oak boathouse, in the Vale of Belvoir.  It sat on a picturesque lake at the back of the clients […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 28/05/2012

in Blog, Hardwood Structures, Oak Structures, Outside Classrooms -

The meaning of Hortus Ligneous

Sam had a lovely little business back in the year 2000, built on “word of mouth” and reputation.  He was enjoying all the projects he was embarking upon and decided that it was time to decide on a company name. Business was good.  Life was good.  But something was missing.  He now had a business […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 17/05/2012

in Blog, Company History -

The Early Days at Hortus Ligneous

In the early days Hortus Ligneous would build stables and sheds and erect fences.  The earliest project Sam recalls taking on with the business was re-furnishing a stable yard.  Sam made a variety of stable doors, re roofed some old barns and even built a horse-walker.  These equestrian projects were  significant in getting us where […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 10/05/2012

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And so Hortus Ligneous was born….

Hortus Ligneous is the brain child of my gorgeous husband Sam.  He was brought up in our current family home, being the youngest of five children.  The house was developed from a 200 year old two up, two down cottage.  One out building was restored into a fully functional workshop, where much of The Willows […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 04/05/2012

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