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Welcome to

BFG & SUN
Organic Gardening

GRASS ROOTS CARE FOR HEALTHY HOME GARDENS

CANBERRA AND SURROUNDS


How about showing a loved one how grateful you are with
a gift of contemplation and relaxation, allowing us to create them a garden sanctuary. 

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About BFG & SUN

BFG & Sun is proudly an inclusive employer.

 

My name is Marty, I am a Big and Friendly Gardener (BFG) and the Project Manager.

 

Our key offerings include Garden Projects & Maintenance. Focusing on biodiversity, organic gardening and permaculture principles.

 

Our gardeners value the positive impact on people, communities, and our environment that organic gardening provides. 


Our areas of strength include:​  

  • Regular garden maintenance 

  • Mulch preparation and spreading

  • Investment property care

  • Creating new garden spaces

  • Creating your peaceful sanctuary

  • Preparation for sale

  • Tree pruning and tree removal

  • Hedge trimming - large and small

  • Garden clearing and Green waste removal

  • A friendly hand in the garden

  • Lawn mowing and edging

We love working with people to collaborate on ideas and garden projects.

To extend our capabilities we have partnered other professionals who share our key values to provide Stonemasonry, Excavations, Wicking Beds, Retaining walls, Paving and Decks as part of your garden design.

Community Kitchen Garden

Rates for maintenance and projects (inc.GST)

Lead Horticulturist and Garden

Consultant                                        $98.5 (per hour)

Bee 

Project Managers                               $98.5 (per hour)

Marty, Aurelie and Ems

Horticulture Gardeners                         $95 (per hour)

Katrina, Ellis

Gardeners                                        $80 (per hour)

Andrew, Nick, Freda, Jakub & Declan

Green Waste Removed                       $70 (end of session)

Initial Consultation                              $197

A 2 hour session with Bee (BFG Lead Horticulturist and Garden Consultant) would include a walk through the garden with you discussing the work to be undertaken, then in the time remaining Bee would create a work plan & if there is time she can get started on some of that pruning!

All sessions are charged at a minimum of two hours per team member.


Payment Terms - Seven days after the invoice has been issued.

Late payments - invoices will be reissued with a 10% admin fee. Furthermore unpaid invoices greater than 3 months will be sent to a debt collector, the cost of recovery will be added to the invoice.

 

Marty Moss 

The Big and Friendly Gardener, Project Manager and Managing Partner


I am passionate about social justice, community, client service and providing people with opportunities to enjoy their gardens and contribute to improving their mental health.

Whilst I was setting up the business here in Canberra, I worked with LEAD
Disability Services in their gardening crews.

I continue to use LEAD Disability Services and other disability employment providers to give people an
opportunity to work and build their confidence.

In my spare time I love listening to music, planning the next project and spending time with my family (including Waffles our gorgeous cavoodle).

Jennifer​ Moss

 Business Partner, Chief Operating Officer & Head OHS Rep


Jennifer has a Phd in Medical Science and lives with a disability (Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue).

When her physical and mental health allow, she loves Mathematics, Science Fiction and Indoor Plants.

The Team

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Bee

Lead Horticulturist and Garden Consultant

Whilst studying Music Teaching at university Belinda was offered some gardening work in her summer holidays and 12 years later she is still in the garden. Belinda loves working outdoors, and her curiosity to learn and connect with nature as well as creating opportunities for others is a never ending passion of hers.

 

Belinda has a Certificate III in Horticulture and combines her teaching and horticultural skills in the field. Belinda has a keen interest in organic gardening, sustainability and the therapeutic and wellbeing benefits that come from interacting with plants and nature.

 

Belinda is passionate about working for all abilities and inclusive employers. She enjoys creating safe, and supportive environments where people can learn and engage in meaningful employment.

 Ems - Lead Gardener

Ems is working through her Horticulture qualification and has shown a particular interest in the connection between soil health and a healthy garden. She has proven to have a strong work ethic, a love for the outdoors and most importantly she is kind, thoughtful and enjoys working in the garden.​

 

Katrina - Horticulturist and Lead Gardener

Introduction coming

Freda - Gardener

Freda is currently studying BA Development Studies majoring in Environmental Science, Anthropology and Indigenous Studies. Freda has an integral role in the design and branding for the business. Growing up, she spent a lot of time in the garden, learning from inspirational Canberra horticulturists. Freda brings a caring nature, knowledge and leadership to the team.


Ellis - Horticulturist
Ellis has recently qualified as a Horticulturist. He is proficient at trimming small to medium hedges, rose pruning and many other aspects of general garden maintenance. Ellis has a scientific approach and a love for the creatures that inhabit your garden.

Andrew - Gardener

Andrew is commencing his mature age apprenticeship in Horticulture – Landscaping. His background in Visual Arts and his keen interest in permaculture will be of great benefit to the team as he progresses through the apprenticeship.

. Nick - Gardener

Introduction Coming Soon

Aurelie​

 Operations Manager

 For the last four years Aurelie has enjoyed working in gardening and landscaping - focusing on sustainability, permaculture and all abilities employment. She loves to streamline processes whilst ensuring no key information is lost.  Her professional experience in gardening and in the public service as a division coordinator gives her a unique insight.

Aurelie has recently qualified as a Horticulturist.

When not working you can find Aurelie in her own productive garden or learning to preserve the garden bounty in the kitchen.

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Declan - Gardener
Declan is quiet, hardworking and incredibly caring. His developing leadership qualities are inspiring.

Jakub - Gardener

Jakub is polite and hardworking. He is kind and is often helping other gardeners. 

BFG & Sun has chosen to partner with the following sub-contractors

David - Stonemasonry

David is qualified stonemason with over 30 years of experience working in the local stonework industry. He specialises in hammered stonework and is licensed in the ACT and NSW.

Ken - Excavations

Ken's background in agriculture, and he has 20 year experience in earthmoving with specialised machines to deliver big results with little environmental impact.

Brett - Paving

Brett specialises in paving. He is honest, considerate and it has been said that he is a master craftsman.

Dan - Wicking Beds

Dan studied soil and environmental systems, he has over 25 years experience producing food in urban spaces combined his passion for working with timber, rock and recycled materials. He is dedicated to delivering quality craftsmanship. 

Helen - Garden Mentoring

Helen offers personalised and collaborative guidance, sharing her knowledge, skills, and insights to empower and support you in cultivating a nourishing garden space.
 

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TESTIMONIALS

"

Big Friendly Gardener? More like Big Friendly Godsend!"

Big Friendly Gardener? More like Big Friendly Godsend! Marty and his crew have done an amazing job with our garden, which needed a lot of TLC. From our initial consultation to getting started, Marty has been easy and pleasant to deal with. Marty sends photo updates about what they have been up to in the garden, which is great when I am interstate. Marty has taken out dead trees, reshaped some out of control citrus bushes, made our front yard presentable again plus much more! I cannot recommend Marty and his crew enough, they are your garden’s future best pal.

- Ari, Duffy

 

" Great job. Great communicator. Great social conscience."

Great job. Great communicator. Great social conscience. Great bloke
Marty is a great guy. He communicates very well and turns up when he says he will. He always stays to finish the job to the point where I tell him to go home to his family.
He’s got a great social conscience and employs people with special abilities.
Get the job done right the first time and contact Marty for your garden needs.

- Stephen, Weston

" ..follows our philosophy of using no chemicals in the garden."

Having Marty look after our garden has been a real find for us. He is reliable, hardworking, and very considerate. He also follows our philosophy of using no chemicals in the garden, so you can be sure that your plants and pets are in safe hands.

- Rob and Ruth, Chapman

"..I am looking forward to the next stages in its (the gardens) development."

I have an exceptionally large block, with a "proper garden" full of rare plants - a bit too much for one person to handle. With Marty's invaluable help and hard work, it has transformed from its former overgrown and unkempt status, and I am looking forward to the next stages in its development. Marty is thoroughly reliable, honest, knowledgeable, proactive, and personable, and is not reluctant to take on tasks which made other putative gardeners blench. I highly recommend Marty!

- Charis, Lyons

"..grass and edges are cut sharp and precise and the trimmings collected - every time"

What I really appreciate with BFG and Sun is the communication with the client. Great customer service, grass and edges are cut sharp and precise and the trimmings collected - every time.

- Meg, Cook

 

" (The project plan) It's made the whole project look a lot less scary!"

Thanks so much for checking in and for providing the project plan before your leave. It's given us a really good sense of the work ahead and the options for who does what. It's made the whole project look a lot less scary!

- Daly, Weston

 

" .. an absolute delight to work with."

Marty Moss is an absolute delight to work with. He is highly professional, extremely hard-working, environmentally-aware, good-natured and willing to discuss tasks and solutions to gardening issues. He installed a watering system that is easy to operate in our established garden, without damaging existing plants. His charges are very reasonable, and he is happy to follow up on work he has undertaken. I strongly recommend him to anyone wanting a quality job. 

- Bob, Garran

 

".. helped me to take my garden from a stress to a sanctuary."

BFG and Sun have helped me to take my garden from a stress to a sanctuary. The team do a great job taking care of the everyday maintenance jobs, and Marty's a huge help with bigger projects. My garden would be a sad dust bowl without them. 

- Hannah, Farrer

 

"..friendly, professional and provide excellent advice."

Marty and the gardeners at BFG and Sun have always been friendly, professional and provide excellent advice. Their work has helped us keep our garden maintained and looking great.

- Robbie, Fisher

He arrives on time (every time), does a really neat job with our epic photonia hedge"

Marty is so great to work with. He arrives on time (every time), does a really neat job with our epic photonia hedge, and is organised and efficient. Highly recommend!

- Matt, Waramanga 

​" I found Marty and his team to be courteous, reliable and knowledgeable. "

I contacted BFG and Sun to assist with my overgrown garden. I found Marty and his team to be courteous, reliable and knowledgeable.  They did a fabulous job trimming the hedge including providing advice on when to prune, so as to not to stress the plants and on their aftercare. 

- Peta, Weston

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