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Original oil Painting by Graham Smith

A Background of our History

Graham Smith

Graham Smith

Graham Smith founded Derna Landscapes in April 1985,with the Sole Purpose to concentrate on Hard and Soft Landscaping, Design and Construction.

From the outset, Derna Landscapes have earned themselves a reputation as a reputable, and reliable company with an eye for creating stunning gardens, patios, and driveways.

To the Company and Team, their customers are most important, no matter what size the project is treating all with the same care and respect, furthermore, when a new job is started it will always be finished before moving on to the next project, *
This means that every working day the team will be on site, getting the job done.

* Unless special circumstances agreed at the outset, prevail.

Our Ethos is based upon Dedication to Customer Satisfaction

We Are Not Happy, Until You Are Completely Satisfied With Our Workmanship
We Have Oodles Of Experience From 1966 To The Present Day Including Working At The Chelsea Flower Show.

Our promise to you

We are not happy, until you are completely satisfied with our workmanship

Derna Landscapes offer a service that leaves our customers satisfied that their judgement was not misplaced, with each Customer treated with the respect that they deserve.

What we do

We don’t take short cuts, we don’t use inferior materials. We do what we say we are going to do.

With all jobs the most important part is the preparation, it is also where a great deal of time is spent getting it right.

What we have

We have Oodles of experience from 1966 to the present day including working at the Chelsea Flower show.

A work ethic that puts our customers interests before our own.

A perseverance to find, first rate solutions to any unforeseen obstacle, that may be discovered,

A desire to give our customers complete satisfaction with our workmanship and work ethic.

And thats not all!
we specialise in all of the following areas

We are a small firm that takes pride in everything we do
You can rest assured that what we say we will do; we will do. It is why we have survived the test of time, and 2 severe recessions.

There are always those who value our values, and when they move they come back to us, it is truly delightful that our existing customer base always come back, even those who one thinks will never move.

We don’t need to subscribe to the Marshall’s Register, our standard of workmanship is second to none.

All good workmanship is down to the correct site preparation, if we find a soft spot under a Drive, Patio or Path sub base it comes out and is filled with hardcore, it takes more time and costs more, but the end result is guaranteed hassle free for the customer and us the contractor.

It takes time to get a good reputation, and we ain’t going to risk it for a bit of extra work.

Good workmanship is also down to taking pride in what you do, and doing the best you can, to achieve a professional result.

“What ever work you do do it with all your might” is one of our mottos,
another is “No Problems, just Solutions”.

Graham Smith
  • Our privacy notice

    Our privacy policy

    Graham Smith T/A Derna Landscapes



    This notice describes how I collect and use personal data about you, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Act 1998 and 2018 and any other national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, as amended or updated from time to time, in the UK (‘Data Protection Legislation’).

    Please read the following carefully to understand my practices regarding your personal data and how I will treat it.

    2    ABOUT ME

    Derna Landscapes (“Graham Smith - Sole Trader”) is a Landscaping and Garden Design Business
    established in 1985,

    For the purpose of the Data Protection Legislation and this notice, I am the ‘data controller’. This means that I am responsible for deciding how I hold and use personal data about you. I am required under the Data Protection Legislation to notify you of the information contained in this privacy notice.

    I am the Data Protection Point of Contact and am responsible for assisting with enquiries in relation to this privacy notice or my treatment of your personal data. Should you wish to contact me you can do so using the contact details noted at paragraph 12 below.


    I obtain personal data about you, for example, when:

    • you request details with respect to the services I provide and can offer you;
      you (or your employer) engages me to provide my services and also during the provision of those services

    • you contact me by email, telephone, post or social media (for example when you have a query about my services); or

    • from third parties and/or publicly available resources (for example, from your employer or from Companies House).

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    The information I hold about you may include the following:

  • your personal details (such as your name, address, telephone number, email address);
  • details of contact I have had with you in relation to the provision, or the proposed provision, of my services;
  • details of any services you have received from me;
  • my correspondence and communications with you;
  • information about any enquiries you make to me;
  • Information I receive from other sources, such as, publicly available information, information provided by your employer or information from other firms.


    I may process your personal data for purposes necessary for the performance of my contract with you (or your employer) and to comply with my legal obligations.

    I may process your personal data for the purposes necessary for the performance of my contract with my clients. This may include processing your personal data where you are an employee, subcontractor, supplier or customer of my client.
    I may process your personal data for the purposes of my legitimate interests provided that those interests do not override any of your own interests, rights and freedoms which require the protection of personal data. This includes processing for business development, statistical and management purposes.

    I may process your personal data for certain additional purposes with your consent and in these limited circumstances where your consent is required for the processing of your personal data then you have the right to withdraw your consent to processing for such specific purposes.

    Please note that I may process your personal data for more than one lawful basis depending on the specific purpose for which I am using your data.

    Situations in which I will use your personal data
    I may use your personal data in order to:

  • carry out my obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you (or your employer) and myself for the provision of my services;
  • carry out my obligations arising from any agreements entered into between my clients and myself for the provision of my services where you may be a subcontractor, supplier or customer of my client;
  • provide you with information related to my services that you request from me
  • seek your opinions on the services I provide;
  • notify you about any changes to my services.

  • In some circumstances I may anonyms your personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case I may use it without further notice to you.

    If you refuse to provide me with certain information when requested, I may not be able to perform the contract I have entered into with you. Alternatively, I may be unable to comply with my legal or regulatory obligations.I may also process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in accordance with this notice, where I am legally required or permitted to do so.

    Data retention

    I will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it is collected.

    When assessing what retention period is appropriate for your personal data, I will take into consideration:

  • the requirements of my business and the services provided;
  • any statutory or legal obligations;
    the purposes for which I originally collected the personal data;
  • lawful grounds on which I based my processing;
  • the types of personal data I have collected;
    the amount and categories of your personal data; and
  • whether the purpose of the processing could reasonably be fulfilled by other means.
    Change of purpose
    Where I need to use your personal data for another reason, other than for the purpose for which I collected it, I will only use your personal data where that reason is compatible with the original purpose.

    Should it be necessary to use your personal data for a new purpose, I will notify you and communicate the legal basis which allows me to do so before starting any new processing.


    Why might I share your personal data with third parties?
    I will share your personal data with third parties where I am required by law, where it is necessary to administer the relationship between us or where I have another legitimate interest in doing so.

    Which third-party service providers process your personal data?
    “Third parties” includes third-party service providers and other entities. The following activities are carried out by third-party service providers and professional advisory services.

    All of my third-party service providers are required to take commercially reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect your personal data. I only permit my third-party service providers to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with my instructions.

    What about other third parties?
    I may also need to share your personal data with a regulator or to otherwise comply with the law.


    I will not transfer the personal data I collect about you outside of the EEA.


    I have put in place commercially reasonable and appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, I limit access to your personal data to agents, contractors and those employees and other third parties who have a business or legal need to know. They will only process your personal data on my instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

    I have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where I am legally required to do so.


    Your duty to inform me of changes
    It is important that the personal data I hold about you is accurate and current. Should your personal information change, please notify me of any changes of which I need to be made aware by contacting me, using the contact details in paragraph 12, below.

    Your rights in connection with personal data
    Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data. This enables you to receive details of the personal data I hold about you and to check that I am processing it lawfully.
  • Request correction of the personal data that I hold about you.

  • Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask me to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for me continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask me to delete or remove your personal data where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • Object to processing of your personal data where I am relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this basis.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask me to suspend the processing of personal data about you, for example if you want me to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  • Request the transfer of your personal data to you or another data controller if the processing is based on consent, carried out by automated means and this is technically feasible.

  • If you want to exercise any of the above rights, please email me.

    You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, I may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, I may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.

    I may need to request specific information from you to help me confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.


    In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal data for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. To withdraw your consent, please email me.

    Once I have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, I will no longer process your personal information (personal data) for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless I have another legitimate basis for doing so in law.


    Any changes I may make to this privacy notice in the future will be provided to you by email.

    This privacy notice was last updated on 24/05/2018.

    12  CONTACT ME

    If you have any questions regarding this notice or if you would like to speak to me about the manner in which I process your personal data, please email me: graham@dernalandscapes.me.uk

    You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues, at any time. The ICO’s contact details are as follows:

    Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF

    Telephone - 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545 745

    Website - https://ico.org.uk/concerns

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