Astek Landscapes

Gardening • Landscaping • Garden Maintenance


    About us

    Astek Landscapes is a medium sized family run landscape designers based in York. The owners, the Keast family, have over 30 years experience in Garden Design and Construction and the company was founded on quality workmanship, personal service and high degree of satisfaction for our staff.

    Our landscape designers are able to undertake any garden design throughout North Yorkshire. From Skipton to Harrogate and Ripon, our mission is the transformation of your garden to something which would be the envy of your neighbourhood. What's more is the fact we offer a free initial consultation, so you can discuss your requirements further.


    Richard Keast

    Richard Keast, award winning garden designer focussing on people and their outdoor spaces throughout Yorkshire. Following joining the family landscaping business in 1991, Richard studied horticulture at Askham Bryan College, and then in his mid-twenties studied Garden design at Bishop Burton College to degree level, gaining best student and a silver gilt medal at the Harrogate spring flower show whilst studying. Richard now heads Astek Garden Design & Build, based in York. Together with his team of eight full time landscapers, they design and build bespoke gardens for private clients throughout Yorkshire. Gaining other awards amongst his team including, Gold at Chelsea, Silver Gilt at Hampton Court and The Great Yorkshire Show, Richard continues to focus on people and their homes, to create gardens purpose made to the individual’s needs.


    For a free initial consultation with our landscape designers, feel free to contact us.


    We cover every aspect of work in the garden from design through construction to completion and would be pleased to make your garden rather special.Please feel free to browse our website. Remember, if you wish to turn to us for landscape design services, we offer a free initial consultation.



    "I was pleased to see the garden change over the weeks. The men had to construct the decking to one side of the garden, they made a solid framework before laying the decking boards in place. This was all done to a high quality and nothing was too much trouble. The existing flags had to be removed, and the design Astek had suggested worked perfectly, the patio now has a curve with setts around the edge and lawn. The planting of the beds around the sides of the garden were done with experience and knowledge of the plants and the whole area was covered with bark mulch to prevent weeds, making it low maintenance. I also had a lawn laid, which was laid perfectly level and I was given instructions on how to get the best from my lawn. I can honestly say I would recommend Astek for their design knowledge, paving expertise, decking skills and their knowledge of the right plants to suit your requirements and personality".
    Liz Ashley


    "For a commentary I would say that we wanted a colourful and easily maintained garden to replace a tired and worn out one, but did not have a clear idea of how we could achieve it. Two contractors told us they could cut down trees and remove the leaking pond, but only the third ( Astek ) had good ideas for re-building it and produced a plan and photographic evidence to demonstrate the final effect. The implementation was excellent. The project was efficiently managed, our thoughts were respected, we were always kept informed and the team leader’s skills were high. In the end, we had a garden that complimented the house and was exactly what we did not know we wanted. Terrific job".
    John & Tracy Walker


    "Dear Richard,
    I am delighted with the work you recently carried out for me at the above address. Your custom made classic design and drawn plans complimented the Edwardian style of the property and gave a picture of what the finished result would look like which was very helpful. The suggestions of stone circles, other circles graded in size, filled with various sizes of gravel, both surrounded by setts, edged the flower borders have worked perfectly. The garden is low maintenance as I requested and I appreciated the knowledge of yourself and your staff. It is certainly a job well done and something I will enjoy for many years to come".
    Jill Pelter


    "I would like to express my sincere appreciation for a first class job from Astek. I would especially like to thanks Martin who was excellent throughout and an absolute credit to your company.
    Such a project is undoubtedly a significant expense that most people only incur once. It is hard to find someone you can trust and I certainly struck lucky when I picked up your business card at Rock & Stone York. I would recommend you to anyone, and will happily do so".
    Bob Hayes



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