The Silent Gardener Ltd. has been providing organic, quiet, sustainable grounds management services to Metro Vancouver, British Columbia since 2000 for strata, estate and commercial properties.


Our weekly services include:

  • organic lawn care
  • garden bed maintenance
  • pruning
  • shearing hedges
  • vegetable bed installations and maintenance
  • green roof maintenance
  • perennial, annual and bulb planting
  • biological pest controls
  • monitoring irrigation systems
  • pond care
  • composted mulch installation
  • snow removal
  • certified arborists
  • bee keeping

Our Low Noise, Zero Emission Gardening Equipment

Our goals are to reduce air and noise pollution while providing an efficient quality gardening service. We only use zero emission, electric lawn care equipment, including a lithium battery powered 48 inch stand behind and a 42 inch ride on mower. Our cargo trailers are set up as charging stations with 400 kilowatt solar panels on the roof. We have the capacity to mow many acres a day. We use low noice, zero emmission, commercial level, lithium battery, blowers, line trimmers and sheers made by Stihl. Our fleet also includes 2 2012 Ford Transit Connect all electric vans. Using these tools makes for a much more pleasant experience for our clients and thier neighbours.

The Staff

My name is Sheldon Ridout and I am the owner of The Silent Gardener Ltd. I am a Certified Horticulture Technician from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, I have a Certification in Landscape Maintenance through the BCLNA and a ISA Certified Arborist with a TRAQ accreditation. I have been in the Horticulture industry for over 20 years and I am passionate  about organic and sustainable  gardening practices.  The Silent Gardener Ltd. was awarded the 2012 BCLNA Environmental Stewardship Award. I believe, that a well trained staff is important to the care of your property. The Silent Gardener Ltd. staff includes Organic Master Gardeners and Certified Horticulture Technicians. Members of my staff have fall protection certification, in order to  safely  work on Green Roofs. As well, we are registered with the ITA as an employer who can train apprentice gardeners. We have 5 well trained crews.