Dragonfly was established in 2002 after Jon Tilley the managing director, decided that his future lay wthin the garden design industry. Jon had been trained as a builder, but the limitations of design had led to frustration and eventually the decision was made to follow a natural course into garden design. This path had been laid over many years of constructing gardens and hard landscaping.
Dragonfly launched into business and soon it was apparent that the quality of work was superior to the landscaping industry at large. Gradually a strong reputation was established and business continued to grow.
Jon's constructional skills were still kept busy, as in the winter times he returned to property construction. This led to a Building award, 'The Macclesfield Civic Award' in 2005. This prestigious award is given to the building that has been judged to have improved the architectural character of Macclesfield more than any other within a one year period. The award was given for Jon's redevelopment of an old stock brick butchers shop that was returned to its original stone to match the rest of an Elizabethan terrace of shops.
In 2007 Jon was once again feeling frustrated with the limitations of design, and to push the boundaries, Jon approached the Teenage Cancer Trust and it was decided that Dragonfly would apply to The Royal Horticultural Society to design a Show Garden at Tatton Flower show on their behalf. Luckily Dragonfly was accepted with their unusual design 'Punk's Not Dead' and we won a Silver Medal. Hopefully this will lead to commisions for more adventerous garden designs.