Meet The Team

Will Wirz

Managing Partner and SENIOR Designer

In 1994 working for a Canadian company in Mexico doing all aspects of drainage and irrigation, I fell in love with the concept of reshaping, enhancing and, most importantly, giving a piece of land enough influence to make it beautiful without ever pretending to know more than nature itself.

For over fifteen years now we have been creating and developing outstanding gardens, ranging in size and style, from small chic townhouse gardens, exhibition gardens, to large walled gardens and courtyards.

My approach to design differs from most other designers as I believe in a “hands on” and most importantly in a holistic and natural approach. Gardens are living, organic and ever-changing areas where the ability of a designer to effect real change can only happen with involvement throughout the entire garden making process.

Much of our work over the past decade has included the renovating and rejuvenating of old gardens and estates, creating new gardens within these old sites, which balance perfectly with what has gone before. We have also designed and installed more contemporary gardens to compliment a new house or in a smaller part of an old garden, we also have built several natural swimming pools.

As a company, we provide a full garden making service from consultancy, design and construction, to professional gardening aftercare and project management. A great design can only become reality if the landscaping is carried out efficiently and professionally.

Ruben Rodriguez

Project manager and partner

Nature has enthralled and inspired me since I was a child, and I hope my work re-engages people with the power and joy nature brings.

I bring to the team a vast array of trades that I have picked up both in my professional life and my never ending hobbies.I have a keen eye to detail and drive Will up the wall with my constant need for better tools.

I started working with Will in 2009 in Ireland, we have since built beautiful gardens in Ireland, Switzerland, Spain and Scotland.

At green bee, no two jobs are the same, we build to satisfy a very demanding clientele and that keeps me on my toes. I am really looking forward to our Natural swimming Pool in California next winter. I am passionate about !sustainability and self-sufficiency.

In 2011 I married Nathalie, Will’s daughter.

Leonie Mhari

Landscape Architect

Growing up gardening and visiting gardens, I have always enjoyed bringing together colours and textures, and spending days outside or in a greenhouse potting on and planting out. In 2016, I completed a PhD which focused on the coastal place-names of Berwickshire, with a lot of time occupied with fieldwork. This study gave me a flavour for how societies influence landscapes and the dynamics of our ever-changing environments. I particularly enjoyed being out in the landscape and understanding it from different perspectives so much so that I wanted to use these skills to create and design in outdoor environments. I went on to complete a Masters in Landscape Architecture. Having had the time to learn design practices at a range of scales, I came back to my interests in the garden scale, in urban and rural contexts. I enjoy listening to people talking about their gardens and helping them to create sustainable and progressively designed spaces that they can take pleasure in.

Hannah Barnett

Third Year Hort

Since I was a child, I have always loved nature. In primary school, I loved looking after my
little strawberry plants and Tiger Lilies. My mother is a keen outdoors-woman, having studied
forestry at university, and I grew up being taught the names of the native plant species of the Pacific
Northwest of the US. We spent all of our holidays backpacking, hiking, and camping in the
mountains, forests, and coastlines of Oregon. As a child, I always thought I would end up working in
a nature-related career. However, life happened and I ended up working in administration. I have
grown to love and appreciate the benefits of admin work though, and I have found great pleasure in
the parts of my job that allow me to meet new people and help them to get the most out of their
experience with whatever business I’m working for. I also love to be able to bring order and
organization to a project and to help support the rest of the team so they can focus on other aspects
of their work.
When Will asked me to come work for Greenbee, it felt like the perfect combination of my
work experience and my love of nature. I am so excited to be able to support a landscaping business
that is centred on understanding and working with nature and not against it. I believe that our lives
as humans are enhanced when engaging with and living in close proximity to nature. I love that I can
be a part of helping people reshape and rethink their land and gardens in a way that will bring them
back into the relationship between the wildness of nature and the sustainability and functionality of
cultivation.

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