Knowle Landscapes

A local, friendly and reliable service ready to meet your needs.

To discuss any project, large or small, call 01929 481037 or email:

Installation of several miles of Water Pipe & Fibre Optics

Water Pipe & Fibre Optics installation
Morden Formal Garden

Morden Formal Garden

We are a landscaping and construction business located in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck, working to high standards and offering a personal service.

Our customer base/work ranges from large rural country estates to agricultural construction to projects for The National Trust to projects in private town and country gardens, large or small.  We specialise in all aspects of landscaping, earth moving and the construction of bespoke timber buildings ranging from pole barns to stables.

To see some of our recent projects, see Gallery below.

our gallery

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our very extensive range of landscape services includes

own fleet of modern excavators and dumpers for

  • groundworks, ground clearance, pipeline installation and demolition
  • all types of fencing, including stock-proof fencing
  • driveways, shed and stable bases, and all associated building work
  • design, supply and construction of timber stables, garages, barns and sheds etc.
  • quality “Q lawn” turf supplied and laid
  • decking, fruit cages, pergolas
  • construction of patios and paths
  • all kinds of walling, including dry stone and Purbeck stone walls
  • Leylandii removal, fallen trees cleared and shredded
  • Licensed Waste Carrier/grab truck muck away service

who we are....

Knowle Landscapes, a family business, was set up in 1997.   John and Mark Coffen, both qualified engineers, carry out the work.   Amelia Coffen supports them both in the office and on site.

John and Mark grew up on a farm in Church Knowle and can trace their Purbeck ancestry back through five generations.

At an early age they were helping their parents in the construction of a campsite.   And since then, they have never looked back.... John and Mark do not sub-contract their jobs, and are always present on site.   When needed, they can call on the services of various specialist skills, including those of a local carpenter, garden designer and electrician.

.... and what our customers say:

  • “They worked cleanly and with order and precision... a stress-free operation ... I would commend them for their punctuality.” (S.P., Poole)
  • “ ... highly delighted” (D.B., Weymouth)
  • “You’ve arrived on time, been polite and helpful...” (S.M., Corfe Castle)
  • “Thank you for the excellent garden transformation and your general good humour.” (B.C., Corfe Castle)
  • “... exactly what we wanted!” (G.J., Puddletown)

what plant and machinery we use ...

We have available a wide range of our own plant and machinery including:

Specialist attachments are available for all machines including

Any machinery which we cannot provide ourselves will be hired as required for more specialised tasks

plant and machinery

....and how to contact us

write to: John Coffen
Russett Hollow  Church Knowle
Wareham  Dorset BH20 5NG

or  telephone us on 01929 481037
or  email us at