Former Generating Gardens director Nigel Webb is now working at LDC Landscape Contractors in Guildford after his business went bust.
He told HW he had "lost the plot" after the firm went into voluntary liquidation in June, but that things were "back on track" now he is working for LDC.
"The recession hit," he revealed. "We had a couple of jobs cancelled and that was it. We had invested when the times were good and we had repayments to make but when the work dried up it hit us.
"I lost the plot quite a bit; it wasn't easy."
The nine people working at Generating Gardens have moved on to sub-contracting or other firms, said Webb.
Working as a sole trader on two RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show gardens helped Webb to move on.
"That really helped me get back on track," he explained. "Now I'm working for LDC and from a commercial point of view we are snowed under with work."
The firm is carrying out projects including a scheme at Belmarsh Prison, in Thamesmead, London.
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