Our story

Fat Leaf was established in 2009 by Jim & Ross Clarke. The father and son started the business, primarily to offer a made to measure service for a wide range of garden planters.

As the company has grown they have learned more about Britain's native timbers and the timber industry. We currently use larch with a 10 year guarantee.  This timber is ideal as it is hard wearing and does not require treating.  

Why use Larch?

  • Larch lasts longer
  • Larch is naturally resistant to rot
  • There are no chemicals involved in its production
  • Larch is exceptionally environmentally friendly
  • Larch looks better
  • Larch ages better
  • Larch is British

    We love larch.

    It makes no sense not to use it.

    It makes no sense not to love it.


    Ross Jim Robin

    Upon graduating from University with a particularly useful degree in Film Studies Ross embarked on a couple of years of travelling; during which time he fell into a career in advertising in South East Asia. After a few years in the advertising industry he had seen enough. When Jim told him about Fat Leaf Ross jumped at the chance and the rest is history.

    Where the magic happens

    Our workshop is located in Horn Park Business Centre just outside Beaminster on the Broadwindsor Road.  It is where all 'the magic happens'!  

    There is always water in our kettle and if you fancy a chat about your project then feel free to call in for a cup of tea.