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Garden Design, Landscaping & Maintenance

Welcome to The Oxfordshire Gardener – Passionate about horticulture and landscaping beautiful places.

We are a garden design, landscaping & horticulture practice nestled in an Oxfordshire studio barn. Together with clients we inspire, create and build gardens, from complete garden landscape design to hard and soft landscaping projects and expert garden care for all styles of established gardens throughout the year.

Our friendly, RHS Chelsea medal-winning garden designers work with a well-established team of in-house landscapers and horticulturalists to create gardens, built and planted to exacting standards. Balancing design and character through detailed planting combinations from the formal to carefree styles.

In this resplendent Autumn we are breaking ground on designs with the landscape team currently in Charlbury and Standlake. The soft planting team are out in Bampton and Enstone laying lawns and gathering an abundance of plants, trees and bulbs enriching gardens with painterly planting schemes.

Visiting long-established clients and welcoming new gardens our team of expert gardeners are busy making all styles of gardens green and gorgeous. Managing long-flowering perennials and shrubs for endless expression in the garden as we start the autumn season’s garden maintenance. Pruning, planting, tidying and managing the weeds (which are growing profusely with this fine weather), feeding of shrubs and roses, and keeping an eagle-eye on plant health. We’re tying-in and providing support systems for climbers and rambling roses, dead-heading and tidying herbaceous perennials. As well as the planning, sourcing and selecting of planters, plants and bulb palettes for customers, we also offer services such as soil improvement and compost-making. Our lawn-care programme in is full flow this Autumn as part of keeping lawns healthy throughout the gardening year. Our gardeners are on-hand with advice on plants, sourcing of specimens, management of trees, whilst our chosen specialist nurseries are delivering weekly to the The Garden Barn trees, shrubs, hedging plants, herbaceous perennials and bulbs for clients.

The installation of a 16m contemporary water rill garden with seemingly floating island. A bespoke oak arbour rail lifts your gaze through sawn-stone terraces and paving across to a sixteen-bed formal parterre with luxuriant planting to look out to the Chilterns has come to fruition. In soft planting design development currently a rural country house in 17 acres near Soho Farmhouse, The Old Rectory in Northmoor, a contemporary Cotswold house, Country house and cottage in Swerford, Mill house and Country house with an orchard and wild-flower meadow at Frilford Heath.

Our garden designers create harmonious spaces with clients, listening to their lifestyle, environment and wishes for a joyful garden. An enchanting waterside North Oxford landscape design and build has recently completed, linking the vertical and horizontal planes with the construction of a new lakeside jetty and upper deck seating areas to form a naturalistic scheme for a family to enjoy.

A cottage garden in Deddington has sensitively been transformed by the landscape team with local Hornton stone walls and natural sandstone patio. A verdant  planting scheme combined with ambient lighting installed to our interior designers’ lighting plan completes this rural retreat.

We continue to develop the landscape design to the front-of-house and rear gardens at a Buckinghamshire farmhouse with natural stone terraces, flint walls, pathways and expansive areas of soft planting.

The garden design at a six-acre Georgian manor house completes. Inspired by Monet’s garden at Giverny, the iconic wooden footbridge and water-garden has been landscaped and will lead into a secret grass amphitheatre garden. The renovation of the woodland with natural water sources, introducing and caring for a native semi-aquatic and marginal planting scheme.

A landscaping scheme is installed working with an Oxford garden designer. Features include creating a circular sunken garden with bespoke hardwood seating, fire-bowl and Millboard deck oversailing a water-garden with a plethora of soft planting and the creation of a kitchen garden.

Since we built the generous, edible ‘Peter Rabbit’ kitchen garden with Alitex greenhouse at The Coach House on a north oxfordshire country estate, our gardening team are growing and tending to the kitchen garden beds every week in this well-ordered area. Propagating seeds, growing fruit and vegetables, successional sowing of salads and herbs. With a fresh weekly harvest picked for the kitchen and whimsical cut-flowers for the family to enjoy.

We are delighted to have recently been appointed to give regular garden maintenance and year-round care for a beautiful manor house garden featured in ‘Homes & Gardens’ publication.

We have also undertaken the restoration of a renowned garden landscape at a historic, private Oxfordshire estate to its former glory. Celebrating its heritage and legacy providing ongoing horticultural care to reclaim this enchanting garden, which includes a nut garden, mature wisterias and shrubs, long herbaceous borders, lakes, large topiary areas and lawns in the formal gardens.

Previous projects include The Big Feastival with Alex James at his farm in Kingham, Oxfordshire, where we were invited to design and build ‘The Little Patch’ – a kitchen garden for growing fresh garden produce with an understanding of the provenance, flavour and heart of food at Daylesford Organic.

We create beautiful places and care for gardens with our clients, throughout the year in Oxford, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, The Cotswolds, Northamptonshire and London. view map

A verdant garden with freshly laid lawn, timber pergola, clipped ilex and contemporary brick planters, garden landscaping oxford by The Oxfordshire Gardener

Landscaping

a garden with landscaped pathways and flower-filled beds by The Oxfordshire Gardener Landscaping Team

Garden Services

An Anemone Walk between clipped yew, garden maintenance by the oxfordshire gardener

Garden Maintenance