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 barn conversion.  Together with clients we inspire, create and build gardens, offering everything from hard and soft landscaping to complete garden design transformations, as well as expert garden care for all styles of established gardens throughout the year.

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

In the glow of summer we are breaking ground on new landscape designs with clients. The build of a contemporary, atmospheric water rill and island with bespoke oak arbour rail and limestone terraces for dining, leading across to a sixteen bed formal parterre with abundant planting looking out to the Chilterns comes to fruition. Source and selection of planting to create a wild-flower meadow.

An enchanting waterside landscape build commences, linking the vertical and horizontal planes of a new lakeside jetty with upper deck seating areas to form a naturalistic scheme in Oxford.

A North Oxfordshire cottage garden is being sensitively transformed with local Hornton stone walls and natural sandstone patio. A verdant has 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 farmhouse with natural stone terraces, flint walls, pathways and expansive areas of soft planting for this summers’ enjoyment.

The garden design at a six-acre manor house continues. Inspired by Monet’s garden at Giverny, the iconic wooden footbridge and water-garden has been landscaped and will lead into a secret amphitheatre garden. We continue to work in their woodland with natural water sources, introducing and caring for native semi-aquatic and marginal planting scheme.

A landscaping scheme is complete 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 an Alitex greenhouse in a North Oxfordshire country house garden, our gardening team are growing produce in this well-ordered area, propagating seeds, growing fruit and vegetables, successional sowing of salads and herbs. With a weekly harvest picked for the kitchen, fresh for the family to enjoy. This summer will see a cutting flower garden flourishing.

Our garden designers create harmonious spaces with clients, listening to their lifestyle, environment and wishes for a joyful garden.

Visiting long-standing clients and welcoming new gardens our team of expert gardeners are busy making all styles of gardens green and gorgeous. 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 also tying-in of climbers and rambling roses, whilst setting-up or handcrafting plant supports for delphiniums, peonies and burgeoning herbaceous perennials are set-up. As well as planning, sourcing and selecting of planters and plants for customers, we also offer services like soil improvement and compost-making for clients. Our lawn-care programme keeps lawns looking glossy and green throughout the gardening year. Our gardeners are on-hand with advice on plants, sourcing of specimens, trees, shrubs and plants from our chosen specialist nurseries who we receive weekly deliveries from at The Garden Barn.

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 providing ongoing horticultural care to 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

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

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

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