Garden Design

What would you like your garden to be? The engaging process of designing and installing a garden can take various routes, we listen to the clients needs and create harmonious gardens in keeping with the house and surrounding landscape, drawing on beautiful perspectives with a good measure of horticultural wisdom. Here’s an idea of what you can expect:

 INITIAL SITE VISIT & CONSULTATION

We’ll begin with a site visit to walk the garden and familiarise ourselves with your wishes, the surroundings and lifestyle you have in mind in the garden. We’ll talk through options together and this forms the basis of the client brief, from here we can give an outline proposal and budget.

SURVEY

For a garden design and build project we’ll need to complete a site survey and the garden design will then be produced as a CAD plan. If you’re looking at soft landscaping only, then we’ll produce a hand-drawn or CAD soft landscaping plan based on your brief (sometimes we can even do this with you, on the spot).

MASTERPLAN

An example garden plan sketch

Once you are happy with the ideas developed, you’ll receive the detailed drawing to serve as a guide.

PLANT PLAN

Sample Plant Plan Reference Images for Clients

We create the master planting-plan which includes reference images of specific plants.

MATERIAL SAMPLING

A pale gold stone pavior stacked up

Next, we’ll look at samples for stonework, masonry, ironwork and timber, where needed.

CRAFTSMANSHIP

Roly building a wall

As well as our highly-skilled team of landscapers in-house, we have excellent relationships with specialist contractors, suppliers and craftsmen whose attention to detail equals our own; their skill can give your garden originality and character.

INSTALLATION

A beautifully designed and landscaped garden, with full purple flowers, paving and a wooden bench

Now all the details and specification are in place, we’ll agree a schedule from commencement to completion, then set a date for our expert landscapers to work with the garden design and survey plans. Our friendly team will work carefully and efficiently, aiming to minimise disruption without compromising proficiency.

All that’s left is for you to enjoy your beautiful new garden…

Good news travels as do our reviews:

Simon and his team maintain and look after our garden at our cottage in the Cotswolds and he also implemented a new planting scheme for our garden in London. Both gardens are looking the best they have looked in a very long time. Simon is a pleasure to deal with, reliable and totally trustworthy. He is very knowledgable and creative with his suggestions for soft landscaping. We would highly recommend him.” Great Tew Garden

“First of all, I should say we are very pleased with the garden. We would both like to thank you for your hard work over the past 11-12 weeks. We would be very happy to recommend you. ” Oxford garden design and build

If you’d like to find out more about having your garden designed by The Oxfordshire Gardener then simply contact us with a click.

And if you’d like a hand keeping your new garden flourishing throughout the year, then we can look after that too. Information about our garden maintenance service can be found here.