Garden Design

What would you like your garden to be?

The garden design process is one of the most engaging you can experience and it can take so many routes. To help craft and shape a coherent, beautifully formed and yet practical garden we listen to clients needs and wishes. We’ll then draw on beautiful perspectives, adding a good measure of horticultural wisdom to bring a shared vision to life; creating harmonious gardens in keeping with the house and surrounding landscape.

Here’s an idea of what you can expect from the garden design process:


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.


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).


An example garden plan sketch

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


Sample Plant Plan Reference Images for Clients

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


Hand-selecting materials like natural, local stone for this terrace

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


We consult our in-house craftspeople and skilled artisans, as well as utilising our trusted specialists where needed.


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…

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.