Oxford garden design with topiary, antique French café table, spring flowers and a traditional greenhouse.

Garden, Landscape & Architectural Design

Making romantic and atmospheric gardens in Oxford, the Cotswolds, the south of England and overseas. Working closely with the Owners, to create their haven of colour and inspiration, peace and beauty, for more than 20 years.

Old apple orchard in the Cotswolds with blossom and wildflowers and drystone wall.
New Cotswold stone wall with fragrant evergreen jasmine in flower growing on it.
Greek garden with old olive tree and drought tolerant Mediterranean planting by a swimming pool.

Good design is not a cost, it is a making and a saving of money, and a making of life and achievement. All history is the proof of this.

Laura Heybrook

Right plant, right place!

Right plant, right place!

This is late May, the shadiest darkest corner of my garden which could be just a tip! Ferns, hellebores, foxgloves and brunnera love damp shady spots. In the urn are the fading leaves of Erythronium ‘Pagoda’.

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Apricot Time

Apricot Time

An apricot is not an apricot is not an apricot! But a good apricot is heaven! Delicate, subtle, quiet, and understated, to think of dying without having tasted a good apricot! But oh, what grief! to know your good apricot you have to have tasted disappointing...

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In Norfolk

In Norfolk

Here I am visiting a wholesale nursery in Norfolk where they unusually grow plants in fields, and also on a very large scale beneath the huge East Anglian skies.On a wonderful summers day, there were fields of geraniums, iris, astilbe, salvias, hemerocallis, stachys...

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