Garden Design Oxford – a small town garden makeover
Most people living in Oxfordshire towns and cities, where space is at a premium, have smaller gardens where the key to success in design is quality not quantity.
Small gardens need bulk. Far more impact can be created with just a few species as opposed to cramming the space full of favourite plants leaving a cramped, cluttered look.
The owners of this Oxford town garden had just moved from a house with a much larger garden. They almost didn’t buy the house because the garden was and issue, basically a dull patch of grass with pots of plants from their old garden. However, they realised that there was potential and with the help of our designer, Daniel, set about designing the outdoor space to suit their lifestyle.
Above all the owners did now want to feel a slave to the garden so the design was for a low maintenance space. This is quite a common requirement for may of our clients.
Our vision for the garden
There were precious ornaments and in particular, a rather wonderful bench, imported from Indonesia to consider. The obvious place for the bench was in front of a rather fine wall, although in January 2017, when Janeen first went to visit it looked a little forlorn! Above all, the garden had to be unified, to blend in naturally with the house. As is the case with many town houses, the view from the large picture window had to be considered with care. We wanted to create a ‘wow’ factor for the clients to have something of interest to see all year round from the house.
This is a busy garden, with lots of colour, planters and ornaments to be fitted into a relatively small space but it manages to appear uncluttered and fits harmoniously together.
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“Oxford Garden Design have done an excellent job transforming a patch of bare grass into a wonderful garden for us to enjoy.” – Lorrie and Hans Dinger, Oxford
“Mr and Mrs Dinger nearly didn’t buy the house because of the garden so what you’ve done has completely transformed the whole feel of the property and almost certainly added value.” Ronnie Van Der Ploeg, Head of Residential Sales, Savills Summertown.