Banbury Contemporary Garden Design

Banbury Contemporary Garden Design


Alexander John Garden Design & Maintenance are pleased to unveil this modern, contemporary garden design completed late summer 2018. This is one of our proudest projects to date. The full garden build commenced in late July 2018 with the construction of all the hard landscaping. Located close the heart of Banbury this garden enjoys and East / West Aspect and is now extremely private and no longer overlooked.

Contemporary Garden Design Features

  • New prestige smooth Quartzitic sandstone paving. The brushed finish gives the sawn surface a modern, stylish and elegant feel to the new garden.
  • An elevated patio at one end of the garden finished with modern rounded bullnose steps to enable the user to explore the garden from a different angle.
  • The addition of raised bed planters in concrete block faced with a wall cladding tiles to match the sandstone paving.
  • Privacy screening trees on two of the boundary fences to provide evergreen interest and year-round color.
  • An integrated irrigation system and the owners have the opportunity to add garden spike spotlights to give the new garden interest after dark and make a great entertaining space.
  • Low maintenance and limited planting scheme but planted ‘en masse’. Primary colors are White, Blue and Green.
  • Feature Plants include Pittosporum Golf BallAgapanthus Headbourne Hybrid and Agapanthus AlbaLavender VeraCarex EvergoldStipa GiganticaDianthus Miss SinkinsAllium Purple Sensation, Heuchera Plum Pudding
  • New lawn installed using ryegrass turf, kept to a good thickness in order to create a cushion effect underfoot. Lawn features a block paved mowing edge to reduce maintenance further.
  • feature wall has been created at the end of the garden next to the upper patio using Evergreen climber with summer fragrant white flowers in diamond shapes on the wall to create a backdrop to the brickwork. underplanted with further Allium Purple SensationHeuchera Plum PuddingLavenderCarexDianthus, and Pittosporum.

The Completed Garden


Start your Dream Garden here

  • Have you got a tired garden of just feeling uninspired and would like a fresh outlook on your outside space?
  • Have ideas on what you would like but not sure how to go about integrating them together? Then get in touch today and we would be pleased to help you on your garden journey.

Contact us for your 1st FREE Contemporary garden design appointment.

We are based in Banbury, Oxfordshire and cover a 20-mile radius to come and see you. We Design, We Build, We Plant and We Maintain your Garden. BOOK today, Don’t Delay. Presently fully booked for January – February 2019 now taking bookings from April 2019 onwards

Beauty, Reliability, Respect & Excellence

Beauty, Reliability, Respect & Excellence

Nicholas Macartney

Nicholas the Owner of Alexander John and has been in the gardening industry since horticultural college. Nicholas meets all new customers and creates the garden designs, planting schemes and looks after the admin side of the business. Nicholas does get involved with the actual planting and overall maintenance when required. He confesses himself as a Plantaholic and is often referred to as a Walking Talking plant encyclopedia by clients and colleagues. He has had a long fascination and interest in plants and gardens from an early age. Creation of planting schemes that stir the senses yet stay in control on client brief as much as possible. He also has a wide portfolio of suppliers for landscaping materials based here in the UK and will often source bespoke products or made to order items as finishing touches for garden dressing.

The plants are usually the primary and dominant aspect of any installation that ties the garden together and plants are often sourced from some major UK growers and small independent nurseries. On the gardens requiring Instant Impact planting then plants and trees will be sourced from Italy, France, Germany, Holland and Belgium. Nicks favourite gardens to design are small gardens as they offer the opportunity to pack a lot of interest into a small space.

Nicholas has a few favourite plants he would love to have in his own garden but due to climatic conditions is unable to grow them. When he has the ability to put these into a clients garden he excels in convincing the client this is a must-have plant.  We have a large network of related trades we work and liaises on the garden builds and installations with the planting schemes and then ongoing maintenance schedules should the clients require this service. We are happy to answer gardening questions or meet for just a catchup on chores the client should be doing in the garden whatever the season.

We are always available to provide a FREE initial garden consultation to discuss ideas on a garden space or simply just how a garden border planting scheme could be improved. If any of the above strikes a chord of interest with you and you would like to discuss with your garden then simply get in touch and Contact us at the bottom of this page. Happy Gardening.


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