Welcome

Introduction

We have been designing and building high-quality gardens around Brackley & Banbury villages for a good many years now. Our gardens are individually designed by Alexander John Garden Design & Maintenance. We provide the full service.

We Design, We Build, We Plant and We Maintain your garden to keep it in tip top condition all year round. We also supply all materials including the many 100’s of plants and trees to grace your new outside space.

We cater for all sizes of gardens and we are fully insured. Our work is guaranteed and many references are available from previous happy clients. To BOOK your FREE garden design consultation or to see more of our work then we look forward to hearing from you.

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Services

Garden Design

Introduction

We are pleased to provide a Garden Design Service for homeowners in Banbury, Brackley, Bicester, Chipping Norton and Shipston on Stour and the villages close to these localities. We always offer a FREE consultation as the 1st appointment. This will be to discuss your needs and features you would like to have in your new garden. We can also re-design existing gardens in order to bring a new feel and interest to your existing garden and its planting schemes.

  • We create a design brief based on this meeting and make a start on creating a mood board of your ideas to reflect features and a proposed planting scheme.
  • The mood board will encompass all the new ideas and features to go into your new garden. This will include planting, surfaces, boundaries and give a general feel for your new space

Garden Budget

It’s important to note that when you’re considering the cost of having your garden landscaped that you have a guide budget in mind. How much do you want to spend in the garden? How much do you want your new outside space to be part of your home for entertaining? To put it simply on average most homeowners will spend upwards of £15000.00 –  £2000.00 on a new kitchen or even and an extension to their home so from garden design and landscape point of view this is a guide figure we suggest is considered. Smaller landscaping projects can be done for less depending on the areas you wish to improve but a landscaped garden is a lifestyle choice so its important to be real in the look and feel you’re hoping to achieve

Garden Planting Plan

All Garden Designs will come with the creation of a Garden Planting Plan.

  • Provision of a comprehensive planting scheme for your new garden with a mood board to encompass all the new ideas and features.
  • List of Plants per border and their quantities
  • A maintenance schedule for ALL new and existing planting can be created as a separate cost or WHY not let our Garden maintenance Service take care of this

Planting Plan Fees (Inclusive of VAT, Soil tests, Printing and Photography and sourcing/location of stock from growers throughout the UK)

Garden Survey

  • An appointment will then be made to visit yourselves in the garden to carry out a Garden Survey.
  • This survey allows us to measure the present garden and to collect various bits of information to include present soil conditions look at access points.
  • We would also look at areas of the garden that would be best for focal points and we would also record your present planting to see what could be salvaged for your new garden if possible.

Presentation of Plans and Ideas

  • We would then return to show you our concept plan for your new garden, complete with your mood boards and a proposal of the new planting and features.
  • We would also bring samples with us to this meeting and leave them with you.
  • The Garden Design fee and Planting Planting Plan fees would then be payable.
  • Provided you are happy with the design and proposed planting scheme then this design will then be handed to our Landscape team who will price the garden up for installation

Note: Any diagrammatical changes or amendments will incur a fee and this will be noted at the time of the presentation of Plans and Ideas

Garden Maintenance

We are proud to offer a garden maintenance service carried out by 2 gardeners located in the Brackley locality. These gardeners will travel up to 15 miles radius of Brackley. We would book an initial appointment/discussion to ascertain your garden maintenance requirements and more importantly your specific needs. We only carry out garden maintenance at domestic properties

The gardening service entails

  • Weekly, Fortnightly or Monthly visits to your property
  • Gardening Service can entail Mowing, Weeding, Pruning, Planting
  • Seasonal garden clearances
  • Winter garden services to include Mulching, Planting, and De-icing

If you would like to BOOK a FREE consultation to discuss your regular garden maintenance service then please contact us here

Fancy a garden overhaul and starting again? Why not look at our Garden Design Service, or our Garden Planting Scheme service if you want to brighten up a dull area of the garden. Our Garden Landscaping service is for those who don’t want a major garden renewal and simply to extend a patio or build a vegetable garden.

Garden Planting

We are proud to offer a Garden Planting Service alongside our Garden Design and Garden Maintenance Service. This is primarily aimed at those gardens having a complete overhaul or new garden built and planted. It can also be used for those who are just looking to add more color and interest to existing areas of the garden.

The Garden planting service is important for those that need help in understanding giving your new plants a good head start. We would need to carry out an assessment on a site visit prior to putting together a proposed planting scheme.

  • Assess the existing border conditions eg Soil ph value (Acidic or Alkaline)
  • Existing planting that needs trimming or removing in order to give new planting a head start. Often larger overbearing plants can be removed and relocated to other parts of the garden
  • Soil improvement – Addition of organic matter to improve the soil crumb structure, or sand shingle to improve drainage
  • Any existing boundary lines like hedges or walls casting shade or in full sunlight

A proposal can then be drawn up detailing the works required for soil prep and any plants that need addressing prior to the replanting or planting of the new plants to your garden area to provide you with colour and interest

About

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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