Landscape Architecture, Planning and Consultancy

Sound expertise in landscape planning, design and management underpins our full suite of landscape architecture services for the residential, commercial, industrial and public building projects, through all RIBA work stages.

Based on our expert understanding of the natural world and our innovative and solution-based approach, you can turn to us for all aspects of green infrastructure and natural capital on a local, city or district scale.

Nicholsons Lockhart Garratt Landscapes

Our Capabilities

Landscape Design & Implementation

Our team of Chartered Landscape Architects have over 30 years combined experience in landscape design and specification, providing high-quality and innovative design solutions for residential and commercial development schemes, new public buildings and podium landscape design.

Our broad experience across a range of sectors and development scales ensures that we are able to provide a comprehensive and high-quality service and are well positioned to assist our clients in the delivery of viable, attractive and high-quality landscape schemes which result in effective placemaking. Our Landscape Architects also work in close association with our Ecologists and Arboriculturists, ensuring a joined-up design approach that maximises environmental outcomes.

Our intrinsic knowledge of landscape management and delivery means that our schemes are specifically designed to maximise the sites potential whilst ensuring cost effective and sustainable management into the future.


  • Landscape Design and Specification
  • Masterplanning and Urban Design
  • Landscape Management and Planning
  • Heritage Landscapes

Landscape Contracting

With experience on some of the most prestigious landscaping schemes in the area, we are known for our focus on absolute quality. Our professional contracts management team work closely with both our in-house design team and many well-known landscape and garden designers.

Our approach is collaborative and solution-based, working closely with the wider project team to ensure smooth delivery of the project.

A strong design background lends sensitivity to our site teams.


  • Earthworks
  • Hard Landscaping
  • Pools and Tennis Courts
  • Border Planting
  • Parkland and Large Tree Planting
  • Outbuildings

Landscape Management & Planning

The management of landscape resources is a core strength of our business and we are able to use this expertise to develop high quality, sustainable strategies, plans, work programmes and budgets for the ongoing management of all open space types.

Our fundamental understanding of the cost implications of landscape management means that our schemes are proportionate and deliverable and result in an ongoing improvement in the quality and value of these resources.

Our understanding of the management process ensures that we are well placed to provide technical advice throughout the planning, design, construction and management processes, overseeing schemes from inception onwards as part of a ‘landscape led’ development approach.

Our Services:

  • Management of Landscape Resources
  • Sustainable Strategies
  • Management Plans
  • Work Programmes & Budget

Masterplanning & Urban Design

Our team of qualified Landscape Architects and Architects has over 30 years’ experience in the masterplanning and urban design sectors, drawing on our experience to develop masterplans from residential, leisure and commercial schemes.

Alongside this we also work closely with project architects and designers within multidisciplinary consultant teams to inform and develop the masterplanning process, providing technical advice on all matters from inception through to completion.

Early involvement of a Landscape Architect in the design process enables us to guide the masterplanning process ensuring that development is not only viable but also complements the site and it’s setting, and provides meaningful places where people want to live, work and play.

Our Services:

  • Masterplanning
  • Urban Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Design Team Involvement & Support

How can our landscapes team help?

Our expert landscapes team offer a wide range of services and would be happy to discuss how they can best support you.

Nicholsons is accredited by the following official organisations:

Approved contractors of the Safe-contractor scheme, Nicholsons are also accredited with CHAS and Arboricultural Association. The Company recently won an award as Cherwell Established Business of the Year 2019, as well as Oxfordshire Large Business of the Year awards 2019.