Colour on the Steps

Colour on the Steps After spending a year redecorating their home, our clients shifted focus to the garden and contacted our design studio. With the full re-design still underway, Nicholsons Garden Designer, Olly Wills, started off by tackling the important role of designing a planting scheme for their beautiful stepped terrace. The terrace boasts a mix of durable and high-impact planting, with a nod to Read more »

Colour in the Cotswolds

Colour in the Cotswolds A beautiful set of converted barns had been exquisitely restored without reconnecting it to the landscape. Perched upon a hill in the deep Cotswolds, this garden had far reaching views but a feeling of exposure. The garden was gracefully designed to provide excitement and colour to the arrival, whilst providing a much desired intimacy. The combination of timber arches, pergolas and Read more »

A Hidden Gem

A Hidden GemThis back garden is a hidden gem, showcasing just what can be achieved at this scale. The clients had recently downsized and had refurbished the property prior to moving in.The garden has a softness and flow that welcomes you into its heart. The different elements are all drawn together by the meandering lawn. Well placed trees block out neighbouring windows and help to give Read more »

Lockdown For The Grandchildren

Lockdown For The Grandchildren A garden inspired by nature and the restrictions of lockdown. Our wonderful clients, who have had three previous phases built by Nicholsons, wanted to improve their lower garden area to give fun and adventure for the whole family, including a woodland garden and tree house for the grandchildren. Read more »

The Hanging Gardens

The Hanging Gardens This beautiful south facing garden frustratingly also sloped west to the main Oxford Banbury Road allowing sound to ricochet up into this private garden. The design concentrated on celebrating the southerly views while creating barriers against the western traffic noise. The garden has a formal charm which supports the stunning Edwardian architecture Read more »

Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show 2013  Following our trophy winning success in 2012, Nicholsons Garden Design built our own trade stand garden in 2013. Our theme reflected our work – simple, stylish and faintly traditional. We kept our materials simple and harmonious using galvanized metal with a T-wash finish and a modest plant pallette of greens and pale yellows and creams against strongly structured planting – the Read more »