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 Tranquil Farmhouse Peaceful and unassuming, this traditional farmhouse with extensive unused concrete yards has been transformed to accommodate a serene pool garden and terraces for quality family time. In the walled garden, beehives and cool lawns, combined with dark tone tiles and cover give a wonderfully natural environment for swimming. Read more »
The Hunting Lodge A hideaway set in an ancient landscape, this romantic garden has tones of Dodie Smith's 'I Capture the Castle'. This project received a low maintenance brief. Its clean, bold lines compliment the ancient architecture with simple style, to complete a stunning result.
The Canal Garden This garden was a bleak expanse of grass when our clients purchased the property. We worked together to develop a design that reached out into the wider landscape and simultaneously created different character areas addressing the different parts of the house. A long drive leads to a courtyard for parking and leads around to the back and sides of the house to Read more »
Commemorative Water Fountain We were commissioned by His Grace the Duke of Marlborough to design and construct a commemorative fountain, incorporating an existing statue, in the grounds of Blenheim Palace. This water fountain is surrounded by benches and a formal yew hedge array and provides a peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of the formal gardens.
The Lodge Situated on the edge of a World Heritage Site this house was restored and extended to provide a family home with a garden for entertaining, playing and relaxing. Nicholsons designed and built the whole garden, coordinating with the swimming pool contractor and main contractor during the build. The garden includes a tennis court, stable and kennel block, fire bowl area and thatched shelter, Read more »
The Manor on the Green Nestled in a beautiful North Oxfordshire village, this historic garden had been somewhat neglected before the owners engaged Nicholsons to review and restore areas of the garden for modern use. Following in-depth historical analysis, the Victorian sunken garden was restored and the terrace areas immediately around the garden were designed to invite the family into the garden for today's indoor/ Read more »