Garden Design

The Nicholsons Design Studio has been designing beautiful gardens for 20 years. Founded by Managing Director, Liz Nicholson, the design team have produced award winning gardens, celebrating the hidden potential in every landscape. Above all, we like to fulfil and exceed our clients’ expectations; we listen carefully to what you hope to achieve and use our experience to produce a unique and bespoke design.

We are best known for work with manor houses, country estates, heritage properties and Oxford town houses for private clients.

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Garden Design Portfolio

Our portfolio demonstrates the creativity of our Garden Designers. Here are some examples of the finished gardens. Find inspiration for your garden and get in touch.

Our portfolio includes:

  • Country estates
  • City gardens
  • Rural retreats
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Garden Design Process

At Nicholsons, we follow a clear process for all of our Garden Designs, ensuring the utmost quality in our work and focusing on attention to detail.

Our process includes:

  • Initial Consultation
  • Design Proposal
  1. Site Survey
  2. Concept Plan
  3. Planting Plan
  4. Lighting and Services Plan
  5. Detail Plans, Setting Out Drawings etc.
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Garden Construction

Following on from the design process, we have highly skilled construction teams ready to implement your design.

Our portfolio includes:

  • Paving
  • Walls
  • Water features
  • Timberwork
  • Drainage
  • Pools and tennis courts

Our Values

Our company ambition is clear – to work towards Net Zero, offering Plants, Forestry and Landscapes with a core focus on plant health and sustainability.

Our clients tell us that we are fun, professional, caring, responsible, and we are proud that we deliver confident and inspirational garden designs and landscaping.

View our portfolio

Our portfolio demonstrates the creativity of our Garden Designers.
Find inspiration for your garden and get in touch.

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Client Testimonials

The design process was personally managed by Liz Nicholson who we found to be creative, straight-talking, a good listener, pragmatic, and balanced in her challenge of our pre-conceived ideas. The visuals that were produced were of a high standard and greatly assisted us in envisaging the end-product. The agreed design was effective in addressing the primary objectives that we had set out before the start of the project.

Please pass our thanks on to all of your colleagues who oversaw and implemented Jon’s excellent vision with such great care and attention; every single person we’ve met wearing the ‘Nicholsons Polo’ has been unbelievably polite, professional and generous.

The business you’ve built is truly impressive in every way, it really should be used as an example of excellence for MBA graduates to study.

Can we design or build your garden?

Nicholsons specialise in whole garden projects and would like to hear from you if you have a medium to large garden requiring design or construction. Start your process by filling out the form below, or give us a call on 01869 340342

Our team may try to contact you by email. If you have not received anything within 2 working days, please check your junk mail folder.