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10 Must See Gardens In The UK

Alnwick Garden, Northumberland Aside from the gardens themselves, though they are spectacular in their own right, to my mind the main draw to Alnwick is the Treehouse. Nestled in mature lime trees the Treehouse is built from sustainably sourced materials. Located in the heart of the Treehouse is one of the most unique restaurants to…

Victor Grennan Explores Parc Andre Citroën

Victor Grennan Explores Parc Andre Citroën

In this blog Oakleigh Manor Landscape Architect, Victor Grennan, explores what influenced the design of one of his favourite Parisian landscapes, Parc Andre Citroën. Victor also reflects on how the designers’ saw the park fitting into the Parisian landscape and how they intended visitors to interact with it.   Parc Andre Citroën, in the 15th…

Electric Entrance & Driveway Wooden & Metal Gates at Oakleigh Manor for 2016

Electric Entrance & Driveway Wooden & Metal Gates at Oakleigh Manor for 2016

Metal/Wrought Iron & Timber/Wooden Gates Collection. Have you seen the latest collection of gates available at Oakleigh Manor. Our 2016 Gates range offers beautifully crafted Timber & Wooden Gates , all hand built at our in house joinery company – Oakleigh Manor Garden Joinery, together with our fine collection of Metal & wrought Iron Gates….

Royal Academy Exhibit: ‘Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse’

The Royal Academy’s exhibition, Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, opened Saturday 30th January and will run until Wednesday 20th April. Featuring works from the likes of Monet, Renoir, Kandinsky and Matisse the exhibit explores the influence and relationship between the garden and art. ‘I perhaps owe it to flowers that I became a…

Bare Root and Root Ball Planting Season!

Though some readers may well have completed their bare-root and root-ball planting in the late autumn and early winter the ship has certainly not sailed for those who haven’t. Another prime time to plant your trees and shrubs is fast approaching, in the shape of the late winter and early spring.  To ensure the success…

Attracting Native Mammals Into Your Garden

Attracting Native Mammals Into Your Garden

Regardless of whether your garden is in the heart of the city or deep in the countryside the chances are that you will receive the occasional visitor. But, wherever you are or whatever the size of your garden with a little work you are sure to be rewarded with sights of native British mammals. Though…

Testimonial – Wilson

Testimonial - Wilson

It is always rewarding to receive words of thanks on completion of a project, and today is no exception. Today we received these kind words of thanks from Mr Wilson after installing an Automated Whingham Gate. Please be good enough to pass on my thanks to all the lads who were involved in the installation of…

Testimonial – Roy

Here at Oakleigh Manor we pride ourselves on excellent customer service and producing a first-class product. Nevertheless, it is always a pleasant surprise to receive such kind words from a client on completion of a project. … My Husband and I are very pleased with the result! The choice you suggested for the replacement decking…

Lighting Outside Space – Lumiere London

Lighting Outside Space - Lumiere London

If like me you braved the sharp chill and the mass crowds and visited the Lumiere London Festival you would have seen London in a new light – no pun intended.  For those who did not make it, or those whom the event passed by unnoticed, let me give you the lowdown… Lumiere London was…

A Wet Start to 2016

A Wet Start to 2016

Happy New Year We hope you have had a wonderful start to 2016, and what a wet start it has been! Despite the torrential rain the Oakleigh Manor team have hit the ground running in 2016. With so many exciting projects starting in our first week back after the festive break, and more starting in…

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