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Project Update: Resin Bound Gravel, Essex

Look at what we have been undertaking over the summer holidays! Whilst the children and staff enjoy their well-earned break, Oakleigh Manor has been busy at Shaw Primary Academy in Essex re-laying all the pathways around the school; replacing the old paving with stunning resin bound gravel in Choc Chip Harvest blend. Hard-wearing, porous, SUDS compliant and…

Project Update: Automated Gate, Hampshire

  In the beautiful countryside in Hampshire, the Oakleigh Manor Garden Joinery team have been recently working to install our Biddenden Oak Automated Gates. Each gate is fabricated bespoke for our client and can be tailored to individual needs, including personal engraving of a house name/number. Security is a common feature of our client requirements…

Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown 300th Anniversary

Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown 300th Anniversary

              2016 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of England’s greatest gardener, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. To mark the occasion there will be a year-long celebration of the life and work of ‘Capability’ Brown. He changed the face of eighteenth century gardening, designing country estates and mansions, moving hills…

Oakleigh Manor Enters Chelsea Football Club Stadium Gate Competition

  Chelsea Football Club has submitted an application to redevelop its stadium, Stamford Bridge. Keen to build upon its status as a community club Chelsea FC have opened up design elements of the redevelopment to its supporters. A competition has recently closed to design gates for the Stamford Bridge itself, which crosses the West London…

NHS England To Develop Healthy Towns

NHS England is embarking upon a radical rethink of how we live in the built environment. NHS England is teaming up with architects, town planners and landscape architects in an ambitious project to develop ten ‘healthy towns’ across the country. It is thought that a more considered approach to our built environment can make a…

Progress Report: Oakleigh Manor’s First Extension

  Extension works are coming on nicely with construction well underway for Oakleigh Manor’s first building extension. The walls are formed and the roof is ready to be weatherproofed with GRP. In the meantime, the garden works are marching ahead with the tumbled sandstone being laid to the terrace, pre-formed steps and wall capping detail….

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…