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Landscape Design Trend for 2019: Adding Structures to Your Garden

Landscape Design Trend for 2019: Adding Structures to Your Garden

With its gorgeous flower beds and lush greenery, your garden adds a breath of fresh air to your property. It gives you pleasure when you spend time outdoors and lovely views when you peek from the windows. You’ll want to maintain or continually improve its beauty, especially with the New Year. If you’re looking to…

Project Update – Landscaping – Iwade, Sittingbourne

Project Update - Landscaping - Iwade, Sittingbourne

The teams here at Oakleigh Manor have been working very hard since our previous blog at the end of October outlining the commencement of this landscape design and build project. The project is currently at its half-way point with a completion deadline of just before Christmas. The overall contours and shape of the garden can…

New Rear & Front Garden Scheme completed in Brentwood, Essex

New Rear & Front Garden Scheme completed in Brentwood, Essex

Project type: Rear & Front Garden Design & Build Location: Brentwood, Essex Project Commenced: April 2016 Project Completed: August 2016 Design brief: Our clients set out on designing and building their new home several years before implementation in 2016. Our client wanted a place to enjoy the outdoor summer life and relax and retreat from…

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…

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…

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…

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…