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Garden Design

Oriental Landscape: Features of a Japanese Garden

June 6th, 2019 by

The designs of Japanese gardens have almost always been based on the natural landscape. Also, culture and tradition are incorporated into every design to create a space of Zen. Gardens are meticulously crafted down to every single basic element to create a spiritual sanctuary. These traditional elements symbolise or mimic natural scenery to make the […]

Space Savers: Four Smart Garden Storage Ideas

April 23rd, 2019 by

There is no doubt that a shed can provide significant storage space, making it an ideal place to store all gardening odds and ends. However, sheds can have their disadvantages, too – they consume outdoor space, your things may be more difficult to locate in a shed and, well, sometimes a shed just doesn’t fit […]

Al Fresco: What to Consider When Setting Up an Outdoor Kitchen

March 28th, 2019 by

Spring is finally here and summer is right around the corner. Celebrate the end of the shivering Kent winter by bringing out the old barbie and start grilling some fresh sausages. If you’re more adept at using the oven, you’re probably excited to bake some pork pie. What better way to do this than to […]

Low-Maintenance Garden Ideas for a Higher Value Property

February 22nd, 2019 by

Isn’t it ideal to have a garden you spend less time taking care of and more time relaxing in? Ask any garden designer in Kent and they’ll tell you that striking a balance between aesthetic value and functionality is the key to creating a garden you’d love to spend time in. The catch, however, is that the […]

Small Garden Design Ideas

February 3rd, 2017 by

Tiny Patches — Turning a Small Lawn or Garden into a Beautiful Landscape Are you considering building a garden but only have a small outdoor space to work with? There is absolutely no reason to worry about that. Every home deserves a lovely patch of green, after all, and maintaining one is more than just […]

Modern Garden Design Ideas for 2017

January 9th, 2017 by

Modern garden design is going through a dramatic shift. From being a simple exterior façade to the house, the garden has become a key part of the home. Designers are keen to integrate the outdoor space with the indoor space and are concerned with more than just the functional features of the garden. Trends in […]

Project Update – Landscaping – Iwade, Sittingbourne

November 24th, 2016 by

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

November 2nd, 2016 by

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 […]

Project Commencement – Landscaping – Iwade, Sittingbourne

October 27th, 2016 by

Oakleigh Manor has welcomed the commencement of a large landscaping project in Iwade, Sittingbourne this week. The project encompasses a complete garden installation, including front and rear gardens, bespoke garden joinery, planting scheme and lighting scheme. Our clients first contacted Oakleigh Manor as they were interested in having their garden designed, which has been carried […]

The Sublime Simplicity of Japanese Gardens Ideas

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November 23rd, 2015 by

If there is one thing that’s commonplace with homeowners, especially in the South-East of England, it is their adventurous nature regarding the décor of their gardens. It seems everyone has simultaneously agreed to take on worldly garden aesthetics. Myself included… There are homes with gardens that are largely influenced by Mediterranean themes, by the energy […]

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