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Victor’s Design Insight: Atmospheric Gardens

February 25th, 2021 by

Creating a Garden Full of Atmosphere & Ambience A garden is a place to go to for many different reasons. Some people like to work and potter about in a garden, some like to simply walk through their garden and take in the sights and sounds, some like to simply look at their garden from […]

Victor’s Design Insight: The Backbone of Design

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November 18th, 2020 by

The Backbone of Garden Design Balance, Form, Texture & Scale Throughout the years studying and working as a spatial designer in many different disciplines, I have noticed there has been one simple basic underlying approach to the design process that all designers seem to agree on.  When approaching the design of a garden, a planting […]

Why Should I Have My Garden Designed?

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October 23rd, 2020 by

The Benefits of a Professional Garden Design To many people, spending money on garden design is just another unnecessary cost that could be spent elsewhere, but in reality, having a professional Garden Design is a valuable investment that has short-term and long-term benefits, ensuring you reap the rewards of a beautiful garden for years to […]

Victor’s Design Insight: The Power of Simplicity

September 23rd, 2020 by

Welcome to our new blog series ‘Victor’s Design Insight’. Within these articles, I explore the influence behind landscape design and where I take my inspiration. In this introductory post, I am starting from the very beginning and exploring the root of my passion for spatial design, and the power of simplicity within Landscape Architecture. The […]

Landscape Design Trend for 2019: Adding Structures to Your Garden

January 9th, 2019 by

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

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 […]

Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown 300th Anniversary

April 1st, 2016 by

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 and making serpentine rivers, and cleverly used […]

Oakleigh Manor Enters Chelsea Football Club Stadium Gate Competition

April 1st, 2016 by

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 Railway […]

Progress Report: Oakleigh Manor’s First Extension

March 7th, 2016 by

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. Well […]

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