Garden Design Services

Throughout London, Kent, Essex, Surrey and Sussex


Welcome to Garden Design by Oakleigh Manor

Established in 1996, the Oakleigh Manor design team have since been designing and building award-winning outdoor spaces & gardens,  all tailored to meet the client’s personal & unique requirements.

Our projects have led us across Europe & the UK, although our normal operating area is within Kent, London, Essex, Surrey & Sussex, within touching distance from our Design Practice and our Build teams in Kent.

Our projects embody the spirit of our client or homeowner,  after listening to your initial thoughts, our Design team works carefully with you to blend your ideas into an amazing personal space, feature or Garden.

If you are planning a new garden scheme or outdoor space, simply complete a Contact Form, and we will get back to you at a suitable time, or call our friendly team on 0800 023 1310, and we will carefully listen to your original thoughts, and then arrange a site visit to meet you and view the site. Alternatively, feel free to visit us for a cuppa at our Kent-based Design studio.

How we work 

Our projects are hugely varied in scale, actual client requirements & each site, some demanding a range of expertise to prepare implementation.

After initial discussions and normally a site visit, our team will recommend a Design process that suits your project, by way of a Design Fee proposal for you to consider. Commonly, the stages of an Outdoor Space & Garden Design require good site knowledge and information in the form of a Topographical Survey, together with a free-thinking Client Brief to capture all of your thoughts and desires for the new scheme.

The team will then develop a Concept Design, with a recommended General arrangement plan, recommended materials, and the main features together with 3D visualisation if required, then we meet up to discuss and approve the Concept stage, after which we will prepare your Master Design. Any requirements for planning, structural or other specialist design expertise can be incorporated within the Design proposal if required.

We aim to encompass all of your project’s design fees into your Design Fee proposal, enabling you to set budgets for the design elements required to get your project rolling.

Design & Build

Here at Oakleigh Manor, our Build side hosts a skilled workforce of experienced Project Managers and Site Craftsmen & Horticulturists, all operating from our Kent-based Studio & Landscape Depot. Once you are delighted with the design of your new project, our Build teams are on hand to Quantify, Estimate and deliver a Build Specification & Schedule of Works for your project.

We have an in-house ethos to our projects, minimising the use of sub-contractors to only specialist fields, enabling us to deliver a turn-key hassle-free project build service not only from the start of the design process but until the project is fully delivered.

Our Site teams work hand in hand with our Designers on a daily basis, ensuring the footprint of your amazing new design is imprinted into the fabric of the landscape.

Of course, the most demanding projects have their challenges, but our aim is to transform your initial thoughts into reality with minimal disruption to our clients.

Garden Design services

Personalised, Warm, Welcoming, Stylish & Engageing Gardens!

small gardens

large gardens

outdoor dining spaces

outdoor lounge areas

lighting design

water gardens

irrigation design

wildlife friendly gardens

tropical gardens

pool gardens

classical gardens

Edible Gardens

Cottage Garden

Family Gardens

Contemporary Gardens

Japanese Inspired Gardens

Mediterranean Gardens

10 great reasons to have a beautiful Garden


A well-designed Garden, tailored to suit you and your lifestyle, can transform your home, extending your indoor areas to the fresh air outside, creating a place to relax, entertain, dine, play, rest, grow food, encourage wildlife & much more. It doesn't stop there, our designers will stylise your outdoor space to expand and compliment your home, adding huge lifestyle benefits and adding core value to your property in the long term.


Our talented Design team recognise every external space & every client has unique requirements, this is why we tailor your space to suit you and your home, transforming your home and often your life, enhancing your time spent at home, maximising the outdoors within not only stunning aesthetics but functional, feel-good external spaces. Every landscape contractor knows a garden does not exist in a vacuum. The lines, colours, textures and other elements used must coexist peacefully with the lines, colours and textures of the house itself. It must be both a logical extension of the home, and a bridge between indoors and outdoors that produces a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.


Stylish and functional Gardens built with longevity are hardly inexpensive, but everything you invest in a well configured external space or garden will add significant value to your home and more importantly give you hours of pleasure and relaxation for you, your family and friends for years to come. At the same time, not any old collection of flowers and patio furniture will do. The garden must exist in harmony with its surroundings, promote proper drainage of the property and, ideally, provide different faces at different times of the day. These goals must be baked into the master plan produced by the designers.


Time! A precious commodity in this day an age. Our team can design your space to reduce the ongoing maintenance demands of your home, giving you more time to relax and enjoy your evenings, weekends and any time you get to spend at home. While it’s true that gardens or roof terraces may present the opportunity for the homeowner to develop a new hobby, that doesn’t mean they should be high maintenance. Logical design, quality materials and flora appropriate to the environment will help ensure maintaining your garden is a joy, not a job.


While the aesthetic benefits of a well-considered garden are there for all to see and enjoy, there is more to the garden than a means to satisfy the eye. The garden, if done properly, provides numerous physical and psychological benefits as well.


Whilst you're not going to solve the world’s air pollution problem on its own, it will significantly freshen the air both in and around the house. Your Garden's plants produce Oxygen, the essence of life, leading you and your family into a fresh air environment for a lifetime of fresh air fun, relaxation and enjoyment.


One thing is certain, our world is not getting any less stressful. As such, it’s more important than ever for people to have a place they can go and detach from the world for a while, enrage with nature. Therapeutic gardens have been used in hospitals for thousands of years, and were strongly supported by Florence Nightingale, they improve the surroundings for their users, test it for yourself, you're be amazed with the benefits.


Your Garden is a great place where you can get involved and actively support biodiversity. Your Garden can provide not only a relaxing haven for you, but you can support insect and animal life, attract birds into the garden, a small pond provides not only a home for aquatic life, also provides a water for many species to take a simple drink.


Your garden is one safe haven in the world where you and your family can embrace the natural world. The beneficial effects on mood and mental health of simply observing nature. In a Japanese study, viewing plants altered EEG recordings and reduced stress, fear, anger and sadness, as well as reducing blood pressure, pulse rate and muscle tension


Alfresco dining is one of our great pleasures. The warmer months of the year provide us with the amazing dining experiences within the Garden.

How we work


Our Design service normally involves a Client Brief and Site Survey, to understand your existing space and your requirements (wish list). Then our Design team will generate Concept Design for you to review (mid way stage), giving you the ability to suggest any revisions you may require before we go to far, we normally provide ball park budgetary guidance at this stage to assist with your project planning. Then once you are happy, we progress to your Master Design, this will detail all the main elements of your new space, scaled and detailed for profesional landscape construction, we also provide Specifications and Quotations for the Build or Installation process. Design Fees are subject largely to the size of the designed space, the complexity of the space and your location, please contact one of our team for more details.


Simply complete the enquiry form or call our office today 0800 023 1310, be will be more than happy to discuss your requirements.

Our Design Package Fees can often be determined without site visits, however should a site evaluation be required, subject to location we normally visit you initially for free. Once we understand your Design requirements, we will provide you with written Design Fee Proposals, detailing our proposed Design work, Site Surveys, Client Brief, Concept and Master Design meetings, together with our lead times, duration of the Design process and our fees, for you to review and evaluate before you engage our team.

Within the process, you will benefit from decades of experience from our award winning Garden Design team, creating a bespoke stunning and functional space, tailored to suit you. We not only design the Landscape or Garden space, our team can Design your external Lighting, Irrigation, Gates and Frontage, Driveways, Garden Rooms and much more.

If your new scheme requires and Planning approval, our Design team will be happy to plan and prepare your application for submission to the local or relevant authorities.


The companies Design & Build service not only provides you with an Award Winning Design Team, but our  Construction/Installation teams share the same pedigree of delivering your new external space, from under virtually the same roof. Our Designers engage with the construction teams on a day to day basis, to ensure the Designer’s footprint is embedded into the new space, without any additional Project Fees, ensuring your space is delivered to you with minimal hassle to you, and no additional Project Management fees that you would normally have to pay with an independent Designer.

Our Recent Projects

Other Services From Oakleigh Manor

The Oakleigh Manor group provides a huge range of services geared for a beautiful Garden or Landscape, Driveways, Garden Lighting and Illumination, Drainage and/or Irrigation systems, Swimming Pools, Artificial Grass Surfaces, Resin Gravel Surfaces and more in Kent and the South East of England.

Planting Schemes

Garden Maintenance

Commercial Ground Maintenance

Like what you see? Take the next step

Simply complete our online Enquiry Form or call the Oakleigh Manor team on 0800 023 1310 to discuss your requirements. Our team can guide you through the options available for all our services, provide initial budgets or arrange an Initial Site Visit from one of our friendly team.