Our garden designers are all fully qualified and have a great deal of experience and expertise between them. They will listen to your ideas and work within your budget.
Liz Nicholson - Director
Liz leads our team of designers and set up the landscape business 10 years ago. She has been designing gardens for large private houses ever since. She is still very much involved with the jobs in the landscape section and loves challenges.
Contact Liz on: 01869 340342 ext 203
Rousham - Why? The juxtaposition of the serene drama of the wider landscape and the soft exuberance of the walled garden.
Jon Uglow - Garden Designer
Jon started his career as an apprentice working with Luciano Giubbilei in London for two years where he developed a high skill set in garden design. He then moved to Oxfordshire to develop his own style and has designed and built many gardens with Nicholsons. Jon enjoys simple and stunning spaces and is recognised for his attention to detail. He enjoys overseeing the construction of his projects and exceeding his clients expectations.
Contact Jon on: 01869 340342 ext 217
Jardins de Luxembourg - Why? Because of its orderliness and grandeur, allées and statues.
Karen Maskell - Landscape Architect
Karen has been at Nicholsons for seven years and previously worked as a landscape architect and garden designer in London and Oxfordshire. She has also designed and built gardens at Hampton Court and Chelsea flower shows. Karen has a sense of fun and thinks out of the box.
Contact Karen on: 01869 340342 ext 209
Forde Abbey - Why? It reminds me of sunny days spent sketching and taking photographs. It is a garden in which to let your imagination wander and lose yourself among the plants and gardens.
Tina James - Garden Designer
Tina is passionate about plants and this quality shows in her schemes. She is a qualified garden designer who designs and oversees construction and planting on site with energy, enthusiasm and humour!
Contact Tina on: 01869 340342 ext 211
Coton Manor - Why? it has many different and interesting areas, diverse planting and enormous depth of colour in the borders. The planting combinations, fragrances, meadow and bluebell woods are also fantastic.
Rachael Bell - Assistant Garden designer
Rachael approaches design with an unswerving determination to deliver the absolute best in terms of spatial relationship with the house. Her gardens are simple, stylish and probably involve a lot of bulbs...
Contact Rachael on: 01869 340342
Asthall Manor - Why? it wraps elegantly around the house, with an easy flowing style, full of my favourite elements from the typical English Country House palette; it is neither too perfect nor too rigid and has idyllic views over the River Windrush. (Perhaps it is because I only ever see it in June that it stays picture perfect in my mind!)
Ronnie Graham - Senior Contracts Manager
Ronnie has spent the last 10 years as Contracts Manager at Nicholsons building gardens for the Design team. Nicholsons also build many gardens for other designers including industry names like Fernando Caruncho, James Alexander Sinclair, Tom Stuart Smith, Lucciano Giubbilei and Mary Keen. He enjoys the challenges of building gardens to the varying styles presented to him.
Contact Ronnie on: 01869 340342
Mapperton, Dorset - Why? Lovely valley gardens with tranquil fish ponds.
Jane Ball – Maintenance Manager
Jane manages the garden maintenance team. She delights in matching the perfect team to the individual garden. Her attention to this task has proved a winning formula with many long relationships formed.
Contact Jane on: 01869 340342
Villa d`Este Tivoli (Rome) - Why? Situated on a hill overlooking Tivoli. This garden is a master piece in water features. They fill the garden with sound, light and reflection. It stimulates all of your senses. A photographer's paradise.