Rustic Garden Design In Shirvenham, Oxfordshire

Rustic Garden Design, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire

Rustic Garden Design Testimonial – ‘After having various ideas swirling around my head I contacted Jill who, with her expertise, was able to do a cohesive plan for my garden and fit in all the things I wanted.

She was very patient and knowledgeable about design and planting and it was great fun to sit with her and go through everything.

After the plan was finalised Steve and his team came to do the build, they were reliable and hard working, and a pleasure to have around.

I always get a “wow” when people see the garden, and I could not be happier.  I would thoroughly recommend Jill if you want a fantastic garden transformation!’

Teresa Crossen

As an avid gardener the client asked for a garden that was rustic, cottage style with a natural, wild feel that would be  a haven for wildlife.  Also a vegetable garden was added to the wish list.  Natural sandstone with varied colour and texture was used along with gravel areas and natural boulders to give a blended, relaxed, informal unity to the garden.  A roofed rustic garden shelter was constructed using green oak to give the client an informal seating area by the pond.   Rusty metal arches were added to provide focal points and accentuate views adding to the rustic feel.

In particular the existing pond was home to newts so the construction of the new pond would need to fit with the newts breeding  patterns.   The old pond was deconstructed once the newts had migrated and the new pond constructed in time for their return.  The newts embraced their new home and continue to live happily along with lots of other pond life.

The planting was a mix of perennials and grasses to give a cottagey, wild feel to the borders with a mix of evergreen and deciduous shrubs for structure.  A hedge surrounded the garden to allow ground dwelling wildlife to leave and enter  to benefit from the pond and insect life attracted by the plants.

Mediterranean Garden Design In Malmesbury, Wiltshire

 Mediterranean Garden Design In Malmesbury, Wiltshire By Jill Blackwood

Isabelle and Mario asked for a Mediterranean garden design that reflected their home country.  The garden was designed to blend informal Mediterranean style with a relaxed country garden providing a space that combined the best of both styles.   Textured natural sandstone for the paving and edging combined with golden flint gravel to give subtle colour tone and subtle variety of texture to the space.   A simple bubbling water feature adds a focal point, movement and sound along with providing water for birds and other wildlife.  The planting combines a gravel garden planted with Phormium’s, grasses, Hebe’s and Lavender with a central Olive tree with lush herbaceous borders.  the borders are punctuated with the structure of  Italian Cypress trees, surrounding a lawn with and area for wildlife at the top of the garden using a wildflower meadow and native trees.

From the clients………….

Hi Jill

As promised our testimonial…..

A big thank you to you Jill, Steve and the team.  What a wonderful change to our garden!  The design Jill came up with was amazing and we thought it would be difficult to achieve but we were proved wrong  by Steve and the team!  They worked in the blazing heat everyday and through the rain and were very professional and ready to listen to our views.  Now we have a garden which all our family and friends love and we look forward to the coming years to see it mature into the garden we always dreamed of!

Thank you Jill for your professionalism, insight and care you’ve taken in producing the design.

Isabelle and Mario

 

Garden Design Swindon, Marlborough, Cirencester, Faringdon, Fairford, Malmesbury. Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire

Country Garden Design Highworth Wiltshire

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Garden Design Highworth Wiltshire – We chose ‘Jill Blackwood Garden Designs’ to design the complete garden for our new house. Jill was a delight to work with throughout the design process, checking the designs with us and suggesting a good mix of plants, shrubs, fruit trees as well as an original layout incorporating steps, pond, archway and fencing, as well as four vegetable beds. Jill arranged or contractors (Steve, Wayne and Liam) who worked thoroughly professionally and did a great job albeit over the winter months when it was cold and wet. We are delighted with the finished product and would definitely recommend Jill to others.

Traditional Garden Design Oxfordshire

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When we moved into our Faringdon house our garden appeared to have been neglected for over a decade. Jill and her team transformed it rapidly into a very special space.

We brought with us several items of garden statuary which Jill integrated exceptionally well and included the creation of a Japanese  section.

 Her selection of planting not only gives us throughout year interest but panders to our love of special plants especialy roses.. We had a large collection of hostas and acers which we brought with us and Jill also skillfully and seamlessly integrated these into her designs. Altogether a great outcome about which we are very pleased indeed. We highly recommend her and her team.

Peter Lawson-Smith OBE and Mrs Evelyn Lawson-Smith

Traditional Garden Design Broome Manor, Swindon, Wiltshire

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Having tried a number of Garden Designers I was finally delighted to come across Jill Blackwood.  Jill Blackwood demonstrated an understanding of what is required to provide a well balanced garden with a blend of landscaping and beautiful plants throughout the year.  My wife and I are delighted with the finished work.  This took four weeks which was quite impressive in view of the amount of work required.  We can now sit and enjoy the garden from the numerous relaxing points available to us.  BBC television viewed the garden and were most impressed.  We have no hesitation in recommending Jill and her staff as and when required for further work.  Brian & Ann Price

Garden Design Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Garden Design Cirencester Gloucestershire – Congratulations to you and your team for ‘transforming’ our garden. Your professional approach right from day one infused us with confidence – you answered all our questions, gave us lots of suggestions, challenged some of our ideas, and came up with a design we were happy with. Steve, Wayne and Liam worked hard and efficiently, clearing our garden, laying pathways, building patios, pergolas, constructing raised beds and laying turf. The coup de gras was the planting – your selection of plants made our garden complete. All in, every bit as good as Titchmarsh and Walsh of TV fame! We are delighted with the result and would certainly recommend you to friends and colleagues.

Country Garden Design Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire – Stage 3

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Country Garden Design Swindon Wiltshire – We would like to say how delighted we are with the transformation of our garden which you and your team have achieved over the last six months. We started with a blank canvas in a lovely location, and your design closely followed our brief for a natural country garden blending in with the rural surroundings. The result has exceeded our expectations, and we are now enjoying being in our garden and watching it slowly grow and bloom into the spring. Your landscaping team were highly competent, friendly and helpful, adapting the design to overcome problems posed by the site – and they braved the foulest of weather to get the job completed on schedule. We are particularly pleased with Wayne’s water feature which interprets your natural stream design perfectly. We would heartily recommend you to anyone wanting a lovely garden, but not knowing where to start. We are even planning to open our garden centre this summer, joining other local gardens in a local charity scheme, as being next to as popular country walking route, people from the village regularly pass by and complement our garden, and we are sure they would like a closer look!Thanks once again to you and Rob, Steve and Wayne for a great job.

Country Garden Design Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire – Stage 2

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Country Garden Design Swindon Wiltshire – We would like to say how delighted we are with the transformation of our garden which you and your team have achieved over the last six months. We started with a blank canvas in a lovely location, and your design closely followed our brief for a natural country garden blending in with the rural surroundings. The result has exceeded our expectations, and we are now enjoying being in our garden and watching it slowly grow and bloom into the spring. Your landscaping team were highly competent, friendly and helpful, adapting the design to overcome problems posed by the site – and they braved the foulest of weather to get the job completed on schedule. We are particularly pleased with Wayne’s water feature which interprets your natural stream design perfectly. We would heartily recommend you to anyone wanting a lovely garden, but not knowing where to start. We are even planning to open our garden centre this summer, joining other local gardens in a local charity scheme, as being next to as popular country walking route, people from the village regularly pass by and complement our garden, and we are sure they would like a closer look!Thanks once again to you and Rob, Steve and Wayne for a great job.

Water Feature Swindon, Cirencester, Marlborough, Fairford, Faringdon

Country Garden Design Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire – Stage 1

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Country Garden Design Swindon Wiltshire- We would like to say how delighted we are with the transformation of our garden which you and your team have achieved over the last six months. We started with a blank canvas in a lovely location, and your design closely followed our brief for a natural country garden blending in with the rural surroundings. The result has exceeded our expectations, and we are now enjoying being in our garden and watching it slowly grow and bloom into the spring. Your landscaping team were highly competent, friendly and helpful, adapting the design to overcome problems posed by the site – and they braved the foulest of weather to get the job completed on schedule. We are particularly pleased with Wayne’s water feature which interprets your natural stream design perfectly. We would heartily recommend you to anyone wanting a lovely garden, but not knowing where to start. We are even planning to open our garden centre this summer, joining other local gardens in a local charity scheme, as being next to as popular country walking route, people from the village regularly pass by and complement our garden, and we are sure they would like a closer look!Thanks once again to you and Rob, Steve and Wayne for a great job.

Country Garden Design Marlborough Wiltshire

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Country Garden Design

Country Garden Design Marlborough Wiltshire – I am so glad you were able to pop over and see the garden in all its glory. When Steve and Wayne left us in December (after some of the most abysmal weather ever), it was hard to imagine how the garden would look in the summer.

Well, now you’ve seen it and I am sure you must be as pleased as we are; it is a stunning transformation. The pleasure we get from sitting and looking at the garden is immeasurable.You listened carefully and asked lots of questions, which I really appreciated because it has meant that we got the garden we wanted.

Thank you Jill, for all your hard work and excellent communication. You have made this such a pleasant process. Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to Steve and Wayne who always turned up on time in terrible weather conditions and managed to stay cheerful and hardworking throughout.

The quality of their work is excellent and I would have no delay in thoroughly recommending their work.