Welcome to Douglas Holloway Garden Designers Oxford, Oxfordshire
We are based in Oxford and work in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties. Doug Holloway is a landscape architect running a busy garden design studio; we offer a complete garden design and build service from drawings all the way through to construction.
Our aim is to make vibrant & inspirational gardens which exceed your expectations, and offer space to relax and contemplate your day, enjoy family time, or socialise with friends. We focus on simple & elegant garden designs, with layers of planting to achieve good structure, seasonal interest, vibrant colour and a unique sense of character for your home or site. We believe ‘soft landscaping’ including plants, trees, lawns and meadows is a vital part of garden creation, so we place as much emphasis on planting design, as we do on detailed construction to the highest engineering standards.
Our Process and Experience
As garden designers our role is to understand your ideas, be inspired by your unique garden space, and create a vision for a new landscape which feels right to you. If you want to meet to discuss your ideas, Doug will spend time getting to know you, look at the site and access what he intuitively feels the space needs. Doug trained for 5 years to learn his skills as a garden designer, since then he has spent 10 years creating gardens in Oxford and Oxfordshire, he prides himself on being a skilled craftsmen who built his business with hands on experience, and developed a team of skilled landscapers to make your ideas a reality. Our aim is to create a garden which becomes your favourite place to spend time, a place you want to come home to.
Among our services, we offer garden surveys, illustrative drawings and painting, as well as detailed construction drawings and experience in skilled landscape construction of walls, terraces, water features, ponds, lawns and wild spaces. We are skilled wood workers, creating furniture, pergolas, bridges, gates and fencing. We design and create bespoke garden buildings, pool houses, summer houses, and sheds. We also create water features and wild garden ponds. We can access, manage and conduct the planning process for you if this is required, if this is required for a certain feature or building.
Our Design Style
Our design work is simple and refined, we look for elegance in clean lines and focus on using high quality materials. We are trying to invoke a sense of place in your garden, a feeling like the space is your home, where the house and garden sit together in harmony. Our planting schemes are new to every client, but we always appreciate vibrant colours, well considered plant pallets which flower over long periods, and offer structural strength and longevity, as well as architectural beauty. We also try to use plant species which encourage insects and biodiversity.
We have an in-house team of landscapers led by Steve Ratcliff our foreman of ten years’ experience. Based in Oxford we offer garden design nationally, and our landscaping team are working all year round to implement our designs in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. Our clients often comment that we are a conscientious team of nice people, and that it was a pleasure to have us around. It is very important to us that we not only create professional and detailed landscapes, but that we conduct ourselves in a considerate and organised manner towards our clients while working in their homes.
Designing for Many Years into the Future
We believe it’s essential to build gardens that last; this is because landscapes gain in character as the years pass by, as plants and trees grow, and as materials weather. It is therefore essential to choose materials which are durable and timeless, and to construct gardens which will remain undisturbed over many years in order to capitalize on this aging process. This is why we believe having our own team of landscape garden designers – who continually work to the highest possible standards – is an essential part of our service.
A Continuing Relationship – After we finish works in your garden, the relationship doesn’t end there; we will always be on hand to guide you through maintaining and developing the landscape to its full potential. We often consult with clients who wish to learn more about pruning and maintenance, and we are always on hand to answer questions.
Please phone Doug for a chat about your garden or landscape : 07951 781577