About Us

Nicholsons Lockhart Garratt's Design Studio has been producing gardens, celebrating the hidden potential in every landscape, for 20 years. Above all, we like to fulfil and exceed our clients’ expectations; we listen carefully to what you hope to achieve and use our experience to produce a unique and bespoke design. We are best known for working with manor houses, country estates, heritage properties and Oxford townhouses for private clients. Add the finishing touches with Rosara, Outdoor Style from the Nicholsons design team.

What services do you provide?

Garden & Landscape Design

How would you describe your style?

Nicholsons is located at the gateway to the Cotswolds, helping to inspire our classic, contemporary style. Our work on farm and manor houses keeps our style earnest and classic, whilst our proximity to Oxford instills fresh and more contemporary thought. We believe that the garden is an extension of the house and therefore requires the same care and attention. Our designers take the clients brief, using experience to deliver the perfect harmony between the house and the landscape. We believe that a garden is not finished until its furnished. We produce, source and provide simple and sophisticated garden furniture through our outdoor style range, Rosara.

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

Our client's brief was to design an entertaining space to complement the natural beauty of this magnificent house. The buildings on site did not sit well together, so our design worked to connect the proposed garden spaces, optimising the natural beauty of the site and concealing the awkward angles. Favourite finds were Self Faced York stone slabs which give the garden a high-quality contemporary feel, but work with the heritage stonework; the swimming pool pebble detail; and the enormous two-metre Kadai fire bowl, which is often used to roast large feasts. The garden is excellent for entertaining, offering hidden corners and long vistas.