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Alexander John Garden Design & Maintenance

Banbury, Oxfordshire


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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020


Welcome to Alexander John Garden Design, Banbury, Oxfordshire. We have a wealth of over 20 years experience within the gardening industry to ensure your garden is well cared for and looks beautiful.

We design, we build, we plant and finally we maintain your garden, you don’t need to go anywhere else as we offer the complete package making it less stressful and more cost effective than using multiple gardening services.

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17 customer reviews

29 April 2019

Nicholas Macartney, with his deep knowledge and expertise, has enabled me to realise my dream of easy to maintain, colourful, scent-filled garden which is welcoming to wildlife and has enough room for my own small fruit orchard. The work, materials and planting are of the highest standard. More...

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20 March 2019

I am so glad that I went with Alexander John Garden Design & Maintenance. I needed so much doing in my garden that I felt overwhelmed. I now have narrower borders with a paver mowing edge, new lawns and new fencing. The lads that did this were always on time and worked very hard, they were a pleasur... More...

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11 February 2019

Always a very professional service - highly recommended. We have used Alexander John before and will continue to use them

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30 January 2019

Nicholas is a good garden designer and a clear communicator - he tells you when things will happen, and then makes sure things do happen! Our planting looks great, really looking forward to the spring when it starts to grow and flower. More...

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23 January 2019

In a world of instant results, gardening is one of the few pleasures left that takes time and thought and this is what you get when you work with Nicholas and his team. I have truly enjoyed seeing my garden transformed through Nicholas’s design while appreciating his flexibility in adapting some of... More...

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12 September 2018

Nic transformed my garden into my vision! After a initial discussion about colours I was presented with wonderful collages and plant lists created to help me visualise the plants and end result.
His passion and knowledge is unrivalled, coupled with him being a thoroughly decent human, made the proc...

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10 September 2018

I had my decking and fence replaced by Alexander John Garden Design & Maintenance as well as having a raised border put in. The service was extremely professional from quotation through to the finished product and they went the extra mile wherever possible to produce an outstanding final result More...

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25 August 2018

Nicholas was great at understanding what sort of planting plan we had evisaged and worked very proactively and visually to provide a scheme. He was receptive to changes and came promptly to plant. We are really pleased with the way that the garden has been in flower ever since the first weeks of p... More...

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25 July 2018

I've seen gardens designed & maintained by Nick and been very impressed. We had so many compliments from potential buyers on the work he has done. As a property professional and an owner of an award winning estate agency, I understand how important the property exterior is and how important it is to have a well designed garden. As such, I would recommend Nick to anyone who is looking to improve their gardens. More...

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21 July 2018

I had a great service from Nick and the team when they replaced the grass at the front of my house with gravel and trimmed the hedges. From the initial advice on a cost effective solution to the communication via messenger and a great end result, it has been a pleasure to work with them. It was als... More...

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25 April 2018

We found Nick's knowledge of garden design in as much as Hard and Soft Landscaping to be invaluable when we were looking to have our garden transformed from a Modern Newbuild patch of grass to something we would be proud to show off. Nick was very sympathetic to our requirements and spent time working with us on on a combination of wish list from our perspective to what would actually work well. What we finsihed up with is a stunning garden which Nick and his team helped transform in a very professional manner, to budget and that we are very proud of. More...

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21 April 2018

I had an overgrown garden with old outbuildings completely levelled, returfed and new planting schemes added. Also fencing completely replaced. Very happy with the work. Everyone involved was professional and courteous to myself and neighbours. Very happy with the end result and I didn't have to... More...

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10 December 2017

The Boss, Nick is excellent in garden/plant selection design and takes due input from the customer. Nick chooses the plants diligently and does most of the securement and actual planting himself. The hard work (paving, walls, fences, electrics etc) is undertaken by Nick's hard working associate Mar... More...

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7 December 2017

Garden clearance & re-planting + replacement fencing. Nicholas was prompt and efficient in communication. He project managed the work through to completion, giving advice & making adjustments as requested. Work was completed to a high standard, in less time than anticipated. Nicholas was able to kee... More...

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5 December 2017

We are absolutely delighted with the work Nick and his team did for us.
They were all so professional, reliable and extremely knowledgeable. We highly recommend this company.

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15 November 2017

Nicholas Macartney at Alexander John is excellent. He is an imaginative and also practical garden designer, who has lots of ideas but also listens to clients and in my experience works with them very well. He is extremely knowledgeable about plants.
He has completely transformed our smallish garden...

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31 October 2017

Totally professional, courteous team covering all the skills / bases. It has been a pleasure working with Nick and the team over nearly three years maintaining my garden.

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One of the most wonderful things about our job is that we spend much of our time outside in the fresh air. Gardening is not a chore, its a passion we live with and enjoy every day. We love seeing the changes in the seasons and particuarly when we are in different gardens each day we see new flowers opening and leaves changing. Spring is out favourite time of the year, its wonderful to see the garden and countryside burst back into life with new freshness and vigor.

For many years I investigated why i should start my own business. I felt from early on that i needed my own business because employed work was not giving me job satisfaction. I wanted to be able to help gardens and garden owners outside of the employed business role. There are many service industries out there that come to a customers property but they all specialise in one thing or another, i felt we had the opportunity to provide a business service that encapsulates all garden services under one roof. Therefore this single factor was the reason why i felt inspired to start my own business.

We are a garden company first and foremost. Usually clients will often say we have a chap to cut the grass but we still need this doing as he does not do that......
We Design your garden, We Build your garden, We plant your garden and We maintain your garden. One company for all garden services. Surely as a customer you would much rather deal with one company for everything garden related rather than multiple garden companies. ?
It is with this purpose Alexander John Garden Design & Maintenance was born. I decided i wanted a specialist in each field on the gardening industry on board and Banbury Gardeners is what we have become.


We offer a handyman service. We do the following works

Painting, Decorating (Internal / External) Wood painting (Interior / Exterior), Tiling, Shelving, Curtain poles, Steam cleaning, PVC cleaning, Hanging pictures, Laminate flooring installation. Call for your service.

Fancy an Artists impression of your home or fasvourite place or even your home?

Then our Talented Artist can meet with you to capture the true nuance of your abode or setting

Tidy garden? Overgrown Garden?

Call us and we will identify all plants in your garden and carryout remedial works to encourage new growth and RESTORE to it former beauty.

Want to create a new border of planting?

Been given some plants but dont know what to do or have the time to plant them?

Call us and we will plant them for you and suggest other plants to maximise your garden interest

Borders and plantings looking tired? This service is for you, we can inject colour and interest to give your garden planting a makeover.

The ideal service to give your lawn a new lease of life rather than having a new lawn from turf

The Low maintenance, all weather green lawn, No Mowing, No Weeds