Nicholas Macartney

Nicholas the Owner of Alexander John and has been in the gardening industry since leaving College. Nicholas meets all new customers and creates the garden designs, planting schemes and look after the admin side of the business. Nicholas does get involved with the actual planting and overall maintenance.

Favourite Places:

Exbury Gardens Hampshire for its collection of ericaceous plants and  Batsford Arboretum Gloucestershire for its collection of Japanese Maples and Handkerchief Trees.

Nicholas Macartney’s Garden:
Welcome to my garden, here in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The garden is South facing and I designed it myself over a period of 6 years, whilst doing other peoples gardens. The garden is on 3 distinctive levels with 2 feature lawns, large patio area, raised vegetable beds, greenhouse, pond, large sweeping borders and collection of trees to provide privacy at the rear. I garden on the principle that every plant has to earn its place in the garden. Space is a premium so as with all gardens, one needs to experiment which plants will perform best and give the most value of seasonal colour. I garden organically where possible and always look to implement further changes through the seasons. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, or a free no obligation quote.

Neal Carter

Neal looks after the Lawn Treatment side of the business and has been in the Green keeping industry for the past 30 years and over the last 3 years has looked after the domestic lawn care market. He is also able to advise on Low level tree pruning and Ponds / Water Feature Maintenance. We are in the process of building a Lawncare website which can be found here www.banburylawncare.co.uk and you can leave your details and we will be in touch.

Favourite Places:
National Trust Properties particuarly Chartwell in Kent and Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire.
Neal`s other passion is golf and has great admiration for Gleneagles Golf course in Scotland.

Mark Wilson

Mark is responsible for all our hard landscaping works at Alexander John. Nicholas liases with Mark on the Garden design projects from paving, fencing, patios, walling and other hardscape surfaces. Mark is self employed with his own company and has over 25 years experience in domestic hard landscaping with an enviable reputation in the local community.  His website can be found here www.banburypavingandfencing.co.uk

Mark has been our preferred landscaper since we established. He and his team are hard working and reliable and attention to detail is paramount in Marks eyes. We have worked together on a good number of projects to date and have a great working relationship.

 Stuart Bull

Stuart joined us part time in Spring 2015 to fulfill his appetite for the gardening bug. He looks after a number of our garden maintenance customers in North Oxfordshire. He visits them on a weekly basis and offers a regular service to include Mowing, edging and general garden tidying works.

 Kevin Mason

Kevin is an established gardener is the Banbury area and will be joining us on a part time basis to assist with our new and existing garden maintenance clients within Banbury and the surrounding villages. We look forward to working with him on many new gardens in 2016.

 Laura Towell

Laura will be joining us in January 2016 on the garden maintenance side of the business. Laura lives locally and is presently completing her Royal Horticultural Society Level 2 in gardening at Waterperry Gardens, Oxford. Laura is a keen gardener and looks after her own prized walled garden in a small North Oxfordshire village. We look forward to welcoming and introducing Laura to our new and existing garden maintenance customers.

 Emma Young

Emma has now joined the garden maintenance team from July 2016. She will be primarily looking after many of our lady customers gardens for general maintenance in Banbury and the surrounding villages. Emma along with Laura now make an even more valuable addition to the team and we look forward to seeing her progress with her core customers.

Miles Dixon

Miles has been involved with the business from an early outset. From 2017 he will be adding further new garden maintenance customers  primarily for grass cutting, edging and general tidying. Covering mainly the North Oxfordshire villages.

Matthew Lewis

Matthew will be joining us in Spring 2017 to join our ever increasing garden maintenance side of the business. Matthew is horticulturaly trained with knowledge of Trees and Shrubs. He has good border maintenance knowledge and has great experience in Sports turf and its maintenance. Matthew will be covering the following towns. Chipping Norton, Charlbury, Enstone, Moreton in Marsh, Stow on the Wold and Broadway. We look forward to welcoming Matthew to the team.