Nicholas the owner of Alexander John Garden Design & Maintenance has been in the horticultural industry since leaving college. Nicholas knew from an early age that he wanted to pursue a career in the industry. Although horticulture has so many different specialist fields to it, it was working with plants through propagation, merchandising, gardening, and ultimately in their use in layout and design. Having studied at some well-known horticultural colleges including Pershore, Worcestershire, Sparsholt, Hampshire, and Waterperry, Oxfordshire. Early work experience in Bordeaux, France, Private walled gardens in Oxfordshire, and time spent in horticulture retail and wholesale markets.
Nicholas works primarily in the North & South Oxfordshire, South Warwickshire, East Gloucestershire, and West Northamptonshire locality but will go further afield for garden design inquiries. locations have included Sussex, Dorset, Surrey, and central London. Nicholas can be reached on 01295 587165 or 07854 922597 or simply use this Contact us page link.
Nick and Michelle’s Allotment Interest
Nicholas Macartney’s Home Garden in 2015
Welcome to his garden, here in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The garden is South facing designed himself over a period of 6 years, whilst doing other people’s gardens. The garden is on 3 distinctive levels with 2 feature lawns, large patio area, raised vegetable beds, a greenhouse, a pond, large sweeping borders, and a collection of trees to provide privacy at the rear. Nick works on the garden 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 with which plants will perform best and give the most value seasonal color. Nick garden’s organically where possible and always looks to implement further changes through the seasons. Nicholas and his wife Michelle also look after 3 allotments locally so time spent there growing produce for the house and flowers for decoration takes further demands on his time.
Recent images of Nicks Home Garden in 2020