Alexander John Garden Design are pleased to be able to provide a Hard landscaping team to carry out all building work of your new garden. The work can be carried out by 3 separate companies approved by Alexander John Garden Design & Maintenance. Should you wish to appoint your own landscaper to build your garden then this is no problem whatsoever.  As a designer and gardener its vital to have a team who can visualize the new garden design and the elements involved in making it become a reality. The mood boards with images and product examples are used during the process to familiarize the client as well as the landscape team on the look and attention to detail required.

Hard Landscaping is the term we use in the trade for all surfaces. This can be patios, paths, steps, walling, fences, gravel areas, pergolas, etc. Once these backbone features and structures are in place we then bring the team into to create the softening process (Plants and Planting). It can be quite common that on certain builds we will have the Hard and Soft landscapers working side by side together, particularly when we have a large build in process.


All materials we use in the hard landscaping builds are sourced locally where we can. We use many different brands for the Paving ranges, like Stonemarket, Marshalls, Bradstone, Pavestone, Lonstone, and we will often source Indian Sandstone. We are now beginning to use Porcelain paving in many of the Contemporary gardens for the minimal clean lines look.Fencing we purchase from a local timber merchant who can usually make to order for us if its not in stock. But we do use some many National and International suppliers for some bespoke items that you will not find on the shop shelf.

We also offer a FREE sampling service where we are happy to offer you a selection of the proposed stone to use in your new garden. We feel its really important to see the samples as when the stone is wet it takes on a new patina and range of colors. Please ask should you require to see samples and we will gladly provide you with these.

Contact us for your FREE Hard Landscaping consultation. We provide numerous services to include:

  • Block Paved and Gravel Driveways
  • Closeboard and Panel Fencing
  • Fencing repairs
  • Patios in Natural Stone, Concrete, Block Pavers, Porcelain, Indian Sandstone, Slate
  • Pathways
  • Sunken Patios (NEW for 2017)
  • Feature Wall Cladding (NEW for 2018)
  • Raised beds in local Stone, block and Brick and Railway sleepers, Wall cladding
  • Pergolas, Bins Stores, Trellis screening, Garden Verandas
  • Supply of garden sheds and concrete bases for other garden buildings