St James Gardens
The proud owner of this lovely new space wanted zero maintenance with a modern theme throughout.
We really enjoyed blending the perfect balance of materials to create this peaceful garden. Just take a look at how we managed to mix Composite Decking with Artificial Grass, Feature Fencing and Rendered Raised Planting Beds. The old garden was tired and dull. The new garden is perfect for enjoying the outdoors.
The spotlights and fence lights look simply stunning at nighttime.
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Landscaping was always going to be my chosen path in life, I’m just made for it.
For as long as I can remember I’ve loved being outside, anything just to be breathing in the fresh air. Football, hide and seek playing games like “Kirby”, camping, tree climbing, you name it that was me as a child. Do you remember that one mother stood at the front door, calling for her child to get home when the street lights came on at dark? – that was my mother, I barely wanted to be indoors unless my favourite meal was the offering. But by far my favourite pass time was “den making” in the huge woodland we were blessed with, right outside our house.
Me and my little friends would create that small space that we called our own and built it up with whatever resources we had at the time. Tree branches, old bed sheets the creativity was brilliant upon reflection, of those happy times. – we even had a guard to stand watch!
So, fast-forward to the future, imagine my excitement when I was told I could build outdoors for living….
I immediately started a future for myself in Landscaping after leaving school. I landed a good job with a successful firm and even managed to climb the “ladder”. The last five years of full-time employment I spent as part of a management team in some capacity or another.
Testament to my real passion however, came in the later years of my career.
The benefits of working indoors in winter were lovely, but I wasn’t complete or fulfilled in all honesty. The solution for this came to me one early morning, I woke up in the middle of the night. I needed to be building for people again, good people, honest home owners, that was my real passion and my drive.
It was decided at that point, 3.57am, it was time to start my own show. I set up my business shortly afterwards. Ever since then we have had the pleasure of building people’s gardens just the way they want them. Just as I did many years ago in the woodland, I see the excitement on the face of our clients almost daily. It’s a joy to share that feeling with our clients.
I imagine my career will end by building outdoor spaces for our lovely clients.
That’s my story, I can’t wait to find out yours and have the pleasure of building your perfectly landscaped outdoors.
When I was growing up, I never expected to own a Landscaping company, I actually wasn’t sure what I wanted to be. I always felt there was so much pressure as a young person to decide “what you want to be when you grow up”.
I met Alex when we were 11 years old, we were in the same class together at High School and for the first three years we were best friends. To this day our two children joke about how Mummy and Daddy would hold hands at school!
Previously, I had spent four years at university and gained a BA Honours degree in Children, Schools and Families. After that I secured a successful job with our local County Council as a Family Support Worker in Children’s Social Care and I enjoyed my time there. When Alex started his business, I spent any extra hours I had helping him set things up and get it off the ground, as much as I could- which I thoroughly enjoyed. So, when the opportunity for me to join the business as a director and work alongside Alex, I knew that’s where my heart lay. I felt the passion he had for building everyday people their dream gardens and I just had to be a part of the journey, from that moment I committed myself to building up our little business to be rivalled by no other.
I get excited every time we create another amazing garden design. The feeling I get when I see that we have built that design up in front of my own eyes is one of real pride. But, when I get to see how happy we make our clients, that’s when the tears can start!
From my early days at school not knowing exactly where I should be, or what I wanted to do- I’m so glad I’m a part of this amazing team. This is my calling and I am proud to be part of a design and build company that will not be matched on customer service. I’m truly happy now and I can wait to start this journey with you too.
We will speak soon!
Hi I am Georgia! I joined the Oakley Landscaping team in early 2021 as, Operations Assistant.
I am the face behind the posts you see over our social media platforms and I am also who you will talk when you contact us.
My hobbies include spending time with my young son, going on days out and enjoying long walks.
Courtney joined the Oakley Landscaping team in 2021 as a Team Leader and what a fantastic asset to our company he has become!
In his spare time Courtney’s hobbies include spending time with his family and playing football.
Courtney’s goals are to one day run his own business!
Courtney is a great worker and particularly enjoys building and flagging, which he is great at and in Courtney’s words “anything that is graft”.
Jamie joined the Oakley Landscaping team in 2022 as a Landscaping Operative. Jamie showed us his strong passion and commitment to Landscaping upon joining us and was soon promoted to Team Leader.
Jamie is a Dad to a beautiful little boy who he loves to spend his time with. He also loves all things motorbikes and in his spare time enjoys racing off-road bikes!
Over the next few years, Jamie plans to excel in his current role to allow him to eventually open his own business
Jamie loves to start a new Garden Landscaping Project; he finds complete satisfaction in starting a job from the beginning in its current state and turning it into an amazing dream garden for the client!
Jake joined us at Oakley Landscaping earlier this year as a Landscaping Operative and has fitted in perfectly into our team!
Jake’s hobbies include playing football, going out on his motorbike and spending time with his friends.
Jake is currently studying at college and working with us part-time.
Jake’s favourite part of his job is, “everything!” Jake enjoys learning every aspect of Landscape Gardening from flagging and fencing to the full Garden Designs.
Kacper joined the Oakley Landscaping team at the very beginning back in 2018 however after 12 months he ventured into the Grounds Maintenance side of the industry. He gained lots of skills and knowledge in this area but decided this year, that he missed the Landscaping aspects of the job and returned back to us!
Kacper’s hobbies include anything to do with motorbikes and superbikes, he loves to watch them race!
Kacper’s goal is to become a Team Leader.
He enjoys all aspects of landscaping but if he had to choose his favourite area it would be flagging.
Ed joined the Oakley Landscaping Team in January 2022 as a Trainee Landscaper. Ed had no previous experience in Landscaping but does enjoy Gardening with his finance in his spare time.
Ed shows his eagerness to learn each day and is keen to learn all aspects of Landscaping.
In the upcoming years, Ed hopes to become a Team Leader and to be able to plan, prepare and execute a landscaping project himself.
In his spare time Ed loves making and producing music and, in the past, has produced music for several fashion shows including one in London and one in Bejing!