Kate Bradley Gardens

We are a small Oxfordshire garden design and consultancy practice. Over the past 18 years, we have transformed gardens of all shapes and sizes by combining our strong horticultural and design expertise.

We offer full garden design and consultancy services including garden renovation, garden design, planting design, garden construction management and garden maintenance.

Your dream garden

from concept to completion.

We work collaboratively to ensure that each garden is as individual as you are. Our gardens are a true reflection of our clients’ personalities and we work closely with you at every stage to turn your dream garden into a reality.

Our work…

Semi-wild country garden

The clients in this Oxfordshire garden wanted to renovate a slightly neglected garden, while being careful not to destroy its maturity

Exuberant flower garden

When an existing client moved to a new home and garden, she found that she was unable to access much of her garden in her wheelchair…

Summer Fields School - Oxford

“Kate’s designs are imaginative and innovative; she responds precisely to the brief, totally understands the needs of the school…”

Cottage garden – Oxfordshire

In this small, North Oxfordshire Cottage Garden, I wanted to create an explosion of flower colour, anchored by strong architectural elements

Large farm garden – Oxfordshire

Work is ongoing with two separate gardens completed to date, an internal courtyard and some large perennial and grass beds

Traditional Parterre

The clients here are keen gardeners and wanted to transform a boring, empty lawn to the South of their sitting room…

What our Clients think…

LK, Ledwell

“I showed Kate my garden, told her the effect I wanted to achieve looking both from the house to the garden and inside the garden itself. I asked for some specific plants …”

CS, Steeple Aston

“I’ve spent some time in the garden today and am thrilled with everything you’ve done.  You’ve really transformed it.   Your design flare has made so much difference …”                                           

CC, Steeple Aston

“Kate is an inspired designer and a marvellous plantswoman.  She will bring any garden to life. We found her wonderful on colour and texture.”

Our Services

Oxfordshire Garden Design & Maintenance

Full garden design

Normally the process begins with a brief visit, so that I can meet you and see your garden. We will discuss what it is you are looking for…

New garden consultation

I can help you to identify what you have, what is worth keeping, what you should definitely get rid of and how to look after it all…

Neglected garden renovation

I love renovating gardens. Old, overgrown gardens are rarely beyond hope and I love uncovering the hidden gems among the weeds.

Maintenance plans

I can provide you with detailed notes to allow you to maintain the garden yourself or I can provide you with a maintenance contract…

Planting design

Maybe you just need a little help with a tricky corner or maybe the hard landscaping is good but there’s nothing growing but weeds.

Border design

I can help you enhance your existing garden with additional planting areas or revamp tired borders to give your garden a new lease of life.

We can make your dream garden a reality

So, whether you want a traditional kitchen, potager or cutting garden; naturalistic woodland, meadow or orchard; a more formal ornamental garden, or simply a new planting scheme for a single border, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your garden's potential.