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HC gardens & landscapes

what's the latest?

Projects are always being uploaded and updated to our portfolio. We especially like to share our clients gardens as they appear in each season. Signature gardens, front of house projects, new landscapes and bespoke garden buildings are all showcased.

This year we have many exciting projects in the works, both at the design stage and the installation stage. Then before long it will be onto 2018.

We are anticipating a really vibrant and colourful Spring season next year, with many bespoke planting schemes coming into fruition, including Tulips on mass and prairie wildflower mixes, all over Oxfordshire.

We have moved! Delighted to be relocated to a farm on Blenheim Estate after a long wait. With lots of studio space in the barn and surrounded by stunning countryside.

also

Two garden projects appeared in home style magazines earlier in the year, photographed alongside clients stylish interiors. 

"Hendy Curzon Gardens always do an extremely professional job. I love their creativity, ideas and designs. We have used them several times over the years and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who not only wants to ensure the job is really well done but also who wants something a bit special."

so why us?

we are committed

Our objective is to maximise the potential of every garden space and landscape that we create, with our focus always clearly set on you, the client.

we are experienced

With a vast and varied portfolio and hundreds of clients our expertise in garden design and construction is extensive - this also makes us competitive as we have a wealth of resources to utilise.

we are versatile

We tailor our services to suit you. These can range from designing and constructing comprehensive landscape projects long term or to installing a smaller extended living space. We work to budgets, we can phase projects and we don’t mind if you want to undertake some of the elements yourself.

we are creative

Brimming with innovative ideas that we will maximise within your budget, whatever its scale.

We continually provide landscaping and garden design solutions to the most baffling spaces and we have successfully tackled some huge obstacles where others have feared to tread...

we are friendly

We are approachable and because we pride ourselves on the longevity of the gardens that we design and construct, we stay in touch with our clients for many years after their gardens have been completed. 

the team...

 Nick Hendy, Adrienne Curzon, Sophie White, Daniel Groves, James Clarke, Barry Jones, Christina Clarke on site and in the studio; they are the core team members that create your project alongside other integral members of the landscaping construction team.

about

Nick Hendy  Landscape Designer & Construction Director

Nick’s experience spans a wide range of creative disciplines. His natural aptitude for technical construction combined with years of hands on experience in the building industry, enables him to be innovative and to create inspired gardens that are always grounded in realistic and technical possibility.

Nick brings a unique perspective to any given landscaping project, largely due to his diverse background.  After training as a technical graphic designer Nick obtained his BA Hons Art degree at The Surrey Institute of Art & Design. He then worked as a camerman and lighting technician on a wide range of film projects from Harry Potter to documentary films and educational projects. In pursuit of his love of the outdoors, Nick chose to spend the next 2 years in the USA completing on site training in all aspects of technical landscaping & construction. This enabled him to return home in 2004 to set up Hendy Curzon Gardens. 

Since then Nick has successfully designed and built an extensive range of garden projects and property developments, collaborating with his wife, Adrienne on most of them.

Adrienne Curzon Landscape Designer & Creative Director

Adrienne heads up the creative design and garden styling side of our clients' gardens, continually drawing on her own creative background & skills.

She studied film production & photography in Edinburgh before completing her BA Hons degree in Art Direction at The Surrey Institute of Art & Design.  Prior to setting up HC Gardens with Nick, her work spanned set construction and garden design work alongside interiors and across a diverse range of projects, for domestic clients to television advertising campaigns.

Adrienne’s horticultural knowledge and experience has accumulated from her upbringing and from years of hands on experience implementing, constructing and sustaining landscaping schemes ranging across UK cities, coastal Britain and rural Cotswolds gardens. These have covered a vast range of briefs, styles and project sizes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

client testimonials & feedback

"Incredible people and company to work with, understanding the brief and adding value to it throughout the process. Hendy Curzon tailored the design and implementation of the project by appreciating us as people, how we live, what we have and what we would like to achieve. From start to finish always communicating in order to evolve the design to our changing needs. We continue to work together developing the garden as we go. Can't recommend highly enough, an absolute pleasure."  Dorchester Gardens
 
"Hendy Curzon really listened when I explained what I wanted for my new garden, and came up with a brilliant design that has worked out wonderfully. They were happy to make modifications on the one or two points where it was necessary. The implementation was done to a really high standard, with a hard-working, courteous team of professionals. I really couldn't recommend them too highly - get this company if you can! Everyone who sees the garden loves it". Burford Gardens
 

It's been a pleasure having Hendy Curzon working on our plans to date. We've been going through the challenging and exciting design and planning stages and are very much looking forward to seeing the beautiful designs coming to life.

The proposed designs have been worked well based on both the timescales we're aiming for and the budgets we have. The team have a fabulous creative and professional approach and have guided our many ideas into an expert set of designs.  Sutton Courtney Gardens

Hendy Curzon designed our front garden and the whole process from start to finish was a real pleasure and very professionally managed. Nick and Adi came up with some fantastic design ideas and plant choices and the ground works team were really efficient, tidy and a good bunch of guys to have around. The advice and help doesn't stop once the garden is installed either - Adi is always happy to advise on bulb choices each year and has helped me tweak one or two plants as I have wanted.

We are always receiving compliments from people passing the house and I love walking out my front door each day to see the garden. I highly recommend them.   Oxford Front of house garden

We engaged Hendy Curzon Gardens for a complete rear garden re-design and makeover, including a new garden room and outdoor cooking space. The first design proposed was fantastic and we changed very little even when the project got underway; having full trust in their vision based on our initial brief. The mood boards provided along with the design allowed us to truly visualise what our new garden would look like and this helped provide extra confidence.

Their workforce were courteous and considerate of us as occupiers throughout the whole project and the quality of work and materials used were very high.

Now that we have been able to enjoy a full spring and summer season in the garden and enjoy all of its phases as it starts to mature, we are very happy that the team have delivered on every aspect of our brief. We would have no hesitation in using them again for future projects large or small.

Witney Garden

HendyCurzon have kindly designed and constructed two major projects in our garden: one a formal parterre for an informal vegetable and cutting garden, incorporating existing apple and plum trees. We are delighted with it. The other project consisted of clearing an existing garden, redesigning, a formal white and green garden and incorporating a pond. On each occasion the team who worked here were a delight, and we a thrilled with both gardens.

We live in the middle of a town, and when our gates are open, have a constant stream of passers by photographing and admiring both gardens.  Burford Gardens

"We have so enjoyed the garden , all summer. It's been a great investment. Thank you for delivering such a wonderful addition to the house. Bluebell loves it too :) The house will be in Real Homes , we have credited you for the garden. It's going in one of the spring issues. V exciting , the shots look great." Leckhampstead garden
 
"Just to say, the garden is looking great in this Autumn weather. One of the nicest things is that your planning has meant it's virtually a year-round garden - right through. Thanks again, I get so much pleasure from it" Burford Garden
 

"Adi, John and I spent an enjoyable weekend relaxing in our new garden. We are both delighted with the end result and want to thank you all once again for delivering exactly what you said you would! When you left on Wednesday, everything was so tidy, skip and portaloo gone – if it wasn’t for the fact that we had a beautiful garden, you would not have thought anybody had been there. The aftercare documentation etc arrived, again another very nice touch. Both John and I look forward to enjoying the garden for years to come. Very many thanks and kindest regards." Kings Sutton garden

"Adi - had a great trip and it was lovely to come home and see all your hard work. The boys were great, Tom explained everything to us – and as quite a lot of people have mentioned on your website about tidiness – the place was immaculate when they left for the weekend! It was exciting to come home last night and see the patio laid and again everything so tidy. Can’t wait for the planting – roses sound great." Kings Sutton garden

"One of my reasons for choosing Hendy Curzon to landscape my garden was because I was initially impressed by your portfolio on the web-site, which demonstrated a significant sense of aesthetics and creativity. From our first meeting I felt that you genuinely wanted to produce a bespoke solution which satisfied my requirements, fitted in with the style of my house and was aesthetically pleasing. When I saw the initial plan and mood boards I was not disappointed. You had managed to translate my brief into something really special. I am delighted that the final product achieves everything that I wanted for my small garden. Thank you!"   Childrey garden

"Dear Nick and Adrienne, Just to echo Mary's thanks - I wanted to let you know how terrific the chaps have been these last three weeks. The skill and care with which they have approached their work has been exemplary. They have responded to any and every question we have raised immediately and in a most effective way. It cannot have been easy for them battling against the wind, rain, cold and other far from pleasant conditions, though I guess to some extent that goes with the territory at this time of year. But they have worked really hard, and made a wonderful job, and we are hugely grateful, as we are to both of you for designing and overseeing the creation of a lovely garden for us. We are most fortunate to have found you! So here's to the completion of the final touches and we hope the whole team will come and crack something suitably celebratory with us as and when you can." Eynsham garden

RE: Thrilled "Nick and Adrienne - Having seen the garden in the daylight for the first time this afternoon, we wanted to say that we are really delighted with how it is taking shape - thank you! We are very excited - thank you so much and please do pass on our thanks to the guys who have been here thus far."  Eynsham garden

"Dear Nick, Adrienne, Sophie, Darren, team, just to say thank you very much for my lovely garden. You exceeded my expectations, and my expectations are high!"  Burford garden

"We are very thrilled with the garden you have created for us and enjoy it every day from outside as well as  through the windows when we are inside. I can't remember it ever being another way as it suits the house's face so well. THANKYOU!!" Kingham garden

"The garden is fabulous. I could never imagine our garden would look so lovely and I'd like to thank you, Nick and the boys for making it a very special place for us." Banbury garden

"We received the designs and are really excited by them. We really like the fresh approach in the design and the mood boards. Thank you for your efforts."  Oxford garden

"Dear Nick, Adrienne and the team, a big thank you again for our wonderful front garden. It is a real pleasure to come home to. We really appreciate all your advice and guidance. Look forward to seeing you again."  Oxford garden

"Plans look fantastic at first review; nothing I’d change really in my own mind." Witney garden

"I cannot tell you how pleased I am to have a reliable company in charge. Thank you Sophie and to your wonderful team. Such a huge relief." Witney

"Adie.....you should see my front garden!! Every day now it gets more and more pretty..........I'm loving watching it develop." Kingham

"I am writing this e mail even before the job is finished to say how delighted we are with the garden. Such a transformation. I must say your attention to detail is excellent even better than mine and I am very fussy with finish. You have delivered on time and kept the site clean at all times. Your staff have been non other than courteous and you have been a pleasure to deal with. Thanks again and please feel free to use this as a reference for future clients. Look forward to the completion of the rest."   Oxford garden

"Thank you very much for doing this work for us.  We are delighted with the result and were equally pleased with the way you went about the work.   It was a potentially mucky job with the heavy overnight rain churning up the mud in the garden, but your men left the site very neat - even offering to come back and clean the path when a longer hose was available.   They worked efficiently and most of the time I was not even aware of their presence!   I would not hesitate to use you again if the need arose and to recommend you to others. Thank you again and best wishes to you and Adrienne." 

Oxfordshire garden

“I am very thrilled with my beautiful garden. It is everything I wished for and I wouldn’t change a thing. Everything is thriving. I look forward to getting up every morning now and I still have to pinch myself. Im very happy for you to show my garden to any prospective clients because I am so proud of it!”

Kingham garden, Oxfordshire

 

“Thanks for the planting plan - all looks great. Look forward to you starting the garden”

Brize Norton garden, Oxfordshire

“Many thanks.  My husband and I spoke to your clients and we would love to ask you to begin work on our garden as soon as you are available.  We think we are going to go for a mixture between the two designs and we are likely to do everything in one go this year as we feel really confident in you!”

Chipping Norton garden, Oxfordshire

 

“The garden and front looks very clean and showcase...Thank you.”

Eynsham garden, Oxfordshire

 

“Thanks for this - got to say your portfolio of completed garden works looks

impressive!  Let's discuss this further when we discuss our garden design from you.”

Bampton garden, Oxfordshire

 

 “Fantastic team. Fantastic work. It was a pleasure to have hendy curzon gardens around; totally trustworthy and professional. They planned my new garden from scratch and I am delighted with the results. The only shame is that I miss having them around now it’s finished!”

Burford garden, Oxfordshire

“We have used the services of Hendy Curzon Gardens for over 3 years now for various garden projects. We have recommended them to many friends and neighbours who have snapped them up for both big and small garden projects. We consider ourselves very lucky to have found Adrienne and Nick when we moved to Burford as they have undertook extensive remodeling of our garden. They are extremely knowledgeable and resourceful and have always carried out work for us to an extremely high standard. If you manage to secure their services I think you will consider yourselves very lucky and will be delighted with their results.”

Burford garden, Oxfordshire

 
“Love the proposed design for the back garden - perhaps we could start work for this first stage please asap.”

Witney garden, Oxfordshire

“Just a note to say thanks, garden looks splendid and I really am pleased.”

Witney garden, Oxfordshire

“Thank you Hendy Curzon Gardens for all the work you have done for us this year. We have been very impressed with all your design ideas and by the high standard of your workmanship. It is great to find someone who takes the time to understand our needs and who can complete a job when promised. We are looking forward to using you again on our holiday house garden. providing you are happy to travel!”

Kingston-upon-Thames garden, Surrey

 

“A dynamic team, enthusiastic and knowledgeable, whether that is garden designing, planting and technical construction. They are full of ideas and what’s more they turn up when they say they will.”

Woodstock garden, Oxfordshire

 

"It’s like Chelsea in Charlbury! Thank you both again - everybody loves the garden so much now. We are delighted.”

Charlbury garden, Oxfordshire

“We contacted Hendy Curzon Gardens along with other local companies to tender for the re-design and construction of our garden. We were given prompt attention to our enquiry, helpful suggestions at the first preliminary meeting and then quoted a fair price from them. We opted for Hendy Curzon after viewing their body of work and were glad that we did as the work was promptly undertaken and completed to a very high standard. They also left everything immaculate on completion.”

Oxford garden, Oxfordshire

 

“Just wanted to say thanks a lot for the meeting and review of the garden design on Saturday.  You have got some great ideas and we really love the proposed garden design you have come up with.  We both feel very confident that you know our garden brief and will be able to deliver on it.We are both really looking forward to working with you over the coming months to complete this garden project.”

Bladon garden, Oxfordshire

 

“The garden is really looking good and has flourished really well with first the sun and then the rain.”

Burford garden, Oxfordshire

 

‘I am very pleased with the work done by Hendy Curzon Gardens. In particular the construction and planting of my pond is a delight and gives us much pleasure. They are reliable and professional as well as fun to work with”.

Oxford garden, Oxfordshire

 

“Got the plans and we love them! All sounds perfect and we're really glad we're going with you as individuals!”

Bladon garden, Oxfordshire

 

“We love the garden, it's nolonger hard work and it's now our escape. And you have made it thousands of times better.”

Churchill garden, Oxfordshire

 

“We undertook a project to make the garden more suitable for my daughter who has learning disabilities and needs a sensory and safe environment. We commissioned Hendy Curzon Gardens to develop a plan and carry out the work. The scheme was thoughtfully put together, with a few criteria from myself and skillfully and carefully carried out. They left the site clean and tidy at the end of evry day and were nice to have around which is so important! The resulting garden is a total delight. It has a huge well designed patio area, raised beds full of sensory, textural planting and a sensory water feature. Their work has enabled my daughter to have much better use of the garden. I would, and have recommended them for other projects.”

Witney garden, Oxfordshire

 

“I have just looked at your website and seen the pics of our garden - they look great! I keep looking at them and can't believe it is our garden!! You should have shown 'the before' photo - we can't believe the transformation so it would be good to shock others! Cheers!.”

Oxford garden, Oxfordshire

 

“Thanks again for the work you've done in our garden. We are absolutely delighted with the deck and it's completely transformed our garden into a usable area for us at last. I just also wanted to say that it was a real pleasure to have the guys working on the deck last week. They are a credit to your company. They were very polite and worked around us and often put our minds at ease if we had a question about various areas of the deck as it was built. We especially appreciated the effort they made every evening to make the deck area as safe as possible so we could get out into the garden if needed. We're very impressed with the quality of the workmanship that has gone into the deck which again is down to your team’s standard of training.”

Witney garden, Oxfordshire

 

Hendy Curzon Gardens is everything a landscaping business should be. They listen carefully to the client. They have good aesthetic sense and flair, which matched my desired outcome. They have good ideas and use reasonably priced, common sense solutions. When I let my property out to tenants the neglect set in and I needed to re-think the garden and the whole maintenance angle. Nick and Adrienne came up with an attractive paln utilizing existing viable plants and remodeled the whole garden. Now all the tenants have to do is mow the lawn! I am very pleased with the result and would definitely recommend them.

Charlbury garden, Oxfordshire

 

“Great response, all points covered, from my perspective.  Completely happy with your approach and suggested timescales.”

Bladon garden, Oxfordshire

 

“The Hendy Curzon Garden team are delightful in every way, and their work for us has been excellent. They have transformed a boring patch of a garden, having showed 3D designs of how it could look, we were extremely pleased with the end result. Nick and Adrienne are totally reliable and knowledgeable about all aspects of landscaping. We would recommend them to anyone wanting things done to their garden.”

Oxford garden, Oxfordshire

 

“We are utterly delighted with the way you have transformed our garden. You both listened carefully to our garden requirements and put together a garden plan that was entirely what we had hoped for. You and your team worked tirelessly during the most appalling weather conditions, showing patience, good spirits and enthusiasm.”

Milton-under-Wychwood garden, Oxfordshire

 

“Hendy Curzon Gardens have undertaken two major landscaping contracts for us. In both cases we required Nick’s and Adrienne’s design services and the skills of themselves and their team for the actual build. The first, undertaken over six years ago now involved extensive terracing. The once unusable plot was transformed and was distinguished by it’s hardy tropical planting and selection of materials. The result is quite simply unique and stunning.

The second project again involved the creation of level changes but this garden is distinctly different. It works as a kitchen garden, with vegetable and herb plots – both ornamental and practical and feature borders full of long seasonal interest and with an abundance of flowers for cutting. Both projects have called for a considerable amount of design flair and where other companies have fallen short of this in the past, Adrienne and Nick instead bowled us over. Thank you.” Long Hanborough garden, Oxfordshire

“The lights look amazing guys. It’s like being in a hotel spa every evening when we get back from work. I'd totally under estimated the effect of night – lighting in the garden and am so glad I listened to you now!”

Oxford, Oxfordshire

“We have been delighted with Hendy Curzon Gardens work which has been to a high standard and good value, the team are unfailingly reliable, polite, hardworking and conscientious and we unreservedly recommend them!”
Shipton-under-Wychwood garden, Oxfordshire