Nicholsons is a well established horticultural business based in Oxfordshire. They specialise in garden design, construction, forestry and a plant centre. Nicholsons focuses on a range of professional services; including Garden Design, Garden Construction, Garden Maintenance, Forestry and Arboriculture. Developed over the past 40 years, Nicholsons has expanded into a flourishing horticultural and forestry business, providing services to Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties.
Nicholson's design studio has been designing gardens for 20 years. Founded by managing director, Liz Nicholson, the design team have produced award-winning gardens, celebrating the hidden potential in every landscape. Above all, we like to fulfil and exceed our clients’ expectations; we listen carefully to what you hope to achieve and use our experience to produce a unique and bespoke design.
Nicholson's construction teams work closely with both our in-house design team and many other renowned designers. They collaborate to finalise plans and set up projects, giving the customer a seamless and effective journey. Their portfolio includes many forms of paving, dry-stone walling and retaining walls, water features, timberwork and drainage. We can cater to suit the needs of your landscape.
Nicholsons have a thriving team of maintenance gardeners with garden renovation experts offering specialist advice. They offer many services, including year-round and one-off maintenance bookings. They can plan a maintenance schedule for your garden and allocate the best staff for the job in hand. They will ensure that the garden continues to look at its best and to make sure that none of the formative trimming and pruning is missed.
For many years, Nicholsons’ core business has been our forestry services including planting, establishment and aftercare of new woodlands. From initial site checks and planning through to design, planting and aftercare, this is a principal area of their expertise. They have a range of qualified teams to complete different operations.
Nicholsons provides clients with highly qualified and equipped teams to undertake all major aspects of arboricultural operations and management. All tree works carried out to a British Standard BS3998 and conducted in accordance with the Working at Height Regulations 2005 and practices detailed in the HSE document AFAG 401. They can manage all Felling License applications on your behalf.
Based on a 23-acre site in North Aston, they also offer a wide range of retail services including, but not limited, to Rosara Outdoor Style and a Plant Centre, specialising in trees, hedging and topiary.
The Plant Centre
Nicholsons Plants is showcased through their Plant Centre based at The Park in North Aston. As soon as you get to your destination you can tell that the company takes plants and customers seriously. As a team, they are passionate about horticulture and simply love sharing their knowledge. The range of plants extends to all the usual suspects – shrubs, a small herbaceous collection, climbers, fruit and they specialise in bigger screening plants and specimen ornamental trees.
The Yurt at Nicholsons
The Yurt at Nicholsons provides simple and surprising delights under canvas in our tree nursery in North Aston. They bring fresh and local ingredients to your plate with honest cuisine; a real celebration of food. We offer a tasteful selection of organic, fresh, and local food in the form of breakfasts, sharing platters and light lunches designed to leave you feeling energised for the rest of the day.
Rosara Outdoor Style is a completely new concept in garden decor, offering stylish outdoor furniture, accessories and ideas to you - not in a one-stop-shop kind of way but as part of a guided catalogue - a selection of beautiful products that are unique and of the highest quality, to complement your home.
Plant Centre and Yurt opening times
Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Bank Holidays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, but NOT on Sundays
Nicholsons is situated at The Park in North Aston; quiet and unassuming – it is the epitome of a small North Oxfordshire village.