About

We are a Garden Design and Landscape company specialising in bespoke, multi-seasonal projects. Get in touch to discuss your garden, landscape and property project. Check out a selection of residences in our portfolio. We love working on all scales.

bluebell woodland outside garden designers studio in Oxford

our story so far

We are Artists. Creators. Engineers. Thinkers. Makers. Inventors. Designers. Technicians, and realists. We are dreamers too. We all care about everything, really. Each of us brings a different talent to the table, and together we make beautiful gardens, grounds and landscapes.

Located beside the Christmas tree farm on Blenheim Palace estate in Oxfordshire, we operate out of our Design Barn as a closely knit team. We pride ourselves on building the projects that we design so this means that every garden and landscape is managed entirely in house from our studio, workshop and nursery at the barn. We normally come to see you first for an informal consultation and you are welcome to come and see us too.

Beyond our team we only work with our trusted network of technicians, contractors and artists on your project. This results in distinctive gardens and landscapes with sustainability and originality at their core.

Nick and Adrienne are the founders of HC. They have devoted their lives to building a design led business that creates innovative outdoor places grounded in sustainable living. They forged their creative partnership over twenty years ago when they originally met at The Surrey University of Art & Design. Although their lives prior spanned very different ranges of creative experiences and disciplines, they realised fully then that they both loved working as part of a collaborative team. Combined with a pursuit of their shared love of the outdoors, they set up Hendy Curzon Gardens and quickly established a reputation for high quality projects delivered with an exemplary level of service and attention to detail.

The HC projects since have enveloped a diverse range of briefs resulting in each one always carrying the signature of its own individual style. The team continues to design, build and install these highly landscaped and greenscaped spaces, always striving to let every one of them tell a story, both for their clients and for future generations to come.

The garden & landscape design team are currently working on some legacy projects and renovation homes & gardens, all are domestic. In development – Muddle Barn Farm, a Georgian Farmhouse on 25 acres, The Old Rectory, HWH, a Georgian mansion in Henley-on-Thames and White & Grey, Barn Conversions in Cornwall. Renovation projects ~ Bays Lea House in Combe, The Wood House Bagley Wood, Blenheim View and Padstow Cornwall. The landscape teams have their boots on the ground currently in Kingham and Lidstone. They have recently completed installations of a townhouse garden in Oxford, a family home in Charlbury and a rural project located near Soho Farmhouse. Many Of Blenheim’s recent Barn developments have been designed by HC and are starting to come into fruition.

ancient oak tree and green hills by garden designers in Oxford
a landscape van driving down a road in beech woodlands during autumn

Publications

 

Many of HC’s client projects have been featured in a range of press and publications such as Dezeen, House & Garden, Ideal Homes, The Oxford Times, Real Homes and Architectural Digest USA. A selection have been published in International Landscaping books including the HC revival and reclamation of great British home fronts and a design series on water gardens.

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Paola Lenti garden furniture in a garden designSocially you can follow on Instagram and Facebook and HC’s clients’ projects are regularly featured in Houzz articles and design blogs.

Through the seasons

We work all year round on projects both from the barn and on site. We never really have a quiet time as we have developed our own seasonal approach and style. This means that the company are extremely efficient in planning and execution.

HC Reviews

Some thoughts and comments from our customers

a townhouse garden in Oxford with green planting and a water feature

The Bield

Burford

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.
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Holly House

Cotswolds

We contacted HC to tender for the re-design and construction of our gardens and surrounding landscape. We were given prompt attention from the start, then helpful suggestions at the first preliminary meeting. After appointing them we were presented with designs that exceeded our expectations for the property. Thorough project management by the company has meant that the project has been implemented by their team on time and on budget. The lighting was subcontracted to an electrician but he was under their instruction the whole time and the lighting scheme they designed is a wonderful addition and dimension to the property. We initially opted for Hendy Curzon based on their portfolio of work and them as people, and we are so glad that we did as the project has been treated with the upmost attention to detail throughout and completed to a very high standard. We look forward to hiring them again for our next project.
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Calan Haf

Cotswolds

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.
a limestone lion's head fountain in a arts & crafts garden landscape

Townhouse

Oxford

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 and girls to have around. The advice and help doesn't stop once the garden is installed either - Adi is always happy to advise on planting 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.
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Bay Tree

London

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.
a town house garden on Oxford with Piet Boon Garden furniture and landscaped gardens

Firefly

Oxford

Consulted five designers before deciding on HendyCurzon and so pleased I did. Couldn't have done a better job. Great creative input, attention to detail, professionalism of team - all top notch. Very happy!
a coastal garden with herbs and a bowl of agapanthus

White and grey

Cornwall

We are blown away by the Hendy Curzon designs for our barn and meadows. Nick's got a real flair with lines and levels - plus troubleshooting technical obstacles of the land. Adrienne has fulfilled a particularly challenging planting brief and has us excited about the cohesion of the land and more formal gardens near to the barn. This process with them has been such a pleasure.
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Lyme Cottage

Cotswolds

We used Hendy Curzon Gardens to re-design our small walled garden. Even though this was a small project in comparison to some of their other work we were never made to feel any less important. Our first meeting with Adrienne and Nick went really well, we talked at length about all the various options, they listened to our "must have's" and considered the interior of our home in order for our garden to compliment this. During the landscaping phase, the HC team were excellent. Very tidy, well mannered and a pleasure to have around. I would recommend Hendy Curzon to anyone. They are a wonderful group of people to work with, who clearly love what they do, they are fresh with ideas but above all like to work with their clients on a partnership level. Great job here and thank you for making our garden such a wonderful place to spend time in.
a Oxford garden with lighting at night

"Hendy Curzon have kindly designed and constructed two major projects in our garden. On each occasion the team who worked here were a delight, and we are thrilled with both gardens. We live in the middle of a town, and when our gates are open we have a constant stream of passers by photographing and admiring both gardens."

- Diana Peters, Burford Gardens

designer lakeside garden property in Oxford with fallen leaves on a large deck

"The garden is looking great in this Autumn weather. One of the nicest things is that your planning has meant it's a year-round garden - right through. Thanks again, we get so much pleasure from it."

- Lisa Raphael, Buckinghamshire Landscape & Garden

front door of a barn conversion painted in farrow & ball railings with cowshed sign

"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. The house and garden are in one of the Real Homes spring issues. Very exciting - the shots look great."

- Delia & Scott, Leckhampstead Landscape & Gardens

oak beams and furniture an outdoor kitchen garden in Oxford by designers

"This has been a triumph."

- Patrick Moores, Kingham Landscape, Grounds & Gardens

"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 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."

- Corinna & Alistair, Dorchester Garden and Landscape

Outdoor living patio with water feature, box topiary hedging and tulip mix

"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."

- Mark & Sue Hammond, Witney Garden and Garden buildings

an Oxford garden at night with designer lighting on a dry stone wall

"Really loving the garden! It's exactly as I expected but I'm loving it even more than expected!"

- Deborah & Paul, Woodstock Garden