After graduating from Aberystwyth University with an Earth Sciences degree Alex went on to work in the Exploration Industry before specialising in contaminated land managenment undertaking a Masters Degree at Nottingham University. The daughter of a specialist nursery grower the love of horticulture has never been far away and after 10 years Alex retrained to be a gardener. Alex worked in the renowned Daylesford Gardens and at a specialist plant nursery where she gleaned as much information as possible, in both cases, Alex says she was lucky to work with extremely knowledgeable and professional people who were generous in sharing their experiences with her, including maintenance, plant knowledge and design. Alex joined Oxford Lawns and Garden joined in 2001.  After 3 years Alex was promoted to Director and in 2008 became co-owner. In April 2013, Alex became sole owner of Oxford Lawns and Gardens, specialising in design and planting plans, pruning and training.  Over the years Alex has completed many horticultural courses with experts, Piet Ouldolf, Noel Kingsbury, Arne Maynard and Tom Stuart Smith.  Alex has also completed the Charles Dowding ‘No Dig’ course and a horticultural therapy course with the Charity 


Mark joined Oxford Lawns and Gardens in February 2005. The former graduate of Ecology from Cardiff University and a course in Accountancy Mark persuaded us to recruit him as a trainee gardener. Mark has successfully completed a recognised horticultural qualification and has adsorbed all information and experiences within the gardens. Marks plant and pruning knowledge is second to none. Mark is Senior Gardener in charge of a number of gardens visited weekly. When not at work Mark enjoys visiting friends and family, watching sport, walks in the country and visiting gardens.


James worked with Oxford Lawns and Gardens and completed a RHS Level 2 qualification some 8 years ago before leaving to be a stay at home father and look after his daughter. We were delighted when James came back to the Company in June 2017. James enjoys all aspects of garden maintenance and helps to supervise a number of gardens. James holds a Chain Saw certificate and therefore carries out small tree pruning projects.


Jenny first developed an interest in plants and gardening whilst working at a large tree and shrub nursery in Mid Wales. After completing a degree in Engineering at University, she worked away from horticulture for 14 years before deciding on a career change. She joined Oxford Lawns and Gardens in October 2016 on a part time basis. Jenny achieved the RHS Level 2 qualification in 2019. 


Lucy has been part of the Oxford Lawns and Gardens team since 2016. She describes herself as an itinerant gardener, having created gardens in London, rural France, India and the American Mid-West. Lucy can be currently seen doing battle with moles and ground elder on a previously unloved 2 acre plot at her new home near Snowshill. A serious dahlia and rose addict, her other passions include books, textiles and travel. Lucy has also built her own successful business “Lucy Phillips Flowers”, growing and drying to produce beautiful floral displays for weddings and hotels.


Neil joined the Oxford Lawns and Gardens team in 2017 . A keen gardener Neil has become an invaluable member of the team, undertaking most of the company’s mowing and always more than happy to help out where he can.  


Becky joined Oxford Lawns and Gardens in the Spring of 2019. A keen gardener and an allotment owner, Becky who I have known since primary school has fitted perfectly into with our team working part time, picking up days to help with holiday cover or other busy times. Photograph to follow.