Garden Design / Landscape Gardening and Garden Maintenance
Japonica offers a flexible and comprehensive garden design, garden landscaping and garden maintenance service for clients who want beautiful and functional gardens. Working to the highest standards we design, build and look after gardens of all styles, all shapes and sizes from modern city courtyards to traditional country gardens.
Based in Newport, south Wales we cover a 100 mile radius. The company is run by Tim Alexander a qualified horticulturist with over 20 years experience in garden design, landscape gardening and garden maintenance.

If you are looking for a garden designer, landscape or maintenance gardener and a want a beautiful garden creatively designed, meticulously landscaped and painstakingly maintained contact Japonica now!

Garden Makeovers
Japonica can help transform your current garden into an attractive and enjoyable space with surprisingly little planning and cost and with low maintenance in mind. Our garden makeovers include a site visit with a full garden assessment and if there is uncertainty about what to change we can give great tips and ideas. Here are some of the possible options included in garden makeovers:

  • Adding colour, texture and vibrancy with new plants
  • Adding a practical feature such as a path or seating area
  • Installation of an irrigation system or water feature
  • Removal of unwanted or problematic features and irritations
  • Adding value to the garden for potential buyers/tenants
  • All work carried out by qualified horticulturists

Garden tidy ups
Take the effort out of preparing your garden for all year round parties, summer barbecues and property viewings. However messy and unattractive things seem to have become we can help with a simple and cost effective garden tidy up. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Clearing of dead leaves and wood
  • Grass and Lawn tendering
  • Pruning, Cutting and Tree Care
  • Border care and Weeding
  • Seasonal Preparation

There is a lot you can do with a just few plans and some of Japonica’s hard work.

  • Garden Design
  • Garden Construction
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Water Gardening
  • Roof Terraces
  • Garden Planting
  • Fencing and Enclosures
  • Artificial Lawns
  • Turfing
  • Irrigation
  • Garden Lighting
  • Tree Surgery
  • Playground Construction
  • Pressure washing
  • Topsoiling
  • Driveways
  • Paving
  • Patios
  • Decking
  • Clearance

Good design is at the heart of all we do and is the starting point for all successful projects. Based in Newport, south Wales we offer a complete range of garden design and garden consultancy services within a 100 mile radius.
The typical garden design process works as follows:

Initial Consultation
A site visit is where we will discuss your needs and ideas for the garden. We will create a detailed design brief which will form part of a client agreement along with a quotation outlining the design fees.

Site Survey and Analysis
A full measured survey of the garden marking all the important existing features such as aspect, soil type and level changes.

Outline plan
The outline plan will show the main form of the proposed design. Accompanying this will be a written rationale to explain the design illustrated with photographs and samples of materials. This will be accompanied by a rough budget for the landscaping works.

Final Presentation Plan
This large scaled plan provides full details of the proposed landscaping including structures and features within the garden and is supported by detailed construction drawings where necessary.
The presentation plan package will also include a full quotation detailing all the landscaping work needed to implement the design, excluding planting.

Planting Plan
The final part of the design process will be the preparation of a full planting plan. This will include a detailed planting layout, a colour elevation, sample plant photographs, explanatory text and useful plant lists sorted by both plant name and plant type.
The planting plan will be accompanied by a fixed price quotation for the actual planting.

Maintenance Schedules
We offer a comprehensive and flexible garden maintenance service which will ensure that your new garden flourishes as intended. Alternatively, we can provide a detailed, easy to follow, month by month maintenance schedule, specifically tailored to your garden. For more details of our garden maintenance service please see our maintenance page.

We provide a complete landscape gardening service, creating beautiful and functional gardens for many different clients.
Since 1994 Tim Alexander has been building gardens of all shapes and sizes, from small, intimate, urban courtyards to large, child friendly, family gardens. Whether you want a modern or traditional garden, a space for entertaining, or a haven for plants, we have the skills and experience to build the garden you want.

We usually work from our own designs but also offer a “build only” service, building gardens for other designers or for clients who already have their own designs.

We pride ourselves on the meticulous and creative approach that we take to all that we do and feel that the results and client testimonials speak for themselves.

All our work is completed to a fixed price quotation. Please see our portfolio pages for examples of our work.
Smaller Jobs
Not only do we carry out large landscaping projects but we also undertake smaller one off work. For more information please see our services page.

All gardens need careful regular work to enable them to grow and flourish as intended. We provide a flexible and comprehensive garden maintenance service tailored to suit you and your garden, whether you want a visit once a week or once a year.
From regular mowing to annual pruning our qualified and experienced gardeners will look after your garden and keep it in the best possible condition throughout the year. We can provide a “one-off” gardening service for all kinds of work, from weeding beds and pruning overgrown shrubs and climbers, to clearing and restoring neglected gardens as well as more seasonal work such as soil improvement, lawn treatment, seeding and bulb planting.
Our garden maintenance service is completely adaptable to suit any size of garden and to fit any budget. We also provide expert tree surgery and other specialist trades.

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