Welcome to Gardens for Good, based in Oxfordshire

Creating innovative, sustainable garden design solutions for you and your home.


Our name really says it all: Gardens for Good.
Garden designs for the good of you (you’ll LOVE what we do),
for the good of your family (they’ll love it too),
for the good of our planet (these are gardens that nature loves)
and, interestingly enough, for the good of our world.

From our studio in Oxford, we passionately create unique, exciting garden designs that give your property (and you!) a new lease of life as we bring the beauty of nature into your home.

Being specialist in garden and landscape design, you’ve come to the right place to get the right help with your garden project.  We’re essentially architects for your garden, with a wealth of knowledge and experience to help your project flourish.

Take a look at our portfolio to see the stunning before and after shots of our garden design services.
You’ll see what being Gardens for Good is all about.


What Gardens for Good Really Means

Good for You

Enhance your living space and relax in style with a garden designed and crafted to your exact requirements.

Good for Your Family and Friends

A beautiful yet practical outside space that’s perfect for sharing with the ones you love.

Good for Your Health

Designs that instil a sense of peace and relaxation, helping you to rest, unwind and recharge your energy.

Good for Your Investments

Enjoy the benefits of your estate while adding value to your home and making it more appealing to buyers if ever you come to sell.

Good for Nature

Create a haven for wildlife and positively contribute to your local biodiversity.  A network of sensitively designed gardens creates essential environments for nature to thrive and flourish.

Good for the Environment

Well designed gardens become ‘green pillars’ that support our local environment in so many ways.  Incorporating trees and plants that purify the air, remove chemicals and bacteria from water in the ground, as well as reducing food miles with home grown produce and even reducing noise pollution.

Good for the World

As well as working magic with places closest to you, we also spread the good vibes far and wide by contributing to various projects around the world including wildlife, environmental and humanitarian schemes to those most in need.
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Joe and Sinead Francis, Co-Founders of Gardens for Good


Happy Customers

It saved me money in the build and also gave me the ability to appoint a landscaper of my choosing

I would imagine that many people see using a design consultant as an expensive luxury, however I firmly believe that it saved me money in the build and also gave me the ability to appoint a landscaper of my choosing to achieve the best value and service.  

Karen Hughes, Northamptonshire

“We are delighted with the design that you produced”

Our property was new and we simply had a grass lawn at the rear which was a blank canvas. We are delighted with the design that you produced and with the transformation of our garden.  We were impressed at your professional service and very grateful for your help with the planting scheme.

Paul & Val Lazarus, Oxfordshire

“We would give your company 10 out of 10.”

We looked at lots of companies and are pleased that we decided to choose Gardens for Good as the finished product is exactly what we had hoped for, we would give your company 10 out of 10. The overall effect feels like an oasis compared to what we had before. We’d absolutely recommend your services to family and friends.

Colin and Patricia Hull, Upton

“The during and after sales service was excellent, I felt extremely well looked after. “

The during and after sales service was excellent, I felt extremely well looked after.  I would wholeheartedly recommend Gardens for Good.

Helen Davis, Daventry

“The Gardens for Good team have been an absolute joy to work with.”

From the first ‘brainstorming’ meeting to the final sign off, the Gardens for Good team have been an absolute joy to work with: using a landscape architect was without doubt the best – landscaping – decision we have ever made!

David and Jo Bowen, Milton Keynes

“The final outcome is wonderful and is much admired and appreciated.”

Gardens for Good designed a new sensory garden for Abington Park. It was complicated to realise but throughout the process you showed patience, goodwill and understanding. For which many thanks. The final outcome is wonderful and is much admired and appreciated.

Anne Stevens, The Friends of Abington Park

“We would highly recommend Gardens for Good to all our friends and family.”

The project went smoothly from start to finish and the whole job was completed in a through, professional and friendly manner. We would highly recommend Gardens for Good to all our friends and family.

Mr Clarke, Boughton

“Very professional service and very pleased with the end result.”

“A very professional service, we’re so pleased with the end result. We couldn’t recommend Gardens for Good enough to friends and family.”

Mr & Mrs Hitchenor, Upton

“The whole area has been transformed!”

“We wanted a good-looking, low maintenance family outdoor living area and we are absolutely delighted with the results, the whole area has been transformed!”

Ian and Gwyneth Zant-Boer, Northamptonshire

All Part of the Service

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Attention To Detail

Planning your garden with meticulous detail to ensure every aspect of it sparks joy.

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Passion For The Environment

Synergising garden spaces for both people and nature, helping us live in harmony with the natural world.

Long-Term Results

Gardens for Good is about longevity, meaning your garden will have a timeless designs that is built to last.

Meet The Team

Joe Francis

Creative Director

Joe is the Founder of Gardens for Good and the person you’ll meet with directly when planning your project.  Joe works on all the designs personally and has over 16 years’ experience overseeing the implementation phase of garden projects.  He has a great sensitivity to peoples needs and a keen eye for detail, which is vital in interpreting each client’s requirements into gardens they love.


Joe was born in Oxford and, after some year living away, has moved back with his wife and three children.  He started the business back in 2005 to harness his passion for design and the environment.  He loves using the medium of garden design to bring people and wildlife together in a way that is beneficial for all. Joe has a Degree in Product Design, enabling him to think a little differently when it comes to creating innovative garden designs.


His accolades include Silver and Gold Medal-winning gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a Silver Medal at RHS Hampton Court, Silver Gilt at the Gardeners world Live Exhibition, Gold Medal for Northamptonshire in Bloom and a Silver Medal at The BALI Landscaping Awards.


Joe says “Garden design is a real passion for me and to now be offering that in my home town of Oxford feels very special.  Building Gardens for Good into the business it is today has not been easy, in fact it’s been one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done, however, it makes it all worth it when you see the results that our clients and friends experience.  Meticulous attention to detail to every step of the process means you’ll have a great experience along the journey as well as a great garden at the end of it.”

Sinead Francis

Sales & Marketing Director

Sinead has been actively involved with Gardens for Good since 2009 and brings a wide range of experience and expertise to the company. After earning an Honours Degree in Marketing Design, she honed her skills in various divisions including Event Management, Customer Relations, Product Development and Marketing Communications.


Sinead is very much a people person and enjoys spending time with friends and meeting new people while at the same time being a fantastic mother to her three children. She enjoys an active lifestyle and using her creativity for fun as well as in work, she is also very well organised, which helps with the smooth running operations of the business!


Sinead says “I’m very excited with what we are creating at Gardens for Good and feel very fortunate to be a part of it.  It’s great to be living down in Oxford and having moved our garden design busness here (along with our family!) we’re looking forward to the next stage of our business.  We’ve worked tirelessly to build a business which reflects our values and passion and it’s so rewarding to see it all coming to fruition. I hope you enjoy your experience with Gardens for Good as much as we do!”

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