Welcome to Gardens for Good in Oxford

Our name really says it all: Gardens for Good.
Simply, 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 design 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.  While most of our work is focused around Oxfordshire and surrounding counties, our services stretch far and wide as we cater for a broad spectrum of clients worldwide.

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

You’ll be amazed at what a difference we can make in transforming your garden into somewhere amazing.  Your outside space  designed and crafted to your exact requirements will enhance your living environment, bringing joy beyond measure.

Good for your Family and Friends

As we work with you to transform your garden into somewhere fantastic, it will be practical to use and perfect for sharing with the ones you love – dinning out, garden parties and generally spending time together in a beautiful setting… everyone benefits!

Good for your Health and Well-Being

Spending time outdoors and being closer to nature has scientifically-proven benefits to your general health and well-being – improving focus, relieving stress, lowering blood pressure and so much more.  When you enjoy your garden with a sense of peace and relaxation, you’ll know you made the right decision in transforming your outside space.

Good for Your Investments

The stunning design we’ll create for your garden can add significant value to your home as well as making it more appealing if ever you come to sell.  As your garden project is likely to be a substantial financial commitment, we’re here to ensure you get the best possible results for the investment you make.

Good for Nature

Transforming your garden can create a much needed haven for local wildlife, providing habitats and food which in turn increases it’s biodiversity, making it an asset to the local ecology.  A network of sensitively designed gardens creates essential environments for wildlife to thrive and flourish.

Good for the Environment

Sensitive garden design can benefit the 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.  Well designed gardens become ‘green pillars’ that support our local environment.

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

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.  Joe 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.


With over 14 years experience in creating gardens, 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 we’ve achieved.  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

Operations 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!”

All Part of the Service

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Attention To Detail

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

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Passion For The Environment

We're committed to treading as lightly as possible on the planet, so, when planning a garden, we give as much attention to wildlife and the environment as to the people who will be enjoying it.

Long-Term Results

Gardens for Good is also about longevity, meaning we produce timeless designs that are built to last.

Happy Customers

“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. “

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 and achieve best value and service.

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

“We are delighted with the final result!”

“Thank you, we are delighted with the final result! Numerous comments from neighbours and passersby have all expressed the opinion of what a superb job you have done.  I would have no hesitation in recommending your skills and talent when it comes to designing projects large or small to give the finished article the WOW factor.  Very well done.”

Mr & Mrs Gambrill, Kimbolton

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