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Gaining a deep understanding of what it is you’d like to achieve with your new garden.


Translating your requirements into beautiful garden designs unique to you and your home.


Ensuring you are completely happy with the results with our 100% Delighted Guarantee


Improving the environment and supporting wildlife by
designing your garden with the natural world in mind.


Developing spaces where groups of people can come together and enjoy the healing benefits of
gardens including Sensory Gardens, School Gardens, Memorial Gardens and Community Gardens.


Working with trustworthy, reliable contractors to ensure
your project is brought to life in line with the vision we’ve jointly created.


Contributing to schemes around the world including planting trees,
protecting rainforests, facilitating education and providing clean drinking water to those most in need.


Throwing garden parties for you and your friends to celebrate and enjoy transformed garden spaces!

You’ll see WHY we’re doing it

Few things are more important than a healthy, beautiful environment that supports life in abundance.  Many of us are fortunate enough to own our own slice of this environment that we call our gardens.

As custodians of this precious piece of the Earth, we have a duty to ensure we make the most of it, making our gardens as good (in all senses of the word!) as they can possibly be.

And so at Gardens for Good we get up everyday to help you transform your garden into a more beautiful, natural legacy that enhances your life, along with the lives of all those who visit.

And if you’d like to see HOW we do it, take a look at our process page

(You won’t believe Step 7!)


Click here to visit our PROCESS page

A word from Paul Dunn, Chairman and Founder of B1G1 - Business for Good











Impacts Near and Far

Through the gardens we create, our aim is to create a better world for us all.  To create a wholesome and sustainable legacy that will continue to grow and evolve in a way that supports a harmonious and flourishing relationship between people and the natural world.

As lifetime partners with B1G1: Business for Good, we’re constantly supporting projects & causes around the world which have a real impact on the planet, such as planting trees to regenerate the rainforest and improve habitats for endangered species, facilitation of education and provision of nutrition and clean drinking water to areas with limited resources.


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

Here are just some of the organisations we've had the pleasure of working with:

Joe and Sinead Francis, Co-Founders of Gardens for Good


The Gardens for Good 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!”

Environmental statement

Gardens for Good has been born out of a deep love, care and respect for our natural environment. As a result, we’re hugely conscious of our environmental footprint.  We always try to tread as lightly as possible on the Earth and we’re always mindful of ways that we can elevate both our operations and designs in a way that is environmentally conscious and, wherever possible, beneficial.

We’re constantly looking for more sustainable ways of doing things.  We believe that innovation and positive action are the key to driving positive change in the face of our current environmental challenges. We are always researching, training and learning new and improved ways of doing things to help us benefit ‘the greater good’ so we are always open to ideas and suggestions on ways we can continue to do this.

Please, if you have any ideas or suggestions you’d like to share with us about this, do drop us a line and let us know your thoughts, we’d love to hear from you!  Email:

Not surprisingly here at gardens for Good, we’re hugely conscious of our environmental footprint. That’s why we always make absolutely certain our products are sourced and built primarily locally with as little packaging as possible and implementing ideas into our designs that are environmentally sensitive. If you’d like to talk to us about this with direct relevance to your garden, please get in touch.

Sustainable Development Goals


As a result of our partnership with B1G1 :  Business for Good, we are able to align our services with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  These goals are about people, businesses and organisations across the globe working together to make the world a better place.

You can visit the B1G1 website to find out how this is possible and to see the collective impacts that members have made together  – simply click here

Our Global Giving Impacts

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