upkeep services

“We love the results you can get if a garden or landscape is properly cared for.  In our minds it’s all about implementing a sound plan then giving attention to the details. We are so encouraged by our clients responsiveness to our outlook. It means that we can constantly evolve each project from year to year. Tastes and trends do change so we pride ourselves on being knowledge based and guiding them.”

– from the bale upkeepers

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Upkeep packages range in scale from comprehensive long term care of grounds and gardens to four annual visits or one-off restorations. After an initial meeting with you a property profile is created with an upkeep plan of action subject to your brief. You can also benefit from our re-stocking service by selecting from our Plant Pantry. We can pretty much source anything so are happy to receive specific requests. Upgrades readily available all year round. All you have to do is ask.

essential services

Our regular visit upkeep packages are tailored to your specific size of garden and its requirements. We recommend booking for the year in advance and offer a discount incentive on rates for services if you do. If you aren’t sure, or are planning to maintain some of the day to day yourself then we will be happy to help you out on a few key annual visits to undertake the bulkier or more technical tasks. To help guide you, take a look at our example Upkeep calendar to see a typical schedule.

one off visits

Perhaps you pretty much have your property under control and just need to book us for a Tidy Up visit. Or you need some help reclaiming a part of your garden that needs some clearance. You may have a hardscaping element that needs restoring from general wear & tear over time. Equally you may just want a re-think and a top up on your planting elements. Our upkeep staff have the technical skills, resources and experience to assist you. 

Welcome home services

Alongside the homes in our care we manage many retreats in Oxfordshire too – clients second homes and holiday cottages. We maintain the outside throughout the calendar year providing peace of mind to the owners. We always make sure that everything is perfect for arrivals of owners and guests. We go that extra mile too and provide homegrown cut flowers reflecting the seasons for indoors, Christmas trees, natural decor, door wreaths – making everything extra beautiful, welcoming and homely .

Regular upkeep

  • Develop and implement new strategies
  • Bespoke schedule of works
  • Tailored to your requirements
  • Maintaining your newly installed project to ensure its success
  • Future proofing
  • Recovery of neglected elements bringing them back to potential
  • A seasonal outlook and plan of action deployed
  • Every space maintained and nurtured to precision by our diligent upkeepers

Planting Plan

  • Shape up
  • Plan for longevity
  • Site suitability
  • Pick from our plant pantry
  • Specific species supply available by request
  • Stay on point and plant according to your tastes
  • Notification of key planting timings

Source & supply

  • Final coveted details
  • Furniture
  • Pots & planters
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Lighting & heat sources
  • Outdoor shelter
  • Accessories & furnishings

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One off elements

  • Sculpture & garden art
  • Water features
  • Bespoke carpentry
  • Great gates
  • Garden buildings
  • Glass houses
  • Artisan woven elements
  • Landart


  • Reclaiming neglected spaces
  • Tired or broken hardscaping elements
  • Wear & tear restoration
  • Soil improvements
  • Tree and shrub restoration
  • Garden health restoration
  • Pond restoration
  • Troubleshooting
  • Future proofing
  • Watering solutions

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Tree & Hedge Planting Services

Get in touch for supply and installation of specimen screening and security solutions or just beautiful things

 We strive to make your garden upkeep the tidiest service you will ever receive

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where we cover

Visit the bale map to see if we are in your area. If we don’t quite reach you just yet please send us a form submission to express your interest and we will see what we can do




upkeep calendar

Improve and future proof your grounds or gardens. Take a look at our general calendar to get an idea of our detailed and caring approach