Here at Oak & Earth we pride ourselves on being able to work alongside our clients to enhance the use, enjoyment and beauty of a garden. We have valuable gardening experience, depth of plant knowledge and a real passion for great garden design.
Knowledge of your garden above and below ground is essential when selecting new plants and caring for old favourites. We offer a one-off survey that will identify soil type and drainage, measure top soil depth and acidity and assess local climate conditions. After the survey is drawn up and returned you can continue to develop your garden independently or alongside
Oak & Earth.
Our imaginative planting schemes are designed not only for visual pleasure, but also to complement your lifestyle. Decking, fencing, pergolas and patios are just some of the features we can install. A garden can be transformed with a smart path or a new permanent seating area and often a fresh eye can see relatively inexpensive ways of making big improvements.
PROGRESSION & DESIGN
With a creative eye and expert knowledge of local conditions we will help you achieve your perfect garden. We’ll enable you to optimise space if you have a small garden and help you manage and maintain a larger one. Progression is important when working with constantly evolving spaces. We will work effectively with your space incorporating your ideas and dreams.
Working alongside you we ensure the land surrounding your property is kept looking its best.
We care for shrub and perennial borders, trees and lawns and maintain boundaries, walls and hedges. We can keep on top of weeds, plant up pots or vegetable patches and complete garden clearance projects. We can tend your land weekly, monthly or seasonally, depending on your budget.
Alex King-Sorrell, founder of Oak & Earth, has a passion for nature, the ocean and sustainable living. Gardening has become a part of everyday life for Alex and his family; he, partner Cathryn and their children, grow vegetables and care for plants at their South Hams home. Alex says: “Country living promotes a healthy and happy lifestyle and, for me, gardening is more than a job, it is a route to wellbeing and a rewarding way of life." At Oak & Earth we want to create a place for people to find inspiration and confidence, we would like to work alongside you evolving ideas and sharing dreams.
"Alex has been amazing at transforming our garden from overgrown to a haven in which we can relax and play. He's professional and personable. He was even happy to answer my inquisitive 10 year olds many questions about his gardening tools."
"Alex has helped me with various gardening projects and his work has always been of a very high standard. His knowledge of all things natural is quite phenomenal and has proved invaluable to me. He goes about his work in a quiet, professional and efficient manner. He is always accessible and equally responds to my emails and phone calls in a timely manner. I would have no problem in recommending Alex to anyone for all aspects of gardening, woodland and landscaping work."
"Alex has a true plantsman’s enthusiasm. He is keen on garden design and is conscientious about plant health. He is a delight to have around and will do the tough jobs as well as having a sensitive touch about all your flowers, shrubs and trees. We can recommend Oak and Earth wholeheartedly."