Why I love what I do...

I work organically and with nature in mind. This means that I am 100% PESTICIDE FREE and only use techniques and practices which are kind to the soil, people and wildlife. I cycle to all my cutomers too, which means not toxic pollutents or carbon dioxide is emitted from my travels. Here are a few points as to why I feel that this is important.

Care for the soil

Gardening organically and with nature in mind means looking after the soil as a valuable resource. Caring for and supporting healthy soil means healthier and happy plants without synthetic fertilisers.

Care for people

A garden is something to have a connection with. Whether it gives you hearty food, a place to sit and just be, or a place to play or socialise, it is an incredibly important place. I love helping people find this connection.

Care for wildlife

We all share our gardens with some pretty amazing neighbours. Refusing to use pesticides allows these to flourish and helps create a natural balance in your space. This is great for the local ecology.

Richard the Cycling Gardener

Hello, my name is Richard and I am a local gardener in Kidlington, Thrupp, Begbroke, Yarnton, Shipton on Cherwell, and North Oxford

Thanks for popping by my website. I really hope you enjoy looking at some of my videos and posts as well as finding out what services I offer locally.

For more on why I cycle have a look at the Cycling Gardener page.

Throughout the year I offer many local garden services in and around Kidlington from lawn mowing, hedge cutting and weeding to hedgelaying and creating living willow fences – or fedges.

Garden Maintenance

I work with customers to increase wildlife habitats in their gardens. I also encourage everyone I work with to compost at home so that they can have a free nutritious resource to feed their soil.

Gardening Services in Kidlington, Thrupp, Begbroke, Yarnton, Shipton on Cherwell and North Oxford

Many years ago when I was training to be a gardener, I did my work experience with a local gardener over in Bicester. It is my home town and the place where I grew up as a lad, helping my dad in his local plant nursery and attending the local schools, St Edburgs and Bicester Community College. It is great to be back working so close to where I grew up.

I live on our canal boat with my little family on the Oxford Canal. We love being close to nature and living as sustainably as possible.

My wife helps me with the day to day running of the business, answering calls, emails and posting news and updates to the website, YouTube and Twitter. I have a young son and daughter who we home educate.

As a family, we love spending time in nature, on the canals with our boat, Bluebell. We also love camping at various eco campsites and taking long walks around our beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.

Richard the Gardener – Garden Services

Reach us on 07760 880410
Email us at hello@richardthegardener.co.uk
Open Monday to Friday 8am – 5:30pm

What people have said...

If you want to share your thoughts here then please get in touch.

Hannah Graydon-Foy

Lawn mowing

"Richard brightens our day, not just by doing a fantastic job manicuring the garden to a degree of perfectionism, but also because he is an extremely nice chap. My husband says that he is a joy to watch as he is a man who 'loves what he does'. He is extremely knowledgeable and generous with his advice. I couldn't recommend him more highly."

Joan Taylor

Weekly maintenance

"We asked Richard to help with our small garden as my husband is no longer able to maintain it. RIchard can provide a service to suit your needs and pocket. He is very knowledgeable about all aspects of gardening and does the work efficiently and in a friendly manner. He's the first professional gardener we've ever had and we would not hesitate to recommend him."

Janet Moran

Living Willow Fedge

"We asked for Richard's help to create a natural screen on the border of our garden - a long stretch that had been natural hedgerow. He proposed and then planted up a fantastic willow fedge. The end result is amazing - Richard's technical knowledge, attention to detail and professionalism have all contributed to a wonderful new screen, and a stunning feature that we just would not have considered on our own."

Latest happenings and news...

Here are some of my latest blog posts. Hope you enjoy!

Phacelia tanacetifolia

Phacelia tanacetifolia the basics One thing is true – phacelia is a bee friendly wonder plant. This pollinator loving annual is great for any garden. Whether you sow just a small patch, several areas or Read more…

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Garden Services in and around Kidlington

Gardener in Kidlington, Thrupp, Begbroke, Yarnton, Shipton on Cherwell, Kirtlington and Bletchingdon and the surrounding villages.


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Richard and Jackie
07760 880410
Mon - Fri, 8:00 - 5:30pm

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