‘Oscar and his team transformed my muddy eyesore of a garden and my Victorian pathway has made the street jealous.’ – Alex Webster
Many people would love to make a dramatic career change, but very few do so. Oscar Marsland-Roberts is one of the rare exceptions. ‘I was working in the City, stuck in an office, and I realised that I wanted to be outside and doing something completely different.’
Oscar swapped the financial world for a work experience position with a gardening company. Subsequently, he joined full-time and then spent five years learning all aspects of the business: in 2017, he founded MR Landscapes and now his expert team provides a ‘one-stop shop’ of landscaping, bespoke planting and garden maintenance services.
‘My initial focus was on hard landscaping,’ recalls Oscar. ‘That encompassed any garden construction job, such as paving, fencing, building pergolas, laying down lawns, pathways, irrigation and decking. Increasingly, however, we were asked to create or refresh planting designs and take care of regular maintenance, so it was a natural evolution to add those elements to our portfolio.
‘We specialise in London front and back gardens – we have completed many successful projects in Chiswick – and work closely with the client through every stage of the process. When building a garden from scratch, we carry out a full site survey, provide detailed drawings and 3D modelling – I do the designs myself – and refine the concept until everyone is 100% happy.
‘If you are thinking about making a change to your garden next year, now is the perfect time to get in touch and we can start planning and discussing ideas. As a team, we have the knowledge and experience to deliver landscaping and planting jobs of every size and scope. You will receive a friendly, personal service, and we will bring your dreams to life!’
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