We create and build unique, thoughtful, and classic English Gardens

We specialise in creating beautiful gardens and inspiring spaces that can be enjoyed all year round. Brick, stone or timber, straight or curved, the walled features we create are timeless.

Our portfolio includes both traditional and contemporary designs - all of which were crafted with a special eye for detail, texture and making the most of natural materials.

Serving Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire

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Call us: 07791 941 101


About Us

Grassroots Landscaping was formed by Lester Manners in 2001, bringing together his love for art and the 'great British countryside'.

As an organic farmer for over 20 years, Lester has worked and been inspired by tending his own flower-rich water meadows, which are enclosed in dense fruitful hedgerows and surrounded by buildings constructed from rustic brick and stone.

It is this 'natural look' that forms the cornerstone of each Grassroots garden design, namely: creating an inviting environment that is truly something to treasure.

With this passion - and Lester's qualification in Garden Design from Lackham College of Agriculture in Lacock - Grassroots has gone onto design and build numerous beautifully crafted open spaces, ranging from the traditional classic patio and bordered lawn to contemporary suburban gardens where space is at a premium.

As well as producing fantastic gardens, orchards, ponds and school play areas, we are specialists at other land management tasks such as hedge laying, field drainage, woodland management and dry stone walling.

Lester's love of the countryside's colour, shape and form has a major bearing on the style that he will adopt within your garden. Vistas of the outer landscapes will be focused into your garden making yours feel part of the outer environment. Such a technique will increase the illusion of size and will create the extra feelings of contemplation and romance.

Please see our Gallery section for examples of our gardens, patios, and drystone walls.


Building gardens isn't just about patios, plants and water features. The way that your garden uses light is hugely important. Shadows, dappled light, rays of sunlight, mist, rain all have vital roles to play within your private space.


Gardens aren't simply for sunny days. Spring is emotionally very affecting, summer traditionally evocative. Autumn is reflective and winter can be dazzling. At Grassroots, we will try to deliver you treats for the year round.

Schedule an appointment

For full details of all the services offered by Grassroots Landscaping, please call, write or email us.

We are available to visit potential projects 7 days a week in Swindon, Malmesbury, Chippenham, Cirencester, The Cotswolds & surrounding areas.

We can also provide Aerial Photography and survey, and 3D modeling of your new garden before the project begins.


Grassroots Landscaping, 
Lodge Farm Annexe, 
SN1 55DD

mobile: 07791 941 101 or 07985 787 448