Darren Watt Landscaping Ltd

We are an award winning family run landscaping business based in Oxfordshire that specialise in soft and hard landscaping services for both private and commercial customers.

We have over 20 years’ experience, and extensive knowledge and expertise. We believe in creating spaces of relaxation and enjoyment. Our goal is to provide our clients with beautiful landscaping that will bring beauty and happiness to their lives. We achieve this goal through our quality workmanship and customer service. We strive to provide the best customer service & outcomes through our professional landscaping services.

We have a wealth of experience working on projects of all sizes, from small installations, through to larger projects. We are committed to working hard and ensuring your project runs smoothly, efficiently, and professionally.

Darren and Kelly and the rest of the team have a passion for landscaping, which comes alive on each project.

We maintain a proud reputation for delivering excellence in our work.

We strive for 100% satisfaction and work tirelessly to bring your landscaping ideas to life.

Our people are our strength.

“Darren did an excellent job, we are delighted with the results. He did exactly what he promised. Arriving on time, not making a mess and working hard to deliver the agreed plan. He was friendly and polite and professional in making our garden look so much better. The biggest compliment I can give him is that I would use him again without any doubt at all.”

Duncan Sedgwick

“We just wanted to write to you to say very many thanks again for turning our outline vision of our new garden into reality over the past three weeks. We were hugely impressed with your professionalism, tidiness, enthusiasm and good humour at every stage of the process. The end result is way above our expectations and we would have no hesitation in recommending your business to any prospective clients. In short, fantastic work at a realistic price!”

Steve and Fiona Salter

“Darren and Craig did a great job of our patio and landscaping and were always friendly and professional. Darren made time to come and advise on the aspects we were uncertain about, and made sure we were happy with everything before starting the work.

Best wishes

Joanna Weedon

Thanks for being brilliant. You’ve worked really hard and it has been a pleasure to work with you.

James Walker

Darren and team did a great job clearing / landscaping our garden and installing a new patio, steps and dry stone walls. He was flexible and competitive with quoting, giving us various options. He also helped us improve on the design in a couple of areas and absorbed some challenges we had with the 3rd party supplied paving. All in all a pleasure to deal with – understanding, hard working and aligned with what we wanted. I have no hesitation in recommending his services.

Tom Davison

From coming out to quote for the job to finishing my beautiful garden, Darren and team were great. Darren sourced some proper old railway sleepers of the railway to make steps down to our garden which was amazing. Thank you so much

Natasha Perks

Darren and his team did a brilliant job of re-landscaping our garden and laying a patio. We are really pleased with the end result and they were completely professional. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them and have already!


Hannah Charles

Absolutely lovely work. Darren and his team are professional, punctual, knowledgeable, and gave me a wonderful green garden. Would recommend!

Shannon P

Thanks again for the work you and Craig have done for us. Cant express enough how happy we are with the new garden.

Jonny Watkinson

Darren came over to our rescue when our front driveway was just too much to bear . It was muddy and a complete nightmare going in and out the house . He suggested laying gravel, and wow what a transformation ! Thank you for a job well done ! I highly recommend Darren and his team at Darren Watt landscaping .

Mr & Mrs Botha

From estimating to the finished job, Darren was both professional and polite.   Even tolerating a change of plan just prior to starting our patio.   The work was undertaken by a great couple of chaps who were again very polite and worked hard.   We are very pleased with our patio and would not hesitate in recommending Darren.

Neal & Sheena

We’ve used Darren several times for various jobs (new patio, turf, fencing, and hedge trimming) and have always been happy with the service. We will definitely use him again and are happy to recommend to others.


John Morley

Really pleased with our re-laid patio and retaining wall – great communication, fast service, friendly and professional. Also left the patio / garden / side entrance cleaner than when they started!! Battled the British summertime weather, and still finished on time. Thank you, very happy with the end result.

Cat Hemmings

I can thoroughly recommend Darren’s work. He has carried out 2 separate commissions and on both occasions they were carried out as instructed but he was also very willing to suggest improvements as he progressed. An important extra bonus is that the garden and drive way were both left very neat and tidy.

Brian Coles

Darren and the team did a great job putting up a new fence. Reasonable price. Good tidy workmanship and delivered as planned. What’s not to like?

Ant Hughes

“When engaging Darren Watt Landscaping to carry out quite extensive renovation work in my front and rear gardens, (including trimming hedges, trees and shrubs), I took great note of the large number of complimentary reviews from past customers. As a result, I was not disappointed. Darren and his two employees worked tirelessly with skill and professionalism and, with only just over half of the day gone, they had succeeded in transforming something approaching a wilderness into a quintessential cottage garden. This family business is being operated with obvious integrity and is deservedly earning a reputation for providing total customer satisfaction in all respects.”

Geoff James

Darren and his team were amazing. My new patio is great and it was all done in a day. What impressed me most was how clean and tidy they left my garden and driveway. Thank you!

Emma Jenkinson
Very pleased with the work done to our front and back gardens by Darren and his team, with plenty of advice for after care. Would definitely recommend.
Katie Motley

Completed their second job for us today. A neat, professional and good looking job both times. Strongly recommend them.

Joseph Reeve

Darren and his team did a stunning job re-landscaping my fairly large suburban back garden. Darren impressed me from the first site visit when he stood out head and shoulders above other contenders for the work. During the two weeks at my property, nothing was too much trouble and the end result is amazing. From first visit to final goodbyes everything was as it should be. Highly recommended.

Alison Le Cornu

Darren & his team did an excellent job of erecting a pergola for us. He and Kelly did an excellent job of chasing the supplier on our behalf, and the work itself was efficient and tidy, and good value. He & his team were a pleasure to deal with and to have working in the garden. We would definitely use him again.

Bernard West

“Darren and the team were an absolute pleasure to work with, from the initial consultation through to installation. Even though COVID restrictions delayed the delivery of the gates from the suppliers, we were regularly updated which was much appreciated. When it came to the installation of the gates,  we could not have been more pleased. The quality of the work was exceptional and the whole team were extremely professional and courteous. We would definitely recommend DW Landscaping.”

Anthony Curran

Excellent communication, and helpful advice. Work then done to a very pleasing standard. No hesitation in using Darren and his staff again.

Tony Newport

I was extremely impressed with every aspect of the service provided by Darren Watt Landscaping. Darren took the time to understand what we wanted in our garden and delivered exactly as agreed. The Team completed the work to high standards, with professionalism and diligence, but we’re always friendly and respectful of the environment they were working in. The communication and administration was excellent from quotation to finishing the project. They provided flexibility during the project when we needed to amend the garden design without any issues. We are delighted with our garden and would highly recommend anybody using Darren Watt Landscaping. They have a great team, provide a high quality and professional service and are extremely reliable.


Kevin M

We have been receiving compliments about the quality of our paving ever since the work was finished. It has certainly transformed the outside of our house and makes me smile every time I step outside the door. As if that wasn’t enough, Darren and his team were a real pleasure to have around. They worked quickly and cheerfully and it was very evident throughout the project that they took genuine pleasure and pride in meeting their customers’ expectations. Definitely our go-to landscapers for any future projects. Thank you, Darren.

Anne Haymes

“We asked Darren Watt of DW Landscaping  to have a look at our relatively small garden on a new build development.  He came up with some great ideas on the back of a photo we sent him. We are extremely pleased with the outcome and standard of the workmanship.  He and his team were so hard working over four days and nothing was too much trouble – thanks guys.”

Derek Hayday

Darren and Kelly were thoroughly pleasant and straight-forward to deal with at every stage.

They offered a competitive price, we’re 100% reliable and did a professional, skilled and tidy job of replacing hurdle fencing in my awkward garden.

They were professional and personable to deal with at every stage. I would certainly use Darren Watt Landscaping again and I would recommend their services highly.


Ingrid Ferguson

Darren, his team and Kelly were all sensational. They gave us a date and stuck to it.
Great communication and a really good standard of work.
Darren and the team work very neat and tidy and I recommend them without hesitation. Also work very hard!
So pleased we used them.

Ben Newnum

Darren and his team are hard workers who get the job done.  They were helpful and efficient in relaying our patio. Thoroughly recommended.

Sue Allan

“Darren and his team were from the very beginning friendly, polite, and professional – and as the work got under way, they were punctual, hard working and good humoured.   The finished product is excellent.  We felt in very safe hands, including the efficient Kelly in the office.  We are more than pleased, and would totally recommend Darren Watt Landscaping to everyone without any hesitation.”

Andrew & Miriam Dow

Darren, and crew were excellent. Facing challenging weather conditions they were professional, and good humoured and completed the work to a high standard. Darren made some helpful suggestions that improved our original plan and they were a delight to have around!

John Davenport

We commissioned Darren to construct a wildlife pond in our garden, on a sloping site involving a stone retaining wall and pond edging in Cotswold stone. The work was carried out quickly and the finished pond looks really good. It is an excellent piece of work which we are very pleased with. At the same time Darren re-laid some loose paving slabs on the patio and made a gently sloping ramp to replace a difficult step. Again the end result is excellent. We have had a very professional service from the DW team at a reasonable price.

And a big personal thankyou to Darren and Tony.

John England

We moved here in December last year with a totally dilapidated fence, two lawns that were mostly celandines and clover, and some grand ideas.

Darren ‘got’ what we wanted straight away.  With three enthusiastic and very helpful assistants, he transformed both front and back gardens in ten days – including a six-foot high brick wall.

Nothing was too much trouble and he discussed everything with thoroughly with us as the job went along.

I am not suggesting that the project was cheap, but it was certainly value for money.  We would recommend the firm without hesitation.

Gill Humphreys

Darren and his team have transformed our new build garden. I gave Darren my vision and he brought it to life . The team were extremely tidy/courteous/efficient I added a few extra requests in during the job which they delivered with ease. Would definitely recommend .

Janet Bennett

The guys did a cracking job replacing a very old deck with a new one.

Alan Betts

Darren and his team have carried out two projects for us, building a pergola and extending the paved patio area. In both cases we were very pleased with the result.

As a result of the suggestions that Darren and his team made during the course of the projects both resulted in more pleasing outcomes than we had anticipated.

The work started on the date agreed and was completed within the timescale agreed. It was clear from the beginning that Darren and his team took a pride in their work and were committed to delivering a high quality outcome.

I do not know where Darren recruits his team from because they are the politest workmen that we have come across.

We would have no hesitation in using Darren’s services again.

Michael Windle

It has been a pleasure doing business with Darren and his team; from the initial visit through to him putting up some fencing on a wet and freezing cold day in November; and now to completing the work on my garden. It looks fantastic and gives us the basis to plant around the areas of hard landscaping which he has very professionally carried out. I would happily ask Darren to help us again.


Geoff Lowe

The garden is finished, and it looks fantastic, we are very very pleased with it. Darren was great, happy to chat to us and listen to our comments, nothing was too much trouble. His team were also very professional and polite.

Mr Farley

We used Darren and his team to landscape our back garden. The garden originally had a steep bank going up towards the fence, the rest of the garden sloped in varies directions but resulted in a muddy boggy area just off the patio. Not ideal with two dogs running through it all the time. Darren took the time to know exactly what the issues were and then gave us ideas on how to remedy them. The project took less than three weeks, and the team were great, very friendly and professional. The finished product has transformed our garden and we are extremely pleased with the result. The steep bank was replaced with a sleeper wall, the lawn was levelled with a small Cotswold stone wall, the existing patio replaced and extended, and a path constructed from the patio to the deck. We would recommend Darren and the team to anyone who wants a quality product from a professional team.

Alicia Squires

Service from the first phone call was friendly and efficient; I was informed of progress and any changes or developments of the plan were discussed with me.  The team left the premises tidy every day and the work was completed on time. An efficient, friendly and polite team who worked hard to achieve an excellent result for my small garden and I would definitely recommend the company to others.

Margaret Goff

“We are delighted with the work Darren and his team carried out, the team were really pleasant, efficient and took time to make sure everything was as we wanted. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Darren Watt Landscaping.”

Gavin and Alison

“We had been looking for somebody to remove some trees and install some paving and Darren was recommended to us. So glad that it was them!

Darren came around very quickly to estimate the job on the basis he would fit in when he could. He gave us a date some six weeks later and started on that date.

The job was done professionally and speedily, and we are more than happy with everything. Darren and all his guys, who were so pleasant and cheerful, kept everywhere as clean as possible and left it looking incredible. We would have no hesitation in recommending Darren and his team.”

Tony and Sarah

It was a joy to have Darren and his team with us to remove some trees and extend a path by the side of the house.
He was recommended to us and, when approached, quickly came round to estimate the job telling us it would be six weeks before he could start.
They arrived on the day as promised and were all great – professional, very clean workers, cheerful and hard working.
They finished the job and left the site immaculate and us so happy with the standard and cost of the work.
We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Darren and his team.


Very happy with the service from Darren & his team. Worked fast, were very punctual and did an excellent job, great finish. Provided quote quickly and was very helpful helping us to make the right decision. Would definitely recommend Darren Watt Landscaping.

Anna Allen

Employed them to build raised beds, lay patio area and base for a shed. The team arrived promptly, worked hard, were polite and friendly. Would happily recommend them.

Paula Evison

We are absolutely delighted with the work done by Darren and co in our front garden. Your website inspires confidence and the team certainly lived up to expectations. It was reassuring that Darren took note of our wishes and consulted us at each stage, delivering a great result with the rest of the team.I was keen to ensure that we did not have crummy paths laid as superficially as possible that would almost certainly require remedial work before very long. My motto is that, when we are spending money on professionals, they should be younger than me, have better skills than me, know more than me – and be able to do a better job in far less time. Having had over the years some bad experiences with plumbers, heating engineers and builders, it was refreshing to have ‘the team’ doing their work.Your company policy of deferring the job start rather than abandoning the job for another is very sound. In the event, the timing was perfect for us: we had more time to get preliminary jobs done and, coming at the end of the snowdrop flowering season, there was minimal damage to the plants; The snowdrops are now in their foliage stage when they are best for transplanting.

Mr and Mrs M
  1. Darren and his team did a magnificent job in trying (very wet!) circumstances. The job was a mix of tasks, replacing old espalier support poles and tension wires, a new patio paved area and a reworking of an existing paved area as well as laying a new lawn. It’s not a huge garden area, but these changes have made all the difference! They turned up exactly when they said they would and were polite and considerate at all times.  The quality of what they’ve done is great and despite it being a mud bath for a couple of days (unavoidable given the weather!) they left my garden looking immaculate, having tidied up and washed down.  I recommend Darren and his team in a heartbeat.

With sincere thanks

A xx

Alison Morgans

Darren and his team transformed our front garden to create a parking spur off the drive, and laid a new footpath and a decorative stone wall feature. He also completely transformed the back garden of our newbuild house and laid a large stone terrace and a separate deck/patio. We are very happy with his work and with the results obtained. Darren and his team are all very easy to work with, always polite and helpful and the work was delivered on time and to a high standard. We highly recommend them.

Valerie Higgins

Having decided I wanted a resin pathway at the front of my house, the difficult bit was getting someone to do it to my satisfaction.

Fortunately I found Darren – he was professional, punctual and approachable to my input in the project. I wanted a top quality job, which as things progressed, I realised that is the only level he, and his team, are prepared to work to.

Weather conditions are critical for the laying of the surface but the forecast was unsettled. I was concerned, unnecessarily, that they may take a chance on the weather to get it finished and so I offered a payment so that it did not need to be rushed. This was appreciated by Darren but rejected – he wanted the job to be done to his satisfaction before the final balance was due.

To sum up – I am delighted with the pathway and how that was achieved by Darren and his team – I thoroughly recommended.

Ian Pullinger

I would wholeheartedly recommend Darren and his team.

Our brief to Darren was simple. Make our small garden more interesting and relatively maintenance free which he did. He listened, added valuable insight and completed on time and to budget. The team was hard working, thoughtful, tidy and respectful.

Keith Page

When we first decided to make our garden more suited to our current needs, we had a general idea of what we wished to achieve, but no exact plan of how we were going to get there. After explaining our objectives to Darren, he quickly appreciated what we wanted and helped us to come up with a planned layout and how we could achieve it. Work began on schedule, and we were genuinely astonished a how hard and quickly Darren and his team progressed in getting the planned work done. They were very thorough and professional, always working tidily and with precision. Darren always took care to keep us up to date on progress, and how the project would next move forward. We were very happy that the team always took great care to foster good relationships with our neighbours. (Due to the layout of our site, access and space were sometimes at a premium. Ultimately, our garden project was completed on schedule, and we are very happy with the result achieved. We look forward to getting much pleasure and satisfaction from our garden in the coming months and years.


Hugo & Jane Hamilton

I recently had the pleasure of working with Darren Watt Landscaping Ltd, and I am absolutely thrilled with the results of their work on my property. The team transformed my outdoor space by installing new fencing, laying fresh turf in both the front and rear gardens, extending an existing patio, and adding four beautiful new trees to enhance the overall aesthetic. From the initial consultation to the completion of the project, the team displayed a level of professionalism and friendliness that truly set them apart. Their commitment to customer satisfaction was evident throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Darren Watt Landscaping Ltd to anyone seeking professional and reliable landscaping services. Their friendly demeanor, attention to detail, and extensive knowledge make them a top choice for transforming outdoor spaces into beautiful, functional environments.

Martin Chinery

I couldn’t recommend Darren and the team more. We accidentally stumbled across his business when we were looking for a landscaper to lay a patio and put down some borders in our garden.
Darren’s team did a fantastic job; were tidy, efficient, and communicative throughout with any suggested changes etc.
Other companies we spoke to for quotes were flaky at responding or didn’t turn up. In contrast Darren was professional and delivered an excellent service.
Any future work required I will not hesitate to use Darren and his team again. Thank you very much!

Ashleigh Duffin-Wood

Darren and his team transformed my very shabby garden into a beautiful oasis of calm.
They all worked so hard often in wet weather conditions.
I’m delighted with the results and would be happy to recommend to others.

Lesley Lockard

Fantastic company, prompt, tidy, polite and excellent quality of work. Definitely a 5 star outfit. Really helped bring our garden back to life and they really helped by providing some great design input too. True craftsmanship and very very happy.

G Kellen

Darren Watt Landscaping completed a patio and shed base project for us in May and we are absolutely thrilled with the work.
The patio has been laid beautifully, and the shed base made using our prior paving looks really smart.
The whole process from contacting Kelly for information and a quote and Darren’s initial survey, through to the team arriving on time every day and the work being completed in the timeframe quoted. Darren, Ash, James and Chris all worked so hard, were super friendly and very respectful of us working from home and our neighbours by keeping any non-construction noise to a minimum. They treated our new paving and the garden areas surrounding with utmost care, everything was left clean and tidy post-job, and we couldn’t be happier with the service and result. Highly recommend them to anyone looking for landscaping work.

Thanks again for everything, we absolutely love our gorgeous patio!

Rebecca Dallimore

Another 10/10 positive review for Darren Watt Landscaping, from us. One of the best companies we have used, they showed a deep understanding of the job and materials and for us they turned a wild quagmire into a template for a cottage garden ready for planting, with natural cotswold stone path, trellis. The team worked hard in difficult weather conditions and left the space clear and tidy, nothing was too much trouble, they planned ahead and communication was excellent. This company is worth waiting for.

Madeine Weaver

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