abracadabra garden design


Based within easy reach of Cirencester, Marlborough, Swindon, and Oxford, Abracadabra Garden Design by Chris Reichenbacker offers a friendly professional service, delivering considered, balanced designs using materials and plants in sympathy with the local environment.

My approach is not conveyor belt and time is necessary to tease out client preferences and create a design that fulfils your vision. From a small contemporary courtyard to a large traditional garden in need of a revamp, my total design service can be used to develop the potential of both.

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Following a career change I studied at KLC School of Design, achieving a Diploma (Honours) in Garden Design.

  • Qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture.
  • RHS Level 2 Cert Horticulture.
  • 10 years hands on professional horticultural experience including employment at an Oxfordshire manor house and Cotswold Wildlife Park Gardens.
  • Currently combining garden design with looking after gardens for a select group of clients.
  • Garden design influences include English woodland, Japanese gardens, Dutch and German naturalistic planting and historic designers Thomas Church and William Kent.
  • A lifelong passion for gardening, ranging from part-time nursery work as a teenager to tending own garden and allotment.

“Dear Chris, Many, many thanks for your work in designing,advising and planting our garden. We are delighted with it and appreciate very much your commitment to getting it right.”


“The whole process from initial discussion, through to design phase and then building and planting worked extremely well. The design and finished garden looks fantastic and better than we ever imagined. We thoroughly recommend Chris to anyone who wants a beautiful garden created.”

Kathryn and Matthew

“We would be happy to recommend Chris to design your garden. He blends attention to detail with knowledge and skill. This combines with an empathic customer focus to produce a rare blend of professional expertise.”

John and Linda