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Trees and shrubs in Oxfordshire

A Oxfordshire garden just isn’t a garden without trees and shrubs. They have the ability to somehow turn that space around a home into a peaceful, relaxing haven. But where do you find the right ones for your garden? Is there somewhere to go to where there are all types of trees and shrubs available in one place? The answer to this question is a resounding YES, in the form of The Garden Centre Guide. Visit this site, and you will find a garden centre close to where you live, where you can pick and choose at your leisure, the types of trees and shrubs you want for your garden.

The benefits of having trees and shrubs in your garden are numerous! For instance, they:

• provide plenty of much-needed shade during the hot summer months
• without a doubt, add beauty to your yard
• can increase the value of your property by as much as 10 to 15%
• when strategically placed, reduce energy consumption by allowing the sun to warm your home in winter and the shade they provide, will keep your home cool during the summer months
• act as a windbreak against those cold winter winds
• help the environment by filtering dust and pollutants from the air
• help to reduce soil erosion, water pollution and the effects of flooding by reducing storm water runoff
• provide a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife
• provide a rainbow of colour to your garden
• produce plenty of fruit each year
• are great for reducing stress
• offer plenty of useful information for children
• are known to reduce the recovery time in patients
• can be planted to commemorate a special event or as a living memorial to someone who has passed on

Buying trees and shrubs for your garden

Although all trees and shrubs provide the above amazing benefits, choosing a few for your garden can be a daunting experience when you’re faced with the thousands of varieties that are available. Following are a few guidelines to buying trees and shrubs for your garden.

Trees

Trees live for a long time, so it’s important to buy the right tree for that spot in your garden, so take the following into consideration when shopping for trees:

• How tall and wide will it be when it has matured?
• It’s appearance. Does it have foliage, leaves or needles, is it an evergreen or will it shed its leaves? What colour is it and will its foliage change colour during autumn? Does it bear fruit?
• Is it a high-or low-maintenance tree? (Will it need to be pruned regularly?)
• Does it like shade or sun?
• Will it look good on its own, as a hedge, or in a group?
• Is it wind-resistant or should it be planted in a sheltered spot?

Shrubs

Growing shrubs in your garden is great! Evergreen varieties look good all through the year and those that flower, add a splash of spectacular colour amid the greenery in your garden. The various shrubs to choose from include:

  • Patio shrubs – those that grow in pots are great for transforming a dull deck or patio into a colourful, interesting area!
  • Climbing shrubs – these are fantastic for hiding unsightly walls and fences and they make your garden look bigger too!
  • Stem shrubs – stem shrubs look beautiful standing alone, as a border along a path, or in a pot on a patio.

Enjoy the benefits of having trees and shrubs in your garden by choosing from the wide variety available from a garden centre near you. To find a list of all the garden centres in your area, simply do a search on The Garden Centre Guide, where thousands of garden centres all over the UK including Oxfordshire are listed for your convenience.

A40 Nursery and Garden Centre

67 Old Witney Road Eynsham
Witney, OX29 4PU

Abingdon Garden Plants

Lodge Hill
Abingdon, OX14 2JD

Applegarth Nurseries

Banbury Road
Chipping Norton, OX7 5SY

B&Q Abingdon

11, Nuffield Way
Abingdon, OX14 1RL

B&Q Banbury

Marley Way Industrial Estate
Banbury, OX16 2RL

B&Q Witney

Thorney Leys Park Ducklington
Witney, OX28 4GF

Bampton Garden Plants

Buckland Road
Bampton, OX18 2AA

Barn Farm

Wardington
Banbury, OX17 1SN

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre

Bicester Avenue, Oxford Road
Bicester, OX25 2NY

Burford Garden Company

Shilton Road
Burford, OX18 4PA

Cassington Nurseries

Yarnton Road
Witney, OX29 4DY

Charlton Park Garden Centre

Charlton Road
Wantage, OX12 8EP

Chilton, A Wyevale Garden Centre

Newbury Road Chilton
Didcot, OX11 0QN

Chinnor Garden Centre

Thame Road
Chinnor, OX39 4QS

Eldridge Growers

Oak Cottage, Ardley Road
Bicester, OX25 4AD

Farnborough Garden Centre

The Bungalow
Banbury, OX17 1EL

Fieldfare Nurseries

Field Fair
Witney, OX29 8AA

Freeland Gardens

Freeland Gardens Cottage, Wroslyn Road
Witney, OX29 8AQ

Hillier Garden Centre Banbury

Compton Road
Banbury, OX16 2PR

Hilltop Garden Centre & Nursery

Witney Road
Chipping Norton, OX7 3AS

Homebase Abingdon

Marcham Road
Abingdon, OX14 1BY

Homebase Banbury

Southam Road
Banbury, OX16 2AD

Homebase Bicester

Launton Rd Retail Park, Launton Rd
Bicester, OX26 4JQ

Homebase Oxford Botley Road

Unit 1 Seacourt Towers
Oxford, OX2 0JJ

Homebase Oxford Cowley

Horsepath Driftway
Oxford, OX3 7JN

Lashlake Nurseries

Chinnor Road
Thame, OX9 3QZ

M J Gee

Garden Cottage, Pyrton
Watlington, OX49 5AN

Marcham Plants

Hyde Farm Nurseries, Abingdon Road
Abingdon, OX13 6NX

Mill View Plant Centre

Ladder Hill
Oxford, OX33 1HY

Millets Farm Garden Centre - Frosts

Kingston Road Frilford
Abingdon, OX13 5HB

Newington Nurseries

Newington
Wallingford, OX10 7AW

Nicholson Nurseries

The Park, North Aston
Bicester, OX25 6HL

North Leigh Garden Centre

101 Park Road
Witney, OX29 6SB

Notcutts Garden Centre-Oxford

Mattocks Nurseries Nuneham Courtenay
Oxford, OX44 9PY

Oxford Garden Centre

Southern By Pass
South Hinksey, OX1 5AR

Pivotal Contracts

The Old Dairy, Prescott Manor, Cropredy
Banbury, OX17 1PF

Purely Plants

142A Wantage Road
Wallingford, OX10 0LU

Root One

High Road
Wallingford, OX10 0PT

Susie Bond

142A Wantage Road
Wallingford, OX10 0LU

Toad Hall Garden Centre

Marlow Road
Henley on Thames, RG9 3AG

Waterperry Gardens

Wheatley
Oxford, OX33 1JZ

Wickes Banbury

SOUTHAM ROAD
BANBURY, OX16 2RR

Wickes Bicester

LAUNTON ROAD
BICESTER, OX26 6PZ

Wickes Oxford

Botley Road
Oxford, Ox2 0Ha

Wilkinson Banbury

20/23 Bridge Street
Banbury, OX16 5PN

Wilkinson Bicester

3 Market Square, Bicester
Bicester, OX26 6AA

Wilkinson Cowley

Unit B, 1-2 The Square, Templars Square Shopping Centre
Cowley, OX4 3UZ

Wilkinson Didcot

Market Place
Didcot, OX11 7LE

Wyatt

Cottage Farm, Church Road
Chipping Norton, OX7 6LF

Wyatts

Hill Barn Farm
Chipping Norton, OX7 5SH

Yarnton Home & Garden

Sandy Lane
Kidlington, OX5 1PA