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A Japanese Garden in Oxford

As well as growing and studying Japanese plants, Mark Griffiths and his partner Yoko Otsuki sometimes create gardens with them. In these, Mark’s horticultural expertise combines with the aesthetic sense and traditional values that Yoko learnt from her late father, the maker of one of the most beautiful private gardens in Northern Japan.  

Our garden journey….

“There is nothing better than seeing a totally overgrown, wild and unruly garden that has the potential of being beautiful” - my thoughts when I first saw our garden ten years ago ... which after a lot of hard work is now indeed beautiful!

Alasdair Busby - Our Easter 2018 Social Media Competition Winner

By Alasdair Busby, our Easter competition social media winner. Alasdair says "I think Shoot is a brilliant concept and I am delighted to have won the competition."

Husqvarna competition winner

Lucky winner James from Faringdon, Oxfordshire won the Husqvarna Automower® worth over £3,000 in our first sponsor competition which ran during Easter 2017! Congratulations to James and his wife Deborah.

Developing a Turkish Oasis garden using Shoot's garden planner

Shoot member Simon is building a garden oasis in Turkey. The garden is still being developed and Simon turned to Shoot to help plan out the space using our newly improved garden planner software.


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