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Design Services

Whether you are looking for a full design service that sees a project through to completion, ideas and images to set you on the right track or planting design for a border or your whole garden, one or all of the following elements will provide what you are looking for.

Garden Design

This service takes you through the whole process of designing your garden from initial concept to completion.  From city courtyard to large country estate whether you are looking for traditional or contemporary I can work closely with you to create your perfect garden.

The design process has several stages:

Initial Consultation
This meeting provides the opportunity to chat about your garden and find out what you need from your outdoor space. My aim is to leave with a clear understanding how you plan to use the garden, as well as a sense of your tastes and preferences.

The Survey
For many gardens I will carry out a full site survey although for larger or more complicated plots I may engage a professional surveyor. Measurements and levels are taken, boundaries and the location of any trees, plants or features to be retained are plotted and recorded.

Sketch Design
A working plan and design sketches are created for initial discussion with you and to get agreement on the way forward. These will give you a sense of how the space will be shaped and what the garden will look like when it is completed. I then refine the design and prepare a final plan that shows full details of the new garden as well as perspective views and material and planting boards which are great for helping visualise the finished product and for sharing with family and friends.

Planting Design
This involves the production of detailed planting plans which identify the location, size and quantity of plants for the garden. Image boards are also produced to give a feel for the planting that will be included in the new borders. If you require a maintenance schedule for your new planting this can be also be provided (costs will be provided separately).

Construction Detail
For the hard landscaping elements in your garden design, such as water features and terraces, construction drawings can be produced. These drawings provide everything your contractor needs to accurately build your newly designed garden. A detailed specification for the build will also be developed.

Construction Planning
If you don’t have a landscaper in mind I can arrange for landscapers to provide you with quotes and/or manage a tendering process for you. This involves preparing a specification for the work to be carried out, meeting with the Landscapers on site and providing them all the information they need to quote you for the construction of your new garden. I can also undertake the sourcing and ordering of all plants, accessories and furniture for your new design.

Project Monitoring
Once the build is ready to start I offer a project monitoring service that involves making visits to site during the build process to monitor progress, quality and to handle all queries relating to the design during the construction phase.

Planting Design

From planting design for your whole garden or just for a single border I will design with plants that suit your tastes, garden style and site conditions.

Garden Styling

Many gardens don’t need a full re-design but could benefit from garden styling.  I can assess your garden with you and provide advice and assistance in re-vamping, maintaining and/or rejuvenating planting, accessorizing and supplying all styles of furniture, sculpture and planters to suit your garden.