There are six main stages I use in the design process and the construction of a garden.
The first step is for us to meet. I aim to leave with a clear understanding of your needs and requirements for the new space as well as a sense of your tastes and preferences. From this meeting I create a brief and fee proposal for you to review.
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.
A working plan and design sketches are created for initial discussion; the drawings will give you a sense of how the space will be shaped and what the garden will look like when it is completed. I will then prepare a final plan that shows full details of the design as well as perspective views of your new garden which are great for helping visualise the finished product.
Planting Plans: Once the outline design is complete we begin the planting design and produce planting plans which detail 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. If required, a maintenance schedule can be prepared to accompany your planting detail.
For hard landscaping elements in your garden design, such as water features and terraces, construction drawings can be produced. These drawings provide everything your landscape contractor will need.
We can undertake the sourcing of all plants, accessories and furniture if required. If you do not already have a landscaper in mind we can arrange for an impartial set of quotes on your behalf from trusted contractors.
We offer a project monitoring service that involves site visits to monitor progress, quality and to handle all queries relating to the design during the construction phase.