The Design Process
We provide a bespoke design service for your garden, working with you throughout the process to ensure that you have the ideal garden for your needs and budget while taking into consideration the surrounding lanscape.
There are a number of stages in planning and designing your garden, as follows.
Select a stage to reveal more about the design process.
The first stage in creating your beautiful garden is a meeting to establish your thoughts and wishes and look at all the possibilities with you. We will obtain a full brief from you with a list of likes and dislikes! We then produce a detailed report for you with all the design costs clearly shown and a Concept plan with our initial ideas and design.
We would recommend an accurate survey of your garden to show all your boundaries and levels and to plot any existing trees or mature shrubs that you may wish to retain. For larger gardens we would recommend an independent Chartered Surveyor survey your garden.
After the concept plan we will produce a detailed outline plan drawn to scale and coloured. We can also produce axonometric drawings or 3d views of your garden if requested to help you better visualise your new garden or a particular view.
From our initial meeting we will have established your plant wishes and colour palette and we will prepare a detailed planting plan recommending suitable plants to suit your soil conditions and aspect. We can source the plants for you from appropriate Nurseries and Growers. In addition we can select the trees that you choose to complement the planting plan.
These are the technical drawings that deal with all the construction details for your project and explain fully how the garden will be constructed. These drawings mainly deal with the hard landscaping such as paving and walls and form the basis of a brief to your appointed Landscape Contractor. We will discuss with you all materials to be used in these will be detailed in our drawings.
Specification and scope of works
We produce these documents to detail the extent of works to your garden and assist the Landscape Contractor in the garden build and normally is in addition to the Construction plans above, all materials and method of construction are described. This document is used in the competitive tendering process.
If required we can help you choose an independent Landscape Contractor in your area and assist in the tender process in finding the right contractor for your project at a fair and reasonable cost.
We can help monitor your project through the building process and can set up site visits on a regular basis to ensure that the project runs to plan and that our design is effectively carried out in accordance with our plans. We can liaise with your contractors and Nursery providers to ensure that all progresses to plan throughout the project.
After completion we are able to help you take care of your new garden by providing you with a detailed maintenance schedule and diary of care and maintenance on a month by month basis. We can also arrange after care visits to ensure that your garden continues to mature and look beautiful.
Please note that not all projects will require all of our services but this should give you a good insight into all the services that we can provide.