During the meeting we will listen carefully to your ideas and together we will explore how you would like to use your garden and the style or feel you would like to create. We will explore the possibilities within your garden from a design perspective. If you have any images of gardens, textures or planting styles that you would like considered in the design, now is the perfect time to show us. We will talk you through the design process, highlighting what happens at each stage. After the meeting we will draw up a brief for the garden design based around our discussions and provide you with a quote for the services required.
We will walk around your garden and assess it from a design perspective, taking sizes as we go – looking at the possibilities and limitations of the site, considering the views, aspect, levels, soil structure and access. For large or difficult sites, a landscape surveyor may be required.
We draw from the information gathered to create a design. This is not a final plan and we can make further adjustments. We provide drawings and mood boards to help you get a feel for the design and visualise your garden.
We can continue to help by sourcing an experienced landscaper for you, or you can source your own. You have the choice, but we are on hand throughout the design process.
We spend a great deal of time fine-tuning each design and detailing important features such as walls, seating areas, steps, water features and arbours.
These detailed drawings allow the landscape contractors to cost and build accurately so the design is finished as planned.
Plants add texture to the design and complete the overall feel of the garden. We use mood boards showing all the plants being introduced along with a plan showing the position of each plant. We work with many nurseries to find plants suitable for different soil types, conditions and to set the mood of the design.
We can provide plant specific maintenance plans for you to nurture your plants, getting the absolute best from them.
Additionally, we can provide project management throughout the build of the design.
We will work closely with the landscape contractors by visiting site regularly to ensure the construction is moving along swiftly and will answer any queries regarding the design.