We provide a range of garden design services that can be tailored to your requirements.
We will work with you every step of the way to deliver an inspirational and practical garden for you.
At your initial meeting, we discuss your ideas for your garden and how you would like your garden to feel. We find out your interests, habits and what you would like to achieve. Whether you have a small urban garden or a large country garden we can look at how to get the best from your outside space. Based on this, we provide you with a proposal to design a garden that will enhance your house and lifestyle. We will tailor landscaping ideas will to your budget. The next step is to carry out a site analysis and measure up your garden to produce a topographical survey to scale.
Once we have an idea of what you are looking for, we can provide you with a concept design for your new garden. You will also have a mood board or sketch, so you can visualise how your garden will look and feel. We can look over this together and refine ideas for the best and most suitable landscaping materials to use. At this stage, we can provide you with a detailed annotated garden design. It will specify all the functional information required to build the garden.
To make the creation of your new garden as seemless as possible, Blossoming Gardens Garden Design can oversee your garden build. We have worked with a number of professional landscapers and other contractors for our garden projects. Consequently, we can liaise with these to provide quotations for garden lighting, water features, garden rooms and tree specialists.
If required, we can draw up detailed construction drawings for any hard landscaping features we have designed. Furthermore, we can produce a plan to provide the landscapers with information on how to set out the garden.
We will arrange site visits to monitor progress throughout the garden build. As a result, you will know that the garden is being constructed as specified in the design drawings.
Next we can look at the types of plants you like and what will grow well in your garden. We can then draw up planting plans for your new garden that match the garden style. Your borders can then be planted with best performing varieties of trees, shrubs and perennials. The planting combinations will also be chosen to crease beautiful harmonious borders throughout the season. A planting schedule will list the plants, quantities, specifying the details and cost for ordering these plants.
We can source your plants and plant your borders and anyone is welcome to get involved with the planting. This is a good opportunity to get to know your plant’s requirements and how to maintain your new garden.
Good aftercare is essential for the garden to get well established. Blossoming Gardens Garden Design draw up maintenance schedules on how to look after your planting scheme throughout the year. We can suggest a maintenance service or come in at 6 month intervals to assess how your garden is developing. We can also give you some ‘garden coaching’ as to how best to maintain it. This will help you to keep your newly-designed borders looking at their best.
Investing in a design for your garden
At the outset, getting your garden space to work for you may seem like an expensive outlay. However as well as enhancing your lifestyle, a well designed garden can add 5-15% to the value of your property.
There are many benefits from involving a garden designer to help you realise your ideal garden. You will be assisted with developing a design concept which includes the style, mood and functional requirements for the project. To refine your vision, I use a combination of inspiration images, sketches, computer drawings and samples to illustrate the ideas. We can draw on a wide range of resources to select specific materials and finishes. You can also incorporate bespoke products designed specifically for your garden or create subtle lighting effects for the evenings. Stunning planting schemes, using plants that thrive in your garden and look fabulous for ages will really enhance the space.
If you are a busy professional, getting a garden landscaped can be time consuming and there are many potential pitfalls. We can ease the process from budgeting, to planning applications to finding reputable contractors and evaluating quotations. We can then overseeing the landscaping and planting out your new garden.
Our design fees are usually around 8-15% of the cost of landscaping the garden. As you have an overall plan, your garden can then be developed in phases to accommodate budget and changes in circumstances. This saves you from settling for inferior materials or wasting money making unnecessary changes as you adapt the space.
Have a look at my portfolio to see previous clients’ garden design projects in Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders.
Garden Design Consultancy
The hard landscaping may already be working well for you. However, the planting may be uninspiring or be failing to thrive. It may have outgrown the space available or simply need refreshing. If this is the case, we can design planting schemes to help you plan your garden borders based on your requirements.
If you are not in need of a full garden design service, we have a garden design consultancy service offering you garden design ideas. We can offer garden advice on the best garden layout, work out which elements work, provide landscaping ideas and suggest materials.
We can also suggest planting schemes for problem areas. The cost for this service is £80.