A garden is an investment. A coveted outdoor space can add between 5% and 15% to the value of your home. The investment isn’t just monetary; it is also an investment in your wellbeing. We take a lot of care to ensure that your new garden complements your lifestyle and adds value not only to your life, but your home too.
Can I revise the design? We take a lot of time at the beginning of the process to ensure we understand exactly what you are looking for, and endeavour to deliver that in our preliminary garden design. That being said, we understand that there will be a desire to give input to the design process. We go through the preliminary garden design with you and this is your opportunity to discuss the specifics. We will absorb your feedback into the final garden design. We allow for one round of revisions (up to 1 hour of design time) for each plan. If there are any further amendments beyond this, additional fees will apply.
I don’t know anything about plants. Help! Don’t worry—you don’t need to have any existing knowledge or experience in dealing with plants. Once your garden has been built, we can provide a maintenance plan to help you care for the various plant species in your new garden. Should you need any assistance with maintenance, we will gladly recommend a local gardener to assist.
Do I have to build my garden right away? There is no requirement to implement your garden design right away. You can wait until you’re ready, or liaise with your chosen landscaper about splitting the build into multiple phases. Most will be happy to accommodate your personal circumstances and/or budget restraints.
What sort of timeline does garden design take? As each garden is completely unique and each design is bespoke, the timeframe that design and landscaping takes varies from project to project. A re-design can take around 2 months and then bringing in skilled landscapers to carry out your garden build can take around 3-6 months. Planting is generally carried out in spring or autumn, when plants are likely to get better established.
What are the costs of designing a garden?
Fees are usually around 8-15% of the cost of landscaping the garden. Your garden can be developed in phases to accommodate budget and changes in circumstances.
I want to ensure my garden is eco-friendly and gentle to the environment. Can you design using materials that reflect this?
Absolutely! We believe that gardens should resonate with their natural surroundings, be it an urban, coastal or rural setting. Sensitive consideration to material choices, planting palettes and functionality provide the key structures that outline the garden’s atmosphere and usability. We enjoy and are experienced in bringing the cultivated and the wild together. We make use of existing and locally sourced resources, and like to include plenty of green space in our gardens. Our choice of plants are naturally adapted to your garden’s conditions, which means they are likely to thrive without regular watering, feeding, staking or protecting over the winter. Urban gardens have the ability to absorb air pollution and excess water. Sprawling, rural plots are often a haven for wildlife—we always endeavour to provide shelter for birds and nectar for pollinating insects.