We provide a range of garden design services 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 large country garden we 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 tailor landscaping ideas to your budget. The next step is to carry out a site analysis and measure up your garden to produce a topographical survey.
Once we have an idea of what you are looking for, we draw up a concept design for your garden. We also create a mood board or sketch, so you can visualise how your garden will look and feel. We can then 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 the landscaping. We work with a number of professional landscapers and other contractors and can 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. Additionally, we can produce plans 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. The best performing varieties of trees, shrubs and perennials will then be planted in your borders. We select planting combinations to create 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. Alternatively, we can 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.
Involving a garden designer has many benefits in helping you realise your ideal garden. A designer will assist you with developing a concept including 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. I can then draw on a wide range of resources, which enables you 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. You can enhance your space with stunning planting schemes, that thrive in your garden and look fabulous for ages.
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 oversee the landscaping and planting out of your new garden.
Our design fees are usually around 8-15% of the cost of landscaping the garden. With 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.