With your ideas and our expertise, we’ll work on a concept that will bring your vision to life. We’ve worked on a diverse range of projects; from tranquil reflective pools immersed in nature, creative play spaces for children to run free and bespoke outdoor kitchens for al fresco dining with family and friends. We can work with you every step of the way to deliver an inspirational and practical garden that fits you, your tastes and your lifestyle.
Step one: initial meeting
We’ll have an initial meeting to chat about your ideas for your garden and get a better understanding of how you’d like your garden to work for you. We’ll talk about your interests, habits and any inspiration you have for the project.
Step two: design proposal
Based on this, we’ll then provide a detailed proposal that will outline how we’ll create your dream garden. We’ll always produce a proposal that is in line with your vision and your budget.
Step three: initial site analysis
Once you’ve approved your design proposal, we’ll conduct a site analysis and measure up the space so that we can produce an accurate topographical survey
Step four: preliminary design
Using a moodboard and sketch or 3D visual, you’ll be able to see visually how your new garden will look and feel. This is an opportunity to discuss materials and make any adjustments.
Step five: master plan
Once you’ve approved your preliminary design, we’ll work on drawing up the design plans that will include all the functional information required to build the garden. You’ll have a detailed, annotated garden design, including layout and materials.
If necessary, we can also draw up detailed construction drawings and produce plans so that your chosen landscaper knows how to set out the garden accurately.
To ensure the project runs smoothly, we can then oversee the build of your garden.
With a network of trusted professional landscapers and contractors, we can obtain quotations for all the materials and specialist work that will be required to build your garden.
We will conduct regular site visits to monitor progress and check that the build of your new garden is going to plan.
Based on the plants you like and what will grow well in your garden, we’ll draw up planting plans for your new garden. We’ll create harmonious borders throughout the seasons. 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.
We can draw up management plans for looking after your new garden and your new plants as they become established. I may be able to put you in touch with a local gardener who can work with these plans, ensuring the garden is well managed for years to come.
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. This saves you from settling for inferior materials or wasting money making unnecessary changes as you adapt the space.
Whilst we would love to make your design vision come to life through our all-inclusive service, we understand the foundations of your garden may already be working for you. With our one-off design consultancy, we’ll focus on the existing elements that are not working for you to help your garden thrive and become a source of inspiration.