Every garden and design project is different, that is what makes this job so exciting. You never stop discovering new plants, plant combinations, materials, styles and ways of bringing it all together to suit each individual green space. The design process can involve all or just some of the following and starts with a simple call or email to arrange a consultation.
After the first contact via telephone or email an onsite consultation will be arranged to meet the clients, view the garden and discuss the vision for the design. Following this a brief will be sent to outline all the relevant points and a quotation can be given for the design.
Site Survey and Analysis
Each site will require a survey and site analysis to determine the exact measurements of the garden, its aspect, topography and how the surrounding landscape impacts on it along with general notes on site access and existing utilities etc. Smaller sites can be surveyed on a second visit, larger sites may require a topographic survey carried out by others.
A first draft of the outline plan will be sent to the client for comments and once agreed a scaled master plan will be drawn.
Design details for specific features, section drawings and 3D renderings can be drawn to aid both the contractor and the client.
Planting plans can be anything from a simple border design to a full garden scheme with planting details and a schedule showing plant sizes and quantaties.
Quotes will be gathered for the hard and soft landscaping and if required project management will be agreed at this stage to oversee the entire build.
Pots, planters, features and furniture can be sourced to supply the finishing touches.