Design Process

From Concept to Completion

There are four steps that make up the process of turning an idea into your perfect garden.

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1. Initial Consultation

The starting point for any Garden Design is to pop the kettle on, sit down and discuss your ideas. As every garden is unique, so every project that I undertake will have its own specific requirements.

Whatever the scale of what you have in mind, I would be delighted to advise and guide you. On the basis of our initial meeting, I formulate a brief from which a quotation is prepared. Once the paperwork is in place, it’s time to get started!

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2. Survey & Planning

I carry out a site and levels survey to plot the land’s physical landscape. By combining the survey with photographs, I draft concept proposals for presentation and further discussion.

Once a concept plan has been finalised, an agreed scheme is prepared as a Masterplan, with full technical drawings providing sufficient detail for tendering and construction purposes.

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3. Construction & Planting

During the construction phase, a series of site visits are made at key stages to inspect implementation. Planting schemes are prepared to enhance the design based on the client brief and site location.

The planting service I offer includes plant sourcing and selection, setting out and planting plants. A schedule list of plant names and quantities is used for ordering and costing. Gardens are always changing, and from time to time it may need additional planting. Easy to understand plant care plans can be provided.

4. Aftercare & Maintenance

As seasons change, different plants will come to the fore. Some plants or structures may require annual or seasonal maintenance to look their best and remain healthy.

Seasonal visits are encouraged to maintain the development of the garden and can be discussed as part of your garden implementation.