1. Free quotation visit
Your garden design begins with an Initial Consultation visit. At this meeting, we establish your requirements, ideas and budget. As part of the consultation, we will walk around your garden to ascertain its potential and listen to ideas you may have on how you would like the garden developed.
During this consultation, we will ask you if you would like us to carry out a Site Survey, which will result in 3 or 4 Concept Diagrams. These diagrams show how the different spaces in your garden can be used and also will look at different layout styles; from curved and circular design to rectilinear themed or diagonal themed. The possibilities are often endless!
2. Site survey
During the Site Survey, we will take detailed measurements of the garden boundaries and features, which will then be used to produce a scale drawing of your existing garden. This initial drawing will then provide the basis for the Concept Diagram and design brief. This initial drawing will show the house, boundaries, levels and any existing trees and features. As part of the Site Survey, we will take photographs to help assess the character and setting of the garden. We will also ascertain the aspect and microclimate, soil type and drainage of your garden.
The Concept Diagrams will form the basis for our next meeting with you. The concept designs will be pencil drawn and will illustrate possible layouts. This along with pictures and sketches will help to inform our discussion with you on how you would like the garden to look and feel and how the space will be used.
3. Master Design Plan
Utilising all the information we have gathered so far, we will then create the Master Design Plan for your garden. The Master Design Plan is a detailed scale drawing, which will show the positions of proposed paths and paving, walls and fences. The drawing will also illustrate the character of the planting. Although at this stage individual plants will not be recorded. When the layout and materials have been agreed, we will work on a detailed costing.
4. Planting Plans
Planting plans include a full plant list, the quantities of and the positions of all plants required to transform your garden and complete the overall design. Once we have agreed on everything with you, we will then work out a full detailed costing.
5. Project Management & Construction
We work with our trusted landscape contractors, who are also on hand to co-project manage your garden with us each step of the build and construction of your garden. We will all sit down and have a detailed conversation of the timelines involved and the processes that need to be put in to place to ensure you get the garden of your dreams.
6. Maintenance Schedules & Aftercare
We also provide a maintenance schedule within an aftercare booklet that will help you or your gardener care for and maintain your garden. The maintenance schedule will refer directly back to your planting plan, highlight key plants for each month and also list tasks that you or your gardener should do each month to maintain and enhance your garden going forward.