The Garden Design Process

From our initial meeting we aim to provide the best possible assessment of your needs and aspirations.  Many clients long for an easily maintained garden, whereas others wish to be able to better indulge their love of gardening and growing of produce.  Some clients will want an extension of their inside entertaining space to the outside, and many will want to enjoy their outside space during the long summer evenings as well as during the day.  Whatever your requirements we will create the design that achieves all of your aims.

After our initial consultations, the design process will begin.   The site will be fully appraised for natural drawbacks and difficulties to be dealt with in the design process.  Consequent client meetings will be held to discuss the initial design layout and concept for the design.  The concept will be illustrated through the use of sketches, power point presentations and mood boards.

At this stage, we will also discuss the materials to be used in the construction of the garden as well as lighting, irrigation and special features which might include bespoke garden furniture, garden art, water features, or sculptures.  Over the years we have gathered together a network of artisans who produce some beautiful wood, stone and metal work to create those all important focal points.

As soon as plans are approved and materials decided upon we will provide you with a detailed quotation for the construction of the garden.  Of course, the cost of the project will depend on the final approved design and the materials to be used and we are always happy to work with you to ensure that we achieve the ideal design at your approved budget.

Planting Design

Whether the planting comes as part of our overall design service or as a planting only scheme, the plants will provide the polish and personality to the garden.  Further to in-depth discussion on likes, and dislikes, colour, shape and form we will draw up a Planting Plan.  This plan will take into consideration the aspect and planting conditions of your garden as well as the level of gardening which you want to undertake.   The plan will show the variety of plants as well as planting position of each plant.

 

We will provide you with a full planting service including all materials and top quality plants.  We purchase plants from some of the best trade nurseries in the country, so, whether we are planting large trees or shrubs and perennials you can be assured of excellent quality plants at reasonable prices.

 

Our quick guide to our consultation processes for the Design Service:

  • Initial Client consultation
  • Garden Layout Plan and concept illustrations presentation
  • Detailed cost consultation
  • Discussion on planting and plants
  • Presentation of Planting Plan
  • Construction coordination