We want you to feel fully part of the design process and encourage clients to make a full contribution towards the final scheme, after all it’s your garden not ours.
Working with us – it’s simple, tell us how you imagine your garden to be and we’ll do the rest.

Step 1 – Initial meeting. We introduce ourselves to you by:

  • Presenting examples of our work to get ideas flowing.
  • Gaining an understanding of what you want.
  • Discussing the budget – we don’t want to give you any financial surprises.

Step 2 – Resume of your instructions.

  • We confirm in writing your instructions, an estimate of the design costs and describe the next stage of work

Step 3 – Site survey

  • A visit to take detailed measurements
  • Conduct a soil analysis
  • Note significant changes in ground levels.

Step 4 – Concepts

  • We will visit to present our initial interpretation of your instructions and our vision for your garden; this will be ‘rough drawings’ showing the proposed layout. You are encouraged to make comments and amendments to the proposal.

Step 5 – Present the final plan

  • A scaled drawing incorporating your amendments and ideas which shows the detail of the garden design and will include structural planting.

Step 6 – Construction

  • Depending on the size of the project we project manage the hard landscaping stage by selecting a contractor form our own tried and tested skilled team or your own preferred contractor, providing they have the necessary skills.

Step 7 – Planting

  • We always insist on selecting and planting your garden as it is critical that this is done correctly; poorly planted specimens or a plant plopped in place rather than retaining the vision for the scheme as a whole can ruin the design and we choose only exceptional plants.

On larger sites we can also provide:

  • Planting plan - This detailed plan shows each plant used in the garden along with their botanical name and variety and shows exactly where the plant should be placed
  • Section, elevation and axonometric drawings - These drawings are for you and the contractor and show the garden in 3-D
  • Layout plan - How the garden should be measured out to begin the construction
  • Construction drawings - these show exactly how the major hard finishes of the garden are to be built such as the terrace, pergola, boundary or retaining walls and pools.


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