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.