Commissioning a garden designer may feel a little scary but the process I follow ensures you always know what is happening and why. Good design will ensure the money you invest in transforming your garden is well spent and that the garden you create will enhance your home and give you pleasure for many years.
Once you get in touch, meeting you in your garden is the first step of your design journey. This provides an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for me to understand your aspirations and budget. Following this meeting I will put together a written design proposal tailored to you and your garden.
Now we get down to the nitty gritty of what you want from your garden and what might be possible. Listening to you and understanding your needs sits alongside the process of understanding your garden through measuring and assessment to produce a detailed plan of the site. This can take a number of days depending on the complexity of the garden. For complex sites a surveyor may be required.
The information gathered about you and your garden forms the foundation for the design. Preliminary sketches show the new garden beginning to take shape. We will review these together to ensure you are happy with the direction the design is taking.
Selecting the best materials for your garden and your budget is a key part of the design process, ensuring the finished garden will reflect your style and complement your property.
The final design is presented as a 2D hand-drawn to scale annotated plan. It can be difficult to 'read' a plan so alongside this will be illustrations of the garden, hand-drawn or 3D computer generated to help you visualise your new garden.
With the final master plan you will receive a pack of supporting drawings and information. These may include construction drawings for certain elements of the project, setting out plans and material specifications ensuring the contractor can quote accurately and build the garden as we have envisaged it.