Each and every project is unique, depending on its scale and type. It may be a complete re-design and build for a garden or a new planting scheme for a single border.
Each project is treated individually and adapted to the client’s needs addressing their practical, style and budgetary requirements.

Initial  meeting & Proposal

Initial Meeting:
This is an opportunity to meet and discuss your requirements and introduce you to the way we work. We will discuss your requirements, style likes and dislikes and any challenges you see in the garden. We will take a first look at the outdoor space to be worked on and this will all contribute to the formulation of a brief.

Proposal and Fees:
Subsequently we will then contact you with an outline of the work you require to be undertaken, the approach to achieving this and a breakdown of the different stages of the project. We will also include a breakdown of fees at this stage, and can provide you with a quotation for at least the first stage of any design work.

If you are happy with the proposal and wish to proceed there are a number of services and stages outlined below that may be applicable to your project:

Site Survey Analysis and Brief

An accurate survey of the existing garden is needed before any design work can take place. This is undertaken either by ourselves, or in the case of larger or more complex sites, a land surveyor. It shows the house, boundaries, existing features and levels required for the subsequent preparation of the garden design. A more detailed brief will also be discussed with you at this stage.

Master Plan and Planting Plan

Master Plan:
Once all the necessary details and facts have been collected the creative design process begins. A new concept for your garden will be created and presented to you in a Master Plan. This document will give details for proposed areas of hard-landscaping and planting. At this stage sketches and pictures will be included to help you visualise how your new garden might look.
The Master Plan acts as a discussion document allowing us to present our ideas to you and talk through any changes you may wish to make as well as being a blueprint for project phasing (if necessary) and further detailed design work.

Planting Plan:
The Planting Plan shows the location and spacing of all the plants, both new and existing, in the design.
An accompanying Plant Schedule lists the plant names, sizes and quantities and is used for costing, ordering and setting out the plants.

Layout Plan and Construction Drawings

This incorporates any amendments agreed with you and is the plan from which a landscape contractor will be able to cost, set out and build the garden. Construction drawings of specific garden structures, water features or hard surfaces may be required and will accompany the Layout Plan.

Build and Planting

We can then introduce you to specialist contractors to build your new garden and assist in monitoring the project if required.
Alternatively, we can produce full specification and tender documents should you wish to put the project out to tender.
All plants will be delivered to site and can be set out by ourselves before planting.

Maintenance and Aftercare

We can also prepare easy to understand maintenance guidelines to help you care for your new garden and keep it looking at its best all year round.