Bespoke Landscape Design
Importantly, our designs start off not with drawing, but with asking questions & listening. To create the right landscape design, we first need to understand who you are, how you live & what you want your garden for. That’s why we always offer a free of charge, no-obligation consultation at the start of any project.
After an initial consultation, you will receive your Design Proposal – outlining our understanding of your requirements, and stating what our fees will be for each possible phase of the landscape design project. This enables you to proceed with all, or just some of the phases, as required.
If you are happy with our proposal, the next stage is normally a site survey, allowing us to collect the information we required to prepare designs and recommendations.
Site Plan & Designs
Based on our survey, we will create a hand drawn site plan and start formulating designs. The landscape design process is a collaborative one – we prepare drawings and run through them with you, amending them to include feedback and changes as required.
Our philosophy is one of working with our clients to produce the plans, and then the gardens, that they desire.
As part of the landscape design service, the following plans might be produced:
- Overview / Layout Plans: Effectively master plans for a garden (or part of a garden) showing its detailed structure to scale, and incorporating new and existing aspects such as terraces / patios, water features, pergolas, walls, lawn and border shapes etc.
- Planting Plans: Scaled drawings showing all new and existing plants and their precise locations. We provide an accompanying planting schedule, which lists all the plants, plus their sizes, quantities etc, and provides an indication of their cost – really a detailed shopping list.
In some cases, we simply provide clients with our thoughts, suggestions and recommendations as regards the layout, content and planting of their gardens. This can be a one off piece of consultancy. Sometimes an “ideas generation” phase can be a useful first stage in the design process, to be followed by more detailed plans once the client is happy that we are on the right wavelength.
We can also produce specifications and construction drawings for clients, source plants for them, and offer plant maintenance advice and guidance.
Alison combines a wide knowledge of horticulture with exceptional design flair and skilled draughtsmanship. She also has a friendly approach and takes great care to accommodate the preferences and ideas of clients, and is always ready to give after-sales help and advice. The results speak for themselves. We now have beautifully designed front and back gardens, and take great pleasure in the superb plant combinations that Alison created.