Garden Design

If you’re looking for a Newbury and Reading-based garden design company with a truly collaborative philosophy, you’re in the right place. Your garden should be about you. We’re here to listen, advise and ultimately, create a garden that you love!

Close your eyes for a second and imagine… you probably already have some ideas and plans for what might feature in your new garden:

  • Perhaps it’s a better-sited patio area that catches the evening sun, or a larger space for entertaining friends.
  • Maybe it’s some raised beds so you can start to enjoy gardening again without breaking your back…
  • Or perhaps you’re after a quiet, lush oasis in which to relax and enjoy some peace.

It’s our job to work with you and bring those ideas to life. Whether you’re bursting with inspiration, or struggling to know where to start, our design process starts off asking questions & listening to you. We need to understand who you are, how you live and what you want your garden for. Our initial consultation is always free of charge and you’re not obliged to take things any further – book yours today!

We have a transformed garden which is really an additional living space to our house. The brief has been achieved brilliantly. We love it. Everyone in the ALDA team has been friendly, hard working and extremely professional. We couldn’t have asked for more and would recommend ALDA to anyone looking to develop their garden and outdoor space.

Feeling a bit overwhelmed?

Choosing a garden design company can be rather an overwhelming process. To help you get started, here are a few of the things that set us apart from other garden design companies. You can also scroll down to get an idea of our design fees.

  • In-house team and high staff retention
    We have a small, in-house team and work closely together on every project. This means a smooth transition from design to build, and no loss of information or passing the buck! Often our highly skilled in-house construction team are involved in the design phase to ensure design proposals are feasible and practical.
  • A horticultural focus
    We love plants! There’s nothing we love so much as to create a garden bursting with colour, full of textures and scents. And whilst high quality hard landscaping is definitely a significant part of what we do, our soft landscaping and planting expertise provides the icing on the cake.
  • A supportive, practical approach
    Designing your garden should be fun, but often it can be a headache! Choosing paving and other materials can be overwhelming. Our approach is very much a hand-holding one – we’re happy to discuss things in detail in order to get it right. Our designer Katie Thomas will be involved throughout your project from start to finish.
  • Up-front and detailed pricing
    Unlike many garden design companies, we don’t believe in giving our clients vague, wishy-washy quotes. Our proposals are fixed-cost and itemised, so you don’t get any nasty surprises further down the road. Get in touch today to arrange your initial garden design consultation.

Our fees

Although our fees vary tremendously based on the individual garden and client requirements, it’s our policy to be as up-front as possible. So here’s a summary of potential design fees:

Overview Plans (this includes garden survey, draft plan(s) and plan amendments):
Small, simple garden: From £400+VAT
Large, complex garden: From £1000+VAT

Planting Plans (this includes detailed, scaled drawings with an accompanying planting schedule):
Small, simple garden: From £350+VAT
Large, complex garden: From £1000+VAT

For example garden construction fees, please see some of our transformations.

Additional Services

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, and offer advice and guidance on plant maintenance.

Like what you see?

From planning a new border to a complete garden remodel, we pride ourselves on transforming ideas into beautiful reality, with minimum disruption. If you’re based in or around the Reading and Newbury area, we’d love to meet and discuss your project in detail – book your free no-obligation garden consultation today. We do get pretty booked up, particularly during the Spring, so plan ahead if possible!

ALDA is recruiting! We are currently looking for landscapers to join our small and friendly Newbury-based team. More details.