Process - Fees - Services

Free Initial Consulation

At this meeting we will establish the requirements you have for your garden; how you would like to use your garden, the elements you would like included, your style and budget will also be discussed and the plots characteristic's established. We will present our portfolio of designs so that you see gardens we have created for other clients (appointments can be made to view these first hand) and we will clearly explain our process and what you will be presented with at each stage. In preparation for this stage you may wish to find images of gardens or garden features that you like and remember to get the views of your family to create your list of requirements.

One-off visits can also be arranged, on a fixed fee basis, to resolve design issues that are not followed up with any other our services.

The Contract

We will write to you to summarise the requirements for your garden, as discussed at the Initial Consultation, and this will include the estimated cost for the production of a master plan design. If you are happy to proceed, we will then ask for a small deposit.

The Survey

A full survey will be completed to take measurements and plot elements that will affect the finished design. For example trees to be retained, services, manhole covers, aspects, boundaries, levels etc. This service is included in the cost of the production of a master plan.

The Design

We will present a full mater plan, designed to scale, which is produced to show how the garden will be laid out and include the elements you require. Materials will be specified but may be altered to suit your taste or budget. Key planting elements will be shown and types of planting and the colour scheme may be indicated. Modifications can be made at this stage but may be charged for depending on the extent of changes outside the initial agreement.

The Tenders

Ball-park figures or full costings for the project can be obtained including the hard and soft landscaping elements in my design. I can liaise with Avalon Landscapes Ltd and Lupin Gardens Ltd, companies that I have work alongside for 10 years or you may elect to use other companies to give you additional costings for the work to be undertaken.

The Detail

Planting plans can be produced for a complete garden design or a single border, plants will be carefully selected for suitability, style, colour and seasonal interest.

Construction Drawings: these maybe necessary for bespoke features and required finishes

The Transformation

Once you have approved the design, the planting plan and agreed to the costings, we will carry out the work at a time to suit you and to transform your garden or the elements you have selected.