We take on projects which vary in scale. From full redesigns requiring complex hard landscaping, to refreshing small areas of planting and introducing lighting, water, irrigation and planting for seasonal interest. We also offer garden consultations if you would like advice on how to look after and develop an existing garden, and carry out some gardening ourselves. No two projects are the same and we work flexibly depending on what is required. Below are the standard steps taken when designing a new garden.
First, we meet in the garden and look at the space together. You describe your ambitions for the project, and we share some initial ideas with you. Once we’ve gathered the relevant information, we write to you setting out the brief and possible next steps.
A site and soil survey need to be carried out. We then produce a concept plan. The concept starts with sketches. Layout plans, mood boards, photographs and material samples all help to illustrate the concept for you. We discuss different options, listen to your feedback, and talk you through the cost implications of the different possibilities.
Once you are happy with the overall design the details are finalised. The materials are chosen, the construction drawings produced, the lighting and planting plans are made. Each element of the plan can then be accurately costed. Planning applications and tender documents are produced if necessary.
We work with a few trusted landscapers and craftsmen but are also happy to work with landscapers of your choosing. We are available to work closely on the project throughout the build. We source all the plants and take care of the planting.
As the garden grows and evolves, we like to come back regularly to observe the changes and guide its development going forward. We can provide a maintenance schedule and regularly undertake creative maintenance ourselves.