Process & Services
As no two projects are the same we provide a bespoke service that will meet the requirements of most clients. We can offer a comprehensive garden design package which includes the development of a garden design concept, detailed construction drawings, construction liaison, planting plans and plant sourcing. Or we can provide single elements of the above. We aim to deliver exactly what you want with a minimum of fuss to agreed timescales. And we will respect your budget.
A full scale garden consultancy project will involve the following elements, simpler schemes will include only those components that are required.
1. Consultation and Brief
This meeting represents a discussion to ascertain your needs and desires, likes and dislikes and will lead to the formulation of a written project brief.
2. Site Survey and Appraisal
We will measure and photograph your garden and its existing elements or in the case of larger projects arrange a survey undertaken by a landscape surveyor. We carry out a site analysis which includes assessing elements such as soil type, shade areas, damp or dry conditions and frost pockets etc.
3. Concept Proposals
We develop presentation drawings to give you a visual understanding of how the finished project will look. This will include 3D representations of the finished garden and other images to illustrate the design style, features, and materials. We can then answer any questions you may have and discuss any changes to the concept.
4. Masterplan, Construction Drawings and Specifications
We then prepare drawings in sufficient detail to build and plant your garden. This will include a detailed masterplan and construction drawings and specifications where necessary. These will enable accurate quotations from contractors and ensure that your project is constructed to a high standard.
5. Planting Plan and Plant Supply
We prepare a detailed planting plan showing the placement and number of all chosen plant varieties. We also provide a presentation to give you a visual understanding of how the proposed planting will look. We can source all the plants for your project at trade prices which represent a material saving to retail prices. We will then set the plants out in their correct positions ready for planting.
Should your project be going out to tender quotations will be sought from up to three contractors. We will provide a set of construction drawings and specifications to the contractors.
7. Project liaison
We can undertake regular visits to inspect the project construction on your behalf. We aim to ensure that the construction and planting are completed as per plan and the finishes as specified.
Gardens grow, change and require on-going attention. We are happy to provide subsequent visits to review and offer advice on your garden and its’ establishment.