Process

Whether you require a full set of detailed plans or a quick sketch and a point in the right direction I can tailor my services to suit your needs. I have outlined a typical design project here but I am happy to work in a way that suits you and the scope of the project.

Design Process
First Site Visit - Consultation.
On an initial site visit I will discuss your ideas for the garden and then prepare a written brief and quote for you. This ensures I fully understand your requirements and that you have a clear idea of what I am going to do and how much it will cost.

Second Site Visit - Survey and Analysis.
On the second site visit I undertake a detailed measured survey and a full analysis of the garden. I make a note of all the existing elements of the garden and begin to form an opinion of what should stay, what should go and what can be improved. We will also have another chat to tweak the brief and discuss any other ideas we may have had. For larger or sloping gardens a topographical survey is commissioned prior to the site analysis.

Third Site Visit - Strategy and Sketches.

Following the survey and site analysis I will draw up sketches and collate images and we will begin a dialogue, discussing ideas until we have got a good outline plan of what to do with the space.

Fourth Site Visit - Presentation Plans.
Once we have worked through the sketch design process I will draw up a detailed scale plan that illustrates clearly (both to you and to a landscaper) the final concept for the garden. Depending upon the brief, you will receive scale plans for construction and planting and a detailed specification (if required).

Subsequent Site Visits - Implementation.

This is the exciting bit - seeing the project come to life. Whether you need help finding a good contractor, some hands on garden renovation and planting, project management or just the occasional site visit to give advice as you undertake the work yourself, I am happy to help.

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