Garden design services can range from a planting scheme for a single border to the remodelling of large areas. Typically, a garden design project consists of:
Stage A: The initial consultation – a visit to the property to inspect the garden and discuss the owner’s requirements and budget.
Stage B: An outline proposal letter, based on our discussions and describing my ideas for the garden, together with a clear explanation of fees.
Stage C: A site survey to produce an accurate, scaled map of the garden; a surveyor may be needed for large and/or complex sites. An optional concept drawing can be produced at this stage to help visualise the project.
Stage D: Preparation of the outline plan, hand-coloured and detailed to give a clear idea of how the garden will look.
Stage E: The planting design showing the layout of all plants, for use by the contractor, together with a plant schedule for the nursery providing the plants.
Stage F: Provision of all the necessary detailed technical drawings for use by the landscape contractor.
Stage G: The scope of works and specification, which enable the contractor to build the garden.
In addition, I can undertake the management of the tendering process and monitoring of the project, as well as provide a long-term maintenance schedule if required.