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Garden design is only a small piece of a garden project, and it may be helpful to broadly explain the design process, and everything else you can expect during a project.

Initially, you will need to have full commitment to proceed with changing your garden, this will mean that any changes can be made easily, and will your full support. It is also vital to ensure you have sufficient funds available to complete your project before beginning. Having your garden designed can be more affordable if you spread the design and build work over a period of time.

Once you have committed yourself to change your garden, and feel confident you have the funds to do so, Susan will come to your home to meet you and discuss what you are looking for in your new garden. This would be in the form of an initial consultation, which is then followed by putting together a brief to create the garden you have been dreaming of.

Once the brief has been made, the garden site is then surveyed with measurements taken including levels and soil samples. This will enable Susan to choose the correct materials for you. Time will be taken to generally appraise the site and take photos at this point also.
This information is then used for setting down ideas, which Susan will develop into a concept drawing and discuss with you to ensure everyone’s views for the garden are aligned.

Susan will then produce:

  • The drawings
  • A master plan
  • Specifications for any external contractors
  • Contractual documents
  • Planting scheme or plan
  • Plant lists
  • A schedule of work

A start date is agreed and often a deposit is paid for this phase of work.

As these projects are often complex it is advisable, and we strongly recommend for Susan to monitor the construction through to completion.

Construction costs can vary, but as a guide please consider what costs would be involved if you were to have building work carried out on your home.

To summarise the key stages:

  • Consultation visit and briefing
  • Site survey and assessment
  • Garden design ideas in sketch form as a concept drawing
  • Master plan, planting plans, construction drawings and specifications
  • Contracts and schedules
  • Project monitoring contractors
  • Improve soil, set out and put in plants

At the initial meeting Susan can explain these stages in more detail.

All design work is carried out by Susan so you can be assured of her full attention. Susan will work with you to create the garden of your dreams.

When your garden is finished it will continue to grow, we offer maintenance schedules for our clients, seasonal maintenance advice visits, or expert tuition to carry out your own garden maintenance, just let us know your requirements.

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