Design Process


When we first meet we will develop a clear design brief together, discussing what you want from your garden and your maintenance requirements We discuss the flow from house to garden and your personal style and design likes. We often work with architects and interior designers to ensure a consistent vision between house and garden. After the initial meeting you will receive a design proposal, a breakdown of design fees for the job and the contract.


A detailed survey of your garden is then carried out and the concept design work commences. I will develop either a 2-D or a 3-D Concept Design to show how your garden will look. At this stage the garden design is discussed in detail, including the landscaping materials, specific features and feature planting. The final design will include any amendments which come to light at this meeting. The final 2D plan is presented with the Design Specification documents for contract tendering. Landscape contractors use this documentation to prepare the garden build quotation. I typically work with a few trusted landscapers but I can also work with your own contractor. I can handle the tendering process too, if you wish me to.


A planting plan is drawn up based on your preferences and the growing conditions in your garden. There will be specific emphasis on year-round form, colour and foliage. The planting scheme will suit your maintenance requirements and the cost of the plants and planting is finalized. I source your plants through high quality nurseries. I set them out for a contractor to plant or can plant them for you. I also provide an internet based monthly care plan to tell you (or your gardener) how to care for your new plants.


I provide project supervision to ensure the design and planting process is completed professionally and effectively from initial concept through to final project sign off. I’m also very happy to make follow-up visits at 3, 6 and 12 month intervals to ensure your garden continues to develop as planned. I hope that when you have seen some of my work you‘ll feel inspired to get in touch.