Working drawings and visuals are presented for discussion with the client which give an overall impression of how the garden will look. This will also lay out hard landscaping details including all the information a reputable contractor needs to produce a quote.
This documentation may include construction drawings, specifications, cross sections and schedules. These documents are required by contractors to cost and build the garden. These documents are then put together to create a tender package and sent to contractors to quote. Once the build is underway, we offer the option for regular site visits to monitor progress and ensure the project is built as per the plans.
Once we have agreed the presentation plan we can focus on the detail of the planting. Key preferred plants, planting styles and other requirements are taken into account to produce a scale drawing of all plant positions within the garden. Maintenance requirements are an important consideration at this stage to ensure the garden is manageable post-completion. Additionally, a variety of images are used to convey how the planting will look.
If your garden is not in need of a full redesign we can also provide the following services.
Reinvigorating the planting is the quickest way to transform a space without the need to change the structure of the garden. We suggest colour combinations and planting styles suitable for the site. A Planting Plan is produced based on client and site requirements. We can implement the schemes as part of the service, alternatively the client may wish to use a Planting Plan to carry out the planting themselves.
Alternatively we can meet with you to offer bespoke advice on an hourly basis. Perhaps you are getting into gardening but have a few questions and would like some professional advice, or want some ideas that you are looking to implement yourself.
SITE SURVEY & ANALYSIS
A detailed survey is carried out to identify existing features to remove or retain, and to record all measurements and observations needed to produce the design. In this process we assess boundaries, existing features, trees, levels and drains etc. We also analyse the soil and aspect of the garden to ensure that the plants selected will thrive.
GARDEN DESIGN PROCESS
During the consultation meeting we will discuss what you are looking for in your new garden. This will include your likes and dislikes and any practical requirements that you have from the space. Ideally this meeting is conducted on site and in person. This allows us to also view the space in question. Following this a detailed design brief can be drawn up.