Following your enquiry, we meet onsite to discuss your hopes, aspirations and needs for the garden. Together we spend time in the space so we understand the feel and character of the garden and take an initial site appraisal. Following this a written brief is sent to you outlining the fee structure and design process. There is no fee for this initial consultation.
Following your approval of our fee proposal, the next step is a topographical survey of the site detailing existing trees, features, levels, contours and utilities and this can be arranged on your behalf. From this survey and our own site analysis we produce a bespoke concept design and supporting 3D visuals and mood boards illustrating the potential and opportunities of the garden allowing you to see the design from fundamental angles. At this stage, the focus is very much on achieving the right layout, than on specific plants and materials.
Once a design is approved we develop the design in a comprehensive rendered Masterplan and propose a visual palette of plants and materials. A full presentation is prepared and you receive a hard copy and a digital copy.
Once the Masterplan is approved we prepare technical drawings including construction drawings, lighting plans and setting out plans.
Planting Plans are prepared detailing positions and quantiles of plants and a plant schedule for costing and ordering. Seasonal moodboards are prepared to show the highlights of the garden throughout the year.
The detailed drawings are sent to your choice of contractors to quote. We work with a range of trusted contractors or you may wish to use your own. Once work commences we offer the option of site visits, as frequently as you choose, for instance weekly, fortnightly or at the start and the end, to monitor progress, respond to changes and ensure the integrity of the design. We will set out all the plants ourselves and can oversee the planting process.