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The Process

People work with me because of my practical approach to garden design. I believe a house and garden should fit into the surrounding landscape. I also believe that as the homeowner you should have a connection with your garden. Your garden is something that you should look forward to coming home to. It should be part of both your house and everyday living.

Country Garden

Cottage Garden

Initial Contact

From your initial enquiry an appointment will be set up. At this point it’s helpful if you can compile a reference folder of garden styles, materials, colours and plants that you like. This can be done with magazine cut-outs, photographs or social media applications. This initial brief assists in providing me with a better insight to your tastes, likes and dislikes.

Site Visit

I make a site visit to discuss specifics and what exactly you want from your garden and how this can be delivered. To start we undertake a survey of the garden, taking into account drainage, aspect, soil type and existing plant life.

Then we decided what type of a plan you will need.

This can vary from…

  • …a layout for a small town garden to a large country garden
  • …a planting plan for a specific area in a garden (shady corner, privacy, low maintenance)
  • …a plan for a patio area

Presentation of Drawings / Plans

Within a week to ten days I will  present a Computer Aided Drawing of your garden. This, along with 3D drawings, mood boards and samples will complete the picture. Details of plant type, styles and materials for hard landscaping are also included.

The Project

When you are totally satisfied and have approved the design, it’s time to get the real work done! Some projects are suitable for the DIY enthusiast and in this instance we’re on hand to offer guidance and assistance along the way.

On some of the larger projects we work with specialist contractors. Each contractors’ work is fully monitored and professionally managed to ensure the perfect the end result each time.

Over the years I’ve found that my best form of marketing and continued source of new work has been my project portfolio and a long list of very satisfied clients.