process2019-11-12T16:53:11+02:00

Design Process

Whether you wish to change the look of your courtyard, rooftop terrace or your country garden, we aim to create a space for you that is both beautiful and functional, reflecting your requirements, the style of your home and the surrounding landscape. Are you looking for a complete garden refurbishment, a partial re-design or a new planting scheme – we can tailor an approach to your specific needs.

We respect your budget and your schedule and we will work closely with you to create your bespoke garden design. We offer a full range of services to design and implement your garden.

These include:

1. Initial consultation2018-12-19T13:21:52+02:00

The initial consultation is usually held with you on site. At the meeting we will discuss your requirements and show you examples of our work. We will provide you with a brief outline of our understanding of the project.

2. Site survey and site analysis2018-12-19T13:22:42+02:00

Site survey and site analysis are the foundation of all design work. Ideally you will already have a professional survey of the site. For larger or more complex sites we can recommend a registered surveyor. We carry out a detailed site analysis covering the typology, topography, soil, climate and aspect of your property.

3. Initial concept2018-12-19T13:23:17+02:00

On the basis of our analysis, we start our creative process and develop our ideas for your site. In the next meeting we will discuss our preliminary concept with you. This consists of a plan, section, perspectives and mood board photos to illustrate the intended design, atmosphere and garden style.

4. Masterplan2018-12-19T13:23:41+02:00

All the required elements are agreed in principle and presented in the form of an accurate masterplan to scale with supporting perspectives. Any planning issues will be dealt with at this stage; specialists such as structural engineers, arboriculturalists, lighting or irrigations consultants will be involved if required. A detailed estimate is put forward to give an idea of the total cost of the project.

5. Detailed proposals2018-12-19T13:24:17+02:00

If you are satisfied with the masterplan, technical drawings are produced. These comprise plans for hard layout, services, qualitative and quantitative planting plans, construction details such as water features, lighting, fences, walls, steps etc.

6. Schedule of works2018-12-19T13:24:55+02:00

This document provides a breakdown of all works. It is sent out with the detailed proposals for tendering to different contractors to produce a detailed quote. This allows you to choose the company you prefer to work with at a competitive price.

7. Construction2018-12-19T13:25:19+02:00

Depending on location and your preference, we can offer full project management at an agreed percentage of the garden budget, work inspection at key stages during construction or ad hoc consultation as required on a time-based fee.

8. Supply of plants, furniture and fittings2019-07-10T18:39:59+02:00

We have extensive contacts with specialist nurseries, landscape contractors, water feature and lighting design specialists. We offer bespoke design of water features, pergolas, screens or details such as garden furniture and plant containers.

9. Management – Maintenance2018-12-19T13:26:05+02:00

A garden may take several years to mature. As it develops we can advise on how to supplement the planting if necessary and how to maintain existing plants.

Design Process

Whether you wish to change the look of your courtyard, rooftop terrace or your country garden, we aim to create a space for you that is both beautiful and functional, reflecting your requirements, the style of your home and the surrounding landscape. Are you looking for a complete garden refurbishment, a partial re-design or a new planting scheme – we can tailor an approach to your specific needs.

We respect your budget and your schedule and we will work closely with you to create your bespoke garden design. We offer a full range of services to design and implement your garden.

These include:

1. Initial consultation2018-12-19T13:21:52+02:00

The initial consultation is usually held with you on site. At the meeting we will discuss your requirements and show you examples of our work. We will provide you with a brief outline of our understanding of the project.

2. Site survey and site analysis2018-12-19T13:22:42+02:00

Site survey and site analysis are the foundation of all design work. Ideally you will already have a professional survey of the site. For larger or more complex sites we can recommend a registered surveyor. We carry out a detailed site analysis covering the typology, topography, soil, climate and aspect of your property.

3. Initial concept2018-12-19T13:23:17+02:00

On the basis of our analysis, we start our creative process and develop our ideas for your site. In the next meeting we will discuss our preliminary concept with you. This consists of a plan, section, perspectives and mood board photos to illustrate the intended design, atmosphere and garden style.

4. Masterplan2018-12-19T13:23:41+02:00

All the required elements are agreed in principle and presented in the form of an accurate masterplan to scale with supporting perspectives. Any planning issues will be dealt with at this stage; specialists such as structural engineers, arboriculturalists, lighting or irrigations consultants will be involved if required. A detailed estimate is put forward to give an idea of the total cost of the project.

5. Detailed proposals2018-12-19T13:24:17+02:00

If you are satisfied with the masterplan, technical drawings are produced. These comprise plans for hard layout, services, qualitative and quantitative planting plans, construction details such as water features, lighting, fences, walls, steps etc.

6. Schedule of works2018-12-19T13:24:55+02:00

This document provides a breakdown of all works. It is sent out with the detailed proposals for tendering to different contractors to produce a detailed quote. This allows you to choose the company you prefer to work with at a competitive price.

7. Construction2018-12-19T13:25:19+02:00

Depending on location and your preference, we can offer full project management at an agreed percentage of the garden budget, work inspection at key stages during construction or ad hoc consultation as required on a time-based fee.

8. Supply of plants, furniture and fittings2019-07-10T18:39:59+02:00

We have extensive contacts with specialist nurseries, landscape contractors, water feature and lighting design specialists. We offer bespoke design of water features, pergolas, screens or details such as garden furniture and plant containers.

9. Management – Maintenance2018-12-19T13:26:05+02:00

A garden may take several years to mature. As it develops we can advise on how to supplement the planting if necessary and how to maintain existing plants.