My design practice can include all or part of the following:
Initial site meeting - This is the opportunity to meet and discuss what you would like from your garden. I can give advice to help you decide which of the services below may best suit you. This first visit usually takes about two hours and will form the brief for any design or works required. The visit will be followed by a letter which is a summary of our meeting and an estimate of my fees.
There is a charge of £65.00 for the initial visit.
Site analysis - If you wish to proceed then a full survey of the garden may need to be undertaken. The survey will be carried out by myself, or a professional surveyor, dependent upon the size and complexity of the garden.
Concept plan - Before embarking on a full design we will produce a concept plan to ensure that the general components of the design are agreed before a full design is completed.
Full garden design -A full design is produced which will provide you or your selected landscape contractor with enough detail to be able to build the garden. This may include axonometric drawings if required. Drawings are either hand drawn or produced on Vectorworks CAD programme. 3D visualisation using Sketchup. Drawings are hand coloured.
Planting - We provide detailed planting plans and schedules.
I like to supply and to do the planting myself, or this can be by the client. All plants are sourced from specialist nurseries which provide strong, healthy plants. The provenance is very important to me and I try to use British grown plants whenever possible.
Construction - I can provide construction drawings and specifications in order to give sufficient information for obtaining prices from landscape contractors.
Garden care - I can provide a garden care schedule which will give advice on what needs to done during each season.
Accessible gardens - I have experience working with people with all types of disability. I am able to design gardens with access for wheelchair users, people with walking difficulties as well as visually impaired people.