GARDEN DESIGN SERVICES
Designing contemporary, traditional and historical gardens for clients in London and the South East of England
My approach to the garden design typically involves 6 key stages. I can work with you on all of them or just some of them, depending on your circumstances and requirements:
GARDEN SITE VISITS
Meeting the client on site is fundamental to understanding their aspirations for the space. During the visit we can talk through ideas and then I will assess whether a topographical survey will be required or whether I can take the necessary measurements in the garden myself. My visit usually involves studying the feeling of the place, making sketches and notes regarding light/shade and environmental conditions within the garden.
The conceptual masterplan is created along with visual impressions and an initial planting palette by studying both the site and its interaction with the surrounding landscape as a whole. I translate this into a coherent narrative for space by understanding the clients’ functional requirements and personal preferences.
DETAILED MASTERPLAN AND PLANTING PLAN
Once the Conceptual Masterplan is agreed upon, the Detailed Design Masterplan and Planting Design Plan are created. During this stage the specific details of the design are defined in order to prepare for the Tender Process.
GARDEN TENDER PROCESS
Creating construction details, costings of materials and labour for a comparison of quotes from landscape contractors.
GARDEN CONSTRUCTION AND BUILD
The designer schedules meetings with the landscape construction team on site to ensure the build and planting is carried out according to the design.
GARDEN MAINTENANCE PLAN
I can draw up a maintenance manual for the planting and other garden features to help you and a maintenance contractor care for your garden in the long term in the way in which it was designed.
I can tailor my approach to suit each project and each every client's specific requirements. No task is too big or too small.