The Garden Design Process

An initial meeting is set up. The design brief, taken from you, is a list of needs and wants and is used by the designer as a basis for the plan. The designer will ask you relevant questions and discuss your requirements with you. The designer can offer ideas if you wish.

A garden designer will have knowledge of garden styles, materials, plants, soil and site conditions and much more.

The designer will measure the site and look at the surroundings and also any features of the existing landscape which may be retained in the plan.

The plan will show all the elements of the design and their location. The choice of features, materials and plants will be finalised at this point. A full discussion will take place before any work is started. Any amendments to the plan will be noted.

You may choose to do some of the work yourselves, phase the project, or utilise the designers’ services to contract professional landscapers to complete the design.

The final plan is the end result of a process which marries your wishes and the designers skills and marks the beginning of your landscape transformation.

The cost of a garden design will depend on the size of the garden and the scope of the plans. The designer will give you a cost before proceeding with the design process.