Garden Design Commission Service

This service is perfect for clients who require discussion and development of ideas for their landscaping plans, and who need site visits, professional surveys and other services.

n.b. Some or all of the below described meetings can still be held online – and this is sometimes preferable where busy lives would make in-person updates impractical.

INITIAL CONSULTATION - £50 plus travel time
I will visit your garden or site to discuss your needs and to make an initial assessment of the space. During this visit, I will discuss options, and I’ll make some initial recommendations.

I will send a document containing a summary of your brief, an outline of the challenges and opportunities presented by the space, and a design proposal describing the approach I’d like to take, and how I would propose to address the challenges and achieve the outcomes stated in the brief.

You will also receive a contract and my Terms and Conditions.

I also provide a payment schedule and ‘sign-off’ points so you can see exactly where you are at any stage.

At this point in the design process your garden design will be drawn up using the data from a site assessment and survey. This ensures that I have a thorough understanding of your garden – not only its dimensions, but also level changes, areas of damp and shade, and views you wish to retain – or not. This survey is carried out on site with precision equipment. I only use specialist survey companies in order to obtain the best possible data.

This is a collaborative, responsive process, and includes 2 revisions before sign-off to ensure the design is exactly right. A mood board is also included to help you to visualise the proposals.

Once we have signed off the Concept Sketches, we’ll go on to detailed discussions regarding planting, lighting, and materials. At this stage I will order samples and create moodboards to show different options.

Once all of the decisions about the garden have been made, I will compile a Landscaper’s Pack. This is a technically detailed set of plans and drawings that will enable your chosen contractor to create the garden exactly as intended.

This includes:

  • A colour design render and Masterplan
  • A Setting out plan
  • Construction drawings
  • Detailed planting plans
  • A Bill of Quantities and a materials and products list

If you require, I can

  • Obtain quotes from landscapers
  • Monitor the build for you
  • Arrange aftercare and follow-up visits at regular intervals

Prices start at £1800

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.