Set out below is a brief outline of how the process of engaging our services often works. Of course every garden is different and every client an individual so the process can be adapted to reflect this.
Consultation and Brief
Listen, Look, Interprete
An initial visit to observe the garden and meet the client. An opportunity to understand the client’s inspirations and aspirations. A written Brief is then produced so that we are sure we have understood the client’s requirements
Site Survey and Analysis
Prepare, Investigate, Scrutinise
Once the Brief is accepted a detailed topographical survey of the site is then commissioned and a photographic survey plus an indepth analysis of existing features is complet
Research, Interprete, Create
The Design Concept for your garden is presented as a bound A3 document. It can include a presentation plans, sketches, mood boards, indicative material choices and 3D visualisations
Develop, Expand, Refine
The Detailed Design involves expanding on the Design Concept. It involves material choices and specifications, irrigation and lighting and preparing the drawings for the contractors.
Conceive, Cultivate, Nurture
The Planting Design often falls within the Detailed Design stage but many clients wish to be closely involved with the development of the planting palette so it can be considered separately if this is desired.
Instruct, Dig, Build
The Tender Package will be sent to up to three contractors or can be passed to your own builders. Once the preferred contractor is identified a contract is drawn up between the client and the contractor
Watch, Reassure, Adapt
To maintain the smooth running of the project, a project inspection service is often required. It can be as little as three or four set visits throughout the build, or weekly meetings on complex builds.
Approve, Relax, Enjoy
The garden is complete and handed over to the client to enjoy.