Designing a successful new garden requires a complex mix of many different types of skills and garden design services. I often wear 3 or 4 different hats (and indeed outfits!) in one day when working on a project. From creative drawing to surveying to visiting plant nurseries to selecting furniture to site meetings in the mud with contractors – all these elements are essential parts of the overall process.
Many people are surprised at the level of skill and professionalism involved in creating a new garden that will become a space to be loved and enjoyed for the longer term. I always mention to clients that it is not dissimilar to the designing of a new house – an understanding of how the space will be used, the way a client lives, preferences for the aesthetic, colours, and shapes, along with a budget to work to, all feed into shaping the new garden. This then is translated into both creative and technical drawings, a build process planned and quoted for, with work to be carried out safely and to the correct standard, and regular reviews made along the way.
The following pages explain the range of different services that I can offer. Some of these work together as part of full re-design, whilst others may be required as standalone elements for a client.