Garden design is the art and process of designing and creating plans for layout and planting of gardens and landscapes. Most professional garden designers are experts in the principles of horticulture and landscaping. A professional designer will have the passion to create your ideal garden, whether that is a low maintenance space, or a unique contemporary or traditional styled garden. Many will use an ‘in-house’ team to ensure that projects are constructed and managed efficiently and tidily and that work is carried out to the highest possible standard. A design team can offer expert advice on any aspect of your garden or a large country estate.
Typical services provided by a design and construction service:
• Residential and Commercial Garden Design
• Project Management
• Full, in house Construction Service
• Planting Design and Installation
• Design and Installation of Bespoke Water Features
• Natural Swimming Pools / Hot tub installation
The process usually consists of the following steps:
Initial Site Visit and Consultation
This involves a meeting with designers to discuss your ideas and requirements. Design prices will reflect the plot size, complexity and the scope and features included in the brief. As every garden is unique, the cost for your project will likely be discussed at an initial consultation.
Your designers will prepare a tailored, scaled design detailing the hard and soft landscaping features that are to be included in your design.
Once a layout design has been finalised to your complete satisfaction, you will be provided with an itemised quotation and detailed specification.
Upon acceptance of the quotation, work will be scheduled and the project will be undertaken by the team of gardeners and landscapers.
If you require a formal planting plan, this will usually be prepared and costed for you. Plant stock will be ordered and the garden designer will ensure that plants are planted with care and precision. Most designers have experience of designing and implementing large and small schemes and can source and plant specimen, semi mature trees and shrubs.
So in summary, if you’re thinking about overhauling your garden and want to make sure you end up with top class results, consider the benefits of employing a professional garden designer to take the hassle out of the design and construction. When selecting a garden designer it’s always worth seeking recommendations from people you know, and ask to see some examples of previous work.