Process

I like to offer a flexible service tailored to suit the individuality of my clients and their budgets. We always begin by meeting on site to talk about your priorities and the opportunities the garden holds. This may be a one off consultation or be the first meeting of many as we take the design and implementation of the garden forward to completion and beyond.

A single advisory visit: to meet you and your garden might be all that we need. It's an economical and cost effective way for you to use my experience and expertise and I will leave you armed with sketches, ideas and knowing how to proceed from there.

Detailed plans: are the way forward for those who would like a more comprehensive service and the first visit then forms the basis of accurately scaled drawings for the new garden much as an architect would prepare for a house.

They include a site survey, outline and planting plans and specifications which will be used to implement changes to the garden and a maintenance guide to help with aftercare.

Building the garden: Some clients like to use my designs to build the garden themselves while others prefer to employ a skilled landscape contractor with whom I can work closely to ensure that the ideas we have developed together on paper are represented fully and accurately on the ground.

The finished garden: As the garden settles in, I'm happy to visit whenever I'm needed for advice on management or additions.

'Your visit was extraordinarily useful and has equipped me in a way I wouldn't have thought possible in one session. I think it was because you dealt in principles - natures, shapes, colours etc. It somehow felt integrated and that was what I was after, a garden that makes sense......I think it will be lovely and we are both looking forward to seeing it grow.'  Jane, Vale of Glamorgan.

 

For examples of my work please see my portfolio.