First I need to come and see you and your garden to discuss the project you have in mind. This first meeting or a design brief will usually take an hour or so, and it is important that all decision makers are at this meeting.
After the client brief I will send you a written version of the Brief, and my proposal for your new garden based on our meeting and give you a firm quotation in writing for all the design work discussed. The Quotation clearly shows what is included in the costs. A payment plan is also outlined. It is important that all these documents are read and understood.
Once you have asked me to proceed I will:
I will carry out a survey and draw up a site plan, I will provide an outline layout plan along the lines discussed at our initial consultation. Depending on the project I usually prepare a preliminary proposal for discussion before proceeding to the final plan.Once the outline plan is agreed, I can contact landscape contractors to provide estimates as required.
As part of the build phase I will Provide detailed working drawings ready for construction by the client or contractor. This enables a number of companies to quote for the project accurately so you can compare quotes and choose a company to make your design into reality.
I can also prepare detailed planting plans and plant lists so that your garden will full of colour and life throughout the year. I can also supply plants and supervise planting.
Unlike interior design, a garden never stops growing and one of the most satisfying aspects of the job is to provide advice to the client for many years after the project is completed.