SURVEY YOUR GARDEN
At our first meeting we will discuss the way we work with you, take a view of your garden and discuss your tastes, requirements and budget. We will get back to you with the fee estimate and written design brief that outlines how you would like to use the space, as well as the style and feel you wish to achieve.
Once everything is agreed and you appoint us to create your garden we start by undertaking a comprehensive survey and site analysis to produce a scale drawing of the site. The survey acts as the basis for all future drawings during the design process.
DESIGN YOUR GARDEN
We will prepare and present to you some initial drawings and sketches based on the site survey and your design brief. Accompanying these will be a mood board showing various images and photographs, which aim to convey the overall look and feel of the new design elements and planting.
At this stage we present preliminary budget costs based on the draft design proposal. Your feedback and comments will be taken and modifications made as appropriate to ensure that the finished design fits your requirements and your budget before we proceed to finalising the design and planting.
BUILD YOUR GARDEN
When the finalised designed is signed off, we complete a written specification and produce the construction drawings that may be required for any built elements within the garden such as structures, water features or hard landscaping details. We arrange for our trusted landscape contractors to quote for the construction of your new garden.
Once they are instructed, we continue to work with the landscape team throughout the build process, monitoring on-site construction as it is implemented, to ensure that your finished garden is installed to the highest standards. During the build we also spend time sourcing top quality plants from specialist nurseries, then set out on site prior to planting to ensure correct placement, following a planting plan which shows you which plants are to be used to create the style and feel of your garden.
Our work doesn’t finish there. When your garden is built and the plants are in we provide you with easy to follow maintenance instructions to ensure that you get maximum enjoyment from your garden. We can work with you on an ongoing basis too, coming back to review the planting every year as it develops over time as well as helping you choose finishing touches for your garden such as garden furniture and implementing any changes as your requirements evolve.
Louise took our tired, boring and disheveled excuse of a garden and turned it in to a garden to be envied! Louise took a lot of initial time and effort to listen to what we wanted and did not want, and came back with a project that excited us from the start. Louise was not afraid to challenge to ensure we achieved the end result but her knowledge and experience helped to create a truly stunning garden. Louise ensured both the hard landscaping and the planting created a natural flow from our converted barn to the adjoining woodland.She has a flexible approach to ensure she was able to work within both our timetable and budget and is completely transparent about costings from the start. Louise has a charming and approachable manner and has always been on hand to advise and guide us as the garden takes true shape. We don't think there are many plants that Louise does not know and she has sourced some elegant and colourful varieties on our behalf. We cannot recommend Louise enough if you want your garden to be an area of beauty and relaxation.A Rural Garden in Woodford