The Design Process
Survey and Site Analysis
Once commissioned, we carry out a detailed survey of the garden, recording buildings, existing layout, plants and features. It is important to get this right.
We also record factors such as aspect and exposure, good views and bad views, strengths and weaknesses of the plot and its surroundings. We prefer to do this survey and site analysis ourselves. It is important part of getting to know the garden.
Concept Plans and Price Guidelines
The drawn up survey forms the basis on which to prepare initial design ideas. A straightforward garden and clear client brief may only need one concept plan but we often work on 2 or 3 layouts allowing us to explore different design ideas and styles.
Concept plans show proposed layouts and features to scale and a suggestion of the structure and composition of planting but without going into so much detail that there is little room for discussion or variation.