Our comprehensive Landscape & Garden Design service takes your outdoor space from concept to completion and beyond.
The journey to a beautiful garden follows a clear and simple path once we have met you and visited the site:
We begin with a detailed assessment of the site and an in-depth consultation to gain a clear understanding of what our clients want to be achieved. From this we establish a Brief which forms the foundation to every design. For any quality garden design it is essential for us to know the lay of the land so it is quite usual for us to commission a topographical land survey from which to base all our drawings.
Initially, we present our Concept Plan, which is discussed and revised until we are all happy with the final Masterplan. This is very much a two-way process as we are designing for you
The Masterplan is then fully detailed and specified to produce a Bill of Quantities for a Landscaping contractor to cost or for a tender process to be carried out.
Once a contractor is appointed we begin creating Planting Plans. We then carefully source plants from a variety of nurseries and set them out on site for planting.
During the build we monitor the project with regular site visits to make sure the project is on track and iron out any problems which may arise and liaise with suppliers of additional items such as furniture and lighting.
PRICING: Each Phase is quoted for separately once the previous phase is finished. This helps to spread the cost and ensure that design fees are in line with the complexity of each project.
In order to ensure the garden develops as intended we also offer an Aftercare Service and Maintenance Guide.
Image: Masterplan for a country estate in North Oxford
If you are not sure what you need we offer single, fixed rate consultations to give access to our expertise and experience with no strings attached. We can provide advice, problem solving and support for individual and unique garden situations, followed by a written report.
Image: Sarah and a client in her new garden
Planting Design is also offered as a stand alone service.
We specialise in renovating old planting schemes and bringing them up to date with simple plant combinations that are easy to maintain but, bring colour and life to the garden in every season.
The ‘Right plant in the right place’ is very much our mantra and we are also careful to use a style of planting to suit the look of the garden as it sits against architecture or the bigger landscape.
Combinations are chosen carefully, creating living paintings that change with the seasons.
We also offer an Aftercare Service and Maintenance guide.
Image: Rudbeckia & Helenium with a pale yellow Achilliea backdrop
AFTERCARE: Once we’ve handed you the keys to your finished garden we don’t just walk away leaving you feeling forgotten. It is just as important to us as it is to our clients that design and hard work does not get lost over time. We include within our packages a set number of further visits over the following months post garden ‘completion’. This allows us to review all aspects of hard landscaping and planting and address any matters arising. We also offer access to our favoured garden maintenance teams if requested.
MAINTENANCE GUIDE: If you would like to be hands on with your garden, or have a gardener, we can produce a Maintenance Guide to your planting scheme detailing each plant, with a ‘To Do’ list for each bed for each month of the year.
Image: Cut grass path through a meadow
FURNITURE FEATURES POTS & LIGHTS
We source beautiful and unique outdoor furnishings and accessories to help you create your dream outdoor room.
We work with many respected crafts people and different styles to suit your needs: David Harber, Gaze Burvill, Alitex, Grillo, Indu, Atellier Vierkant, Paola Lenti, Roda, Summit, Feuerring are just a few examples.
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