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the process of transformation

This is what to expect when you engage us in a design

step one: the first meeting

You tell us what you want, we show how we can help with examples from our portfolio. This will give you some indication of cost before entering into the process.

step two: the consultation and questionnaire

We go through specifics regarding what you need from your garden, what you want and the style you prefer.

step three: the brief and estimates

We send you the brief and estimates.

The brief: we write a report summarising the questionnaire and our meeting – this becomes the brief, and makes it clear what you want us to do. It is our job to fulfil the brief.
The estimate: our estimate of cost to design.
The contract: we use a very simple one that relates to the brief and the cost to design – contracts are there to protect everyone. All items are emailed with a deposit payment invoice. This will commission the design process.

step four: the survey

We (or land surveyors) will come and measure your garden.

Survey: this is an essential part of the process. We carry out simple surveys for smaller gardens but we will recommend a land surveyor to carry out surveys on larger, more complicated gardens.

step five: the design and planting concept

We will present to you the design and planting concept. 

Depending on your earlier choice you will have either a 2D plan of the concept design or a 3D model presented as an animation. Both, and the planting concept are accompanied by a montage of photos taken from the web or books to help communicate the idea. You are free to suggest changes at this stage and we will not charge for minor amendments.

step six: the master plan and planting plan

We will present to you the master plan and planting plan.

The master plan is the final drawing with all the details and amendments. It is the drawing necessary for a contractor to work from and to quote from. The planting plan is a detailed list of plants with their location in the garden.

step seven: the landscaping quote

You will receive the landscaping quote.

We have a network of trusted craftsmen and contractors. Our preference is to project manage our gardens all the way through the process, but this is up to you. We agree at the beginning how much or little you wish to be involved.

step eight: the build

The team arrive in your garden and the transformation begins.