Design Process – Step-by-Step

I’ve broken down the garden design process into steps to make it easier to understand and not so scary.

1. Preliminary visit
2. Onsite design consultation
3. Concept Design
4. Outline garden design
  – 3D drawings
  – Structural Plans
  – Planting Plan
5. Constructing and planting the garden
6. Maintaining your garden
7. Sit back and relax and enjoy your garden!

 

1. Preliminary visit

During this free visit I will provide you with an overview of the design and maintenance services I offer. There is also an opportunity to view my portfolio. I will look at your garden and discuss your requirements. I will provide you with a questionnaire to complete at your leisure. Fees will be agreed either at this visit or at a later date before commencing the next step.

 2. Onsite design consultation

At this meeting we will run through the completed questionnaire together. I will also carry out a detailed Site Survey and Analysis of the garden, which will include such things as its size and shape, soil make-up and existing characteristics of the garden. This will then enable me to draw up a scale plan of the site.

 3. Concept design

At this stage of the design process I will undertake research to investigate design solutions for you. This will involve drawing rough sketches looking at the different options for arranging features in your garden. These sketches will also take into account your style requirements e.g. formal versus informal.

 4. Outline garden design

Here a colour bird’s eye view 2D plan is drawn up to scale with annotations of your garden design. Your detailed outline garden design is an accurate plan with detailed measurements. It will be detailed enough to enable a builder or landscaper to create your garden from scratch. This drawing contains details of the hard landscaping materials and general planting themes.

At this point you may wish to commission other services to help you build your designed garden.

 3D drawings

Coloured 3D drawings which will show how the garden will look as it matures. These can include cross-sections, perspectives and axonometric drawings.

   

 Structural plans

Black and white detailed structural drawings of particular garden features for construction or planning requirements.

 Planting plan

A black and white numbered plan listing position and spacing of plants in the new design. The plants chosen will compliment the new layout, match your maintenance requirements and suit the growing conditions found within the site.

 5. Constructing and planting the garden

At this stage the construction and planting of the garden begins. I will work with local landscapers and builders to realise the construction of your new garden. I also contact local nurseries to complete your dream garden. Services offered at this stage are:-

Project monitoring – This would include finding and managing landscaping and building contractors, sourcing materials and project monitoring the building of your new garden.

Plant selection – This would include choosing, arranging delivery and laying out the plants in your garden.

Planting beds – This would include planting up the garden for you.

 6. Maintaining your garden

This stage will involve the maintenance your newly built garden so that it is kept in peak condition.

Your tailored Maintenance service will include weeding, pruning, lifting and dividing of plants and replanting and providing advice.

 7. Sit back and relax and enjoy your garden!

Comments are closed.