we design outside space  

we can create a garden for you that will lift your spirits every day
we believe that, whatever size your space, exciting and intelligent design can improve your quality of life
whether you have a small garden or rolling acres, a roof terrace, a border, or  just an alleyway and a couple of pots, we can help you give it style and purpose
our response to sites is both intuitive and informed by our understanding and knowledge of contemporary garden and landscape design
we will work with you to create a garden appropriate for your requirements and your budget
we can provide a maintenance plan for projects we have designed or advise on an already established garden
however, if you just need horticultural or product advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If we can’t help you, we probably know someone who can……
The way we like to work is set out below but you are welcome to pick and mix from our sevice, depending on what you are trying to achieve.
Taking the brief
We visit and discuss what you want from the space, how you plan to use it, your likes and dislikes. We look at the site, take photos, make sketches, identify what you want to retain. On a residential project we would normally carry out a rough survey on our initial visit to enable us to produce our sketch proposals.
We will produce a written brief following this meeting with our proposed design fees and schedule, based on the size of the garden and complexity of the project.
We charge a nominal amount to cover our expenses for this consultation.
On gaining written approval we will carry out an extensive survey (measuring the site and taking levels) and a site analysis. On larger projects, or more challenging sites, a full topographical survey is usually commissioned from a surveyor.
Site Analysis
This ensures that we have a detailed understanding of the space. We look at and note many things that are relevant to the design, construction and planting. This always includes soil analysis and sometimes details such as Tree Protection Orders (TPOs).
Sketch Proposals
We produce our design ideas in sketch format. These may be hand drawn and/or computer-generated images, including perspective drawings and other sample pictures that will help you envisage our ideas.
Click to view larger image Detailed Designs
With the design ideas agreed we will produce a set of documents: a detailed design plan, construction plan, construction detail drawings and a planting plan.
Construction & Construction Detail Drawings
These are working documents that enable a contractor to build the garden.
Planting Plans
A detailed plan which provides the exact location of each plant and a price list.
Finding the right plants
We can source the plants from trade suppliers if requested, providing a considerable saving for our clients.
Click to view larger image Project Management
We can assist you with the selection of a landscape contractor, preparing documents to go out to tender and we can oversee the garden construction project on your behalf.
Plant & Product Maintenance
To keep your space or garden looking great throughout the year -- and for years to come -- we can supply a plant and product maintenance booklet. An annual maintenance routine can also be provided.
Design by Post
Whilst there is really no replacement for a visit and consultation in the design process we do offer a design service by post if you prefer.
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