Creating a new garden can seem as daunting as it is exciting. We have two goals: 1. To create beautiful, unfussy gardens, based on a thoughtful appreciation of the site and the client’s needs. 2. To make bringing your perfect garden to life an enjoyable, stress-free process. We offer the following services:

First Visit

We will come and look at your existing garden and listen carefully to your hopes and dreams of what your garden could become. This is where we get to know you, understand how we can best help you and what can be achieved within your budget. Please note that we do not provide sketches or planting advice at this stage.

Survey

We will arrange for your existing garden to be surveyed precisely, taking into account services, soil condition and PH, and any restrictions such as tree preservation orders.

Concept drawings

The concept stage is where we explore all the design possibilities for the garden, we share ideas and push the boundaries. We then create concept drawings, usually 3-D images, to show you what the proposed garden will look like and be a starting point for discussion and alterations.

Master plan

Following on from concept drawings, this is the precise plan of the proposed gardens, with additional elevations and construction details. This is the plan that will be used by contractors to be able to accurately price up the work, avoiding any ambiguity and unforeseen build costs.

Planting plan

This is a plan that can be laid over the master plan, showing exact location of plants and plant numbers. As planting can often be a very personal aspect for clients, we can create a shared online planting moodboard so clients can suggest favourite plants during the early planting plan stages.

Tendering

We will prepare all the relevant documentation for tender. We can also oversee the selection of trusted contractors that we feel are best suited to create your garden, review the tenders and advise on which tender to accept.

Overseeing the build

We will visit the site during the creation of your garden to check that the work is being carried out to the highest standard, troubleshoot if necessary and liaise with all parties.

Aftercare

Gardens often take a few years to establish and it’s vital they are tended correctly during this time. We will provide full maintenance schedules for the garden, and set up an online calendar to remind you of what garden jobs need doing through the year. Alternatively, we can arrange for experienced gardeners to come in and maintain the garden for you. And of course, we will happily come and visit the garden over the coming months and years.

Consultancy Service

We also offer a design consultancy service, for clients who may not want a formal redesign of their garden. This is an opportunity for you to spend two hours in your garden with Kit and Edward, giving detailed design and planting advice. We would look at general design issues and planting problems in your garden and talk through options based on your requirements and budget. We can sketch out some design ideas with you and suggest suppliers for new plants. Dependent on location, the fee for this service is from £350. This fee would be re-credited if you choose at a later date to employ us to do a formal redesign of your garden to Masterplan stage.