Creating the garden of your dreams requires careful planning to get the best results possible. We want to produce a garden that will work for you and that doesn’t cost you the earth to maintain. We will guide you through every step of our process, so that you know what to expect when working with us.
When you contact us, we’ll book you in for an initial, free consultation. This is so we can learn more about you and your garden aspirations. We’ll also discuss timescales, budgets and any other requirements or constraints you may have, so we can factor these in when designing and developing your dream garden.
Our freelance garden designer, Virginia Kennedy (MA), will get involved at this stage to come up with designs that suit your aspirations, requirements and budget.
Once we have a clear idea of what you’re looking for, we’ll put together a comprehensive proposal based on the discussions during our initial consultation. This will cover the design, construction, planting and project management stages of your dream garden and will include a cost breakdown.
Virginia has been working in garden design for over 30 years and has worked on numerous client projects with us over the years. In conjunction with Terra Firma Landscapes, she designed a Silver-Gilt Medal-winning courtyard garden for the Chelsea Flower Show in 1998 and she was project manager for ‘Charlie’s Garden Army’ on BBC TV, in which members of our team were also involved.
When you are happy with the design, the work begins. We will agree a schedule with you, so that you know what will be done, who needs to be on site and when it will all happen.
Drone Technology For Larger Projects
For larger landscaping projects, we can use aerial drones to take before and after photographs for you. This technology is also useful to help during the planning and design stages of your project if you’re not based on site or find it difficult to get there in daylight to view progress. We’ll fly a drone over your property, with your permission, and take photographs or videos for you to view. Once you’ve seen them, you can come back to us remotely with any comments or changes you’d like to make before we proceed to the next stage.
Throughout the duration of your garden project, you will be assigned a Project Manager to oversee everything. They will be your key point of contact to discuss plans, raise any queries or liaise over the contractors being on site.
When your garden is finished, your Project Manager will ensure you’re happy with everything and will advise you on the best way to maintain your garden in tip-top condition.