My Skills and Services

As a experienced garden designer I have the skills and services to cope with a wide range of garden projects (see How I Work). My service includes:

•   Initial consultation
•   Site appraisal
•   Sketch plans, ‘mood boards’ and 3D visuals
•   Developing the final masterplan
•   Finalising construction details
•   Setting out plans
•   Planting design and plans.

Depending on the nature of the project, I can also oversee construction and landscaping work (see below).

 

Planting Design

If you are planning a major garden redesign, you’ll almost certainly want to commission detailed planting schemes. But if you just want to refresh a part of your garden – a border that has started to look a bit tired, or a tricky shaded area – I can provide a tailor-made planting scheme that suits your site and provides year-round interest. For an additional fee I can also source the plants and help you with the planting itself.

A detailed planting plan can show the exact location and quantity of each plant.

 

Project Monitoring

If you’d prefer not to get involved in the day-to-day work of overseeing construction work, I can handle the project monitoring side for you, including:

•    Putting work out to tender (including producing construction drawings, setting-out plans, schedules of work, etc.)
•    Selecting and appointing contractors
•    Attending site meetings
•    Sourcing materials
•    Inspecting and monitoring progress.

Please note that although I select and appoint contractors and negotiate with them on your behalf, payment is strictly between you and the contractor. I work entirely on behalf of you, the client. Contractors and suppliers are selected entirely on their merits and never for financial gain.

Garden Care and Maintenance

Keeping a garden looking good all the year round can be a lot of work. If you want the pleasure of a garden without the pain of looking after it, I can draw up a detailed maintenance schedule and suggest people who can do the work for you.

I am also usually available for maintenance of smaller gardens myself. So if you need your lawn mowing, your borders weeding and your shrubs pruning, I may be able to help you.

 

 

 

As an accredited partner of Wildflower Turf Ltd, I’m a keen advocate of wildflower planting. You don’t need to have a huge area in order to create a wildflower meadow, and wildflower turf can be used in a variety of ways to great effect, including strips down the sides of paths, on slopes and even on roofs.