How it Works

plan of large sloping country garden

How to receive your postal garden design: (for planting plans, see next section below):

  1. I confirm what you want through discussions with you and through receiving your emailed Garden design briefing form.
  2. You would send me photos and a plan of the site, with dimensions, so we know exactly what space we are dealing with, including slopes. Use this guide to help you: How to Measure Your Garden.
  3. I draw up a scale plan of the existing site and then brainstorm on ideas to produce some options, with rough plans and sketches.
  4. At this stage I often use an online ‘Pinterest’ board onto which we can both post ideas.
  5. You decide which option to develop and any initial changes you would like. 
  6. I produce a layout plan to scale of the option you have chosen. See Costs page for details of costs.
  7. I can then do more detailed construction detail and setting-out drawings as necessary in order to brief your contractor to build the garden accurately according to the plan.
  8. I would then produce a planting plan, showing plant names and how many of each are needed – see below. Plant maintenance advice can be added. Again, see the Costs page for details.

Planting Plans

For a planting plan, you would complete a Planting Plan briefing form, with photos and measurements. I would then discuss outline ideas with you, work with your feedback, then send you the final planting plan showing each named plant in position, with a plant calendar showing what’s out when (these are very useful to show what colours will appear when, during the year) and an online ‘Pinterest’ board of photos of all the plants. 

Garden Design Briefing Form
How to Measure Your Garden
Costs and Testimonials page
Planting Plan Briefing Form

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