FAQ’s

 

What services do you offer?

We offer the following services:

  • Garden design only
  • Garden design and Planting Plans
  • Garden design, Planting Plans and Project Inspection
  • Planting Consultation only

Do you do everything from start to finish?

Our comprehensive service ranges from producing a design, choosing of materials, scaled drawings, planting plans, sourcing and supplying of plants and finding reputable landscape contractors to help transform your uninspiring garden into an enjoyable oasis, in which to play, relax and even 'work-out' (if you like weeding and looking after your new plants). You can choose to have as few or as many services as you need.

Do you just do a layout design if I want to do all the work and planting myself?

We would gladly provide you with a layout Plan and/or Planting Plan for you to implement independently.

How often do we need to meet?

This depends on the scale of the project and the services you request, but as a guide line for a Design and Planting Plan, there would need to be on average 3 – 4 meetings during the process.

What will the design process cost me?

The cost will be determined by the size and complexity of the site and your requirements.

For an initial site visit in the Essex Area there is a cost of £50. This will be deducted from the final invoice if you agree to go ahead and we produce a design.

For a layout design, drawn to scale, showing hard landscape areas, structures, planting areas, lawns, water features, etc. fees start at £500 (depending on the complexity of the design and site)

For a Planting Plan, drawn to scale, following on from a layout design, the fees start at £350, depending on the amount of planting, unless the planting is absolutely minimal.

My garden is only tiny, do you do all sizes?

Yes, very small gardens present a special challenge, which we enjoy. Here might be an opportunity to justify the use of perhaps more high quality materials as the quantity required is smaller and planting might warrant just a few larger, more mature specimens.

When is the best time to design a garden?

It is often assumed that there is an optimum time to have a garden designed, possibly during autumn or winter. The reality shows, though, that we are most inspired when things begin to move in the spring or even during the summer when everyone else's garden is looking wonderful. We welcome new projects whatever the time of year.

What areas will you work in?

We work mainly in the Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and London areas, but are happy to travel outside these areas.

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