Services & Design Process
I provide a range of garden design services to help you achieve your dream garden or outdoor space. Working with individuals or contractors, I tailor my services to suit the needs of the project.
Find out how I work with you to achieve your dream outdoor space.
I’ve broken my garden design process into steps and explained all of my services.
Onsite design consultation
This includes an initial consultation and site visit to your garden in the Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire area.
I will view your garden with you in order to establish your requirements. Together we can discuss and develop ideas for your outside space ensuring that they are tailored to your needs and meet your budget. In addition this is a chance for you to meet me before we progress any ideas into an Outline Garden Design.
Outline Garden Design
This is a colour bird’s eye view 2D plan with annotations of your garden design. This will be detailed enough to enable a builder or landscaper to create your garden from scratch. Fees for this service range from £700-£1100 depending on garden size.
These rates include a presentation and explanation of the design at your home. The following rate card should be used as a guide only and can vary according to specific requirements:
Small gardens (up to 300 sq. metres) = circa. £700
Medium gardens (up to 500 sq. metres) = circa. £900
Large gardens (up to 800 sq. metres) = circa. £1100
Fees will be agreed in writing after the Onsite Design Consultation and before commencing the design survey.
You may require more detailed structural drawings of particular garden features for construction or planning requirements. I can provide these as an additional drawing to the Outline Garden Design (typical fee £300-£500).
I can provide you with a numbered planting plan with relevant planting information for your garden design. Typical rates would be £250-£550 depending on garden size.
Layout & creation
I can choose, arrange delivery and layout the plants in your garden. Typical rate would be £200-£400.
I can plant the plants for you in your garden. Typical rate would be £25 per hour.
I can project monitor the building of your new garden for you. This would include finding and managing contractors and sourcing materials. I charge £30 per hour to put the building work out to tender and monitor the work of contractors.
To keep your garden in peak condition I can provide you with a detailed maintenance plan for the plants in your garden. Typical rate would be £100. For smaller areas of your garden e.g. a bed, a maintenance plan can be provided at a typical rate of £25 per hour.
I provide an after care and maintenance service for all gardens which I design. Various packages are available. The maintenance service would be provided at a typical rate of £25 per hour. This would include weeding, pruning, lifting and dividing of plants and replanting and providing advice.
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Step by Step Process
Find out how I work with you to achieve your dream space.
I’ve broken down the garden design process into steps to make it easier to understand and not so scary.
Onsite design consultationDuring this visit I will provide you with an overview of the design and maintenance services I offer. There is also an opportunity to view my portfolio. I will look at your garden and discuss your requirements. Fees will be agreed either within a week via a written quote to you sent via email or post. Once these have been agreed I will send you a design questionnaire to complete.
Site survey and analysisI will also carry out a detailed Site Survey and Analysis of the garden, which will include such things as its size and shape, soil make-up and existing characteristics of the garden. This will then enable me to draw up a scale plan of the site.
At this stage of the design I will undertake research to investigate design solutions for you. I will produce mood boards online and share them with you. This phase will also involve drawing rough sketches looking at the different options for arranging features in your garden. These sketches will also take into account your style requirements i.e. symmetrical layout versus flowing, curved lines.
Outline garden design
Here a colour bird’s eye view 2D plan is drawn up to scale with annotations of your garden design. Your detailed outline garden design is an accurate plan with detailed measurements. It will be detailed enough to enable a builder or landscaper to create your garden from scratch. This drawing contains details of the hard landscaping materials and general planting themes.
At this point you may wish to commission other services to assist you with the visualisation and realisation of your design.
Coloured drawings which will show how the garden will look as it matures. These can include cross-sections, perspectives and axonometric drawings.
Black and white detailed structural drawings of particular garden features for construction or planning requirements.
A black and white numbered plan listing position and spacing of plants in the new design. The plants chosen will compliment the new layout, match your maintenance requirements and suit the growing conditions found within the site.
Constructing and planting the garden
At this stage the construction and planting of the garden begins. I work with local landscapers and special trades people to realise the construction of your new garden. I also contact local plant nurseries to find suitable plants for your dream garden. Services offered at this stage are:
This would include finding and managing landscaping and building contractors, sourcing materials and project monitoring the building of your new garden.
This would include choosing, arranging delivery and laying out the plants in your garden.
This would include planting the plants for you in your garden.
Maintaining your garden
This stage will involve the maintenance your newly built garden so that it is kept in peak condition.
Will include weeding, pruning, lifting and dividing of plants and replanting and providing advice.