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 a free 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.
Garden Design Consultation Report
I can also visit your garden to discuss with you how your garden can be developed in the future to get the best use of the space. This could include design and/or planting suggestions, how to enhance a border, garden maintenance and pruning advice. A written report of suggestions and recommendations to enhance your space will be provided. (typical fee £120-£200)
Outline Garden Design
This is a colour bird’s eye view 2D scale plan with annotations of your garden design. This will be detailed enough to enable a 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 £300-£600 depending on garden size. This includes a detailed maintenance plan for the first year from Shoot Gardening.
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.
Contract tendering and site visits (during build)
I can help you with putting the build work out to tender with local contractors. I can also return to site during the building of your new garden to provide advise from aesthetic point of view. I charge £30 per hour for these services.
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. I can also do one-off spring and autumn garden tidy ups.
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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.