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Garden Design Process

Phase 1

The planning stage is critical to the overall success of your new garden design project.  it also ensures the design is tailored to your budget.


Phase 2

Design Development

All my designs are bespoke inspired by you, the location of your garden, and a love for simple lines enhanced by an abundance of plants.


Phase 3


The successful and accurate completion of construction, intricate layouts and difficult levels is essential prior to commencement of planting.

Phase 4

Planting plans

The right planting scheme will emphasise the style and bespoke features within the garden and enhance the overall design.


1. Design Brief

Design Brief

1. Initial Consultation

This initial consultation comprises a detailed discussion, in which I establish key information about your likes, dislikes, requirements, practical needs and preferred styles. 

2. Site

This allows me to assess the potential of the site, understand its strengths, constraints and natural character, and make the most of any natural assets that will benefit your new design. 

2. Topographical Survey

A topographical survey of the site is conducted to establish the  structures, levels and essential dimensions required to draw up a complete design plan.

Design Development

2. Design Development

There are three aspects to developing your new garden design:

Concept Design

The concept design provides a visual layout of the garden incorporating all the elements specified in the brief.  It also includes innovative solutions in respect of your garden’s spatial, functional uses and other important considerations, such as privacy, coastal conditions and level changes.

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I present the design concept for your garden with 3D images to help you to visualise your new garden.  We can use this meeting to check that the design works on the ground, meets the brief and make any necessary revisions.


The masterplan incorporates any agreed revisions to the Concept Design. 

It details the final specifications of all the materials, finishes and bespoke item required to bring the visual concept to life.


The masterplan can also be used by landscapers to aid costing of materials and construction.

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Construction drawings

Some sites have complex or challenging topography, such as difficult levels, to consider, or a particularly intricate garden design layout or bespoke structures/features.

Detailed construction drawings aid the successful interpretion and installation of the design, ensuring that each aspect and every idea can be accurately implemented during the construction phase.


3. Construction

The design is just the first stage of the landscaping process.  Implementation of the design brings that promise and vision to life. Working closely with professional and accredited landscapers I can monitor the work on site to take the garden from plans to reality and ensure the final garden meets your expectations.

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On completion of the hard landscaping, I can carry out the planting, using quality plants to ensure the best possible start to your new garden.ith 3D images to help you to visualise your new garden.  We can use this meeting to check that the design works on the ground, meets the brief and make any necessary revisions.

Planting Plans


Planting Plans

Planting plans are scaled drawings that note each type of plant, their positions,  and quantities.

The plans include a plant list indicating  recommended container sizes, so the scheme can be faithfully transferred from board to border.

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Maintenance is a critical part of ensuring your garden reflects the ideas developed in the plan and over the years continues to meet the design objective. 


Maintenance schedules can be provided to help keep the garden in good shape once it has established.

For more information,
please call Kate on 07756 537888
or email

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