All projects start with an on-site consultation to assess your garden and discuss what you’d like to achieve. During this visit, Sue will put forward a range of suggestions for design solutions, planting ideas, and ways to tackle any problems. In some cases a single advisory visit is all that is needed: otherwise Sue can then provide a written quotation for further work required.
THE DESIGN PROCESS
Where part or all of a garden is to be designed, the next step is a second visit for Sue to carry out a detailed site survey: measuring the area and assessing other features such as aspect, wind exposure and soil. This visit also provides a good opportunity to revisit discussions from the first meeting, as ideas tend to evolve over time.
Once the survey has been done, Sue usually has all the information required to proceed with drawing up the plans (unless changes are in hand, such as building work). However, for complex sites or where clients wish to look at several options, there is a draft design option where Sue can draw up sketch plans to bring to a further meeting for discussion.
Design: Structure plan
The overall structural plan of the garden is always planned first. This details all hard landscaping such as buildings, patios, paths, water, architectural features, lawn outlines, new trees, and planting areas.
Design: Planting plan
This detailed scale plan features all new plant species and quantities in their exact locations. The planting plan is supplied along with a separate plant list.
Sue can source an extensive range of excellent quality plants, grown at nurseries around the South-West, and supply them at competitive prices.
“Thank you so much for all your hard work on our behalf. I am thrilled with the transformation and know it will only get better!!” Alison Wraith.