Here is an example of how the design process works. There may be slight variations depending on the scale of the project.
An initial meeting takes place in the garden in question, to discuss your wishes, approximate budget, take photographs and to present our portfolio. A written proposal is then submitted, outlining the brief, approximate schedule and a fee to develop the design.
Except for small urban gardens, a survey is required before design work can start. This can be arranged by us.
From the design proposal, initial ideas are then presented in 2D or plan format. Hard landscaping choices and planting schemes are discussed in general. Liaison is made with council planning departments, structural engineers, architects, lighting specialists etc. as required.
With feedback from the Concept stage, ideas are developed into a more detailed design to be presented in 3D. At this point a budget for the project can be finalised.
Specification and Tender
Contractors are invited to tender for the job of building the garden. Additional technical drawings are produced if required. We will guide you through the tender process and advise which contractors to use.
The garden is built according to the specification. The project and all contractors are managed throughout this stage by us.
Once built and planted, the garden is handed over to you and a suitable maintenance company is appointed, if required. We remain available for further advice or development of the garden.