Full Garden Design

STAGE 1 Survey

Any existing structures, trees and other plants, level changes as well as the house and the boundaries of a site need to be recorded to scale in order to understand a gardens unique characteristics and problems before the design process starts. The survey will be carried out by Greenardendesign or by a specialist land surveyor.

STAGE 2 Outline Design

The garden design consists of an outline plan, based on the clients brief, together with supporting visuals to show you how the garden will look. It acts as a discussion document allowing  to present  ideas and talk through any changes you may wish to make as well as being the bluprint for project phasing and further detail design work

Depending on the project we usually prepare a preliminary proposal for discussion before proceeding to the final plan. We will always ensure that the final result of the outline plan reflects what you want to achieve for your garden, therefore sometimes several design solutions need to be discussed.

The final plan will be presented in coloured finish.

STAGE 3 Detail Design

Following the presentation of the final outline plan the design details or working drawings are being prepared. These are construction drawings for elements of hard landscaping in the new garden, i.e. steps, walls, pergolas or water features, site sections and setting out plan.

STAGE 4 Planting Plans

After agreeing on the outline plan we will put together a planting scheme with detailed plants and a plant schedule. The planting plan shows the exact location and spacing of all plants, both new and existing, in the design. An accompanying schedule lists the plant names, sizes and quantities and is used for costing, ordering and setting out the plants.

STAGE 5 Tender Documentation or Description of works

This stage includes specifications or a scope of works schedule that will enable landscape contractors to submit tenders that can be compared for building works and the planting of your garden. If you should require it, we can provide you with a list of 3 reputable contractors to ensure implementing the design to a high quality.


STAGE 6 Monitoring the works

Once a contractor has been appointed we assist in preparing the contract documents. We can work on contract administration, carry out site inspections and certificate payments.


STAGE 7 Planting

After the garden has been constructed Greenardendesign will source, supply and set out all the plants in your garden and organize the planting. We can advise on careful planning at this stage to ensure best results.


STAGE 8 Professional Aftercare

Unlike interior design or in architecture, a garden never stops growing and one of the most satisfying aspects of the job is to provide after care advice to the client for many years after the project is completed. Christine takes pride in re-visiting her gardens as a complimentary service after it has been finished to ensure the graden is looked after in a way it is intended to. She will give advice on pruning and will prepare easy to understand maintenance guidelines to ease you gently into caring for your new garden so you will enjoy it.