GARDEN DESIGN AND CREATION
Have you decided that your garden needs more than ‘just a lick of paint’ but are a bit concerned about the cost of hiring a professional garden designer, and the landscapers you have contacted don't offer planting design?
My service falls somewhere between that of a professional garden designer and a builder/landscaper. My focus is on the plants and, although happy to produce an outline design for hard features (patio, path, pond etc.), I leave the construction details to your chosen landscaper.
We start with a free initial visit when you tell me about what you want to achieve, and I give you a price for my design work. I measure the garden, take photographs and go home to start putting my ideas on paper.
First of all, if needed, I produce a design for the hard features, so that you can get quotes from landscapers.
Then, I come back with my tools, roll up my sleeves and give your garden 'a good once-over'. This gives me a chance to get to know your garden really well, and we have more opportunities to discuss the project. With all that knowledge, I produce an approximate planting plan - and go shopping for you. The final design comes together at the planting time, when we can both see all the plants 'in the flesh'.
It may become necessary to delay the planting until the landscaper has finished his part of the project.
Finally, to help you look after your new garden, I will spend an hour or so with you explaining what to do or, alternatively, you can purchase a written maintenance plan. If still unsure, just give me a call or send an email.
If a whole-garden revamp is what you need, please get in touch.
"Eva provided a excellent layout design, recommended and supplied the new plants and lawn extension and carried out all the planting, often whilst giving advice on future maintenance requirements. I am delighted with the overall result and have no hesitation in recommending her" Barrie D. Gillingham