Garden design Bristol, Somerset & London
Full drawing package
The end to end process usually involves the stages outlined below. You may prefer to choose some but not all of them, and there is no need to commit beyond one stage at a time.
First meeting: Viewing your garden with you, discussing how you and your household would like to use it, your practical needs and aspirations. Assessment of the garden's potential and any significant limitations.
Survey: Measuring the space, marking out boundaries, utilities, hard landscaping and any structures and planting that will remain in place. Undertaken in person for smaller gardens; however where the garden is large or has complex level changes, a Chartered Land Surveyor may need to be appointed.
Outline Plan: Designs for the new space, including (as appropriate) planting beds, position and size of trees and shrubs, paths, patios, terraces, water features and ponds, vertical structures, services and practical facilities. Additional drawings may include perspective impressions and sections / elevations. This is an iterative process from initial pencil sketches to final masterplan.
Planting Plan(s): Planting Plans show the exact positioning of every plant to be included in the new scheme, at their average projected size three years from planting, and are supported by details of purchase sizes and quantities.
Construction Details: According to client and landscaper requirements. Sections/elevations, hard landscaping details, features and setting out drawings to support the construction of the garden to the desired finish.
The final plans, scoping and specifications are then made available for your chosen plant nursery and/or landscape construction team.