After the initial enquiry, I will organise a meeting to walk around the garden and discuss your garden requirements. During this visit I will establish a garden design brief, that will enable me to develop a garden design concept, understanding the clients functional needs and style preferences. During this visit, my portfolio of previous garden design projects will be shown.
To correctly design a garden, an accurate survey of the existing site must first be produced. I can normally undertake the garden survey during this initial consultation. If the garden is large, with complex level changes I would suggest the services of a professional landscape surveyor. I have worked closely with several land survey companies in the past and can arrange this for you.
From the survey, I will produce several concept designs based on the survey and initial consultation. These drawings are not the finished article. They are in sketch form (line drawing) showing interesting shapes, hard and soft landscaping areas and existing structures, etc. These drawings are designed to be changed and revised with as much input from the client as is needed.
Once this concept design work has been amended with the client, I will produced a scaled drawing showing the design, including hard and soft landscaping areas. The drawing will be fully annotated, explaining the designed areas and key planting areas. A mood board will also be produced, showing paving, planting and garden structure that I have suggested.
Flora Garden Design also undertakes hard landscaping. We will provide you with a competitive, transparent estimate based on the garden design masterplan. The estimate will show number of days, all materials to be used and a description of scope of works.
An aftercare report can be prepared on request, detailing aftercare requirements for all plants in your garden, and can be invaluable for future reference for either yourself or a professional gardener. This will be presented to you via email and can be easily revised when new plants are added, etc.
We offer a regular maintenance service throughout Surrey, whether its regular maintenance you're after or a less frequent package. We will be able to help keep your garden looking healthy all year round.