Garden Design

Garden Design Sussex in East and West Sussex

Establishing what makes your dream garden is the most important part of the design process. Your vision, aspirations and dreams provide the blueprint for your garden design. Through an on site ‘meet the family’ chat we will familiarise ourselves with your project, to establish and capture the essence of your dream garden. We offer our services across the South East: Our Garden Design Sussex services across East and West Sussex.

The Garden Design Sussex Process:

The Garden Design Sussex Initial Consultation.

Once your Garden Design Sussex enquiry has been received, we will make contact and arrange an on site meeting to get acquainted, assess the site and agree the brief. This meeting can last between 1 and 4 hours depending on the size and complexity of the site, and during the meeting we will fill in a client survey form, tour the garden and also talk through any ideas you may already have including any photos or samples and incorporate them into the design brief. We will discuss any irrigation requirements, water storage, play areas, raised borders and other additions to a garden.

Following the initial consultation, we will contact you, usually within a week to confirm the brief, the design fee, and the terms of engagement. The design fee will be dependent on a range of factors including the size, location and complexity of the site.

If you decide to proceed, we will sign a contract agreement outlining the terms above before moving on to the next stage.

The Garden Design Sussex Site Survey.

The next stage is to arrange a survey of the garden. This involves taking accurate measurements, including all existing features, changes in levels, soil samples, and also identifying problem areas such as services, drainage issues, tree roots etc.  This may take several hours depending on the complexity and size of the garden, and if it is a particularly large or challenging project, we may enlist the services of a Chartered land surveyor, or structural engineer, although this will be outlined in the contract agreement beforehand.

The Garden Design Sussex Concept Plans.

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Using all the information gathered from the the client survey and the site survey we will begin the first draft or the ‘concept plan‘.  This will be a plan of the garden showing the general layout of the new garden including retained existing features, and the new features such as paths, patios, lawns, planted areas etc. We will also use visuals such as concept boards, material samples and depending on client requirements, present 3D images to help bring the design to life.

This will all be presented at the next agreed meeting, where we will talk through in detail any issues arising and minor amendments to make.  I suggest at this stage that you keep the plans for a week or so to really examine them and think them over before committing to the garden design Sussex.

Minor amendments are included in the design fee but should you wish to change the original brief at this stage, the work will be re-priced accordingly.
Once the concept plan has been approved and signed off and you wish to proceed, we move on to the next stage.

The Garden Design Sussex Planting Plan.

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The planting plan is almost always the most time consuming element of the design process, and as such is priced according to the complexity of the site. However, cost of the planting plan will be outlined in the design fee.  This plan will show exactly how the garden is to be planted up and will show the exact location of each plant, the name of each plant and also the size of each plant.

Garden Design Sussex – The final design plans.

This set of drawings include the concept plan showing the new design for the garden, the planting plan, and detailed construction drawings with specification of construction methods, all relevant survey details and the specification of materials to be used.

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