After intial contact, we will arrange to meet on site to discuss your requirements. If time is short, I can send a short questionnaire to complete prior to our meeting.
Depending on where you live, there may be a charge to cover time and travel expenses.
Next, a client brief and design proposal will be compiled with a breakdown of the design fee. This ensures your needs are met and understood. Once this is agreed we can move to the next stage.
This will involve measuring the space, analysing the soil and charting the aspect. We will look at features to be retained or removed. For larger or more complicated sites, I will arrange for a specalist survey to be done. If you have an architect's plan of your property, these can also be used.
These first outline sketches will help you to decide on a prefered shape and uses of space before we add in the details. At this stage we will develop ideas, amending where necessary, building towards your indivdual style.
The final presentation plan is a scaled drawing showing the garden layout, detailing all hard landscaping, chosen structures and features. This may include sections and elevations of key features making them easier to visualise.
Once the plan is approved it can be sent out to landscape contractors for estimates. At this stage you can pay for the plan alone or engage us to oversee the project on your behalf. If you decide to continue with us, The Plantsmith will liase between yourself and the contractors making sure they understand the design brief and that the job is within their capabilities.
Maintenance & Mentoring
Many of our clients choose to keep the Plantsmith on for regular care and ongoing gardening support: