Garden Design Process

The Garden Design Process is in three stages:

Garden Design Consultation

  • This is the most important part of the design process.
  • The time when aspirations are heard and the garden’s potential is seen.
  • The available budget is discussed at this stage.

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Stage One: Scaled Garden Design Plan

  • A Design Brief based on discussions at the Consultation
  • A written quotation for the Scaled Garden Design Plan.
  • A written quotation for the Site survey by a land surveyor.
  • Meetings to discuss all your expectations for the garden if required.
  • A meeting to view and discuss rough drawings of the garden.
  • Presentation of final Scaled Garden Design Plan

A Scaled Garden Design Plan for a small garden can start at around £1,400 and be in excess of £4,500 for a large one. The approximate range of a Topographical Survey is between £420 and £1,500 depending on the size and complexity of the site.

Stage Two: Design Works for Construction

  • Written quotation for Stage Three that might include:
  •  Planting Plans (cost of plants is submitted on completion of the plan).
  • Setting Out Plan
  • Construction Drawings.
  • Specification Documents or Scope of Works.
  • Tender Documentation.
  • Meetings with Contractors/Surveyors/Architect.
  • Monitoring Works through to completion.
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Construction Drawing

The cost of building the garden depends on the detail of the design but excluding any large features like ponds or any bespoke items, a mix of hard landscaping and plants works out to around £120 per square metre. The design fee for Stage Three is approximately 15% of the construction cost. Most people like to spend between 5% and 15% of the value of their house, on their garden.

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