A garden’s functionality comes from a clear layout and structure. A garden’s personality and beauty comes from the plants.
We can develop planting designs for your entire garden, or a few key areas. We focus on selecting the right plant for the right place. We pay great attention to details of colour, fragrance, ongoing care, availability and seasonal interest. We also consider the effects of time, making sure you don’t end up with an overcrowded garden in a few years time. Most importantly, we don’t forget your budget.
The planting plan is prepared to scale and will include existing plants as well as new plants. The plan will show plant spacings and quantities so it is easy for anyone to follow to set the plants out on site. We also prepare a plant list detailing names, quantities and the recommended grade to purchase. We also provide you with a plant palette providing example images of each plant so you can understand how they will look together. We often include sketches or visual representations to show the look. We present the plan to you in person, and talk it through in detail. We leave this plan with you for as long as you want, so that you may think it through at your leisure, and make a list of any amendments you want. We then complete these changes for you and finalise the details of the plan.
We also provide provide a plant sourcing and supply service and can make good recommendations on how to break your planting into stages.