Primary Planning Visit

This is the most popular garden design service I offer. It is an ideas session, a 'big picture' session, which provides essential hard landscaping layout plans and a modicum of planting suggestions. We discuss your specific needs, any wild ideas, any particular problems and any limitations.

Then I work outside, surveying the site and drawing up a number of design options that will give you a garden that will meet your needs, be easy to maintain, and will look great throughout the year.

In the last part of this visit we work together, discussing these design options and selecting the elements you like best. By the end of the visit we have a master plan for your garden, showing: steps; paving; retaining walls; planting areas; any features such as a pergola or a pond; and some suggestions for focal points and structural planting.

If you are doing your own landscaping the drawings from this visit will be perfect for you to work from. In many cases they are equally satisfactory for a competent landscaper to work from, as the dimensions are accurately to scale and all the relevant levels are marked in. 80% of my clients work from the Primary Plans.

These visits are usually 3 or 4 hours long and charged by the hour plus mileage. They can be extended, on the day, should you want more detail, or if, for example, you decide you want both back AND front designed. Please call for a no obligations quote.