We start the garden design process with an on-site visit to determine your requirements and to analyze your site, its good and bad points plus its potential. Special attention is given to its position in relation to its surroundings. For example, can views be framed and the landscape "borrowed", or should the emphasis be on seclusion with the interest maintained within the garden?
Once we have completed the research stage of the project, we develop the Preliminary Design Plans. These plans show the general layout of the garden, locations for all proposed site elements (and existing site features that are to remain) such as walkways, water features, patios, fences, and planting.
After developing the Preliminary Design Plans, we will schedule a review meeting. We will present you with the plans, explaining our ideas and how we have put them together. After the review meeting we will refine our concepts to address any concerns you may have.
We will refine one of the alternative Preliminary Design Plans or use a combination of the two concepts to establish the final Master Plan depicting the aesthetic design of your garden.
We will fine-tune all the detailed elements that make up your garden. Notes will identify hardscape features (e.g., walkways, water features, and stairways) and general type of plant materials.
Depending on the complexity of your garden, the Design Package may also include:
Layout Plan – precise measurements of all areas, and distances
Planting Plan – quantity, variety, size, and location of all plants
Paving Plan – materials and patterns
Landscape Lighting Plan - specifying types of outdoor lighting fixtures and their positions
Detail Drawings – for custom-made fences, gates, structures, walls, stairs, etc.