Professional Garden Designer - Worcestershire, Warwickshire, The Midlands and The Cotswolds
Fully trained in Fine Art, Garden Design and Royal Horticultural Society Advanced Certificate.
Lecturer for the RHS at Pershore College
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Before work can begin on a design it is necessary to carry out a site survey.  This  includes plotting the orientation of the garden, measuring the existing boundaries, taking levels (if necessary) and reviewing the existing trees and plants as well as any other relevant features.  This is an important stage to the design process as it enables the designer to examine the garden in detail.  It is also essential to have an accurate base plan from which to work from to avoid problems when it comes to the build.

Once the above information has been gathered then the process of designing can begin.  At this stage the brief from the client is crucial to the success of the design.  A sketch design is drawn (usually in pencil) for discussion purposes with the client and any changes are made. 

After the client is happy with the concept plan, a master plan is produced. This is a detailed ink drawing which is fully coloured and shows the garden in plan view, indicating both the soft and hard landscaping features.

A specification document will accompany the masterplan which will detail the materials to be used along with any
construction drawings should they be necessary.

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Detailed planting is not specified on the masterplan as this is shown on a planting plan.

An artistic impression is a very effective way of helping the client to visualize a design.  These can be in the form of perspective drawings, elevations or axonometric.

Once the design is agreed you have options as to how you proceed with the work.  You may choose to carry out the job yourself or employ your own landscaper.

The Gardensmith is associated with a reputable professional landscaper and can give the client a competitive quote to carry out the work.

I also offer a Project Management Service where I make visits to the garden during the build and check the progress, give advice and help with material choices.  I also am involved with the final planting and finishing of the garden so that it resembles the original design as closely as possible.  There is a charge for this service of 10% of the final build cost.

The Gardensmith offers a supply service of quality plants.  If you are struggling to find a certain plant then we can find it for you.  From large specimen trees to hedging whips and herbaceous perennials to quality shrubs. Because of our contacts with overseas growers the plants supplied are always top quality and normally more competitively priced than retail.

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Last updated March 2009