James has a Foundation Degree in Garden Design, a National diploma in Horticulture and over 15 years hands on experience creating beautiful landscaped surroundings. Our garden design and builds have won awards and we are dedicated to providing the same level of service on every project.
Once you have made contact. We arrange an intial consultation for James to meet you and discuss your dream garden. During the visit James will listen to your ideas and proposals, he will then make suggestions about the design theme and any solutions regarding any differcult site conditions. All this infomation will help to create a design brief for James to create your new landscaped driveway or garden. A survey of the garden is completed so that a scaled drawing produced.
Once all the surveying infomation regarding your garden has been collected, two concept designs will be produced. allowing you to visulaise the final layout of your garden. A final garden design drawing allows us to provide detailed quotation of the garden works.
Once you have confirmed you would like to continue with the build we will set a date for the works to commence. The project will be managed so we can carry out the work in a efficient manner whilst minimising disruption to your daily life.
The vast majority of the cost involved in transforming your garden is taken up by the hard landscaping, or garden build. Installing a new garden should be thought of as an investment in your property, and a realistic budget to consider would be between 4-10% of the value of your home. For a home worth £200,000 that would mean a build budget of between £8,000 and £20,000.
This figure is on a par with the cost involved in installing a new conservatory or kitchen, and there is an equivalent amount of work involved. While this might sound like a substantial investment, consider the return – Ian Stuart, of Savills Estate Agents, wrote in the Financial Times that a designed garden can add 10-15% to the saleability of your home.
We have one overriding objective when working with you: to deliver the best possible garden for your money. For us to do that we need a realistic budget figure to work with. Your budget figure will directly influence the choice of layout and materials in the designs we present to you, and it is very difficult to meet your expectations without one.
It is possible to work within a budget range. In this instance we would present a design with different price options based on differing levels of finish.
If you are committed to transforming your garden but don’t have the full amount available it is possible to build your garden in stages. The first thing to do is to commission the design plans and have the garden build fully costed. Then you can decide which parts you can afford to have built now and which could wait until some time in the future. We would be happy to provide you with advice on staging the build.