Planting Design

You may love the existing layout of your garden but the plants within your borders lack impact and cohesion, or they just seem to ‘expire’! I can offer beautiful planting schemes, based on your plant preferences and style, so that you can relax and watch your plants thrive with minimal effort on your part. I will place the right plants in the right place and I’ll tailor the design to your overall taste.

The Process

Stage 1 – Introduction

An initial introduction at the client’s property to discuss the client’s objectives, view the area to be designed and to explain the design process to the client.

A summary brief is then sent back to you outlining the fee structure and the design process.

Stage 2 – Detailed Consultation and Site Survey

A second meeting will take place at your property. During this meeting we will complete a questionnaire about your plant preferences and I will take notes. This session takes up to an hour.

A site survey will be undertaken whereby I will measure your borders, note the aspect of your garden, take soil samples for analysis of PH and quality. I will also take plenty of photos for reference. From this survey an accurate, scaled planting design will be produced.

Stage 3 – Designs Produced

The planting plan is presented to the client, showing all the elements of your new borders detailing every new plant to be used, the location, quantity and estimated cost for plants. 3D images can be produced if requested.

Stage 4 – Planting

I source plants from reputable nurseries that regularly supply RHS Flower Shows and other major horticultural events. Your new plants will be of the highest quality and will have been carefully selected on your behalf. My love of plants means that I pay special attention to the final touches of your design and I aim to plant all of the plants myself. If a larger budget is available, I can supply more mature plants for immediate impact.