The Process

Here at Horticolous Landscape & Garden Design we offer clients a garden design service tailored to their individual needs. We see every design opportunity as unique, and work closely with our clients to create stylish and functional solutions for their outdoor space. We pride ourselves on designing a garden for you, working in harmony with the landscape that surrounds you and the architecture local to you.

We know everyone is different and we are happy to try and help you in any way we can. The services listed will give you some idea of how we can work. You can choose one or all of the services we offer, to whatever level you would like, to make your hopes and dreams become a reality.

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Consultation & Advice

Usually the starting point is a consultation visit, where we will come out to visit you in your garden. The visit can be used to discuss ideas and obtain advice and will leave you with plenty of positive suggestions for ways to improve the garden.

If you like, we can prepare a report about the visit to remind you what was suggested.

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Initial Consultation & Client Brief

In order to take the project further and move onto the next stage it is important for us to gain a solid brief for your garden design, it is important for us to understand what you want from your outdoor space, as well as get an understanding of your likes and dislikes. At this meeting we discuss colour schemes, styles, tastes, materials and budget so that we are able to produce a garden design proposal that you will be delighted with.

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Site Survey & Analysis

If you would like us to provide accurate drawings for your garden redesign, we will need a detailed analysis of your site, informing us of land levels, location of services,  aspect,  and all site measurements, soil type, views and vistas  and features to keep, enhance, hide, remove and relocate. The survey is usually carried out by a land surveyor although for smaller sites we can carry this out for you.

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Design Proposal

In this creative stage we will use form, shape and colour to best advantage as well as paying particular attention to the hard landscaping materials such as paving, fencing, sculpture, planters or structures.

At this stage we will produce the concept and design ideas and draw, by hand, the plans and drawings to give a real and organic impression of our proposals. Plans will be drawn to scale from the survey and the information you have given to us when we took your brief. This is the exciting bit, where you get an idea of what your new garden will look like. We can also contract out to a specialist the imputing of those designs onto the computer, if you would prefer a computer aided drawing, who will have the skills to produce this quickly and effectively for you.

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Construction Detailing

Once you have accepted the garden design proposal detailed drawings are completed, again by hand, specifications and approximate costs are produced in order for us to ensure that the garden is built as outlined within your design proposal.

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Planting Plans & Schedules

Every plant is chosen to suit your preferences and the conditions in the garden. It is important that plants complement the garden, its situation, surrounding factors and the materials used in the construction of the garden as well as looking good together.

Planting plans can be offered, produced and presented in colour including all individual plant names and locations. Schedules can be produced listing plants, quantities and sizes, which are used for sourcing and pricin

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Construction & Project Monitoring

We are extremely pleased to be able to offer you our very own construction team, led by Mark Lippiatt, to source materials, construct and build the design. By having an in house team who has been involved in the design process from the start we can ensure that the garden we propose is built to the correct specifications and standard and with the vision we had intended from the outset. This service ensures you experience minimal stress and hassle, as we take on every aspect of managing the build.

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We manage your plant deliveries and count in and check the quality of the plants. We then set them out according to the planting plan and organise the planting for you with our very own team led by Lynn Riches.

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We would love to hear from you about how we can help with your garden design or landscaping project. To book an initial design consultation or discuss a landscaping project please drop us an email, give us a call or use the contact form below.

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