Landscape Designer Essex
With a ‘hands on’ approach, passion and flair, a lead designer, Karolyn and her highly qualified team will ensure that your new garden is professionally designed and expertly built under our watchful eye, without fuss, leaving you a wonderful garden to love and enjoy. We work collaboratively with our clients, will listen carefully to your design brief and will ensure your project is delivered on time and on budget.
We provide a comprehensive range of design related services through the design stages to project management of the construction work. Because each project and client are unique, our friendly professional service is bespoke, matched to your individual needs and budget, recognising that while some clients will require our full range of services, others will prefer to commission only certain elements or stages within the design process.
We also offer garden maintenance services within the same geographical area. Our maintenance team are trained horticulturalists and will keep your garden looking tip top, whatever the season.
Our Process – Five Steps to Your Dream Garden
STEP 1: Second Consultation/Client Brief/Survey/Site Analysis
As a first step, we sit down with you to discuss your desires and needs; how you use and view your garden space; and what features you’d like to include. We photograph and measure your garden, take plant inventories and analyse all the information to inform the design process. We always ask you to check our understanding of the brief, so there are opportunities to add or amend any part of it before we start the design work.
STEP 2: Sketch Proposals/ Final Design Proposal
Once the design brief has been approved, our design team gets to work. We then meet to present to you bespoke sketch proposals for your consideration, showing scaled design layouts and visuals of design ideas, features, finishes, materials and planting. When you are completely satisfied with our proposals we can move ahead and finalise the plans and documentation.
STEP 3: Planting Plan / Build Documentation
With the design approved we will prepare the additional documentation required—this will usually include construction drawings, setting out plan, written specification, planting plans and schedules. We prepare a pricing document on which our contractor can base his quote. It may sound like a lot of paperwork, but our process is designed to be smooth, tailored, and ensure a hassle-free build phase!
STEP 4: Build - Project Management
We work closely with experienced and highly-skilled contractors to ensure your new garden is delivered on time, on the budget, and to plan in every respect. We manage the build throughout so you can have complete peace of mind that the whole project is in the hands of professionals from start to finish. When the hard landscape is finished, we personally source and deliver the plants and undertake the planting work, leaving you with a beautiful outdoor space to use and enjoy.
Step 5 - After Care: Enjoying your new garden
A garden is a living, organic space and we are delighted to be able to offer an aftercare package to suit your needs—this can be weekly, monthly or seasonal visits to make certain your new garden looks its best all year round, from its earliest days through to maturity.