The Design Process
As Designers our profession can sometimes consume our whole life. Everyday is an observation of shapes, colours, materials, plants, scale, and inspiration is taken from everywhere. But a Designer’s greatest tool is their imagination; this is the true genius of design, the root of innovation.
As a guide, most projects will follow this five-step process:
We will meet with you on site to ensure we understand the space we are designing, and what your requirements are. Once we have done this we will produce a written brief.
Usually we will carry out a detailed site analysis and make visual records of the site. In some instances this will include a full topographical survey.
Using the information gathered from the consultation and site analysis we will then produce a concept plan to illustrate our design concept for the space.
The next stage is to progress the sketch proposal into a detailed proposal showing planting and landscaping plus details of any bespoke elements such as pergolas or water features. Complex projects may require a detailed landscape specification document.
At this stage the garden landscaping process can begin, the garden design becomes a reality.
We can provide a full or partial project management service, or act as a professional advisor.