By Rachel Gardens

GARDEN DESIGN
ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA

process

Each garden design project I undertake is bespoke, however my process typically follows the following four steps: 

Consult

consult

On the first meeting we will discuss your ideas, preferences, and budget for any changes.

This meeting will be approximately 1-1.5 hrs. The consultation fee (£60) is paid upfront and deducted from the design package upon proceeding.

For virtual design services, the consultation can be on Zoom.

design packages

I can offer a range of packages depending on the project and budget.

1. Bed or border re-design: This is for a single bed that is in need of some attention. Perhaps it is overgrown, or the current shrubs are too large. Maybe you want some colour close to your house?

2. Part-garden design: You might just be looking to re-style your patio area or entertaining space. You might want to re-wild the end of your garden and include a nature area. You might want to build some new seating areas.

3. Full garden design: This is for looking at the whole space, either front or back, (or both if your garden is wrap around).

4. Garden tidy, plus some creativity! If your budget is small, or a few small changes is all that might be needed to transform your space, we may not need the design process. We can tidy, mulch, provide some ideas and creativity and see how the garden evolves!

5. Virtual design: If you are not in the area, that is ok, with you helping with the site survey we can still design your garden!

Garden Design

For packages 1-3 and 5 the first step includes a full or part site survey, assessment of aspect and site characteristics, soil, sun and measurements of the space and current features. This includes identifying existing plants and trees and evaluating the site’s strengths and weaknesses and noting current surfaces and materials. We will also spend more time discussing opportunities and specifics of the brief.

The design process then involves:

For package 4 we will discuss what you want to achieve from you garden and the areas which youd like to change. Your plant preferences and what you feel needs tidying. We will agree a pan of action and over coming sessions the ideas will flow!

We can then offer you:

Bed or border re-design

£ 195 from
  • Consultation
  • Site survey
  • Mood board & inspiration pictures
  • Planting plan
  • Costing & sourcing
  • Planting*
  • Maintenance schedule & aftercare advice*
  • Updates and communication

Part-garden design

£ 495 from
  • Consultation
  • Site survey
  • Style surveys & questionnaires
  • Mood board & inspiration pictures
  • Design concepts
  • Design masterplan
  • Planting plan
  • Costing & sourcing
  • Landscaping*
  • Site monitoring & labour*
  • Planting*
  • Maintenance schedule & aftercare advice*
  • Updates and communication

Full garden design

£ 895 from
  • Consultation
  • Site survey
  • Style surveys & questionnaires
  • Mood board & inspiration pictures
  • Design concepts
  • Design masterplan
  • Planting plan
  • Costing & sourcing
  • Landscaping*
  • Site monitoring & labour*
  • Planting*
  • Maintenance schedule & aftercare advice*
  • Updates and communication

Maintenance with Creativity

£ £30/hr from
  • Consultation
  • Initial garden tidy
  • Ongoing maintenance
  • Inspiration pictures
  • Opportunities and creative ideas
  • Costing & sourcing
  • Landscaping*
  • Site monitoring & labour*
  • Planting*
  • Maintenance schedule & aftercare advice*
  • Updates and communication

With your input and feedback we will develop a master plan which you will be excited to get going with! We will decide together upon materials to suit your budget.

For all services I will provide updates and guidance using whatsapp and am available to talk when needed.

Terms of Engagement here.

Transform gardens

transform

Once the design is approved, we are able to monitor your instructed landscapers whilst the  work is being done.

We have contractors which we can suggest or recommend if you dont have one lined up already and can arrange quotes if necessary. 

Our team will source your plants and carry out necessary border preparation and then planting.