What we do
From gardens in the country and city, public parks, school and hospital gardens and show-home developments through to roof terraces, large and small. Jo has been recognised through numerous garden and landscaping awards as one of the country’s top ten garden designers.
Our Design Process in Five Stages
A first meeting with a client on-site ensures we fully understand the space, exploring and understanding their vision for the garden and how it will connect and sit within its surroundings.
Identify opportunities along with any potential constraints or planning requirements that may need addressing as well as establish desired timescales.
Consideration is given to the need for third party involvement such as specialist suppliers, contractors, and consultants.
Full topographical survey (where necessary) of existing site including landforms, plants, buildings, structures and utilities.
Sketches and ideas on how the space flows and relates to its surroundings form the starting point for conversations in the next meeting.
Drafting preliminary design options to include illustrations often using various media and hand rendering, a materials mood-board, aerial and three-dimensional views.
Meetings with client to present and discuss concepts, project timescales and budgets.
Progress the sketch proposal into a Masterplan incorporating plans and illustrations.
A series of drawings. These include hard layout and setting-out plans.
Designs also for construction details such as bespoke gates, pergolas, water features, fences, walls and steps.
Now begins the physical realisation of the vision.
Consult with appropriate authorities and planning consultants and identify potential third party contractors and suppliers.
Advanced procurement of specimen plants.
Obtain quotations and management of tender process for potential contractors and suppliers.
Review quotations and timescales with client.
A full or partial project management service or acting in an advisory capacity ensures a perfect collaboration between the garden design team, specialist contractors or consultants.
Sourcing and procurement of plants.
Coordination of build activities, contractors, and suppliers with optional site visits and progress inspections.
On successful completion and hand-over of the project we are able to provide a garden maintenance schedule for you or your gardener, we are often invited to revisit a garden annually or at more regular intervals in an advisory capacity.