Every garden is unique, and we approach every garden design project meticulously, planning each stage and season in detail. The process detailed below is an overview, and is tailored to each individual, so some stages may not be necessary for you.
The whole process starts with an informal meeting with you and your family. Unlike some designers, we do not charge a fee to visit with you. We talk and walk through the garden discussing your plans and hopes. If possible we like to meet with all the household so we can hear everyone’s ideas; this also gives us a chance to ensure the whole family’s needs are taken into account. We discuss and agree the scope of the project, along with indications of fees and budget.
If your garden is to be re-planned or designed, we charge a fee to cover the time spent on the necessary site survey and producing scale sketch layouts of our ideas. During this process we consider material options, suitable plants for the soil and situation and broadly cost the various elements of the project. We then arrange a mutually convenient time to present the plans to you.
As we design our gardens, we are planning how best to install them and how to help you care for it afterwards. Once the new layout is agreed and costs confirmed, we ask for a deposit to secure a date. When we commence a garden design project, we complete it in a timely fashion. If phased works have been agreed, we provide commencement and projected completion dates for each phase.
Without exception, we receive great feedback from the clients we work with. When works are underway, some clients follow every step with interest, whilst some hide in the house waiting to be surprised! We work so closely with our clients, that each garden, whether a one-off garden design or planned restoration and development project, becomes personal to every member of the team. Our aim is for every single client to be absolutely overjoyed.
Your garden should not cost the planet, and Mary Mary are mindful of any impact on the environment. Using sustainable materials, actively recycling, and devising schemes and designs to support our natural fauna, we aim to support the natural environment without blowing the budget.
There are general industry standard formulas that can be applied to provide a guideline of costs, but realistically, how much would you spend if you were building an extra room on your house or redecorating and furnishing an existing one? A garden project should be approached as an investment that will enhance your life and your property. We represent value for money as we specify quality materials for longevity and we design gardens for life.
The team who dream up your new garden are the ones who make the dream a reality.