Julia Cady Cottage Garden Designs
The Design Process
- If you are contemplating a complete or partial redesign, please talk to me about how you would like me to work with you. Some clients like to be very involved, others less so. A typical redesign could involve the following
- Getting to know the site Before embarking on a project I will study your plot and its setting, and ask you about your preferences and practical requirements so that your new garden makes the most of the site and is just
as you would like it to be.
- Initial visual plan A coloured, annotated draft plan, prepared after a site survey, can bring a proposed new scheme to life and help you assess the effect of changing your garden
without making expensive mistakes on the ground.
- Detailed design and planting plans Only after a new design is agreed does detailed work begin. Specifications, construction drawings and large-scale planting plans can be prepared as necessary. A working brief like
this allows the job to be properly costed and ensures that contractors understand your requirements exactly.
- Hard landscaping The built part of a garden (such as paving, walls and structures like fences, arches and pergolas) has its place, of course, but spending a fortune on it may be less necessary than you think.
I can suggest appropriate, sustainable and cost-effective solutions to suit the plot and blend with your house, based on your preferences, practical requirements and budget.
- Planting If you wish, I can compile a complete plant list for the project, source and obtain quotations for the plants, and make arrangements for delivery and planting.