I am currently only taking on a very limited number of in-person design projects in the Trossachs and Edinburgh.
DESIGN TIME ESTIMATE
After an initial garden visit I will give you an estimate of how long I think a design will take before you commission me to start designing. This first visit is a chance to have a chat with you about what you want from your garden, and for me to see the space. I charge £30.00 per hour for design time and 25p per mile travelled for site visits (not including the initial visit, which I do not charge for)
DESIGN AND QUOTE
I will then email you the designs and planting lists for you to have a look at, along with a quote for any landscaping, prep, planting and sourcing of all materials and plants involved in the plans. Any changes that you may want will be agreed at this stage and if you choose to go ahead with the design we can discuss dates for the work to begin.
LANDSCAPING AND PLANTING
If landscaping is required (tree removal, tree planting, paths to be laid, walls or seating to be built, borders dug and prepared) I work with an excellent local Edinburgh landscaper. His team will carry out this work and I will check in with him to see how everything is going. Once they have finished then I will lay out the plants. Depending on the scale of the project and time constraints I will either do the planting myself or will hand over to one of a few local and knowledgeable horticulturalists with whom I’ve worked before.
You might want any mixture of the following options:
GARDEN LAYOUT A design for your new garden layout drawn to scale. PLANT LIST A bespoke plant list including suggested quantities, but no sketch for their positioning within the garden, this is a good option if you are keen to retain some creative control of the design. I will tailor the plant list to the conditions of your garden. I may need to divide the list into sections for planting within different parts of your garden, for example ‘plants for the north facing border’, ‘plants for the pond’ or ‘plants for your rockery’
PLANT LIST AND PLANTING DESIGN A bespoke plant list including suggested quantities and a labelled sketch for their position for planting within the borders (whether new or pre-existing).
CARE PLAN FOR GARDEN A personalised document with information on how to care for each individual plant in your bespoke design.
LANDSCAPING, PLANTING AND PLANTS A quote for carrying out all landscaping and planting required including the sourcing and costs of all plants and other materials required in the plan.