Design Process Caroline Harrison Garden Design

Initial Visit

This is a free one-two hour consultation where I can view the site and we can discuss your requirements and budget for your garden. After this meeting I will send you my proposal in writing along with a firm quotation for all design work needed.

Site Survey

This is an accurate plan of your garden, showing all level changes, garden structures and existing trees. I can provide a full site survey of simple gardens, but would recommend the use of a local surveyor for larger gardens with distinct slopes or large numbers of trees.

Design Stage

Initially I will produce a sketch of the proposed design for your approval. I will then provide you with a hand-drawn design, which can be shown in a 3-D form and in colour. Once you are completely happy with the design I can provide the necessary construction drawings and plans.
Designs can be illustrated by 3D drawings
...or by 2D drawings.

Planting Plan

A planting plan provides a detailed guide to where each tree, shrub or plant will be situated within the garden. The plan predicts how much space each plant will need for the next 3-5 years. Plants are chosen to suit the aspect (how much sun) soil conditions and style of the garden. Plants are sourced through local trade nurseries offering a wide variety of plants and a considerable saving to you. Planting plans are also available as a separate service and do not need to be in conjunction with a full design.

Construction Drawings

Detailed construction drawings and a written specification are essential for the smooth implementation of the design and when taking the project to tender. We can then find the most suitable contractor for your particular design needs and ensure the best value for money for you.

Garden Maintenance

To ensure your beautiful new garden remains healthy I can provide you with a maintenance plan. I can also recommend several experienced local people offering garden maintenance services.

Project Monitoring

Once the contractors are appointed I am able to monitor the construction of the project on your behalf. This can be useful for more complex projects and for clients who are very busy. This service can assist a smooth implementation of the build and provide essential communication between contractors and client.

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