One to One Garden Design Consultancy Service
For those who want guidance upon how to reform part of their garden themselves, or wish to gradually update their garden over time, our Consultancy program will be ideal.
Our garden consultant, will visit you in your garden and spend the necessary time with you to discuss all the ideas or dilemmas you have.
He will walk round the garden with you to get the ‘Feel’ of the space and then sit with you to discuss the things you would like and those that may irritate you. He will offer ideas that might bring a new perspective to the design of the garden and work out a plan with you to accommodate them.
The best thing is, that while going around the garden you can make as many notes you wish because nothing is left untouched. By recording where ‘North’ is he will be able to suggest appropriate planting to the different areas of the garden.
Our company philosophy is to keep up to date with new materials and how best to implement them so during the time with you we will be able to suggest materials that possibly you have never even thought of.
The first and foremost discussion will be on what you want from your garden. A person wanting to generate an old English garden to one that wishes to use the space for entertaining with minimal attendance are poles apart.
The best thing is the open discussion. Nothing is left out so ask as many questions as you like. Whether it is about what can go where and the best materials for it. You are welcome to list all the information plus general comments regarding the ideal depth for a structure’s foundation or the ideal material to make sure it’s right for its placement.
The Ideal plant is always based upon the type and condition of the soil. Beautiful blue hydrangeas and azaleas will need acidic soil and a smoke tree will grow best in an alkaline soil.
Perennials used to be planted in a rotation of colour. Red – Blue – White and so on. Now we prefer drifts of one plant or grass with a focal point such as a sculpture or proud Agapanthus. Companion planting can be discussed or a choice of structured plants that enjoy the shade. Just think. A drift of Miscanthus swaying in the breeze in a lovely deep border with purple Verbena bonariensis peeping over at the back and light Allium clusters along the front of the border. To make it a dream border set a sculpture in the centre of the Miscanthus to grab one’s attention as you pass.
Water features add interest and emit a calmness that is ideal near a seating area or as a focal point on view from a window. Today there are numerous types of garden water-features from the classic stone figure to the modern water rain archway.
Just think of sitting under a lovely modern pergola enhanced by a raised bed with well-spaced Buxus sempervirens. Plus, a shallow water rill running along close by with submerged lighting to extend the time in the garden through the evening.
We know that in today’s urban housing areas gardens are becoming smaller and to gain as much as we can out of them is a troublesome dilemma.
That’s what our Consultancy is all about. We bring our experience and our ideas so you can be assured that by the time we leave, you will have a completely new understanding upon what you can achieve in your garden.
Our Consultancy fee is just £346.00 inclusive of travel within 50 miles radius of Bicester so whether you live in Cheltenham or Windsor there are no surprises.
We believe in a full day’s work so you can be assured that if you wish us to be with you by 9am in the morning we will be there.
Everything is included in our consultancy fee – there is no ‘I’m sorry’ or ‘Oh that’s extra’ We want you to gain from our time with you and when you are happy, we’re happy – Simple.