Garden DesignThe Garden Design Process involves the following key stages:
- Initial Consultation
Rufus will meet with the Client at the property to discuss initial ideas and preferences. He will then draw up a Brief for the Design together with a Design Fee Estimate.
- Site Survey
A Site Survey will be carried out to establish details such existing levels and garden features, aspect, boundaries, soil type and site access.
Initial Concepts will be presented in the form of mood boards or sketch schemes, and once agreement is reached with the Client as to the direction of the project, the Design will be drawn up in the form of a Masterplan, which will detail all the various features of the design such as areas of hard landscaping, planting, lawns, trees and garden features. For more complex projects, construction drawings and 3D models will be created.
- Planting Plan
The Planting Plan will detail plant types, sizes, quantities and locations. Planting design and selection will be based on form, texture, seasons of interest and colour as well as horticultural considerations such as aspect, soil type and long term maintenance requirements.
- Project Management
Once the Design work is completed, Rufus can project manage the implementation of the new garden, organising all aspects of the construction process in conjunction with a team of long-term, highly professional and experienced contractors. Rufus also offers this Project Management service to other Garden Designers and Landscape Architects.