Garden Design

At Classic Gardens our team can work with you to design your dream garden

Whether it’s a more established look using mature plants or a contemporary space to relax and entertain with the use of more modern materials we can cater to your every need.

There are 5 stages to the design process at Classic Gardens, starting with the initial consultation and ending with planting plans and construction details. We can also provide a project monitoring service, which offers peace of mind, should you wish to use your own contractors to build the project.

1. Free Initial consultation

To start the design process a brief is taken from the client, listening carefully to any ideas you may have about the feel and mood of your new garden.
The client may or may not wish to be involved in the design process. If you have any images showing preferred materials or planting styles please show them to us now as the more information obtained during this meeting, the more bespoke a design can be produced. It is also very helpful at this stage if the client has an idea of their proposed budget. Lastly, we will bring some examples of our work for you to see.

2. Site survey

At this stage Classic Gardens undertakes an initial survey of the site and the adjoining property. Site measurements are taken and any existing structural elements are mapped. Site access, topography, orientation, utility services and soil type are also noted.

3. Concept designs

Following the initial consultation and site survey, we will produce a concept plan, proposed design and present to the client for approval. At this stage our designer will also bring along samples of any materials they think will be appropriate to use in the construction of the garden.

4. Presentation plans & detailed quotation

Any amendments to the concept plans are presented to the client at this stage along with a specification-style quote showing a complete breakdown of the proposed works.

5. Construction details & planting plans

Where complicated or bespoke features/structures have been included in a project, to aid the landscape contractor in constructing a feature correctly we can provide detailed construction drawings that show the technical details, dimensions, exploded views, etc of that feature. These can then be issued to the contractor for tendering and construction purposes. The planting plan shows the chosen position for all the trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, grasses, ferns and bulbs used in the garden. The plants are included on a plant schedule which shows their Latin names, quantities and sizes; a short form planting specification is also shown on the plan.