Plant Design

Initial consultation

We discuss your ideas for the garden and what you would like. You may only want a section of the garden redesigned, I can work to meet I can work to whatever your needs are. Is there any particular style you like such as Cottage garden, contemporary with formal planting, do you have an area that naturally lends itself to being a Woodland area or do you need it to be low maintenance? Further detail about plants and colour are also discussed, which colours do you like, do you want to include scented plants? what do you definitely not like!

Site survey

The next step is for me to measure your garden, record changes in levels and take photographs. Soil analysis is carried out noting the aspect and how the garden is affected by surrounding trees and houses. Following this a brief and quote are drawn up.


I present you with a Plant Design drawn to scale with all plants labelled and represented by circles. The Plant Design takes into account eventual spread and height. Plants are chosen for seasonal interest throughout the year.

You get a 2D elevation drawing of the garden which helps you to visualise it.

A mood board is also presented with a selection of the plants.

The garden is cleared in preparation for planting, a layer of mulch and plant feed is laid to ensure the plants have the best start.  I source plants from various nurseries and arrange delivery ready to plant up.  

Maintenance schedules are also available and if you would like continuous maintenance for the garden I also provide this service.

Plant advice

Plant design is not always appropriate if a smaller border is reinvigorated or a number of existing plants are kept.

– I can provide a plant list and mood board with a selection of plants

– Plants are sourced and delivered ready to be planted up.