For the Initial Consultation, which normally takes around two hours, I charge a standard fee and this is payable on my first visit. However, if you proceed, this charge will be deducted from the final invoice. Each project is of course unique and individual, and so at the Written Brief stage, I will detail my exact quotation for the elements of the Garden Design Process you require. This will only change if there are significant alterations to the final design. Obviously the ambition of the design and the complexity and size of the space will determine exact costs. Of this fee, 50% is payable on commission and the outstanding amount on receipt of the Plan. Fees for Detailed Planting Plans and Detailed Construction Plans would be discussed prior to commencement and would again be determined by scale and complexity, payable on receipt of plans. Each Additional Service will be discussed and agreed in writing prior to commencement of the project.
My aim at all times is to achieve the garden design that meets all of your expectations and to be completely transparent as to costs, so that you have full control over budget and expenditure.
The process to get to the Master Plan will usually only take a matter of a few weeks. The construction of the garden will be dependent on the availability of suitable contractors, time of year and complexity of the design. If a garden redesign is required for a special event, time is definitely of the essence for optimum success! Alternatively, if construction of the garden needs to take place over a longer period of time, a Plan of Works can be produced so that you
or chosen contractors can build the garden in distinct stages avoiding as much overall disruption as possible, over a few months or years.
Commission with confidence
Having qualified in Garden Design from Reaseheath College Cheshire, I am now a Pre-Registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers working towards full membership but keeping to the standards and practices that they promote.
I have both Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance
Please contact me using the links below if you would like any further information …..