Your design begins when we meet on site. This initial visit will be charged at our usual hourly rate. From this initial visit, observations are made and information is gathered, as we walk over your property and get to know you. We learn about your family’s needs – how you will use your garden, your plans, expectations and dreams.
At this point you have two options;
After returning to the studio we will prepare a fee proposal
that outlines the process and fee structure. Should you choose
to engage our services, your initial site visit is included in the
fee proposal. If not you will be invoiced for the initial
site visit at the standard hourly rate.
Once we’ve gathered the necessary information, the design process will begin. Two designers will approach your design with, expertise, skill and fresh perspectives. The resulting pencil sketch will then be transformed into a 2D colour concept drawing. With the possibility of optional photorealistic 3D perspectives, that capture the essence of the 2D concept and provide a unique visual insight into your future garden.
Ideally this concept drawing is presented to you at the studio,
where we can walk around the garden and show you many of the
plant suggestions growing. This colour concept drawing is yours to
take home along with a booklet that has every one of our plant selections
in it with images and cultivation and maintenance notes. You will have
to digest and comprehend your design and it’s implications.
This is when you ask questions, and then with your
approval the working drawings commence.
We’re not landscape contractors, but can usually recommend one
that we believe will suit you best. The teams we work with on a regular
basis earn our respect. If needs be we can visit the project
at an hourly rate at appointed times.
We derive lots of satisfaction from seeing `our’ gardens grow and suggest you contact us at least once a year to meet on site where we can advise and recommend ways to continually improve your garden – to take it to the next level as it matures and develops.