Gardens Under Construction
In our first meeting, I learn as much as possible about the goals of your landscape project.
- Help customer articulate and prioritize needs and wishes regarding outdoor space
- Discuss budget and timing
- Define scope of initial project
“We’re all different; and our gardens and what we expect our land to do for us will vary as much as our demands and our personalities. No one can design intelligently for you unless he knows what you need, what you want, and what you are like. If you won’t tell, he will have to guess.” ~ Thomas Church, from Gardens Are for People
During this phase I gather the necessary information to generate preliminary sketches.
- Produce accurate base map
- Continue with site analysis, measurements and photographs
- Discuss pragmatic needs and solutions
Vision to Reality
This is the phase in which we work together to move your project forward by developing abstract designs into concrete proposals.
- Produce conceptual sketches
- Client consultations
- Produce working drawings
- Obtain prices for garden project and confirm budget
- Source craftsmen and contractors
While the garden is being built I like to visit the site daily.
- Bed layout
- Plant placement
- Quality control
- Trouble-shooting and design changes
- Follow-up visit
A designer’s work does not stop with the production of a working drawing. To ensure that the garden produced reflects the client’s wishes and the designer’s vision, I manage the project installation and complete the design process. This allows me to have input on any unforeseen circumstances or change orders on the job and to make sure that the resulting garden is manageable for the customer. I encourage client involvement and consider horticultural education to be part of my job.
It gives me great pleasure to design a unique landscape that will lift your spirits and draw you outdoors.