Designing your garden can be a daunting process. Many people just don't know where to start.
We can work with you in stages to suit you and your budget. Read on to find out more...
Step 1: The Initial Consultation:
– We meet with you to discuss possible design concepts – Survey & measure the area – take “Before” photographs – Come up with some initial ideas.
Step 2: The Design Stage: – Scale drawing in full colour, computer design – Any construction detail as required – Planting list to ensure year-round colour & interest in your garden - Quotes for paving and planting
Step 3: Presentation & Explanation: – Once the plans are ready, I will come back to you to explain the design. - We will discuss planting combinations, features, landscaping materials, etc. - No-obligation quote to supply paving & planting.
Step 4: The Construction Stage: – You may wish to carry out the work yourself. - Alternatively, we can oversee the project to completion. - If you wish, we can continue to maintain the garden in future years as required.
We also do planting, garden tidy-ups, weeding and maintenance. Are you happy with the existing layout of your garden, but it just needs a revamp? We can do that too.
Perhaps your garden just lacks year-round colour & interest? We can review the plants in your garden and make changes to transform the existing space.
Vanessa Drew has been a keen horticulturalist all her life. She writes as “The Garden Goddess” in the Property Today supplement of The Newsletter. In 2016 she won “Columnist of the Year” for her gardening column in a local magazine. Vanessa has made several radio and television appearances, including a regular slot on U105 radio & Q Radio.
Qualified in horticulture and design, she believes it is important to be able to view a garden from a designer’s prospective, and the design from a plantswoman’s perspective. It is imperative to understand the habit of plants, knowing how they will look throughout the year, and how they will relate to the rest of the garden.
Vanessa gives regular gardening talks to groups & associations such as the Women's Institute, Mothers' Union, Gardening Groups, U3A, etc. If you would like to book Vanessa to give a talk to your association, please contact us.
When asked why she loves her job as a garden designer, Vanessa replies: “I love plants, good design, chatting to people, travelling the country and having a project on the go. Being a garden designer is the perfect combination of all of these aspects. I can’t think of any other job I would rather do!”