Garden Design

Creating Your Outdoor Space

Designing a garden is the most important part of creating an outdoor space and is a joint collaboration between our clients and our team. People often have a vision but struggle with the technical detail and visualising the end product. We can help by providing our wealth of experience and knowledge to bring it all together, giving you innovative and functional designs that work.

Often a 2D scale drawing is sufficient for an overall garden design but we do offer 3D drawings when required, e.g. a steep garden where it is important to show elevation or a garden building, where a 3D image brings it to life. 

We offer a complete design service for commercial and residential clients, which includes a free consultation and survey to get the ball rolling with your dream project.

Please contact us for more details

What We Offer

Free Site Consultation

This helps us establish what you want to achieve, discuss scope of work and for us to offer our advice and help.

Free Survey & Quote

Technical surveys use photos, layouts and elevations to map your outdoor space and create an accurate quote.

Digital Layout Plans

We provide a range of design drawings to enable you to visualise the finished space and to technically plot its features.

Complete Build Service

Unlike other designers we offer a competitive price to create your dream space with our own team of landscapers.

Previous Work

“It’s so easy to get swamped with so much information on the internet but there again sites such as Pinterest can be very helpful to back up your big idea”

Summer offers you the best chance to understand how your garden space could look and how it could be used to it’s fullest advantage. It is definitely the right time to capitalise on a treasure-trove of design and planting ideas.  The Winter months offer you the advantage to work with more of a blank canvass which is always best when completely redesigning as plants are dormant and hidden spaces are more exposed.

When considering your plot – look at its size and shape and, the direction it’s aligned to the suns activity. Also consider it to be the frame that contains your house.

All well thought out designs is balanced.  Are you planning a formal or informal garden?

Formal gardens tend to be tidier and sharper designs which incorporate clipped hedges and geometric straight lines. Informal designs incorporate organic curves with relaxed planting. These design points are all worth considering and clarifying if you choose to design your own garden space. Of course, we are always on hand to support you if you so wish.

“No garden design or redesign will avoid some form of hard landscaping. Incorporating texture, character and building structure leads the observer’s eye into the landscape, incorporating an enriching experience which beckons the observer to look further”

Find The Perfect Style For Your Garden

Mediterranean Gardens

Mediterranean gardens can be either formal or informal and are inspired by the hot dry climates of southern France, Italy and Spain. Drought tolerant planting including lavender rosemary, olive trees, and vines are flanked with gravel and grit to recreate the arid look. This style can be easily adapted to the British climate however some Mediterranean plants don’t like our wet winters and need protection during colder months.

Cottage Style

Cottage style gardens are very popular with their abundant planting that encroaches narrow pathways with masses of colourful scented flowers. This quintessential English style dates back to when people grew their own fruit and vegetables in country locations and this romantic style captured the hearts of many city dwellers. Traditional rectangular garden layouts can be softened by a profusion of planting in this way.

Urban Gardens

Urban gardens have to tick a number of boxes. Providing a space for entertaining relaxation and play, planting has to be an integral part of its overall design to make it work and function well especially in a restricted space… Becoming either plant filled havens or functional spaces, most urban gardens are a place to escape from hectic city life and although often restricted in size, these spaces require minimal design and repetitive patterns for maximum impact.

Wildlife-friendly Gardens

Many people today are going for wildlife-friendly gardens. These gardens incorporate plants and structures that attract native wildlife including birds butterflies and small mammals. With log piles, bug hotels and bird boxes these gardens are designed to bring in wildlife which is fascinating to watch. Wildlife can play a natural role in keeping down pests such as slugs and aphids and can cut down the necessity to use chemicals. Many species of plants are attractive to pollinating insects and wildlife gardens can be adapted to any sized space.

Formal Gardens

Formal gardens tend to have a balanced design symmetry and a clearly thought out floor plan. Using both hard and soft landscaping techniques, they have a geometric structure which often involves a central feature like a water feature or gazebo. The advantage of formal garden design is adaptability as they can be scaled to fit both large or tiny urban spaces with a degree of careful planning.

Contemporary Gardens

Contemporary gardens incorporate crisp clean lines which can be applied to either small or larger spaces. With the absence of cluttered details and the important use of space, there is a strong emphasis on the geometric layout. Materials tend to include natural stone and wood and, the planting becomes an integrated part of the overall design. Well-pruned and clipped hedges like Box or standard planting in simple blocks create a visually appealing setting to return to after a hectic day. Water is often used to create either reflection, movement or sound for an added multi-sensory feel.

“Small gardens can really benefit from clever design. Small structures and additional items like water features can be incorporated on a micro-scale as well as larger designs”.

Whether you go for a cottage style garden which are very popular with abundant planting which encroach narrow pathways with colourful scented flowers or something a bit more urban. Either way, providing a space for entertaining relaxation and play can interpreted with relative ease we can interpret virtually any design you have in mind.

Please enjoy browsing through our site and use it for reference purposes if you need to. I look forward to answering any questions so, please feel free to pick our brains!  You can call us directly or contact us through this site.

We are fully qualified and experienced in the following:

Hard Landscaping: Decking, Fencing, Retaining Walls, Paving, Living Walls, Garden Buildings, Raised Beds, Artificial Lawns.
Soft Landscaping: Regular Maintenance Programs, Turfing, Planting Design, Turf Care, Specialist Pruning, Plant Nutrition.
Tree Work: Tree Pruning and Felling, Tree Surveys and Risk assessments.