We design parks, gardens and landscapes – domestic,
commercial, rural, municipal, educational, pious and commemorative. Our styles
are boundless and encompass: traditional, contemporary, historic, themed, minimalist...
formal, informal or naturalised. We offer design solutions that are committed
to best suiting your lifestyle and needs, helping you to realise your
aspirations. Our comprehensive service is multi-disciplined and embraces all
elements of exterior spatial design and all aspects of the landscape industry. Our
good working partnerships with architects, engineers, ecologists,
archaeologists and other specialists ensure a thorough understanding of how all
elements of a project interrelate and influence the direction
The design progression
A consultation visit is the first stage of the process
at the start of any project: this is usually site based. Client and consultant
will discuss the intended scheme and investigate possibilities. The consultant
will get a ‘feel’ for the project, advise on feasibility, offer technical
guidance, explore avenues and suggest a suitable programme. It’s often possible
to advise on estimated design costs following the initial consultation.
Surveys accurately measure the site and record all
influencing factors and conditions. Levels are calculated if required. This
enables the next stage where initial designs are prepared as an overlay on the
survey plan before being further developed.
Outline proposals range from sketch ideas to plans of
the suggested site layout. Very often sketch plans for discussion are produced
in the early stages, especially on larger projects.
These detailed plans and elevations are drawn to
accurate scale and show the contractor how the site should be set out and how
specific features are to be constructed.
and planting layout plans
Planting selection must take into consideration ground
conditions, aspect, hardiness and eventual size. Also colour co-ordination,
contrast in texture and flowering periods must be considered to provide a good
overall effect and sustained seasonal interest. Planting plans show correct
spacing and often include a detailed schedule.
specifications and bills of quantities
These documents supplement the drawings and ensure
that the correct materials and methods are adhered to at the construction stage.
Contractors require this information to accurately price the project.
To address factors related to particular sites and projects
e.g. planning applications, funding bids, heritage restrictions, environmental
legislation, etc., specific information and/or services are obligatory. These
may include landscape character assessments, flora and fauna surveys, tree
surveys, historic landscape research, site protection plans, advice/plans for
protected and endangered species, control of non-native invasive species and
We also offer a contractor selection service,
tendering process, contract administration and project management. In addition
establishment plans and maintenance schedules are offered.