The Tropic of Bushey
Garden Design in Bushey, Watford. Designing a garden, designing for a budget or designing for a client. They are both equally important attributes when considering a new garden project. From the initial meeting and client brief comes a careful balance. This set of scales is a complex task when trying to reach equilibrium… the client wants… the client needs… the clients budget is… ££££ or £
In any case, a concept is the first part of the presentation, what seems like a simple set of sketches has a budget in mind.
Stage one concept garden design
Once a site meeting has taken place and the designer and client are happy to progress, the first stage can get underway. A basic site survey has to take place, measurements, elevations and plenty of photos then back to the office for discussion and consideration. After several hours and some times days of preparing the layout plan ideas, 3d sketches and the mood boards, we are ready for the second stage.
Initial site survey
We need a basic site inspection so see the garden
Layout plan ideas
The plan format of the concept designs of the garden
Simple 3d sketches which show you more detail
This is the collection of proposed materials
Stage two garden drawings and budgets
As we now have a sensible direction, we have the concept and an idea of some materials, we need to refine this to an exact detail. Budgets for this are very important, there is little point designing with materials that the client wants but doesn’t have the budget for. It no different from an Architect asking the same question…
Once the budget has been agreed the designer can set to providing scale drawings for the refined concept, provide the mood board for the planting scheme and detail materials.
Basic budget consideration
Do you have a budget? We need one…
Elevations, plans and 3d, this includes additional detail
Planting Mood Board
A basic planting concept, we consider many schemes
The exact detail of material and how they will look
Stage three Design fees, analysis and refinement
You now know the full cost of the design works. Research, more site surveys, materials samples. We will have also met with our Structural Engineer or sought local bylaws and planing regulation if necessary. There are hours of work going on behind the scenes. All of this information is carefully documented and adds to the essential ingredients needed to complete the design works.
Agree fee proposal – We sign off on design fees
Detailed briefing – We prepare a detailed client brief
Preparation for design work – We formally organise our design team
Structural Engineering – A professional provides these calculations
Planning permission – We’ll look after this
Comprehensive site analysis – More site visits
Boundaries, soil, existing planting – All detail we take is important
Topographical survey – Without this we can’t design…
Stage four, the complete presentation
Smiles all around and excitement. The part everyone enjoys, the colourful presentations, the exact plans, 3d’s and a comprehensive planting plan. Every element accounted for so lets get building.
These enable an easy understanding of the whole garden design
The list of exact materials to be used
Incredible detail so no mistakes are made
Planting and irrigation plan
Even more detail
Detailed quotation or tender
Your total cost
Stage Five caring for your garden
Your garden is now complete, why not have a professional company look after it.
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Garden maintenance manual
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