What should I look for in a garden designer?
Garden designers do not have to be qualified to practice garden design but they really should be! You should ask whether they have relevant qualifications and ask to see examples of their plans for other people. A good designer will be able to produce scaled plans - artistic ones and, where needed, detailed ones from which landscapers can build.
I also produce 3D models of your garden on computer which you can look around as if it were already built, so you can really get a sense of how your garden will look.
Is it going to add value to use a garden designer?
A good garden designer will know how to help you understand what you really want from your garden and how to achieve it. They should also be able to help you avoid some costly mistakes. In short they should more than pay for themselves!
Can gardens be designed in autumn/winter?
Absolutely. This is a great time to design and plan your garden renovations. Landscapers are often booked up in advance so planning your design in winter leaves you at the front of the queue for spring builds.
Can I help?
I am frequently contacted by people who are uncertain about whether I will be able to help them. The fact is that, if it concerns how you use your garden or what your garden looks like, I can probably help.
No matter whether you have an empty building plot, are building an extension to your house or generally wanting to spruce up or completely redesign an existing garden, chances are I can help you with your outdoor space.
The musings of an obsessed garden designer....
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