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Frequently asked garden design questions

 

Garden and landscape design is a process that requires many different stages. There is a lot to think about when planning to transform your garden and seeking the services of a professional garden designer. We answer some of the most frequently asked garden design questions below.

What types of gardens do you design?

We design all types of gardens from country estates to small urban courtyards, and everything in between. We can create both contemporary and more traditional designs, including formal gardens and wild gardens.

 

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Can you visit our garden to give us a few ideas?

Yes. We can offer a consultation or advice service where we will visit your garden to discuss your site and provide you with ideas and inspiration. We charge for this service at an hourly rate.

 

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How long will it take for you to design my garden?

This is almost impossible to answer as it depends on the scale of your garden and the complexity of your requirements. Our design process can be found on our Design page.

 

As a quick guide, once we begin designing your garden, the initial concept design should be completed in 2 to 4 weeks. Subsequent stages may then take another 4 to 6 weeks to complete (once you confirm that you are happy to proceed).

 

Once all of the design work is complete, we can then work with you to get a quotation for the landscaping works. If planning permission is required, this will take substantially longer subject to local council lead times.

 

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Which areas do you cover?

We cover all of Yorkshire and the North of England. We are also happy work anywhere in the UK. Please do not hesitate to call us for an initial chat so we can understand your requirements, and how this will work with where your garden is located.

 

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How often will you visit my garden?

We will visit your garden several times over the course of the design process. This includes our initial meeting as well as visiting to undertake a site analysis, alongside any other visits needed to produce the best design possible for your garden.

 

We also monitor the garden when landscaping works are underway to ensure the garden is built to the same specification as the design, overseeing the project through to completion.

 

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Will you produce 3d models of our garden?

We will produce a 3D visualisation of your garden design to allow you to get a clearer understanding of the intended design. However, where complex photorealistic models are required, this is charged for as an additional service.

 

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If we are having building or renovation works undertaken, when is the best time to speak to you about transforming our garden?

As soon as you start thinking about the building works is best. This will  make sure that your garden can be built once the building work is completed. We can also ensure that what you want in your garden is considered by your architect – from complimentary materials being specified to ensuring that the new damp proof course allows for a seamless transition from house to garden, for example.

 

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Are you able to deal with planning applications if these are required?

Yes we can. We will deal with any planning applications for gardens which we have designed – from applications for works within the curtilage of listed buildings to works within Conservation Areas.

 

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Can you build our garden once it has been designed?

We oversee the entire design and build process through from start to finish making the process simple and efficient. We sub-contract the build work to our approved landscape specialists but manage the entire process for your peace of mind.

 

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