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How?

How does the design process work?

Stage 1: On-site consultation
Stage 2: Site survey and analysis
Stage 3: Design concepts, sketches and detailed design plan
Stage 4: Technical details, setting-out drawings and full written specification
Stage 5: Planting design
Stage 6: Tendering process (if required)

Stage 1: On-site consultation

If you contact Bespoke Gardens with a view to commissioning a design, we will meet you on site to review the options for your new garden. At the consultation, we will discuss your ideas, providing initial feedback and guidance, and try to establish a brief for the design work. After the meeting we will send you a write-up of the consultation, a summary of our own thoughts, together with a breakdown of costs and fees. If you wish to proceed, the documents will be used to form a contract for the design work.

Stage 2: Site survey and analysis

Before any more detailed design work can commence, the site will need to be surveyed, the soil tested and a record made of all relevant site features and constraints.

Stage 3: Design concepts, sketches and detailed design plan

Armed with all the relevant data, we can commence the conceptual design stage. Usually this culminates in one or more sketches of an idea being sent to you for your early reactions. Once the basic concept has been agreed, a fully detailed scale plan of the design is worked up and submitted to you for approval.

Stage 4: Technical details, setting-out drawings and full written specification

With the scale plan in place, all necessary technical specifications and drawings for any built structures will be completed, together with the setting-out details for landscape contractors.

Stage 5: Planting design

Although structural planting will be indicated on the detailed plan, a complete planting plan and schedule of all the plants to be used in the design will be drawn up ready for submission to nurseries. Bespoke Gardens is happy to source and supply all your plants if you wish.

Stage 6: Tendering process (if required)

If you decide to put the project out to competitive tender, we will arrange for the full set of documents and drawings to be sent out to a number of landscape contractors for fixed price quotations.

Project Monitoring

To ensure that the garden is built and planted to the precise design and quality of our specifications we are happy to monitor the project, signing it off once it is satisfactorily completed.