Our Process

If you were building a house or carrying out renovations, you would want to engage a professional architect. As an integral part of your home, your garden should be no different.  Some would say it is the most under-utilised space with so much potential!

A garden designer will consider composition, scale, planting, textures, tones, as well as the art of good design. Many of our clients come to us, knowing what they would like, or have a firm idea of the style they love, but don’t know how to implement this or how they can harmonise with their interiors or surrounding landscape.

A good Garden designer will be aware of current trends and regulatory requirements within the industry and will have the knowledge to specify the appropriate materials for your landscaping needs; presenting solutions to what you may consider problems.  It is important to understand that a garden design and build is a big investment into your property and may cost more than you might initially realise.  Average prices for a completed garden build range from £25K right up to and beyond £250k depending on a huge number of variables – area of land to be designed, level of detail, material specification and much more. It is our job to help guide you through this and make the best of the budget you have.

Thorough horticultural knowledge will ensure the selection of the right plants, trees and shrubs and access to the right contacts to help make the build cost-effective and ensure a professional finish is executed. An emphasis on aftercare and maintenance will ensure that your investment has longevity.

Engaging a garden designer will inject creativity that you didn’t think possible, ultimately resulting in full utilisation of your outdoor space whilst adding commercial value to your property.

Initial Client Consultation1. Initial Client Consultation

The initial client consultation is when we obtain all information from our clients about their garden as it currently stands. We collate all information as well as a client questionnaire to get a good grasp on what is required from us and what our clients brief is for their garden design.

Conceptual Design Development2. Conceptual Design Development

This is the most collaborative stage of the garden design process where clients are presented with a ‘Design Strategy’. We start to put ideas, images, & sketches together that are presented to our clients to discuss. Client’s feedback is always welcome as we like to work collaboratively with them to get the best garden design possible.

Masterplan Design Detailing3. Masterplan Design Detailing

Following feedback from the initial sketch design in stage 2, we start to build the masterplan. During this stage our client will receive all of the documentation and plans they require in order to build this garden. An accredited landscaper, who we work closely with. is introduced and a quotation for the price of the build is provided to the client.

Planting Design Development4. Planting Design Development

Similar to stage 2, this is a stage that is all about the soft landscaping. Our clients are presented with a ‘Planting Design Strategy’ that has all the details of their planting. From feature trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, all plants that will be incorporated in the garden will be discussed and photos will accompany all names of the plants (as the Latin names can be complicated!).

Garden Build and Planting5. Garden Build and Planting

This is the stage where everything gets put in to place and the build begins. The build will transform the space and the garden design is really brought to life. Once the build is complete KMGD finish the project with planting the garden.

Client Aftercare Service6. Client Aftercare Service

We leave our clients set up with a bespoke aftercare service and always keep in contact. Many clients come back to us to design other areas of their property or to help with plant queries. We also love to visit to photograph our wonderful gardens.

Garden design journey

The Journey
The Journey

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