Our Garden Design Process
In order to establish a relationship, Henley Landscapes always start a garden design process with a consultation meeting to listen to your ideas and offer suggestions from our portfolio of completed gardens and testimonials from past clients.
Where you have specific landscaping challenges such as level changes, slopes, boggy land or want a water feature such as a garden waterfall, we have extensive knowledge and experience in many construction trades to drain land, build retaining walls, create dry stone walling and construct your dream garden.
It’s the experience and skills we have that allows us to deliver a high quality finish on the detail.
After discussing your requirements, we conduct a “site survey” where the garden designer measures every aspect of your garden with laser equipment and a camera. Details of your boundaries, surrounding views, existing plants, wind and shadow direction are used to create your garden design plans.
Concept Garden Design
This is a scaled plan of your garden to show our interpretation of your wishes. Broad proposals for all elements of your garden design will be indicated.
Each design is unique, carefully hand drawn to scale (not computer generated). This concept plan will be supported by sketches and pictures which we show you at a meeting where any changes can be incorporated and samples of hard landscaping materials will be shown.
When you are happy with the garden design concept, we create a master plan.
This is the detailed final plans used to calculate the cost of building the garden and required on site by the landscaping and horticultural teams to construct your garden design.
The master plan will have proposed level changes, detailed paving patterns, names of specimen shrubs and greater details about planting.
If a project is to be built in stages you may decide to have a master plan drawn up for the first stage of build only.
Presentation of Plans and Quotation
Rather than post your plans and an estimate, we like to arrange a meeting so we can walk you through the details and answer any questions you may have.
If the quotation and garden design has been approved a contract can be signed and a start date arranged.