Our approach

Michael Carter, a qualified Landscape Architect, carries out the designs with 15 years experience in landscape design and construction. We offer a complete design service from an initial free consultation, to fully worked up drawings and specifications.


strip1 This involves consultation with the client, assessing their needs and requirements; finding the ultimate use of garden; children's play, pets, social, relaxation, horticulture, sport, etc.

  • Reflecting the character of the house and the interior design in the design of the landscape, to form some relationship with the exterior (the room outside)
  • Taste of the client to be reflected in the design
  • Establish whether clients are keen gardeners or want a low maintenance set up
  • Evaluate aspect and soil conditions, site conditions, boundaries, physical limitations
  • Budget


From this information we will formulate a sketch design that can be used as a starting point upon which the design can build.

  • An outline sketch design produced after a free initial consultation. The £300 fee for drawings is refundable if we take on the contract to carry out the work
  • We can offer more detailed colour presentation drawings, the cost of which may vary according to the size and complexity of the garden
  • Detailed planting plans available, specifically tailored to the conditions of the garden
  • Working drawings can be produced if you wish to go out to tender
strip3Once the plans are agreed we can then quote to carry out the work. While we are happy to provide only design services most of our clients also rely on us to realise the construction and planting. This design and build procedure avoids the conflict between designer and contractor and allows small changes to be made during the construction process simply and efficiently.

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