Garden Design Services
We offer a completely personalised garden design service. Whether you have a brand new garden and don't know where to start, or you want to improve an established garden, we can produce a garden design for it, taking your lifestyle, needs and gardening capabilities into consideration.
Garden Design - The Four Basic Stages
- To get the process started, we would start with a free consultation visit to your garden to discuss your ideas and requirements, and take basic measurements of the dimensions of your garden. We will discuss whether you want the full garden redesigned, or just certain areas of it. We would also advise you on the types of materials you could use to keep any design within your budget.
It is very important to consider all the uses to which the garden will be put before any work starts because, as you might imagine, mistakes are often difficult and expensive to rectify afterwards! Even if you intend to construct or plant your garden in stages, you should start with an overall garden plan to avoid mistakes. Why not take a look at our brief checklist of what to consider when you go about planning your garden.
- Optionally you can ask us to undertake a garden survey of the characteristics of your garden. This can be useful in deciding where to place the elements of your design, and will be of great help to you when you are deciding what plants you wish to use, and where to place them.
- The next stage is to produce a series of basic outline plans from which you can select your preferred design. Each plan we produce will show the shapes and major structures of your potential new garden, and will give you a good idea of what the designs will look like.
- Once the final outline plan is agreed, we will then produce a professional working plan. This involves creating a scale drawing which can be used during construction to position all of the elements of your plan exactly. You may also want InsideOut to draw up a planting plan, which shows exactly what to plant where, and also how many plants to buy. We can also advise on where to buy the plants, or purchase and plant them on your behalf.
For further inspiration, or to teach yourself more about the principles of garden design, you could consider purchasing a couple of books on the subject. As there are so many to choose from, we have created an extensive list of recommended books about garden design for you to explore.
Constructing the Design
InsideOut offers a comprehensive landscaping service which will provide you with the means to construct your chosen design. To get an idea of the options available to you, browse through our Garden Landscaping pages.