Design Process

Researching and Writing

01 Preparation

Before approaching a garden designer it's a good idea to gather as much helpful information as possible:

  • Full address and contact     

  • Approximate Size

  • A simple 'wish list'

  • Recent Photos

  • House plans if possible

  • Inspiring images

02 Consultation

Here is where Leon gets to know you and your garden in more detail - discussions about ideas, lifestyle, timelines and budget so that your design will meet its full potential.

Image by Siora Photography

03 Site Survey and Analysis

A site survey and analysis might need to be carried out so that an accurate and scaled layout plan of the existing landscape and property can be provided:

  • Boundaries

  • House

  • Soil

  • Sun

  • Existing features


For larger gardens, sloping or tricky gardens a full topographical survey will be required.

04 Concept Design

This is referred to as 'Design Stage One' where it's all about developing the design concepts.  This includes 2D layout plans and sketches, detailed mood boards and other visuals to give you a clear vision of what is being proposed.


05 Design Detail

Referred to as 'Design Stage Two' this covers the nuts and bolts of the garden so that the contractors that will eventually build the garden can build it with confidence:

  • Section Elevations

  • Planting

  • Lighting

  • Irrigation

  • Any other construction details

06 Tender

The construction package is prepared during this stage and sent off to a selection of contractors who will then provide a full quote for your build.


Once contractors are engaged the build will commence and you get to see how your vision is brought to life. 

Image by Jannet Serhan