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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.


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 Inside Out to draw up a planting plan, which shows exactly what to plant where, and also how many plants to buy.