Garden Design Process

The garden design process we offer is an exciting journey from initial ideas through to the final design and build.  A designed garden is unique and individual.  We provide a detailed service that tailors every garden to the individual needs of our clients.  This service can include the following:

  • Initial site visit – Discussion about the garden and your requirements along with a site survey and analysis.
  • Formulation of the Client Brief.A document that acts as an ingredients list generated from the initial site visit and discussion. This is then agreed and used as a set of criteria we design from.
  • Design Concepts – A set of drawings and 3D elevations exploring various layouts and styles formed from the client brief. This eventually accumulates into a final design layout. We then begin to tighten things up further with discussions into planting and materials etc.
  • Planting Ideas – Design concept(s) that detail a list of plants we intend to place into the final design. This depicts information such as the overall planting style, leaf / flowering period and colour scheme along with any specimen plants, pots and containers that may go into the design.
  • Materials Document – A brief document confirming the final materials, structures and finishes for the garden.
  • Lighting plan – A lighting design layout for your garden with recommended positions of the lighting and styles etc. Please note installation and any associated lighting diagrams/layouts are to be undertaken by a qualified electrician.
  • A quoted estimate of the works – A final estimate and contract documents setting in place the construction stage of the design and build service.
  • Consultation meetings – Throughout the entire process meetings will be arranged to discuss design concepts, materials, pricing and planting styles etc.
  • Specification of works – Construction drawings and specification created for the team to use during the build.
  • Project supervision – This covers supervision by Kirman Design of the entire project including health and safety, time management, job evaluation meetings, variations / additions to work and snagging etc.
  • Garden maintenance plan – A document that acts as a guide on how to look after the plants and materials within your newly constructed garden. This is created once the garden is complete.
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