If you are planning to make changes we would like to hear from you. Here, and over the page, are some of the most common questions and themes we have encountered over the past few years.
Why is a garden important?
How can our garden be more useful and enjoyable?
How much will changing my garden cost?
Not necessarily as much as you might think. Whilst some of the gardens we have designed have had an extravagant budget, we pride ourselves with offering the best advice to our clients so that they can reconcile their ideas and ambitions with their budget. By discussing ideas and intentions early we have, on very many occasions, saved clients from making unnecessary expensive mistakes. We take as much pleasure from helping clients to understand what doesn’t need to be done as encouraging them to make positive changes that might cost more. Indeed some significant changes, for example revealing a view or changing a maintenance regime, are free and make a big difference.
Can I do the work myself?
Yes. Just because you might seek professional advice, it doesn’t mean that you will be locked into expensive design fees and construction contracts. If you have the time, skills and enthusiasm to do the work yourself then you will need different advice. Some changes combine of professional advice, with the help of skilled and specialist trades if and when required, and significant input from the garden owners/users.