Cambridge Garden Company - Garden design
Great Gardens by Design
The needs and aspirations of each client are paramount and it is our aim to match those needs and provide a design solution that combines those wishes with a practical and considered design that makes the best use of the garden space and that sits comfortably with its surroundings.
We offer an initial meeting to discuss your requirements and see the garden. Among other things we discuss what you like and don’t like about your garden, what you would like in your new garden, how you wish to use the space and any particular inspiration or style that you may wish to be incorporated into the new design. Alternatively you may complete the questionnaire online.
An accurate survey of the existing garden is needed before the design can begin. All aspects of the existing plot will be noted and measurements taken to enable an accurate scale plan to be drawn up. Differences in ground level and existing structures including garden buildings and mature trees that are to remain will also be noted.
A sketch drawn plan will be submitted. This will form a discussion document where we present our ideas and talk through any changes you’d like.
Once you’re happy with the design we’ll do a full presentation plan - this shows in more detail how the design will work with such things as levels and structures and water features, electrical lighting and proposed planting beds drawn in.
Planting plans show the specific location and spacing of all the plants. A schedule lists the plant names, sizes and quantities and is used for costing, ordering and setting out the plants. We can also do a maintenance guide which shows how to look after the plants.
Once the plan has been finalized and agreed a full quote can be drawn up based on the amount of time and materials involved. This can vary considerably based on the size of the garden and the type and quantity of the specific hard landscaping materials employed within the project. We can give a rough approximation at the second visit and we are able to work to specific budgets from the outset.
We can source and supply and install plants of the highest quality and at competitive prices from carefully selected nurseries.