Having your garden or landscape designed…

If you’ve got a garden that you believe could do more, give us a call – from a short Design Consultation to a major Design over-haul, we’d be delighted to help.

For a free initial consultation email gardendesign@nicholsonsgb.com or call 01869 340342 extension 216

Initial consultation

We like to meet all garden design clients face to face on site.  We can look at the space together and agree a design brief, but most importantly you get a feel for us, and how we work.   We will also ask about your budget so right from the start, your design journey is practical and achievable.

Design Proposal

Within a week of our site visit, we will write back with your Design Brief and a Fee Proposal.  This will break down the process according to the following stages, identifying your costs up-front.

See a design in action

Here is a quick video of our CAD technician drawing up one of our gardens, designed by the Nicholsons Design team.

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What's The Design Process?

Stage 1: Site Survey

In almost all circumstances a full topographical survey is invaluable as a start point.  This gives an accurate base and starting point – the outlay is easily off-set by eradicating errors and assumptions.   We can point you in the direction of surveyors and advise of typical costs if you don’t already have a recent site survey.

Stage 2: Concept Plan

This is the overview or ‘macro’ vision, based on your brief.  Plans will be to scale and we might include CAD drawings, hand drawn plans, mood boards and perspectives to give a thorough visual understanding of how the finished garden will look. The garden design plan will show shapes of the paving, features, planting beds, trees and lawns.

The drawings will be presented to you and we will discuss the plans and complete a round of amendments if required to perfect it for you.  We can also give broad-brush costings at this stage to give you a feel for the budget which can inform design decisions.

Stage 3: Planting Plans

The last stage of the process is the Planting Design.  This will be done to create a beautiful long-flowering scheme to your chosen colour-palettes.  We specialise in creating borders that look fantastic but don’t require constant titivation to keep them that way, but love a chance to explore horticultural curiosities as well.  If you simply want a planting scheme without the Concept Plan, please call – we’d be delighted to quote.

In brief, we cover it all – from taking the Design Brief to sourcing the final finishing pot.  Do contact us and see how we could help you.

Stage 4: Lighting and Services Plan

If you are contemplating lighting your garden, we can provide a Lighting Plan – usually done early on in the design process so all future electrical loadings can be factored in.

Stage 5: Detail Plans, Setting Out Drawings etc.

Particularly on larger projects, Concept Plans need to be converted to detail drawings that allow for accurate pricing and construction.  These could include amongst others Setting Out Drawings, Construction Drawings – for structures or water features perhaps – Planning Application Drawings etc.  We can advise what is required and never produce drawings for drawings’ sake.

Initial consultation for other Professional Services

For other professional services we are happy to meet on site or quote for professional landscape services from surveys and plans.

Enquire About Our Garden Design Services

Contact Our Garden Designers

  •    01869 340342
  •    gardendesign@nicholsonsgb.com