After 18 years working in engineering and education and the arrival of 3 children, a love of gardening took on a new dimension and I decided to take the plunge into garden design. Having completed a design course and the RHS Certificate of Horticulture at RBGE I set up business in 2006. Since then I have enjoyed working with gardens large and small in and around Edinburgh.
A garden that suits you is a joy. Gardens come in all shapes and sizes, good bits and bad bits and our needs vary - somewhere to unwind, to lose yourself in thought, a safe place for children to explore and play, a place to entertain, a plot to grow-your-own.... Getting the garden you want need not be a huge upheaval - reshaping the lawn, making a seating area, reviewing the planting may be all it takes.
Sometimes a more radical approach is called for in which case you want to consider your options carefully before embarking on what can be an expensive project. Getting the design and planting right at the outset could save a lot of time and money.
Every garden is different and I aim to work with you to develop plans which meet your particular needs and budget.
Typically at our first meeting I would discuss your requirements, talk through some ideas, and survey the site. There is no charge if you do not wish to proceed after this initial meeting. If you are happy for me to proceed I will draw up a draft plan and arrange a second meeting to discuss the options before finalising these plans.
The plans I prepare set out the information required to construct the garden, with suggested suppliers of any features or special items.
Once the plan is finalised I am happy to obtain quotes from landscape contractors if you wish. Contractors should of course check measurements before commencement of any ground works.
The planting is key to the success of every garden and with your input I can develop a planting plan and source plants from local nurseries. I'm very happy prepare the ground and plant up the garden.
I charge on an hourly basis and will give you an estimate of the time required to draw up plans etc at the outset and keep you informed of progress.
Do browse the gallery to see some construction and planting plans developed for recent projects along with before and after photos.