Surlingham, Norfolk


The steps below explain the design process from concept through to design creation

Gardens are an extension of your home and should offer a multipurpose space, where you can dine and unwind as well as entertaining yourselves and others. Whether you are looking for design inspiration and advice, a revamp of your existing planting or a complete transformation of your garden, I am here to help and advise you on the services you may need..

Consultation & quotation

This is an opportunity to get to know each other and to discuss exciting ideas. I will also walk around your outside space to assess it from a design perspective – analysing possibilities and limitations of the site including; views, focal points, noise levels, ground levels and gradients, light & shade, soil structure and access.
From there I will provide a bespoke quotation detailing costs and package options for your consideration. Once design costs are agreed, I ask clients to formally appoint Lucy’s Garden in writing. 

Site survey

A Site inspection will then be completed.
Detailed site measurements will be taken to produce a scaled plan. Photographs, soil samples will also be taken.
(If the site is complex I may recommend that a firm of surveyors undertake this aspect of the work).

Plan presentation

Once the plans have been prepared inline with the client brief they are presented to the clients. These plans are normally 2D hand-drawn and rendered.
Accompanied with the designs are visual sketches and colour mood board with a range of images of features, finishes and planting.

Planting plan

All of my planting plans are presented in a 2D scaled drawn format and clearly illustrate the spacing and positions of the plants. Alongside this planting plan, my clients will receive a planting log detailing; plant specifics and aftercare advice, as well as plant mood boards to help visualise planting combinations.
Once the planting plan is approved, I send it to a number of nurseries to check availability and price before preparing a full quotation. (where required)

Build and implementation

​Once you are ready to transform your garden and bring your plans to life, I will consult and share the full set of drawings with my recommended landscape contractors. They will then prepare their quotation for your consideration. If you already have a contractor in mind, I can work with them to create your beautiful garden. 

Build managment

Once costs are approved, I can then take away the stress and manage your overall garden project from start to finish.
This is charged at my hourly rate. Site visits will also be charged at my hourly rate with travel expenses.

How about seeing your garden design come to life?     

Taking garden design to the next level, we also offer clients the chance to have a walkthrough animation produced, in collaboration with Concepts Conveyed.