Designing a landscape is to not only look at blending form and foliage with material and elements, or to conceptualise planted texture against built form – it’s the union between knowledge and personality, art and science, nature and structure, it concerns all parties so we treat it with extra care.
We first discuss the scope of work required, gain an understanding of personality, style and most importantly the ways in which you inhabit your garden. During the consultation we seek to assess the conditions and identify any opportunities or constraints, also talk through any on-site developments. From there we will provide you with a detailed landscape proposal specific to the requirements of your garden.
After acceptance of the design proposal, further site analysis and recording
is undertaken, any plans and / or landscape and architectural drawings of
use are obtained and the design process is underway.
The conceptual design phase is used to develop the design intention based on the client brief and information gained from site analysis. The development
of a concept isn’t a fixed stage as a design constantly evolves throughout the process as a whole, and so is used as a way to convey the direction we think the design is heading and give you a sense of how it’s going to feel. This is guided through conceptual drawing, precedent imagery, examples of materiality and planting palettes presented and discussed through with you on site.
Development & Detailed Design Outcome
Development sees us take valued feedback and further push the concept, refining planting design and material details, working towards a detailed design outcome that satisfies the brief, outlines key design features and highlights the garden as one of our own. This is represented through a series of detailed planting and material plans, section and elevation drawings, plant schedules and where applicable, 3D renders.
Documentation involves the production of detailed drawings for the purposes of landscape masterplans, council submissions, construction, planting, soft landscaping, irrigation and lighting. This is typically represented through detailed plan, section and elevation drawings to be submitted to the relevant planning bodies and building contractors.