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Design Process

1. Get in touch

To start the design process, Please reach out to me by email or give me a call. I would love to discuss your project and your property and landscape needs. Whether you require some basic advice or a complete Landscape Plan, I'm here to help. Let me know if you have a small garden, a new build on a blank canvas, or a lifestyle block, and we can discuss how I can assist you. Additionally, if you have any preferences in terms of styles and plants, I would be interested in hearing about them.


2. Onsite meeting

The second step in the design process involves an initial onsite meeting at your property. Once we have corresponded via email or phone, we can set a convenient time for this meeting which usually lasts around an hour. During this time, I will focus on understanding your specific wants and needs, as well as your taste, style, and how you use your garden/property. We'll also identify any potential problem areas on your property such as drainage issues, lack of privacy, or exposure to wind. Additionally, we'll discuss the desirable elements of your property such as existing trees and plants you wish to keep, beautiful views, and the architecture of your house. These factors are all essential when designing a landscape.

If you have any images of gardens or plants that you like, please feel free to share them with me during this meeting. Based on your requirements and budget, I will advise you on the most suitable plan for your needs.

This initial meeting is free of cost and obligation if you live within a 10km radius of Hamilton.


3. Design proposal and Quote

Based on the information gathered during our initial meeting, I can provide you with an accurate quote for a Landscape Design. I will prepare a Design Proposal that outlines your specific wants and needs.

Within a few days of our meeting, I will email you the quote and Proposal. If you have any feedback or if there are any changes you would like to make to the proposal, please let me know at this stage as it may impact the cost of the design.


4. Site measure and inspiration meeting

Once you accept the quote, I will schedule a site visit to take measurements and conduct a thorough analysis of your property. However, if you have accurate house and section plans, we may be able to skip this stage and save you up to $400.

In case you don't have precise plans available, I'll need to measure your house and garden to create an accurate Base plan.


You don't need to be present during this process, but if you're available, we can also review some garden images together.

Rest assured that I will keep you updated on any additional costs or changes to the design before proceeding.


5. Draft plan meeting

The next stage of the design process is the Concept Plan meeting. It typically takes a few weeks to create the plan, which we will then review together either in person or remotely, depending on your location and budget.

During this meeting, I will guide you through the plan and provide a virtual 3D tour of your garden if you have opted for the Design Plan option. This is the perfect time to make any desired changes to the plan, which I offer free of charge (unless the changes result from a change in your Design Brief).

In rare cases where significant changes are required, a second Concept meeting may be necessary. Please note that this meeting is not included in the initial quote.


6.  Plan presentation

Your Final Plan will be ready within 2-4 weeks of our Concept Meeting, depending on the scope of changes that are needed. I will arrange a time to meet with you at your property to present the plan along with any supporting documents or information.

During this meeting, we can also discuss how to turn your Landscape Plan into a reality. If you're interested, I can recommend trusted Landscape Construction companies. And if you'd like, I can provide a quote for the plants needed for your project.

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