The design starts with an initial visit to discuss with you what you want from your garden and to go over any design ideas you may have. I do not charge for this visit and it usually lasts around 2 hours. From this a quote and an outline of the proposed design will be developed for you to review and agree if you wish to proceed. The cost for producing a full design will be charged at £40 per hour. If the site is particularly complex we may need to enlist the help of external contractors such as surveyors, drainage technicians etc. We will, of course, inform you and obtain your consent before incurring any such additional expense.
If you feel that after the initial visit there are elements of the design you don't need (such as a planting plan if you are green-fingered and would enjoy the challenge yourself), we can alter the final design products and cost accordingly. You may also have certain items in your garden already such as terracing or retaining walls, that rather than be replaced, you would like incorporated into the design. Tailoring the design to you precise specifications is very important to us, as we want the final product to be precisely what you want - nothing more, nothing less.
Many people don't have the time or simply don't want the hassle of managing the build themselves so we offer a full build management service. This includes tendering of the design to at least three contractors to give you more than one quote to compare and managing the build including liasing with the contractors to ensure your garden is built precisely according to the design. The cost of monitoring the works is charged at the standard hourly rate plus travel costs. This allows you to decide how much or little involvement you would like us to have. This could range from an hourly visit per day or just two visits at the beginning and end of the project - it's totally up to you.
If you don't want a full garden redesign, you may wish to book a garden consultation instead, at a cost of £150. This would involve visiting your garden for a couple of hours to discuss what you want from your garden, any problem areas and design ideas you may have. This is then followed up by a written report with our recommendations. Depending on what areas were discussed during the consultation, this could include planting suggestions, a maintenance schedule and any design ideas for you to take forward to design your own dream garden.
We are very happy to source your plants for your garden whether you would like us to create your design or you would prefer to do it yourself. Plants sourced through us generally work out to be significantly less than consumer prices.
All the services above can be tailored to your particular design requirements. If you would like to discuss the options available to you further, give us a call and we can discuss any ideas and questions you may have. Georgina Mirfin Garden Design - 07917402481.