We start each project by scheduling an appointment at your site to conduct a site evaluation. We will discuss your aspirations, vision and requirements for how you use or would like to use the space and depending on which service is appropriate for you, we will then proceed to issue a quote for our services.
Our skill set allows for a variety of scales and types of landscape design. We are able to offer our design services and create detailed drawings and documentation for urban, residential and commercial exterior spaces.
Hardscape makes up all the durable, lasting components of the design making up the 'bones' of the project such as masonry, wood, tiling and structural features. Soft landscaping refers to the more changeable, living part of your landscaping. The plants, the mulch, the dirt, the lawn, the trees and shrubs all make up softscape materials.
Yes, we are able to offer plant and design idea consultations charged hourly. The appointment usually takes between 1-1.5 hours that will be focused on sharing ideas to improve your space, together with a list of plants that are suitable. Ideally, a line drawing (plan) of the space is available once we arrive on site to ensure the time spent on site is directed at design. If you do not have an existing plan of the space, we will be able to measure and sketch out a plan as part of the consultation in order to have a clear and easy way forward for you to proceed.
Once Phase A Concept Design and Phase B Design documentation is final and confirmed by our client, we will be able to gauge the costs for the implementation by procuring quotes from various suppliers and documenting the costs by the use of a BOQ (Bill Of Quantities) showing a breakdown of estimate costs and totals of the supply and labour of the project.
Project management is offered as part of our full design package. If the design is offered by The Garden Studio, overseeing the design to be implemented will be an option also even if the plants and gardener are selected by our clients.
Sourcing plants and materials for your project to take shape may be part of the process once the design is finalised. Phase C includes the procurement of quotes from different suppliers in order to search for the best possible cost and quality as per the budget of our clients.