A garden designer helps people to make the most of their outdoor space. The garden design process involves

  • A consultation to discover what the client needs and wants from their garden
  • Site survey and analysis to find out more about the garden’s challenges and opportunities
  • Concept plan to help the client visualise and discuss where paths, lawns, buildings, patios and other features could be placed.
  • Master plan. A more detailed version of the concept plan with recommendations for materials, lighting and colour schemes
  • Planting plan. To complete the picture. Recommendations for plants based on what the customer likes, what will look good and which species will enjoy the conditions in the garden
  • Construction drawings. To ensure your landscaper build your garden exactly as you imagined it to be.
  • Project monitoring. Being on hand to answer any questions that arise during the garden build.

A professional garden designer can help you to organise your thought and ideas in a creative and practical way so that your new garden meets your every need. Some garden design clients are seeking inspiration, others know roughly what’s needed but don’t know how to add the “wow” factor.

When you use a professional garden designer, you will be working with somebody who understands every aspect of garden plants, soils, construction techniques, landscaping materials and costs. A garden designer can help you create a space that works for you and your family.

Charges vary depending on the size of your garden and what you want to do with it. Most garden designers are happy to give you a quote in advance.

Tapestry Design Studios have compiled a series garden design packages to help you discover how much it might cost to hire a garden designer for your project. 

Garden designers are experts at making small spaces into beautiful gardens.

  • Think about the main use of the garden and design for that
  • Keep it simple – don’t use too many different materials or colours
  • Make good use of walls and fences as plant supports or paint them in a beautiful colour
  • Think about all weather surfaces for the floor – a small lawn can get muddy quickly
  • Don’t forget to use sounds and scents too