Design Process

 

No two projects are the same and each requires a tailored input. The following acts as a guide to the process from initial meeting to completed garden.

1. Brief

 

Our designs derive from a well thought out brief, which forms a written document and acts as a corner stone to any design work. This is the fruit of client / designer discussions and our own site analysis.

2. Survey

 

A topographical survey is commissioned from surveyors for most projects. Smaller town gardens are sometimes surveyed ‘in house’.

3. Sketch proposal

 

From rough ‘back of an envelope’ pencil sketches to Outline CAD plans, this phase is a process of discussion between client and Angus to confirm and ensure client involvement at each stage.

Once signed off by clients, this forms the basis of all detail work.

SKETCH 1

Sketch Visual: Perennial Garden, Hertfordshire

sketch 2

Sketch Visual: Front Garden, Oxford

SKETCH 11

Sketch Visual: New Cycle Path Proposal, Oxford

sketch 10

Sketch Visual: Harcourt Hill, Oxford

SKETCH 7

Sketch Plan: Initial Proposal, Higher Denham

SKETCH 9

Sketch Visual: Initial Proposal, Tree Grid Detail, Yorkshire

SKETCH 8

Sketch Plan: Initial Proposal For A Woodland Garden, Kent

sketch 12

Sketch Visual: F1 Motorhome Rooftop Garden

4. Detail proposal

 

We prepare a Detail Package for both hard & soft landscaping in order to provide relevant construction detail & Planting Plan information, to thus enable budget costing, sourcing and procurement.

EDGING

Edging Detail

CONSTRUCTION WATER

Water canal construction

SECTIONS

Driveway sections

PLANTING 1

Planting Plan

STEPS

Vegetable raised bed

TRELLIS

Trellis/ Brick wall interface

VEG BEDS

Step detail

ATD 144 PLANTING CONCEPT

Planting Thumbnails

5. Monitoring on site

 

During the construction of the garden – to ensure what has been agreed by client and drawn by us, we schedule regular site meetings to monitor the build and advise contractors accordingly.

6. After care

 

This is as important to us as it is to each client -  that the garden develops as intended. We include within our package 3 further visits over the following 18 months post garden ‘completion’. This allows us to review all aspects of hard landscaping and planting and address any matters arising.  Our team also offers ongoing garden maintenance if requested.

“I have always been impressed with Angus's design and work. He understands our briefs well and makes very good proposals around what we want to achieve. The schemes are always harmonious and calming and well executed. Support after the project has also been good, we haven't been forgotten once the job is done.”

Ross Brawn, F1 Team Principal, Oxfordshire

Browse recent projects

 
Old Barn, Oxfordshire

Old Barn, Oxfordshire

 

An architectural & contemporary garden for a family idyll

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Victorian Town House, North Oxford

Victorian Town House, North Oxford

 

Smart walled town garden for home-working professionals and family

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RHS Chelsea Show Garden 2009

RHS Chelsea Show Garden 2009

 

A wildlife garden with a contemporary edge

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Eco-House, Oxford

Eco-House, Oxford

 

An essay in green

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River Cottage, South Downs

River Cottage, South Downs

 

Cottage garden with a contemporary twist

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One-off Modernist House, Chilterns

One-off Modernist House, Chilterns

 

Bold design complements a unique contemporary house

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Walled Garden, Yorkshire

Walled Garden, Yorkshire

 

Evoking a feel of the country in a town garden

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Private Residence, Chilterns

Private Residence, Chilterns

 

Framed views merging into the borrowed landscape

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RHS Chelsea Show Garden 2007

RHS Chelsea Show Garden 2007

 

The Children’s Society garden

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Park Town, Central Oxford

Park Town, Central Oxford

 

A private space in the heart of the city

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Private Residence, Henley

Private Residence, Henley

 

An elegant blend of traditional and contemporary

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Combe, Oxfordshire

Combe, Oxfordshire

 

Thatched cottage with large-scale rural views

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Weston, Oxfordshire

Weston, Oxfordshire

 

An elegant, contemporary garden to accompany a remodelled Georgian family house

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Mill House, Winchester

Mill House, Winchester

 

Water Garden

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Horton cum Studley, Oxfordshire

Horton cum Studley, Oxfordshire

 

A modern cottage garden oasis

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