After an introductory phone call, I will visit you in your garden to discuss your wishes for your new space. This will involve thinking about how you want to use your garden, styles, budget and timescale. Following the visit you will receive a letter of design intention which will explain how Sara’s design will interpret your brief and that the wishes have been understood. There is a small fee which will be refunded upon request of a design.

On moving forward with a design, a detailed site survey and analysis will be carried out measuring the garden, levels and features. If the site is large or with complex levels this is carried out by a surveyor.

With the brief and site survey Sara will create an outline proposal for the design for your new garden presented as a scale drawing and using diagrams and visual aids to help you envisage the plan. At this stage we can discuss any changes you might like to make before I present the final detailed and coloured master plan of your new garden.

In order to proceed to the building stage I will provide construction diagrams and

specification for the design giving details of materials to use and construction detailing of any hard landscaping features such as pergolas or walls.  This will enable contractors to cost and build the garden.  If required I can assist with engaging a reliable local landscaper and monitor the building process to completion.


The planting will bring your garden to life. I will provide planting plans ensuring that the plants will suit the conditions in the garden. The plan will indicate the botanical plant name and the number required which is used to provide a schedule for the plant nursery to order your plants. I can then place the plants in the correct places on delivery and if required carry on to plant the garden up for you.


Even a garden designed and planted for low maintenance will need some after-care to keep looking its best.  I can create an easy to follow maintenance plan for you if you prefer to look after the garden yourself or I can offer a regular maintenance service to ensure your garden continues to evolve and look beautiful.