Garden Design - Landscape Design
At Arbutus Garden Design, we cover every aspect of landscape design: from a single visit to offer initial guidance, to a large scale project including hard landscaping and structures.
We will come to your home to discuss your requirements and any ideas that you have before putting pencil to paper. We will need to carry out a site survey to take measurements and ascertain the environmental conditions of the site and orientation. You will then be able to look over our initial plans and we can discuss and make any necessary changes before the final plan is drawn up.
We work closely with our clients to ensure that the design brief is clear and interpreted correctly in the finished plan. We take great care with our plans to project the style and the colour palette that will most reflect our clients’ tastes.
While we leave the hard landscaping to our experienced and trusted landscaping contractors we aim to be as involved as possible throughout the project and personally take care of the planting and completion of the garden build ourselves.
Where possible we try to source all of our materials locally and will for settle for nothing less than excellent quality.
A labelled planting plan will be provided along with a plant schedule.
If it’s not a full garden overhaul that you need, we are able to transform smaller areas of your garden too – whether it is tired, overcrowded borders, dull corners of underused space or inherited beds in the wrong colour scheme, our beautiful planting combinations provide year-round interest. You may be looking to reduce the amount of work needed in your borders by replacing with low maintenance planting or need some instant screening, whatever your requirements, we can offer reliable and effective solutions.
We can also offer a planting service. There are many occasions when a garden has been previously hard landscaped but not planted. Whether it is working off an existing planting plan or creating a new one, we focus on shapes, colours, texture and movement to create the perfect beds, borders and garden areas.
Working with a team of trusted and talented landscape specialists, we can create a large range of garden structures including raised beds, pergolas, arbors and terraces.
Garden Renovation & Rejuvenation
With an extensive knowledge of horticultural practices we are able to offer both one off and annual site visits to carry out crucial jobs in your garden. Specialising in roses, climbers and fruit trees we can reclaim plants that have grown out of control or start you off on a maintenance regime that will ensure you get the best results from the plants in your garden for years to come.
Consultancy & Advice
A one-off consultation is a really popular service. Not everyone needs a complete re-design of the garden and an initial meeting can prove to be a really good starting point for getting advice, or deciding what needs to be done about particular problems. We can help by identifying plants or suggesting replacements for plants that struggling to thrive.
Perhaps you just need a lesson in pruning techniques or advice on when to cut back or replant, we can help you gain the confidence to conquer many of those seemingly difficult tasks yourself.