Garden Design

Garden Design

Almost everything around us in our everyday lives has been designed to fulfil a purpose, and your garden should be no exception. Whether it's a brand new plot or an established garden, you have the opportunity to plan your garden as you want it to look, to fulfil your and your family's requirements and to work for you as a valuable outside room.

Whether cheerfully chaotic and informal, or elegant and formal, a well-prepared design is usually the result of careful planning. Planning is the key to creating the garden you want - one with a sense of style and unity, balance and proportion, in harmony with its surroundings and, perhaps most important of all, a place for you to relax.

In this section, we will help you identify the elements that go towards making a successful garden and we will lead you through the logical sequence that will allow you to apply the design techniques to your own.

Planning Your Garden
A look at the first basic stages of creating or redesigning your garden ...
Assessing the Site
Making a accurate survey of your garden ...
Drawing Up a Garden Plan
Creating scale, structural and planting plans for your garden ...
Design Elements
Using the effects of shape and proportion, boundaries and planting to create a successful garden plan ...
The Final Garden
Re-evaluating and updating your garden design ...
Scheduling the Work
Planning construction, soil cultivation and planting to minimise disruption on site ...
Garden Planning Overview
General tips and guidelines on designing or renovating your garden ...