The first step in making your landscaping dreams a reality is putting pen to paper and writing down your ideal outcome. This personal home and garden manifesto is called a concept plan.
A concept plan is a detailed layout plan for your garden. During the design process we will take a full brief from you, survey your garden, and come up with a professionally hand-drafted and rendered scale drawing of your proposed garden. This will include notes on design features / finishes and general planting plan
The concept plan will become a valuable communication tool, assisting you in communicating your ideas clearly to landscape contractors and builders. It will also enable a contractor to provide a realistic quote and gives you an idea of the landscaping supplies that will be needed to complete the job. Speaking of completed jobs, check out some amazing garden transformations here.
A comprehensive, full service concept plan can typically cost anywhere between $800 and $2500, which is calculated based on your wish list, the size and scale of the property and the complexity of the garden design.
"Sandra developed a concept plan for our garden. She had great ideas which will look fantastic, and gave us a clear plan for what to do. She was very quick to send the plans through and answer any questions. Highly recommended." Del, Mt Eden.
The Landscape Design Process
A well thought-out design forms the foundation for a successful garden and it is important that we invest considerable time and effort during this process to ensure you are delivered a garden design that reflects your personal needs and requirements. We have been trained to consider the garden as a whole, taking into account the relationship between home and garden and connecting the architecture with the landscape. With our extensive knowledge of space theory and design secrets we can produce a timeless garden design which you can enjoy for many years to come.
It is very important to discuss your budget especially if you are wanting the design priced and implemented. Your concept plan will include an accurate budget assessment as early as possible so that you can assess how well your wish list meets your needs.
This design process
begins with an on-site visit and discussion, anywhere in Auckland, about what you want to achieve, while ascertaining the scope of design work required. Here is a checklist
for the first meeting, this will help you draw up a brief outline what you want to achieve.
Feel free to examine the example concept plans below, to give you a better idea of how they illustrate your landscape garden design. For more information, or to organise an on-site visit, drop us a line
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