Landscape Design Process

Garden Vision aims to create an outdoor space that reflects your lifestyle and personality.

We strive to mirror as closely as possible the styling, decor and colour palette of the clients home so there is a strong visual relationship between spaces. We combine colours, lines, textures and tones in hard and soft elements to produce pleasurable integrated landscapes, whilst always conscious of your vision.

Not only do we design and install new gardens, we also redesign/renovate existing gardens.

The Garden Vision design process:

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The consultation is the most influential stage of the design process.

"Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas."  - Elizabeth Murray
The consultation is the initiation of communication between the designer and the client.This dialogue is imperative to the successful realisation of the project.

During the initial consultation we discuss concepts, potential schemes and styles for your garden. This will then form the brief for the design documentation.

How can I get the most from my consultation?

Below are some areas of interest which you can research or think about prior to your consultation.

Do I want any structural elements?

Landscape structures include pools, water features, lighting, irrigation, tables, seating, outdoor kitchen, wood fired oven, ornaments, paving, pergolas, decks, feature walls, masonry fences and gazebos.

Who uses the garden?

It is important to ask yourself what your lifestyle requirements are. Ask yourself whether the garden is to be used for relaxation or for kids to play in. Do you have any pets that will use the garden? These factors will directly influence the garden design.

What garden style?

Ask yourself what garden style suits your needs and desires. Collect pictures from magazines and books or take photos of other gardens that you like, this will help to express your individuality.

What are your previous garden experiences?

  • What plants do you like or dislike?
  • What are your favourite colours and scents?
  • Do you have pictures in magazines, books or photos that you like?
  • What have you previously had success / no success with?

What are the limiting constraints?

Limitations to consider for your garden include service easements (water, gas, electricity, and phone), space, views, access, sunlight, water and your budget.

Concept Plan & Mood Board

"The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before."  - Vita Sackville-West

The concept plan explores potential schemes for integration of site levels and the organisation of the landscape into functional areas.

We work through the desires and ideas discussed during your consultation. We advise on the potential options available to your site and adjust them to suit your needs and budget.

The mood board comes in conjunction with the concept plan. The mood boards illustrations visually portray with pictures the feel and potential outcome of the garden

Landscape Master Plan & Design Manual

The landscape master plan shows the final layout of the garden. A design manual accompanies the landscape master plan portraying the final details of the design. If required a planting plan is included. The planting plan details the composition of plant species. We select and arrange trees, shrubs and groundcovers to suit various microclimates found on your site.

If required we will adjust plant numbers and installation size to meet your budget requirements. We also consider the optimum sizing for installation effect and ongoing viability.

Implementation

Once our proposal has been accepted Garden Vision will manage the installation of the project as per plan and design.

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