Landscape Design Process

1

Preliminary Work

Introductory meeting, establish designations and discuss project feasibility.

Prepare a Garden Report and Landscape Design Fee Proposal.

Organise a Topographical Survey and obtain other relevant reports/plans.

2

Hand Drawn Concept Plan

Prepare a hand-drawn Concept Plan and Concept Montage.

Discuss this plan and montage with the client and other professionals involved in the project, such as the architect and planning consultant.

3

CAD Drawn Concept Plan

Progress the design in a CAD format.

Prepare budget costings for the implementation of the proposed landscape design.

Discuss this plan with the client and other professionals involved in the project, such as the architect and planning consultant.

4

Master Plan and Construction Concepts

Organise a design workshop meeting with the client to review and discuss the design, together with materials and planting, in relation to budget costings.

Prepare Master Plan, Structural Planting Plan and Construction Montage, together with Draft Levels and Sections Plan.

Issue to the client and other professionals involved in the project, such as the architect, planning consultant and engineer.

5

TREE NURSERY VISITS

Visit tree nurseries with the client.

Review Structural Planting Plan and identify possible varieties and size options of trees, topiary and espaliers.

6

PLANNING

If necessary, prepare plans and reports for submission to the Local Planning Authority, working closely with other professionals, such as the architect and planning consultant, as required.

7

CONSTRUCTION PLANS

Review the plans and information developed and received so far and update the Master Plan accordingly.

Prepare and finalise Construction Plans and Contractor Brief.

Issue to the client and other professionals involved in the project, such as the architect and engineer.

8

TENDER

Meet landscape contractors and specialist suppliers to discuss the project and Construction Plans, so that they have a clear understanding of the scope of works to allow them to prepare accurate estimates.

Assist in the selection and appointment of suitable contractor(s).

Upon appointment of the contractor(s) undertake necessary revisions to Construction Plans and issue a final set of plans for construction.

9

SITE MONITORING

Attend site at appropriate intervals during the works to monitor progress from a design perspective.

Issue meeting notes and undertake any necessary revisions to the plans.

10

DETAILED PLANT LISTS

Compile detailed Plant Lists, with suggested plant quantities, for all areas of the garden to be planted.

Formulate a Plant Montage and discuss with the client.

Issue final Plant List to the client.

11

PLACING PLANTS

Place plants on site in the correct positions ready for planting by others.

12

LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT

Attend site at appropriate intervals after the garden has been created and planted to monitor development from a management and design perspective.

Issue meeting notes to the client and their gardening team.