Jenny Bloom Garden Design

The design process

Depending on the scope of the project, all or some of the following stages will form the design process.

Initial consultation – This involves a visit to your garden to discuss your ideas, requirements and preferences. We will look at the space and discuss its potential and any limitations of the site. We will then write up the brief and send it to you for approval.

Site survey and analysis – This will include taking photographs, measuring the site and plotting boundaries, any changes of level, any structures, trees and features you wish to retain. It will also include analysis of the soil and other physical factors affecting the site. For larger or more complex sites, a professional land surveyor may be required to undertake this.

Presentation plan – Based on the agreed brief and the site survey, a scaled presentation plan of the new design will then be drawn up and presented to you. Once approved, an accurate quote for the landscaping works can be sought from our recommended contractors.

Planting plans – A detailed planting plan can be produced for the new areas to be planted. The scaled plan will show the location and spacing of all plants and an accompanying plant schedule will list all the specific botanical names along with quantities and sizes.

Detailing – Depending on the scope of your project, further drawings may be required detailing the construction of specific features or setting out plans for contractors.

Building the garden – We work with a number of different landscape contractors and will recommend the best fit for your project. We can monitor the project during the construction phase and once the hard landscaping is completed, we will then plant the garden for you.

Liaison – We will liaise with you through every phase of the project and, depending on the scope of your project, we will liaise with the architect or other specialists involved such as structural engineers or other contractors as necessary.

Sourcing – As well as sourcing the plants for your garden, we can also source garden buildings, furniture, features and ornaments to help add the finishing touches.

Aftercare – Gardens grow and evolve and we like to maintain a relationship with the gardens we have created. We can provide an aftercare service during the first year to help ensure everything is growing as it should and to carry out any seasonal maintenance. Alternatively, we can devise a tailor-made written maintenance schedule for clients.