Initial Consultation & Forming a Brief
Catriona Rowbotham will meet with clients at the site of the proposed garden to discuss client ideas and how the process works.
The first offer is then to create a brief for your garden design based on your individual requirements and an initial appraisal of the garden from the first meeting. This offer will include a fee proposal for the Preliminary Design Phase. Please click the link below to see in more detail how the design phases work:
Preliminary Design Phase
Survey & Full Site Analysis
Moodboards to discuss materials, planting & precedents
Detailed Design Phase
Quantities & specifications added
Planting Plans and schedules drawn up
Moodboards to discuss and confirm plant selections
CAD layout showing setting out for construction
Relevant construction details
Design sent to tendering contractors
Larger projects will require a formal contract to be put in place. With experience from architectural projects, CRGD can act as contract administrator. Catriona Rowbotham is a Pre Registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers and is as professional in her garden design as in her architecture.
On smaller projects a more informal approach is more appropriate with site visits paid on an hourly rate, usually at the start of the job and then once a fortnight to check progress and completion.
CRGD subscribes to Shoot Gardening. Please click link below to find out the benefits of this subscription to CRGD clients:
Clients retaining CRGD until the end of construction will receive a bespoke maintenance plan from Shoot for one year after completion to help them or others keep the garden looking beautiful.