A garden consultation will help you identify the what and how to develop your garden. If you have been thinking about changing your garden but not sure how to begin, I can help you plan, design and communicate with contractors and suppliers. £30 per hour.
Client brief document
This is a typed-up brief based on our first meeting to identify the key elements in your garden to be developed and / or designed. This document informs the contract between us. Fee: £30.
Site survey / site analysis
I will visit your garden to carry out a survey and photograph all aspects within your garden. Looking at boundaries, any over hanging trees, buildings, identify any existing plants / trees to remain within the design, levels and a soil sample will be taken. For more complex sites / designs, a chartered land surveyor will be recommended (fees are charged directly).
Garden design concept models and 3D CAD sketches and ‘walk-throughs’
Design sketches, CAD illustrations and ‘walk-throughs’ will help you to visualise your new look garden and is a key part of the design process, to ensure your garden design is absolutely right for your outdoor space. The designs include the key elements of hard landscaping, plants, trees, steps, retaining walls, garden rooms, paths and bespoke garden features, such as pergolas, fire pits and wildlife ponds. Fee: Start at £720.
Master plan (outline plan)
The master plan (outline plan) is created to give a scaled overview of the placing and position of all the key design elements within your garden design. Recommended for larger, more complex garden design projects. Fee: Start at £480.
Setting out plan
Start at £480 – depending on size and complexity of garden. A detailed setting-out plan includes the overall shape, size and layout of your garden, the placing of any retained existing plants, buildings and garden features, the new design, lighting plan, new garden features, plants new and existing and hard landscaping. A seperate specifications document is created and provides detailed information on all materials and products going into the garden. A further site visit is required to ensure the plan works in the ‘real world’, any alterations are made and then a presentation meeting is planned before the setting-out plan is signed-off. Laminated copies are made available for the installation. Small amendments are included in this fee, however, a redesign will incur an additional charge, at £30 per hour.
Start at £250 each – depending on size and complexity of garden. Planting plans are created for individual borders and whole gardens. Where there is more than one planting opportunity within a garden, a planting plan is prepared for each location and charged accordingly. Planting plans include plants lists with details of each plant’s dimensions at maturity and growing conditions required to ensure healthy, long living plants. Clients can also receive an online care calendar with step by step, monthly care instructions for each plant in the garden. A login will be provided to your online garden, plants database, forum and resources.
Once the final scale plan has been signed-off by client/s and the Landscaping company has agreed a project start date, you may wish for me to attend at previously agreed intervals to ensure the design is working on the ground. Also to be at hand to answer any questions that will inevitably arise during an installation. This service may be particularly useful to clients who are working and not able to be home during the project installation. Fee is £30 per hour.
Planting-up to plan
Planting up to a planting plan – Judi’s day rate £240.
Judi and team – please ask for a quote
Sourcing plants stock and materials – £30 per hour.
Terms and conditions
An initial payment (deposit) of 20% is required and made payable to Judi Samuels Garden Design by bank transfer at least a week before the agreed start date on any piece of work. The balance payment will be reflected in your month-end invoice.
Hourly rates are calculated to the nearest quarter of an hour.
Payment is required upon receipt of each invoice for each piece of work carried out, emailed prior to the end of the month.
A cancellation fee will be charged if notified within 7 days of a piece of work due to commence, this will account for my time spent on any preparation, creative thinking and note making time, planning and resourcing tasks charged at £30 per hour. An invoice will be provided.
Public Liability Insurance
Judi Samuels Garden Design has public liability insurance for £1,000,000.00.
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Up to £50,000.