Fees & Services

Summer Special ~ 30% discount on all planting design during June & July 2022!


Garden consultation

If you have been thinking about changing or developing your outdoor space but not sure how to begin, I can help you plan, design and communicate with contractors and suppliers. £60 per hour.

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 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.

Presentation plan (outline plan)

The presentation 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.

Setting out plan

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.

Planting plans

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.

Project monitoring

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 £60 per hour.

Planting-up to plan

Supplier visits, sourcing plants and planting up to plan – Judi’s day rate £240.
Judi and team – please ask for an estimate of fees.

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 terms

Payment is required upon receipt of each invoice for each piece of work carried out, emailed prior to the end of the month.

Cancellation policy

14 days to review the client brief and outline proposal.

Public Liability Insurance
Judi Samuels Garden Design has public liability insurance for £1,000,000.00.

Professional Indemnity Insurance
Up to £50,000.