Consultation

Meeting with you and your family on-site is an important first step in understanding your space and how you wish to use it. During our client briefing we discuss all the aspects of your project, budget and desired outcomes to ensure we create a design that perfectly suits your unique requirements.

What to expect

  • 60-90 minute on-site consultation and site analysis to determine opportunities, constraints and vision.

Deliverables

  • Project brief including proposed budget
  • Mud map of site and existing conditions

Planting palette

If the bones of your garden are good and you’re keen to get your hands dirty, a planting palette may be all you need.

We visit your site and compile a list of suitable plants for each area of your garden to help you create a well thought out landscape.

What to expect

  • 60-90 minute on-site consultation where we assess your site, soil and conditions.

Deliverables

  • Plant palette including botantial name, common name and image

Concept design

Once we have created a design brief we begin designing your garden. The concept plan details all the proposed hard and soft scaping, as well as a materials and plant palette. This design concept will be used to create a preliminary cost estimate and, depending on the extent of your design, can be used to install gardens that do not require approval or additional construction details.

What to expect

  • Base plan outline all existing site elements and levels
  • Functional analysis to assess movement patterns and site use
  • Recommended plant palette
  • Draft concept design
  • Secondary meeting to review brief and approve design
  • Finished Landscape Concept Plan (LCP)

Deliverables

  • Landscape Concept Plan at A1 – 1:100
  • Planting Specification Plan at A1 – 1:100
  • Planting schedule
  • Preliminary Opinion of Probable Cost (OPC)
  • List of preferred contractors
  • 1 round of minor amendments

Documentation

For designs which require additional specifications, we move onto the documentation stage. Here we provide detailed drawings and specifications that include finishings, construction drawings, section elevations, levels and BASIX notes as required for Development Approval (DA).

What to expect

  • Requested changes reflected in the finished plan
  • Finished Landscape Concept Plan and Specification Plans using cad
  • Specification and construction notes for each section of the garden
  • Plant schedule including common name, botanical name, pot size and quantity
  • Hardscaping detail/finishes suitable for quoting
  • Imagery of materials/plants to assist in visualisation

Deliverables

  • Landscape Concept Plan at A1 – 1:100
  • Hardscape Specification Plan at A1 – 1:100
  • Hardscape Elevation Plans at A1 – 1:100
  • Hardscape materials schedule
  • Planting Specification Plan at A1 – 1:100
  • Planting schedule
  • BASIX assessment
  • Lighting plan (if required)
  • Irrigation plan (if required)
  • Contact details of recommended contractors