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Suzie Nichols Garden Design
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Services We Offer

Below is a description of the main services that we offer, along with a rough idea of prices. As every garden is different, prices for design work are calculated after a site visit and consultation with the client.

We do, however, offer a fixed price Small Garden Service for gardens of less than 150m2 and a fixed price Front Garden Service for front gardens of less than 50m2.

Preliminary Visit

Preliminary Visit

I provide prospective clients with an overview of the services I can offer. There is an opportunity to view my portfolio. I will look at and discuss the existing garden with yourselves in order to assess which of my services you require.

Following this visit I will submit a written quotation to the client for survey and design work.

To book your Preliminary Visit please contact us by letter, phone or e-mail.

Approx. 1-2hrs- £30 (cost taken off final bill if client chooses to proceed with commission.)

Initial Design Visit and Site Survey

Initial Design Visit and Site Survey

The client will be provided with a Questionnaire prior to this meeting, which we will then run through together. I will also carry out a detailed Site Survey of the garden, which will include such things as its size and shape, soil make-up and topographical analysis. This will then enable me to draw up a scale plan of the site.

Between 2 hours and ½ a day on site depending on size and complexity of garden. From £150.

Site Analysis, Design Brief, Sketch Design Consultation

Site Analysis, Design Brief, Sketch Design Consultation

The most creative stage of the process. Using the information gathered from the Site Survey and Questionnaire I will carry out a Site Analysis and draw up a Design Brief. From this I will create two Sketch Designs (number can vary), which will be presented to the client at a Sketch Design Consultation. Areas of planting are shown but not detailed at this stage. During this meeting the Sketch Designs are discussed and reviewed.

From £250.

Detailed Design

Detailed Design

This is the next stage on from the Sketch Designs. An accurate, black and white or hand coloured, detailed layout for the garden is drawn up to scale.

From £175

3-D Drawings and Artist's Impressions

3-D Drawings and Artist's Impressions

Coloured visuals, which illustrate how the garden will look as it matures. These can include isometric projections, cross-sections, and perspectives. These are available in a variety of media, including pencil, watercolour and acrylic and can be framed for display.

From £150. Prices for framing on request.

Setting Out Drawing

Setting Out Drawing

A drawing that accurately locates all features to be constructed. Includes detailed measurements and notes.

From £150

Construction Drawings

Construction Drawings

These are detailed drawings which provide information required for the building of garden structures.

Charged at £20 per hour.

Planting Plan and Plant Schedule

Planting Plan and Plant Schedule

The Planting Plan shows plant positions and spacing. The Plant Schedule lists plants with pot sizes and plant heights. This services is also available through the post. Please contact us for further details.

From £175

Plant Management and Maintenance Notes

Plant Management and Maintenance Notes

These can also be provided to complement a Planting Plan. They detail cultural requirements such as pruning, feeding etc. of all plants in the Planting Plan.

Charged at £20 per hour.

Specifications

Specifications

These are documents that complement the Detailed Design, Construction Drawings and Planting Plan. These accurately prescribe how the garden is to be constructed and planted. They allow a contractor to accurately quote for the build.

We can also organise putting your garden build out to tender and get quotes from 3 local builders.

From £175

Garden Consultation

Garden Consultation

This service may be useful to those customers with a problem area that they need help with or to the client who just needs an injection of inspiration. A half-day or whole day visit to offer advice and suggestions to a client for their garden. A written report is drawn up along with photographic images and sketches. Site measurements and scale drawings are not included.

From £300.

Follow-up Visit

Follow-up Visit

Over time it is often useful to consult the designer for help and further advice on the development of the garden. One or two hour visit followed by short written report.

from £50.

Small Garden Service

Small Garden Service

A budget package for clients with straight forward smaller gardens (150m2 or less). This consists of a Client Consultation, Simple Site Survey, 2 Sketch Designs (A3 max) and a Detailed Design (A2 max). Cost £500.

Package Additions

  • Add a Planting Plan (A2) for an additional £150
  • Add a set of Visuals (A2) for an additional £150

£500 to £800 depending on the options chosen

Front Garden Service

Front Garden Service

A budget package for clients wanting a design for a front garden (50m2 or less). This consists of a Client Consultation, Simple Site Survey, one Detailed Design (A2 max) and a Planting Plan.

£250


Travelling expenses are charged at a rate of 50p per mile for distances over 50 miles and overnight/subsistence expenses may be incurred for distances over 100 miles.

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