Design Stages – Our Unique Design Process

While we have a series of typical steps in our design process, each project has unique characteristics. We’ll always work collaboratively with you to tailor an approach that suits your ideas, requirements and budget.

Your preliminary consultation is a great way for us to get to know each other. We’ll chat about the specifics of your space, your ideas, the features you want to include in the landscape and any planning restrictions. From here a fee proposal including time frames will be prepared.

Once you’ve approved the fee proposal, we’ll prepare the base plan and book a time for a detailed site assessment. This is an opportunity to continue the conversation, gather further information and discuss your evolving ideas.

After the site assessment, we’ll begin concept development by first exploring vision board inspiration, then developing a two-scale plan and base plan. From there, we’ll start fleshing out the hard landscape details and ideas for suggested plant species.

Once the concept plan is finalised, we’ll start to add plant detail. This might include a full planting plan or landscape zones with a plant schedule and feature tree placement. While planting plans are sometimes necessary for permits, landscape zones bring an element of freedom and fluidity to projects. This way of working gives our landscapers the creative licence to bring our concept plans to life.

At this time, you’ll receive your detailed landscape plan in an A1 colour plan for approval, along with a cost estimate of working with landscapers (if requested).

This is where the magic happens. Your thoughtfully designed landscape takes shape, ready for you, your friends and family to enjoy. We’ll share our tips on how to maintain your new space and take care of all your indigenous and native plants well into the future.