Frequently Asked Questions

Why employ a garden designer?
A professional designer can maximise the potential in your garden. He/she will make sure that the garden layout works smoothly and aesthetically; that the style is sympathetic to your taste and style of your house; and that the planting is suitable for your soil and situation. A garden designer is the architect of your outside space.

How much will it cost?
This depends on the size and complexity of the existing garden and your requirements. The redesign of a small garden begins at about £600, exclusive of survey and planting plans. Typically design fees work out between 10% and 12% of the overall cost of the finished project.

I have a small rather dark garden. Can anything be done to turn it into pleasant outside space?
Yes, almost any space, however small dark or bleak, can be improved by good design and appropriate planting.

I can’t make sense of plans. Can you help me visualise what my new garden will look like?
I use 3D computer modelling and hand drawn elevations to bring the design alive

I only want some advice on planting in one particular bed. Can you help?
Yes we can. It doesn’t matter how small or large the job is.

How long does it take to produce a design?
From taking your brief to producing a design can take as little as two or three weeks. However, the design is only the beginning of the process. Building gardens takes time.

When is the best time to start building a garden?
Generally speaking, it’s best to complete the build during autumn or spring to minimise the stress on the plants. It’s best to plan well ahead, For instance, if you want your garden ready for Easter, start getting the design sorted out before Christmas 

Do you do landscaping as well as design work?
I work with a small team of self-employed contractors whose work I know and trust.


Contact Susan on 01420 542883 or 07957 631569 or hello@wainwrightgardens.co.uk

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