The design process usually follows these stages:
Initial consultation – preliminary look at site, discussion of objectives and budget.
Surveys – topographical measured site survey and any other necessary surveys such as tree surveys, soil samples, environmental assessments, dealing with any planning issues.
Outline Garden Design – shows the proposed outline concept for the garden including the layout or paths, terraces, retaining walls, water features, lawns and areas of planting. This is usually presented as a two-dimensional plan but is often supplemented by a computer model illustrating the landscape ideas in three dimensions and in colour.
Amended final design. A hand-drawn framed version can be supplied at extra cost.