The Design Process

The full design process comprises five stages. Your garden may not require all of these stages, and your specific requirements can be discussed beforehand.

  • Initial consultation
  • Site survey
  • Preparation of detailed design with colour drawings
  • Preparation of full planting plans, construction drawings and specification
  • Tendering for, and monitoring of, construction of the garden


Robin Pargeter will help you through the process of creating the garden to suit you, from initial ideas to construction. The process begins with a consultation at your home, when a detailed brief is taken from you. This is an opportunity to discuss design possibilities and to find out what elements you would like to incorporate in your garden.


Following the consultation, you will be provided with an estimate for surveying and design costs. If you choose to proceed with the design service, a full survey will be undertaken to assess existing conditions, including ground levels. A complete photographic record will also be taken.


Using your brief and the information collected during the survey, an initial conceptual design drawing will be created for you. This is an opportunity for you to discuss the proposals and for any modifications to be made. A final detailed design drawing will then be produced. This will include a full specification of materials for use by a contractor for construction. You will receive a full colour copy of the drawing.

Planting and construction plans

Plans will be provided as necessary to accompany the design drawing. Planting plans will include a full plant schedule. The construction plans will enable any landscape contractor of your choice to build the garden.


A reputable and recommended landscape contractor can be arranged, either by appointment or through tender. Robin Pargeter can act as your representative during the process and monitor the work through to completion.

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