Detailed consultations

Do you have an established garden that needs a fresh approach? Perhaps you need advice about planting, or how to adapt the garden to changing needs?  Detailed garden consultations are very popular with those who may not be ready for a full garden design, but are open to ideas about how to make the most of their space.  As this is a paid service, it allows me to focus my skills on giving advice, helping you to feel confident about tackling the garden yourself – or clear about which of my services you need.

What this consultation includes: 

  • Design: style, aesthetics and how your garden can really work for you
  • Construction and hard landscaping: paving, paths, garden buildings
  • Plants:  a general assessment of what you have, and discussion of directions for future planting

How it works

  • I’ll ask you to send me images of the garden, and an idea of what you’d like to get out of the consultation.
  • The consultation will include a 1 hour viewing of your outdoor space. We’ll discuss your ideas, and I will start to form a view on the direction that your garden could take, and guide you through the possibilities to consider.
  • I’ll follow up with an emailed summary of my recommendations, including suggestions for planting and hard landscaping.

Depending on the nature of the garden and the projects under consideration, the emailed summary with advice on how to proceed could be all that you require –  or it could lead to any of a wide range of solutions for developing the garden using my knowledge of plants, construction materials and design techniques, and my links with contractors and suppliers.

A detailed consultation is also a thoughtful gift for garden owners in need of some advice or inspiration for their outdoor space. 

The detailed consultation service is charged at a rate of £120 within 20 mins travelling time of my studio in south London.  

Any subsequent commissions* are reduced by the fee paid for the stand-alone consultation.

(* with the exception of further consultancy)

Terka came around for a detailed design consultation and I’m so glad she did! She really listened to my vision for our garden and, using her vast knowledge of different plants and design expertise, came up with some amazing creative ideas for the space. Incorporating what was already there, she advised on which plants would complement and enhance each raised bed and sent a detailed and prompt e-mail which fuelled my inspiration and encouraged me to get to work straight away! Thanks so much!

Christine Goodrich, Streatham