THE CLIENT'S NEEDS
First we talk about what you would like from your garden. Does it have to be child friendly? Do you want an area for entertaining? What style do you like, romantic, classical, minimalist, a haven for wildlife? We also discuss what would you like from me, a design only service, a complete design and build service or simply a quote for some paving. First consultation is free of charge.
The existing site is drawn out in plan form or onto 3D software. This allows me to see what area and levels we have to play with. This becomes the basis for the next stage, your design.
I create your design by combining your needs and desires for the space with hard and soft landscaping elements. I will create a scaled plan drawing of your design and depending on the size and complexity of the garden, a 3D visualisation and artistic view.
COSTINGS & BUDGET
From the detailed design, I will produce itemised costings of the garden.
A great design is only showcased by a high quality build. Being both the designer and the builder ensures the attention
to detail and means nothing can get lost in translation. Your perfect design is brought to life by a skilled craftsman to produce your perfect garden.
MANAGEMENT & MAINTENANCE
Once I have designed and built your garden, I produce a management and maintenance plan for all the hard and soft landscaping work. This means that you can very easily maintain your beautiful garden by knowing what time of year to prune or to maintain garden features for example.
I'm Alan, the founder of Border Landscapes, a high quality design and build landscape service. I have always been artistic and creative and love being outdoors, this naturally led to my passion for landscaping.
I began honing my skills at the University of Manchester and received my Masters in Landscape Planning and Management in 2001. I have since worked on various projects across the country including working for a Chelsea award-winning designer.
I relish the creative challenges that each new project brings, from large country gardens to compact urban spaces. My desire is to tailor stunning unique outdoor spaces that are beautifully conceived, creating a sense of place, purpose, growth and understated elegance.