Design Process

For when you require a comprehensive garden design. A consultation is the first step to creating your dream outdoor living space. We work closely with our clients to guide them through and demystify the design process. 

STAGE 1: Initial Consultation - taking the design brief.                   

This is where we discuss concepts, style and your vision for the garden. We take into account your lifestyle, wishlists, maintenance requirements and budget. Maybe you already have your own design ideas and are eager to see them formalised on paper but need a little guidance. or maybe you have absolutely no idea! Not a problem. We show you a comprehensive folio of pictures and inspiring design ideas to help you visualise possibilities for your new garden.

We then give you a written estimate of the design fee either on the day or via email.

Drafting/design fees are charged at $80 per hour.

Once the design fee has been approved by you, a $500 deposit is required to commence work upon a concept plan.

The site is thoroughly assessed, measured and digital images taken to assist with the design process.

Plans range from simple planting plans to comprehensive structural designs; including contractor notes on hard landscaping detail, plant care and soil requirements.

Note: design fee estimates may vary if extensive changes are required after concept plan is presented. (please refer to STAGE 2.)

Fee: $150 per hour, 2 hour minimum for consultation plus $500 plan deposit to commence drafting of concept plan.

Payment by cash or cheque at consultation.

STAGE 2: Presentation of concept plan/layout.                          

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A concept layout plan is emailed/posted to you a few weeks after the initial consultation. Amendments are made if necessary. Structural/hard landscaping materials and plantings are discussed in more detail in preparation for the final design.

At a time convenient to you, we discuss any changes, additions or amendments and feedback to your design. This may be via phone, email or in person.

Fee: onsite meeting $150 per hour. Phone/email meeting: $80 per hour.

Throughout the design process, we will liaise closely with you as your design is being formulated and drawing has commenced. Delivery of plans usually takes from 3-6 weeks, depending on complexity of design and current workload.

Please note, the cost for any onsite meetings  is not included in inital plan estimate.

STAGE 3: Plan presentation.    

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  1. Presentation and discussion of the final plan. This may be via phone, email or in person. You will receive a comprehensive hard landscaping plan and a coloured planting design. Landscaper referrals are given if required.
  2. Optional: a plantings maintenance schedule is available which shows detailed plant cultural notes (ie how to look after each plant) tailor made for your design. Fee = $15 per page. Please note, this fee is not included within initial plan estimate.

Fee: Final account balance paid by cash, cheque or via direct credit prior to plan presentation.

Landscape designs usually range from $1400 to $3000 depending on complexity of design, size of site and if council drawings are required. If you only need a planting plan with few or no structural elements, we can do this too. For more info, contact us here

PLANT SUPPLY – Garden Deva offers a quality plant placement and supply service for your convenience. 

 

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ph: 0423 385 568