Garden Design, North London

Landscape, planting and garden design service, North London

As part of the garden design service in North London, all the details for your new garden are defined clearly in high quality drawings for the landscaper to bring the design to reality.

Siobán enjoys establishing your brief for the design and meeting her commitments. She likes to communicate closely with you throughout the garden design process. 

Site Survey

This involves measuring the entire site and locating all existing features, trees and plants which are to be retained or removed.  A Survey Plan scale drawing is then prepared which shows the aspect, boundaries, levels, soil conditions and other important information for the garden design service.

Outline Plan

Outline plan from Leaf and AcreSiobán now has a good feel of what you would like and the site itself.  She then prepares the design concept, illustrated with images to show the style, and an outline plan with the functional areas of the garden.

This is the most creative part of the process where ideas come together to provide the basis for the design.


Detail Plan

This is developed from the agreed outline plan.  It shows all the features and the areas for plants, lawn and paving.  It includes a set of notes explaining the detail of features such as walls and ponds, sculptures etc.

Construction Drawings and Specification

These drawings show the construction of steps, screens, pergolas, ponds, walls and other features and are prepared for the landscaper to use.  Materials and requirements for the work are specified in accordance with best landscaping practice.

Planting Plan

This shows the arrangement of all the plants in the borders.  Each set of plants is identified with the Latin name and the correct spacing for planting.  It is accompanied by a list of plants which shows the number of trees and plants of each type and their maintenance requirements.  If you would like, the common names of plants can be added to this.

Sample planting plan

Part of a Planting Plan showing plant names and locations

We produce the documents above as standard.  They can be added to and adjusted to suit your specific needs.