Charlotte Rowe’s approach to client service
It can be difficult to visualise how your garden could look and to work out where to put features and plants for best effect. Our role is to help you do just that. We will listen to your requirements and ideas, absorb and interpret them and turn them into reality with the minimum of fuss, time and bother. This could be a full-blown garden design project including a presentation plan, construction drawings and planting plan, or occasionally with large gardens, we can help with planting only.
From the very first meeting, we will work together to pull together a list of requirements and develop the concept. It is important to sort out a number of issues.
What will the garden be used for? What do you want or need?
- a paved terrace area?
- a manicured lawn?
- a water feature
- raised beds to contain your plants?
- a sandpit and a climbing frame for the children?
- pots and containers, and if so what kind?
- a pergola or arbour?
- a fireplace or firepit?
- a play area for the children?
Which is your look?
- lush abundant planting?
- an English cottage look?
- a minimalist contemporary space with designer plants?
- a Mediterranean gravel garden?
- classic elegance
- or something else?
Following thorough discussions with our clients, we will carry out a formal site analysis, prepare the garden design brief and draw up the presentation plan which can be discussed and adapted in collaboration with our client.