Garden Design Process
– From The First Meeting To Your New Outdoor Space –
At Growing Rooms we are passionate about creating innovative and exciting outdoor spaces and would love the opportunity to share our passion with you. Every project is unique and every member of the Growing Rooms team is committed to creating your desired outdoor living space.
The whole garden design process from start to finish is detailed below in 4 simple steps:
1) On-site Consultation
We start the garden design process with an on-site consultation which allows us to meet you and get an understanding of your requirements. It also gives us an opportunity to discuss what you are looking to achieve within the space, to view the site and its topography and to get a real sense for the environment. To help us understand your overall requirements, please be prepared to provide us with an overview of the key uses and features you would like included in the new space.
We will discuss your requirements along with products and options to ascertain the desired outcome. If you have any images of gardens that you really like, they would be a great help to identify certain features and materials that interest you. It’s not essential but it’s always helpful for us. You can also take a look on our Pinterest page to help with inspiration.
Another key thing we will require from you is a budget. This is important as it lets us know how far we can take the design, we will always try and come as close to this budget as possible.
The consultation generally takes 40-60 minutes and the fee is $250 which is payable on the day.
Once we have a clear understanding for the direction of the design we will provide you with a fee proposal to prepare your concept plan.
Upon completion of the consultation, our design team will translate the vision into conceptual drawings.
Our designers develop the character and visual elements of your future outdoor space. You will receive a detailed garden design with photos for all suggested plant materials and hardscape materials involved in your project. Our landscape plans illuminate the features your space will take on, so you are able to visualise the details prior to installation. Each landscape design communicates something different so it’s important to ensure the garden design speaks to you.
Once your garden design is completed to your satisfaction, we present a quote for construction works. The quote is fully itemised, so it is easy for you to see what is involved and where the big ticket items are.
If the job requires council approval such as Development Application (DA) or a Complying Development Certificate (CDC). Our team, working with sub-consultants (certifiers, engineers, town planners) can prepare and lodge all necessary documentation.
We are committed to providing a smooth and professional service along with quality workmanship. Above all, we believe that the creation of a new outdoor living space should be an enjoyable and inspiring journey to create something you will enjoy for years to come.
During the construction your personal project manager will oversee the details of your job and provide frequent updates and timely communication during all phases of your project.