While there is an initial cost associated with hiring a garden designer, the long-term savings and benefits can make it a cost-effective investment, providing value for money and saving you time.

Garden designers are trained professionals with knowledge of horticulture, landscaping, and design principles. Our Professional Expertise ensures that your garden is not only aesthetically pleasing but also sustainable and functional.

Adding Value for Money

A well-designed garden can Increase Property Values* and enhance the saleability of your property. Potential buyers often appreciate a thoughtfully designed outdoor space, and it can contribute to the overall curb appeal of your home. This is particularly important if you plan to sell your property in the future.

Garden designers bring Creative Vision and Flare to the design process. They can envision layouts, focal points, and features that you might not have considered.

Having a good working knowledge of available materials and construction methods (or we should!). Along with understanding how different plants grow and what works well in specific micro-climates, should all create a harmonious outdoor space.

* Research from property website Zoopla and the Society of Garden Designers reveal that the nation’s love of gardens is as keen as ever, with 50% of Brits believing a well-designed garden is as important or more important than a well-designed bathroom or kitchen.

Hiring a garden designer can add value for money

Time Saving

Designing and implementing a garden can be time-consuming, especially if you lack experience. Garden designers have the skills to be Time Efficient when planning and executing landscaping projects. This allows you to enjoy your beautiful garden sooner without the stress of managing the entire process yourself.

Garden designers often handle the Project Management aspects, coordinating with contractors, sourcing materials, and overseeing the implementation of the design. This can relieve you of the stress associated with managing a landscaping project, ensuring that everything is executed smoothly.

Problem Solving

Efficient Use of Space: Designers can maximise the use of your outdoor space, preventing unnecessary expense associated with over-planting or inefficient layouts. Proper planning ensures that each area of your garden serves its purpose effectively, minimising wasted space and resources. 

Optimal Plant Selection: A garden designer selects plants that are well-suited to your climate, soil, and maintenance preferences. This reduces the likelihood of plants dying or requiring frequent replacement. We also consider the long-term growth habit preventing overcrowding as plants mature, saving you money on maintenance  or replacements.

Long-Term Planning: We consider the long-term needs of your family, ensuring wherever possible that your garden is future-proofed at the planning stage. Creating a space that will work for you and your family as they grow and the way you use your garden changes, without the need for costly changes or additions later.

Bringing Local Knowledge: Garden designers are often familiar with local regulations regarding planning. This knowledge can help you avoid fines or penalties associated with non-compliance.

Adding Sustainable Practices: Many garden designers promote sustainability by incorporating elements such as native plants, rainwater harvesting systems, irrigation, composting areas and environmentally friendly materials into the design, to minimise the ecological footprint of the garden.

Creating Privacy: By addressing these concerns strategically; placing hedges, fences, trellises or other screening methods to create secluded areas within the garden, which work with the rest of the garden layout.

Energy Efficiency: Strategic planting can provide natural shading and wind protection, leading to energy savings in your home. By reducing the need for artificial heating or cooling, you can cut down on utility costs.

Budget Constraints – we aim to work within the client’s budget constraints to create a design that balances aesthetics, functionality and cost-effectiveness.

Case Study

In this project above the challenges were many. The biggest being, that the builder dug out the footings for the house extension and adjacent patio and dumped them on the sloping garden, which had been left for years to become a bramble patch! So, before we could even start to plan and survey, we had to remove tons of sub-soil.

However the brief made me laugh out loud – A Witches Psychic Garden – loved it! in all my years doing this job it’s still the most fun brief I’ve had. The client wanted to be able to access and sit in various areas of the garden and the planting had to be colourful.

This small urban garden was on a steep slope, raising away from the house and overlooked by the adjacent buildings so we needed to think about screening. This was achieved using a pergola which also adds a bit of a cosy, inclusive feeling to the space and a Prunus serrula (cherry blossom tree with attractive bark) to block the view from the overlooking windows as well as giving seasonal interest.

We found these lovely granite steps, buried on site, so we incorporated these into the design, as re-cycling is so great for sustainability. Adding a spiral pebble pathway amongst the beds in the upper area and a boardwalk in the mid-terrace area which allows for access to the whole space in all weathers, along with lots and lots of exuberant colourful planting.

Overall, the scheme solved many problems of the site, delivering functionally, aesthetics, and proving tremendous value for money.

Garden Designers aim to create outdoor spaces that are beautiful, useable, sustainable and tailored to the needs and preferences of the client, while addressing various challenges and considerations specific to each project. As a result, the long-term savings and benefits in terms of aesthetics and functionality can make hiring a garden designer a cost-effective investment for many homeowners.

If you’re considering hiring a Garden Designer that provides great value for money, why not get in touch using the contact form.