A winding garden path

A winding garden pathPergola and Well features

We added these lovely features to an executive’s garden that was designed and built a number of years ago.

They were part of a ‘Wish List’ we established with the client as we developed the masterplan.

Planning really is the secret to a successful outcome for your project too. So here are a few pointers to help you.

The Wish List.

The secret to a beautiful landscape project is the wish list – here is a typical one we have developed over the years.

Brief description of what you are looking for :
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How you use your garden :
Do you have animals ? : Yes / No.

Do children play in the garden ? : Yes / No.

Do you like gardening ? : Yes / No.

Do you like cutting grass ? : Yes / No

Do you entertain in the garden ? : Yes / No.

Do you like relaxing in the garden ?Yes/ No.

What sort of Budget you would like us to Design
to : ……………………………………………………
(It helps enormously if we can have a figure to
work to, we should be able to produce a Design
within 10 percent )

Some items to consider :
Lawns. Yes / No

Shrubberies Yes / No.

Rockeries Yes / No

Ponds Yes / No.

Streams Yes / No

Fish / Koi Ponds Yes / No.

Paths Yes / No

Patios Yes / No.

Terraces Yes / No.

Walls Yes / No.

Ground contouring Yes / No

Vegetable gardens Yes / No.

Garden Features :

Garden Shed : Yes / No.

Power & Lighting Yes / No.

Irrigation Yes / No.

Summerhouses Yes / No.

Greenhouses Yes / No

Gazebo’s Yes / No.

Pergolas Yes / No

Seating Yes / No.

Please add any other comments on the back of this sheet, the more we know the better the design.

I would recommend that this is something the home owners complete themselves without a salesmen/designer being present, you would be amazed how many couples have different ideas !
Remember to keep a little of the budget back as these things always cost more than you expect.

Once you have a wish list, start to gather examples of the features you like from magazines, taking pictures etc. Pretty soon you will have a good idea of what you would ideally like.

Now it’s time to have that chat with the Designer, or put pen to paper yourselves..

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