Working in Leeds Part 1- A “Garden Designer in Your Home” project

2 Written by Lisa on 1st Nov 2011 in From the drawing board

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a couple in Leeds.  Although they had recently had their garden redesigned they just didn’t feel that the design reflected the brief they had given.  They decided that the best course of action was to try and work through a new design themselves but just didn’t know where to start.  During an internet search for paving, they stumbled across my blog and website and realised quite quickly that I am very passionate about working with my clients to create a garden that fits in with their personal style and requirements.

We quickly established that what they needed was some help to improve their existing garden.  Since taking down a mature conifer at the end of the garden, the existing brick pergola no longer has a purpose and the paving is uneven and in need of a revamp.  Now they are well into their retirement, despite being keen gardeners, they also wanted some help to make the garden easier to manage in future years.

Last Friday I spent the day with them at their home.  We talked through the brief in detail and spent time in the garden so that I could get a really good feel for the space and the elements that were to remain in place.  As we already had a copy of the survey I was able to draw this up before our meeting and we therefore had a good few hours together to work on the design. 

What my clients found most useful was the thought process when we put pencil to paper.  Being part of the design process meant that we were able to talk through each of the elements as we went and amend them if required.  I really wanted to give them the confidence to take the design forward afterwards and I am certain that this was achieved.

Later in the week I’ll walk you through the process we used to develop the design and I’ll also show you the finished Concept Plan and sketches that I’ve been tidying up ready to send off to the client.

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2 Responses to “Working in Leeds Part 1- A “Garden Designer in Your Home” project”

  1. Hurrah! So delighted to hear about this project Lisa. Can’t wait to see the drawings

  2. Lisa Cox says:

    Thanks Fiona. The day worked brilliantly and, I think, invaluable for the clients who will be managing the construction phase themselves.

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