Posts Tagged ‘Concept Design’

From the Drawing Board: The final drawings for my client in Leatherhead

0 Written by Lisa on 20th Nov 2012 in From the drawing board

You may remember me blogging about this project in Leatherhead a couple of months ago but I thought it would be nice to share the final designs with you too.

The levels at this project are quite complex so it needed some careful consideration and lots of cross-section drawings to enable me to get my head around how the new design would work on the ground.

Getting the levels right is crucial to the success of the design and also ensures that it is built in the most cost effective way.  Ideally you want to keep as much of the soil on site otherwise the budget soon gets eaten up with the removal of any waste.

The main retaining structures were built some months ago when the client had a new extension built on the side of the house, but the remaining garden is still quite steeply sloped and in order to make it useable, we have created different terraces.

One of the main features of the garden is a mature willow tree and we really want to make a feature of it.  When you stand underneath the tree and look up, it’s wonderful.  The tree seat will provide a great focal point too.

The next stage of this project is to go through a tender process with a few contractors, but we should be ready to start the build in the new year.


Helping us make our ideas a reality: our Garden Designer in your Home experience

2 Written by Lisa on 26th Oct 2012 in From the drawing board

Hello! And thank you very much for welcoming me to the blog today. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design for client near Telford

0 Written by Lisa on 16th Oct 2012 in From the drawing board

Back in May I had an enquiry from a couple in Telford who had just completed a house building project and were starting to work on the garden. Read more

My life as a Garden Designer…August highlights

1 Written by Lisa on 11th Sep 2012 in From the drawing board

August was an exciting month in work terms.  Normally things start to slow down in the autumn but I think the late burst of summer has really got people thinking about their garden.  Let’s face it, the weather’s been pretty horrendous this year, so it’s hardly surprising! Read more

Concept sketches for a garden in Twickenham

0 Written by Lisa on 20th Jul 2012 in From the drawing board

I thought you might like to see the concept design and sketches I have put together for a client in Twickenham.  I have known Rob for a long time because we used to work together in the City. Read more

From the Drawing Board: Concept Design for my project in France

6 Written by Lisa on 11th Apr 2012 in From the drawing board

The Concept Design for my project in France is now finished and I thought you’d be interested in seeing it.  I spoke to my client last Friday to walk her round the design and I am very pleased to report that she loves it. Read more

From the drawing board: En route to France

0 Written by Lisa on 10th Feb 2012 in From the drawing board

I’m not sure if I’ve told you already, but I am currently working with a client near La Rochelle in France.  As you can imagine I am VERY excited about this project, not only because it’s in France and I get to spend some time there, but also because my client’s plans are big enough to be featured on Grand Designs! Read more

From the drawing board: Concept sketches for a modified front garden in Surrey

0 Written by Lisa on 7th Feb 2012 in From the drawing board

On Friday I met with a local Interior Designer, who I work with quite regularly, to present the concept design idea for the new garage area at their home.  You may remember that I redesigned the couryard area outside their new office a while back.  The hard landscaped elements for the courtyard are finished and we will be ready to plant in the Spring.  Due to the expansion of their business, they will now be moving the office away from their home and this has created an opportunity to create a new garage area. Read more

From the Drawing Board: Concept design & sketches for a project in Wimbledon

2 Written by Lisa on 10th Jan 2012 in From the drawing board

Just before Christmas I was commissioned to produce a concept design for the front and back gardens of a small period cottage in Wimbledon.  The house is currently in the process of being renovated and because the back garden can only be accessed through the house, I needed to produce the design quickly so that the work in the garden could be carried out before work to the house moved inside. Read more

Working in Leeds Part 2: The design

0 Written by Lisa on 3rd Nov 2011 in Design Tips, From the drawing board

If you read my blog post on Tuesday then you’ll know a little bit about this project already – a day in Leeds last Friday to work on a “Garden Designer in Your Home” project.  Today I ‘m going to talk to you about the process we went through to develop the design and of course show you the final drawings and concept sketches. Read more

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I specialise in helping families to turn their gardens into an extension of their home and into a space that can be used and enjoyed all year round.

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