Our role as landscape designers differs from say that of an interior designer; when walls are papered or painted the effect is immediate and static. Furniture can be moved or replaced easily and walls repainted, however swimming pools, ponds, lawns, plants, shrubs and trees once established are much harder to relocate.
As garden designers we have to factor in so many more elements. Surrounding views, how seasonal changes affect both the vista and the garden, soil types, how plants mature and grow over the years. We have to understand light, weather conditions and how they may impact on both hard landscaping materials and our chosen trees, plants or shrubs. Critically we need to understand how our clients intend to use the garden and interpret those wishes into something that is meaningful, beautiful and functional. Lastly, we need to exercise patience. Gardens are a growing concern and what we see in a newly designed garden today, is very different from the garden we’ll see in three or ten years hence.
Our philosophy is to design glorious spaces that withstand the test of time...