As they say landscape architecture is neither art nor science, but art and science. It fuses environmental design with biological and cultural ecology. Landscape architecture aims to do more than to produce places for safe, healthful, and pleasant use, it has become a forum for the articulation and enactment of individual and societal attitudes toward nature.
We have pleasure of working closely with individuals to transform their landscape into an artistic composition that embraces existing architecture, surrounds and geography, revealing a natural progressive flow between all elements.
A typical landscape design process is split up into the following stages of work from inception to completion.
- Design Brief
- Concept Design
- Final plans or Detailed design
- Handover – Project Management and Construction
The design brief at our first meeting is where we get to know you, your family, your lifestyle, house and surrounds. We meet with you onsite to enable us to provide you with a transitional landscape design that will form a seamless bridge between the interior to the exterior space. Familiarisation with streetscapes, architecture and geography is also included at this stage.
In this meeting we capture what is most important to you, what style and theme you like, preferences for plant species/styles, what landscape materials are to be incorporated in the project and what key features are to be included in your landscape.
Concept Design or Detailed design
Following the design brief we bring together all integral components discussed and observed to inaugurate a concept that perfectly integrates all the essential elements of your surrounds, tastes, home and family.
We produce a scaled drawing concept that incorporates all of your needs. The concept plan is the draft stage of the design process. The concept plans are presented to you along with concept pictures of the proposed landscape design. The concept plan will outline spatial definition, hard and soft landscaped areas, indication of planting themes and the beginning of hard surface specification. We describe in detail the concept plans and any changes that need to be made are discussed and outlined. This is the final approval stage for the draft plan.
After the concept plan has been completed we begin the final stage of the landscape design process. The final plans provide:
- Landscape Plan with landscape specification – provides all the details and landscape materials for construction of your landscape.
- Planting Plan with planting specification – is a drawing that specifies the plants that will be put into your garden. It shows the position, variety and quantity of plants for any given area.
- Lighting Plan – is a scheme of placement of outdoor lighting devices on the plan.
- Elevations – outlines further construction details of features around the landscape e.g. pools, water features, outdoor kitchens or pergolas.