Landscape and Garden Design | Our Approach
The following lists our key services and the approach we undertake for each. At Jane Inge, our commitment throughout the process is to provide a customised service, fully tailored to meet your specific needs.
The Initial Consultation
Designs are always influenced by the surrounding architecture and landscape but at the heart is our client. At Jane Inge, listening and creatively interpreting your requirements (the brief) is at the core of the project. The initial consultation is the ideal opportunity to explore ideas and possibilities, discuss your requirements and understand your site. This visit is followed up with a written brief including a quotation for design fees.
Site analysis and survey
At the site analysis, detailed measurements (including heights) are taken of your garden and surrounds (if required). Measurements are also taken of any existing features and elements outside the garden that may impact on the design.
Please note: larger projects may require the services of a professional surveyor.
Outline and planting plans
A scaled outline plan is developed, communicating the essence of the design; it details all the elements and suggested materials. Once the outline plan is finalised to your satisfaction, appropriate plants are chosen; plants are combined in a manner to provide all-year interest and structure. A personalised spiral-bound guide is provided, which includes an explanation of the design, examples of materials suggested, 3D illustrations along with images, and maintenance notes for each plant chosen, as appropriate.
Scope of works
A written set of instructions (schedule of works) is prepared including materials and techniques, allowing contractors to quote for the construction fairly and accurately.
Jane Inge works with many experienced contractors, from general landscapers to specialists in water features, lighting and irrigation.
Regular visits are made during the build to address and answer questions, resolve problems and propose changes if they are needed.
It keeps our clients well informed of the process throughout the project.
Plant sourcing and setting out
As and when required, plants can be sourced, coordinated and delivered to each respective project. At Jane Inge we work with reputable nurseries and growers to ensure a high level of quality, and equally importantly, provide maximum value for our clients. Plants can also be set out in their planting positions for clients who would like to do their own planting; advice will be provided on the best planting technique.
Lighting can extend the use of a garden into the evening. In different forms it can create a warm eating area, evoke a sense of drama or subtlety amongst planting and provide security.
Our garden and landscape designs can include exterior lighting; please talk to us about your requirements.
There are many other elements that contribute to the finished garden - sculptures, pots, furniture and site specific features.
These additional items can be sourced and supplied.
Creating a garden is an organic process and follow-up visits can provide advice on the development and maintenance of plants and structures. Regular follow up visits (quarterly, 6-monthly, or annually) can be provided.