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Getting a garden design to follow?

Just curious about how to go about getting a garden plan from an expert to follow. Maybe a design with landscaping that's possible for the homeowners to do with a planting plan.

An established garden with a few issues namely paths are not very good (gravel on a slope that's basically going to flow down to the patio),  gaps created by shrubs and trees that needed to be removed,  etc.

I assume most garden or landscape designers will want to do the work too I order to make more out of the job. We won't have the money to do a proper job with an expert doing it all. However a possibility is a more basic option than the expert might do that at could manage in our first garden.

Any advice or suggestions? What to ask for / how to approach the expert about the job? 

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  • zugeniezugenie Posts: 495
    I’ve definitely seen it as option, I think if you can find a garden designer rather than a company that carries out the work you may have more luck! But it’s probably just going to be a case of asking
  • Maybe give your local horticultural college a call to see if students are taking on 'projects'?
    Trying to be the person my dog thinks I am! 
  • There's a little garden centre in the nearest town that the owners seem to offer a design service too. In our village there's a landscaping company,  one main guy,  that has a good rep locally.  A friend used him and they know a few others who have too. Although they got him to do the work too. I think we're going to try him first. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,605
    "Back in the day " I often supplied Garden Design Plans for clients .
    Devon.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,610
    Personal recommendation is always the best thing l think. 
    Also a designer who listens to any suggestions you may have and doesn't dismiss them out of hand, but tweaks them.
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,608
    Try asking on Nextdoor.com for recommendations for people who’ll design only.

     Garden centres local to us often have notice boards where garden service providers pin their business cards. And, though I have never seen this before, maybe you could pin your own request on the board asking for recommendations.
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