Do you have a garden plan that you’d like a second opinion on? Either one you’ve done yourself or hired a professional garden designer to do, but you’re not quite sure if it’s the right design for you and would value an impartial expert’s opinion?
Or would like just a basic garden plan without the expense of a full design?
Are You DIY-Designing Your Garden?
If you’re designing your own garden, it can be very helpful to have a professional designer look at your plan to make sure your garden is going to work as well as you want it to and avoid expensive mistakes.
Rachel has been a garden designer for the last 20 years, so has plenty of experience designing every conceivable size, shape and style of garden. She’s also very used to working from plans and photos and has mentored many professional designers and design students.
There are Two Levels of Design Clinic Available:
LEVEL 1 Design Clinic – Recommendations (advise and improve upon an existing design) as shown in the video below – Rachel will point out any areas that need change and make recommendations as to what would work better.
Here’s a Sample Video of a Level 1 Design Clinic – click to play
Level 1 Pricing – Recommendations
If you’d like Rachel to review your garden plan and give you advice on your design just click on the button below to purchase your plan review. A Plan Review costs £175 (approx $275).
Client Experience – Level 1 Design Clinic Service
“Hi Rachel, thank you very much for helping me with your garden clinic. Your adjustments were the ultimate goal for my garden planning. With this result I feel very happy and I know now that I will get the perfect result. It would have been a big mistake to go on without your final advise. Congratulations by a very satisfied customer.”
Benno from Germany
LEVEL 2 Design Clinic – Concept Plan (lower cost design)
Rachel will do or re-do the design for you but as a sketch plan rather than a final plan. The concept plan will show you the design layout but as this is a cheaper alternative to the full garden design service, the plan is in pencil and not ink. So you get the design draft but not to the finished degree that a final plan is, i.e. you will get the pencil sketch of the design layout emailed to you rather than a full plan posted.
A Concept Plan is about half the price of the design service because less time is spent working on it. The design part is 90% of the way there but not ‘polished’ to the degree that a final plan would be – so there are no 3D sketches, lighting ideas or the hours of tweaking that go into the final plan. It’s the draft stage of the design process. You get the overall design shapes, but you just need to fill in the details, like which paving to have, where to put the lights, that type of thing. It’s a great way to get a cheaper design that you can work from. The photos below show the difference between a concept plan and a full plan.
Design Clinic is Also Available for Professional Garden Designers and Landscapers
Are you a pro that’s got an awkward garden you’re stuck with? We’ve all been there – you end up staring for hours and hours at what’s on the paper in front of you and just can’t quite figure out what’s not working. Why not speed up the process and have Rachel help you through the stuckness and onto getting an excellent design for you client? It’ll probably be much cheaper than the hours you could spend working through it on your own!
Or are you a landscaper that’s constantly getting asked to come up with a design despite telling people you build gardens not design them? If it’s costing you business not being able to provide a design for your customers, this is a low cost way of getting a design concept, which you can charge your clients for and grow your business by offering customers a full service.
The design clinic, like the full postal garden design service, is available no matter where in the world you are. The principles of design don’t change because of location – it’s just the plants and construction materials that do.
Level 2 Pricing – Concept Plan
This is priced on a garden-by-garden basis but is usually around £375-£475 for the majority of gardens. If it’s a complex garden with level changes etc, then it may be a bit more. Email Rachel photos, approx size and what you want done and she’ll get back to you with a price. 50% deposit is paid upfront and then final 50% on completion.
Client Experience – Level 2 Design Clinic Concept Plan
“While I liked to think that I could knock out a courtyard design myself, I have realised over the years what a difference a true professional can make. I contacted Rachel from the website and had her redesign my courtyard. We emailed back and forth and then she sent me a video of her proposed layout and ideas. I am totally impressed with the finished design, and there is no doubt I could never have done it without her expertise, imagination and flair.”
Jeanette – California
Design Clinic Availability
Due to existing commitments, I’m only able to take on between 2-4 design clinics per month. The service will be available for the rest of this year (2012) but may not be always available as my work commitments grow.
Book Your Level 1 Recommendations Slot below
- In depth video discussion on anything that’s not working in your design
- Design suggestions on improving the flow and feel of the garden
- Sketches emailed where needed (not a full re-design though – that’s a level 2 design clinic service)
If you’d like Rachel to review your garden plan and give you advice on your design, just click on button below to purchase your plan review. A Plan Review costs £175 (approx $275).
Book Your Level 2 Concept Plan
- A concept design plan showing the full garden layout
- Video talking you through the design elements and options
- Pencil plan emailed to you
If you’re not quite sure which service is right for you, email Rachel for advice – you can always upgrade to a full postal design after level 2 concept plan if you wish.