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Worldwide Garden Design Service

Done For You Garden Planning Service

Perhaps you are not ready to design your own garden, and would like us to take care of it all?

Here at SGD we also offer a worldwide garden design service.

At nearly a third of the price of the 'in person' design service; you receive professional garden plans, drawn up by a professional garden designer, whilst saving you money. Simply provide us with photographs, measurements and your brief ... and leave the rest to us!

Garden Designer Rachel Mathews can design any size, shape or style of garden to suit your tastes, the property style and location.

Rachel has designed for international as well as UK-based clients, and can fit the brief whether it be for traditional, contemporary, urban, formal, naturalistic, cottage, exotic garden style and anything in between.

See our reviews on Houzz!

Client Experience – Level 1 Design Service – (Emailed 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, USA.


“Hi Rachel

Hope this is still your email address! Well 9 months after the design we have had the courtyard done – we are absolutely thrilled with it :)Understatement of the year !!!

Kind Regards - Jeanette Lloyd-Stern

EVERY garden can benefit from a good design, no matter how small it might be. Getting the right design in place BEFORE you add the plants and features is CRITICAL to success. Without a good design structure in place (the shapes of your lawn, patio or deck areas) it won’t matter how nice the plants you choose are, your garden will never look as good as you hope without a good design.

Client Experience – Postal Garden Design Service – (Level 2 posted design layout plan, with colour upgrade, no planting plan)

"Having recently moved to a new property with a large garden (long and narrow) I was at a loss at where to start to get the garden to a reasonable state, let alone a garden I could be proud of. It’s probably worth mentioning here that I am not the green fingered type but I knew my garden had the potential to be something special, I just had no idea where to start and what would work well.

The service offered by Successful Garden Design Company was both professional and friendly. Rachel (the designer) asked lots of questions – favourite colours, how the garden will be used, and what features I liked – to get a good feel of the type of garden that would work well for me. With two school aged children I imagined a garden that was family friendly (no sharp edges) but also funky and modern, with an area for entertaining and a separate area that the kids could call their own. My biggest problem was a small budget and the lack of, well, gardening experience. I needn’t have worried as that was all taken into consideration with the garden design!

The design itself completely blew me away… simple things like painting the shed a vibrant colour, adding curves to the lawn and a curved decking area with steps leading to a BBQ area, adding features to certain points in the garden to draw the eye and make the garden look wider, a short rendered wall, and to top it all off an area for the children which I am quite jealous of. You really will have to see it to believe it and I am happy for Rachel to let you know my budget! All in all it was a very positive, educational and exciting experience and I cannot wait until it is completed!"

Sam Martin - London, UK

What’s Included

  • Garden Design Plan to your individual requirements x 3 copies posted anywhere worldwide (except for Level 1 service where the plan is emailed)
  • Video presentation with designer Alison Conway talking you through your design, which is great for those that find reading plans difficult
  • Sketches of how the finished garden will look which also helps you to visualise the finished garden
  • Materials guide of recommended material types, so you can choose the right ones or show to the landscaper
  • Colour Planting Schedule (only for level 3 & 4 design services that include the planting plan)

How it Works?

  • Send us an email with approximate dimensions of your garden and some photos and we’ll email you a quote.
  • When you’ve accepted the quote, a 50% deposit via Paypal, or BACS for UK customers, is charged prior to work starting. We’ll then send you a questionnaire to fill in so you can list all the things you do and don’t want in your garden. Included is a link to an online garden ideas gallery to help you narrow down the type of garden style you’d like. You’ll also be sent a link to the instructions on how to provide the right photographs and measurements of your garden.
  • Then, if needed, we’ll arrange a time to discuss your garden either by phone or Skype. Once the design is started we aim to get a concept plan back to you to review within 2 weeks.
  • After you have looked over the concept plan ideas, which are shown in a video presentation, and given feedback, Ali will then draw up the design and produce a scale plan that the garden can be constructed from.
  • When the plan is finished we will invoice you for the remaining 50% and as soon as the final payment is received the plans will be posted to you 1st class.

How Long Does it Take?

We aim to get plans done in 3-4 weeks, but during peak times (Spring & Autumn) please allow 4-5 weeks. We're happy to design gardens for overseas clients as well as UK based. We've designed gardens all over the USA, Australia, Malaysia and Spain, Switzerland to name a few!

How Much Does it Cost?

Price will vary depending on the complexity of the design and which level of design service you choose. The chart below gives you a guideline of the costs involved.

From £695
  • Garden Design layout Emailed
  • Material Suggestions Emailed
  • Video presentation of your design
From £1395
  • Garden Design Layout Emailed
  • Includes planting plan
  • Colour photo plant schedule
  • Material suggestions printed
  • 3 x plan copies posted to you
  • Video presentation of your design
From £1995
  • Garden Design layout Plan
  • Deluxe Contemporay design
  • Color plan and sketches
  • Includes planting plan
  • Colour photo plant schedule
  • Material Suggestions printed
  • 3 x plan copies and 1 colour posted
  • Video presentation of your design

The LEVEL 4 - Super Deluxe service is for those wanting a contemporary garden that’s truly unique and ‘different’, that involves a lot more design time (like the 1st example photo in the image slider at the top of this page). Includes Garden Design Layout plan posted, with smaller colour version, additional sketches and a planting plan.

Client Experience – Postal Garden Design Service – (Level 3 posted design layout plan, includes planting plan)

“Rachel offers a very professional personal service. Nothing is too much trouble, she always replies to any questions or queries in a very timely manor. making sure that her clients are entirely happy with her designs and offering loads of help and advise.

We would definately recommend Rachel.

We are highly delighted with the design you have created.

Thank You Rachel.”

Dawn Thompson - Yorkshire, UK

What Do You Need To Do?

You will need to provide me with an accurate scale plan or measurements to work from. If you have the tiny survey drawing that usually comes when you purchase a house, that’s a great start and with a few extra measurements that’s normally enough. If you happen to have an architect’s plan of the house, showing the location of all the doors and windows, that’s even better!

We’ll also need some photographs of the garden taken from each end and from which ever windows you look out from the most. If you’d like to know more about what’s involved with surveying and photographing your garden, take a sneak peek at the garden survey instructions page.

What to Do Next

Send Rachel & Ali an email or use the form below, with a brief description of what you’d like done, photographs and approximate size of your garden and Ali will get back to you with a quote.

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