garden design

design process

From our first meeting and site visit, the design process is all about creating your perfect space.

site appraisal

This first visit is to start to get a feel for the kind of garden that you would like, to assess the site for amenities and services and to produce a detailed scale plan of the existing space.

preliminary sketches & discussions

We will produce several design ideas with a range of materials and planting options, mood boards to help you to find the right styles, and meetings to discuss how it will all fit together and work for you.

final design and working plans

Final plans will be drawn up to scale with annotations for contractors to follow, lists of materials, and costings. This is the stage to put the logistics in place - who will undertake the work and who will oversee its completion?


Once the final plans are agreed you can appoint Shovel Brothers to coordinate the work for you. We will source materials, manage deliveries, provide skilled labour and monitor the budget with you throughout the project.