My Garden Design practice is based in Oxford. we develop everything from the tiniest urban hideaway to large country gardens. I personally project manage each stage of the garden creation and love working with my clients to truly bring their garden to life.
As well as offering a full design and construction service, I also work with maintenance teams if desired to ensure the garden develops as designed.
My Garden Design Process
Brief: I hold an initial meeting with you on site, which enables me to get a sense of your garden and requirements.
Sketch proposals: I will then develop very rough concepts for us to discuss.
Detailed proposals: When the sketch concepts are agreed, more detailed proposals are drawn up. These form the basis for costs to be developed.
Tender: Tenders are issued to my own preferred contractors, or alternatively your chosen contractors.
Construction: I am on call during the construction period and oversee the whole process. Each garden is different and I work with you to ensure the garden is created as we planned.
We are enjoying the garden very much indeed already! Thank you so much for all your hard work. You will have to come round for tea and cake next summer and see how things are looking.
Management and Maintenance: Where required, we will put in place a programme of development and maintenance, to ensure your garden continues to stay in tip top condition!
Following our move to a newly-built house we, not being “gardeners”, looked with some dismay at our 15 foot square flagged, fenced and unimaginatively planted patio, and wondered what to do with it.
Samantha Willis designed and, with her team, effected its complete transformation into a pretty little courtyard garden which is a pleasure to sit in, and also to look out at from the house.
Some gardens simply need their borders redesigned. Using my horticultural knowledge I enjoy finding the right plant for the right place, whether it is a windswept hill or a dense shade area there is always a plant to suit the site.
Last September Samantha designed and planted our garden following our move to a new build housing development. We are eagerly awaiting the spring and the delights which we know will follow. At all times Samantha was thoughtful regarding our requirements from our new garden and efficient and reliable in the execution of the planting. Come back and see us and our garden any time you are nearby Samantha. Good luck and many thanks.
Heather and Bob Coates