Services

GARDEN DESIGN - ONE DAY SKETCH DESIGN - LANDSCAPE DESIGN - PLANTS AND PLANTING

 

GARDEN DESIGN

We design gardens in a range of styles to suit the individual and the location of the garden.

Working for nearly 20 years in the Ilkley area, we have experience working with:

  • Sloping and moorland gardens
  • The smallest town courtyards
  • Large country estates
  • Listed buildings, period properties
  • New build developments
  • Individual contemporary homes.


The full garden design service includes:

  • An initial meeting (free of charge in the Ilkley area),
  • Briefing meeting to understand your needs, priorities and budget
  • Simple measured land and tree surveys
  • Sketch design/ options
  • Master plan
  • Detailed drawings – includes construction detailing, detailed planting plans and specifications.
  • Organisation of quotations from recommended contractors
  • Project management- regular site meetings and reporting to the client.
  • Planting supply and planting service (Plants and Planting)

     

We work with local architects, engineers, artists, tree surgeons. Implementation is carried out by reputable landscape contractors.

We would be delighted to discuss your project with you, large or small.

 
  Testimonial   "Ian undertook two projects for me. In 2015 he designed a paved area to create a seating area in the sun in my back garden. In 2016 I had the entire front garden redesigned to create my vision of a geometric Dutch garden with pleached hornbeam trees, low box hedging and lavender plants. Ian did a fantastic job in translating my ideas into drawings and suggesting materials and plantings. He subsequently organized and oversaw all the tendering and subsequent works, making the entire process very trouble free for me. I am delighted with the results and receive frequent positive comments from passers-by as the garden is so unusual. The bees meanwhile are delighted with the lavender!" (Petra Bijsterveld)

Testimonial

"Ian undertook two projects for me. In 2015 he designed a paved area to create a seating area in the sun in my back garden. In 2016 I had the entire front garden redesigned to create my vision of a geometric Dutch garden with pleached hornbeam trees, low box hedging and lavender plants. Ian did a fantastic job in translating my ideas into drawings and suggesting materials and plantings. He subsequently organized and oversaw all the tendering and subsequent works, making the entire process very trouble free for me. I am delighted with the results and receive frequent positive comments from passers-by as the garden is so unusual. The bees meanwhile are delighted with the lavender!" (Petra Bijsterveld)


  Testimonial   "We wanted help to draw up an overall plan for our garden so that we could work on bits of it over time as a long term project whilst knowing what the overall aim and end result would be so that we could do things in a sensible order and avoid the need to redo parts. It was time and money extremely well spent - Helen did in a day what it would have taken us years (and a lot more gardening experience) to come close to." (Pippa Richardson)

Testimonial

"We wanted help to draw up an overall plan for our garden so that we could work on bits of it over time as a long term project whilst knowing what the overall aim and end result would be so that we could do things in a sensible order and avoid the need to redo parts. It was time and money extremely well spent - Helen did in a day what it would have taken us years (and a lot more gardening experience) to come close to." (Pippa Richardson)

 

ONE DAY SKETCH Design

The In-Home Garden Consultancy.

We offer this sketch design service for clients who need help pulling their own ideas together, those who don’t even know where to start or who might need a quick turnaround.

We work from the client’s home for a day providing an intensive brainstorming session to develop a garden layout or planting design.

What’s Included:

  • A pre-appointment phone discussion to find out your garden frustrations, needs and requirements.
  • The day itself starts with a walk round the garden, discussing your garden in detail to understand how you use the space, views and need for screening, areas of sun and shade, shelter and exposure etc. We will discuss your own initial ideas and how they relate to the garden, focus on problem areas, your priorities and budget.
  • We will sketch some initial ideas and explore these with you and over the course of the day develop your preferred design, providing a more detailed plan by the end of the day. The level of detail will depend on the scale and complexity of your garden and needs.

We can advise on planning matters, hard landscape materials, construction methods, suitable local contractors, planting layout and selection.


LANDSCAPE DESIGN

We provide expertise to individuals, architects and developers in landscape design liaising with Highways and Planning.

We can assist with:

  • Detailed planting plans to discharge planning conditions.
  • Advise on works in relation to protected trees.
  • Driveways, access, parking requirements.

The full landscape design service includes:

  • An initial meeting (free of charge in the Ilkley area),

  • Briefing meeting

  • Simple measured land and tree surveys

  • Sketch design/ options

  • Master plan

  • Detailed drawings – includes construction detailing, detailed planting plans and specifications.

  • Organisation of quotations from recommended contractors

  • Project management- regular site meetings and reporting to the client.

  • Planting supply and planting service (Plants and Planting).

We work with local architects, engineers, artists, tree surgeons. Implementation is carried out by reputable landscape contractors.

We would be delighted to discuss your project with you, large or small.

 
  Testimonial   "Niche Design Architects regularly use HTGD for Landscape Design input on our architectural projects for both commercial and domestic clients. Work includes tree surveys, drive and parking layouts and specifications and detailed planting plans. Ian and Helen turn the information round efficiently and understand the requirements of the Local Planning Authority. We would have no hesitation in recommending HTGD to others."  Chris Hunt, Director at Niche Design Architects.

Testimonial

"Niche Design Architects regularly use HTGD for Landscape Design input on our architectural projects for both commercial and domestic clients. Work includes tree surveys, drive and parking layouts and specifications and detailed planting plans. Ian and Helen turn the information round efficiently and understand the requirements of the Local Planning Authority. We would have no hesitation in recommending HTGD to others."  Chris Hunt, Director at Niche Design Architects.


 The planting team Helen and Ian with Rachel Forbes, Landscape Designer.   Testimonial   "Helen provided a very thoughtful planting design, developing my initial idea of using a simple green and white palette". (Steph Atack)

The planting team Helen and Ian with Rachel Forbes, Landscape Designer.

Testimonial

"Helen provided a very thoughtful planting design, developing my initial idea of using a simple green and white palette". (Steph Atack)

 

PLANTS AND PLANTING

Following on from our planting design service, we can:

  • Supply the specified plants, compost and mulches.
  • Carry out final soil preparation, setting out of plants
  • Planting and mulching.
  • Provide a tailor made Maintenance Booklet to guide you with the upkeep
  • Offer planting reviews as the planting matures
  • Bring in specialist or additional helpers for large planting projects

Example planting project:

Once your plant order has been collated, we visit the local plant nursery to check the plants prior to dispatch, checking the quality and selecting any required substitutes.

We receive the plant order on site, help unload and set out into the final planting positions, then we carry out the planting into the cultivated topsoil (prepared ahead by the landscape contractor). We recommend finishing the beds with a mulch – often using Strulch, a straw based mulch useful to deter slugs and suppress weeds and finally water the plants to field capacity and tidy up!

If you would like to be involved in the final selection of plants for your garden, you can accompany us to the plant nursery. Many clients really enjoy seeing the huge selection of quality plants and the new and interesting varieties which are available.