Without a doubt, one of our favourite ways of keeping up with what other gardeners and designers are doing is to go and visit them. Here are some of the many gardens to go and see.
Whether you have a blank canvas, a tired garden, or just want a change of scenery, we cater for all requirements from concept plans to completion. Alternatively, if you are simply looking to freshen up an existing border or have been struggling with an area and are just looking for some planting ideas and inspiration, then we offer this as a stand alone service also. We are extremely flexible in offering the service that our clients need and ensure that you receive value for your investment.
We understand that when considering a garden project, the journey may feel opaque and challenging. There can be several different trades whose skills are required and the investment level may be considerable.
For an end to end solution which is detailed and clear, our full garden design service is aimed at taking the stress away from your garden project and injecting it with creativity and flair.
The process starts with an initial consultation. From this meeting, we will be able to provide you with a quote to complete the design work required. We are very flexible in our offering and will tailor our services to match your needs.
Our expertise across a range of topics will ensure we can guide you through the process, allowing you to make clear and informed decisions when it comes to the garden build.
Once the design is agreed, we are able to put the project out to tender and will discuss the breakdown of the costings returned. When you are ready to start garden build, we can oversee all stages.
We also offer an aftercare service with a personalised Maintenance Schedule to help you manage your garden.
Perhaps you have an established garden and want to focus on refreshing some or all of the garden borders. Our planting plans can be selected as a stand alone design service to assist. We take soil samples and measurements and understand what you’d like from the planting, then we will produce detailed plans, including hand drawn elevations.
Our plans are always focused on the natural surroundings: perhaps there's a view to frame or an obstacle to detract from, you like the scented perfume of plants, or you need a low maintenance garden. Our plans focus on year round interest as well as any additional requirements you may have.
Whilst our design plans are thorough and clear, there is a human element to all building work, and this greatly benefits from someone on the ground to assist.
You may feel you are confident in completing this yourself, or alternatively, you may lack the time for regular contractor meetings. Our Project Monitoring service removes the need for you to be present for meetings or worry about delivery dates and schedules. Co-ordinating specialists from the main landscaper to electricians, plumbers, plasterers and builders will all be completed by our monitoring service.
Overall, the objective is to bring the visual intention of the design to life whilst maintaining its integrity. We can assist in making this transition as smooth as possible.
Llevelo have worked on several projects where planning permission was required. This can be for a variety of reasons, including: size, inclusion of a ‘permanent structure’, sites in conservation areas, properties undergoing a change of use, properties and gardens of listed status, and also those of historical importance.
We can guide you on when this is necessary. However, if you’re already at a stage where you need to submit detailed drawings to the planners and are looking for some professional garden visuals and assistance on planning and dimensions, then our Planning Application service can assist. We are experienced in liaising with local authorities and delivering the details and specifications requested.
Obtaining planning permission can feel like an arduous task, but with our understanding, we can assist in making the process as smooth as possible.
Small gardens can be wonderful spaces but afford little room for error. We look at aspects of the design process, covering layout, features, planting, screening and the practicalities.
Garden Design is the process of planning the garden layout and structure as well as considering the hard and soft landscaping details. In this blog, we look at the why a garden designer should be an asset as well as considering the costs involved with employing a designer.