When it comes to garden design, the sky’s the limit. The cost of your dream garden will depend on a few factors and figuring out what type of garden you want is the first step, but it’s not the only one. You also need to consider size, shape, layout, and materials. We offer a completely bespoke package from design to installation, meaning there are many factors taken into consideration when costing a garden. Let’s take a closer look at some to get a better idea of how they will impact the cost of your dream garden.

Design

Planning how your new garden will look is essential to ensure you receive a design that is perfect for your specifications. We provide our customers with a 2D design so you can envision the layout we also create 3D renderings, so you can explore your dream garden before we’ve even begun.

A three-dimensional design of your landscaping project will give you a much clearer idea of how it will actually look when it’s completed than a traditional blueprint ever could. You’ll be able to see how the various elements come together and get a feel for how the finished product will flow. This is especially helpful if you’re working with an existing structure, such as a patio or deck, that you want to make sure integrates well with the new landscape.

In many cases, there are several material options available for each element and with a 3D design, you’ll be able to see how each one looks in relation to everything else and make an informed decision about which one is right for your project.

Size

The of your garden will have a big impact on the overall cost. If you have a small garden and would only like some raised beds it will obviously cost a lot less than if you have a large garden that’s in need of a complete overhaul.

A larger garden will allow us to explore many different ideas with multiple areas of interest to create a stunning display and give us the opportunity to experiment with different types of designs. However, a small garden also offers the chance to get creative and add a little flare to your space not just functionality. Whereas a medium style garden provides an excellent opportunity to fill the space with an abundance of both hardscaping and landscaping. No matter what size garden you have we can create a stunning new landscape for you and of course each bespoke design will cost a little different.

Layout

The amount of changes you want to make to your garden layout will greatly affect the cost of your new landscape. Maybe you’re only looking to add a new patio, this will of course cost a lot less than making complete layout changes that will likely require some excavation and construction work, such as moving the lawn and adding new structures. Again, this is bespoke to you and will have an impact on the cost.

Planting

Another factor to consider is your planting requirements and there are endless possibilities! The type of plants you choose will have a big impact on the overall look and feel of your landscape but also the cost. If you would like instant impact with mature trees such as gnarled olive or Himalayan Birches, it will cost much more than planting younger trees which will take a good many years to reach maturity.

The planting design you follow will also have an impact upon the price, as formal displays that require less planting will differ to mixed border designs that require an abundance of foliage and flowers. That’s why we have an in-house plant specialist, who meets with our customers to determine the most suitable planting for your garden to meet your requirements.

Lighting

You may wish to add lighting to your space for functionality or to create ambience for those late evening social gatherings. A well-lit garden can create an oasis to relax and rejuvenate after a long day.

Good lighting is critical for the functioning of your outdoor space; not only will it provide safety and security at night, but it can also help define your outdoor style, creating a truly unique experience as you can light your planting and features beautifully in the evening, throwing stunning shadows. Of course, the amount of lighting you choose will affect the overall cost.

All told, the cost of your new landscape is dependent upon many different factors which greatly dependent upon your choices. The average person could expect to spend around £25-30k on their dream garden—but it’ll be worth it when you can step outside and enjoy the fruits (or flowers) of your labour!

For more information about designing your garden call us today on 01164 422 617 or fill out our contact form and we will arrange for one of our friendly team members to give you a call.

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