How I start
Much listening and looking, and more listening and looking! And seeing where the light is coming from! Then there is sketching, and looking at photographs for ideas, and making lists of favourites to include.
Where are the paths and driveways to go? Shall we have any arches, pergolas, or garden buildings? Places for benches, and tables, both obvious or tucked away? A greenhouse? Any ponds or pools or flowing water? Views in the garden? And views of the garden from the house?
If planning and listed building approvals are needed, I can help draw up and make the necessary applications. I regularly work with architects and building contractors.