Garden Design Cambridgeshire Anna McArthur
Garden Design Cambridgeshire Anna McArthur
Garden Designer Cambridgeshire Anna McArthur

I offer a range of services including:

  • advice about planting for a particular area of your garden
  • a concept plan, which is a design for your garden, following a survey of the site and consultations with you about your requirements, using her questionnaire as a starting point
  • a full design and planting plan, which includes a concept plan but also plant selection and layout of suitable plants for each area, based on: the site; soil & climatic conditions; and the tastes and preferences of you, the client.
  • project monitoring – Anna can suggest contractors to build your garden and monitor the project, source and supply plants and also provide a maintenance schedule (including pruning information) for your new garden, so that you know how to best look after your plants over the seasons.

A guide to the design process

  1. First download my questionnaire. This will help you focus on what you want in your garden and will give me a clearer picture of your needs.
  2. Once you have looked at the questionnaire, contact me and we can arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements.
  3. If you would like an initial free visit this would be for me to show you examples of my work, and we can look at your garden and discuss your answers to the questionnaire. You can then decide if you would like me to design your garden, and if you do, the next stage is to arrange a second visit
  4. Either during the second visit, or on the first visit if you would like to start straight away (see 1 of ‘Terms’ below) I will do a detailed survey of your garden & take photos. This process can take 2-3 hours, and I will often need to return for more detailed measurements, dependent on the complexity of the garden. If the site is complex a surveyor may be needed – if this is the case I can arrange this for you. It is your responsibility to let me know of any services (such as drains or buried cables) that are situated in the garden. You should also make me aware if there are any trees with Preservation Orders on, if you are in a conservation area, or your house is Listed
  5. With the information gained from the survey, an initial plan will be drawn up taking into account all the things that we have discussed, we may then have one or more further consultations before a detailed concept plan is drawn up.
  6. Once the concept plan has been finalised, if you have asked, I will draw up a detailed planting plan (with plant care information, if required), and this will be submitted to you for final approval.
  7. If you would like, I can monitor the project and source plants and materials, working with contractors that you have found, contractors that I have suggested, or with you, if you have decided to do the work yourself.