[Carolyn Marks Garden Design]
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Initial Meeting: An initial meeting of up to an hour is offered free of charge. We'll take a look at your garden and discuss your requirements and style preferences. We'll talk about your budget and run through some basic construction costs. You'll also be able to peruse my portfolio.

Survey and Site Analysis: Surveys start at 150. They usually take 3-4 hours to measure, assess and draw up. A third party surveyor may be needed for very large or complicated gardens.

Detailed Design: Designs start at 350. Once I have visited your garden I will provide you with a fixed price for the design.

Contract and Project Management: This is charged at a percentage of the overall project cost. However, some clients are happy to project manage the build themselves and just want me to assist with the tender process. In this instance, tender documents are approximately 180.


Planting Plans: These start at 200. Whereas the 'detailed design' mentioned above provides information on broad planting concepts (eg. shade tolerant planting, lavender border) and key planting such as trees and focal point shrubs, a planting plan shows the exact placement of every plant in the garden and collates a list of the quantity and size of each plant.


Garden Consultation: If you're just after some ideas, but not a detailed layout design or planting plan, then I offer garden consultations at 180 for a 2 hour meeting and a written report providing some basic design suggestions and planting possibilities.


"I'd highly recommend Carolyn to anyone looking to redesign their garden. I moved and inherited a tiny garden approx 5m2. After a lot of research I contacted her. She listened to my needs, was upfront, honest and realistic about costings and my expectations. Her designs were amazing. She even project managed for me. The image I had in my head is what I now enjoy every day. It is amazing. Thank you." Andrew Mercy - Contemporary garden in Bristol