Garden Design

 

Don’t know your dahlias from your daises?

 

HADA offers clients a cost effective bespoke garden and landscape design service for all sizes whether residential or commercial.

 

We work closely with our clients offering a personal service. Gardens have to work hard in cities - they are our outdoor living room, larder, play space, and sanctuary. Gardens are organic living entities and need to look good all year round. For this reason, we create planting plans for every season.

Whilst we are based in the Crouch End, London, N8 area we work across the whole of London and as far south as Devon!

 

Right plant right place

 

We will select plants that suit your aspect as well as your personal taste. Not everyone knows about plants and sometimes it can be daunting - we will hand hold you through plant selection and leave you with instructions on how to tend for your garden.

 

How do we work?

 

Stage 1:
Firstly we undertake a site visit and meet with you to discuss a design brief. We will look at your lifestyle, personal tastes, garden aspect and soil, discuss budget and timescales - this consultation is usually free in the north London area.

 

Stage 2: Concept design
We then respond with a written design brief and with some precedent images, i.e pictures of other completed gardens, to start ideas flowing. We will prepare up to 3 hand drawn concept sketches and plans for you to select one to be developed in detail. This stage also includes a meeting.  For this we require a small non-refundable fixed fee in advance to cover our time. 

 

Stage 3: Detailed design
If you choose to proceed, we will provide you with a quote for developing the design in detail, technical plans, outline construction budget and programme. We will also check for planning restrictions and provide a written contract.
This stage normally includes -

  • Detailed site survey

  • Third meeting to discuss final concept

  • Development of final scheme ideas with sketches and mood boards plus materials

  • Presentation of 2D scaled plan drawings showing hard and soft landscaping

  • Presentation of 3D garden design visuals (if required - this is normally an extra fee)

  • Provide specifications to issue for tender hardworks construction

  • Presentation of detailed planting plan with estimate for supply and installation of planting

  • On-going monitoring to ensure the project runs smoothly and to check quality of build and integrity of design

 

Stage 4: Construction

  • Site clearance and ground work preparation

  • Hardworks construction

  • Supply and install soil and planting

 

Stage 5: Aftercare

  • An optional service is available for after-care of planting and garden maintenance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canopy House - view from window seat
Canopy House - view from window seat

One of the key driver's of designing this part of the garden was the view from the window seat and the micro-climate.

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View towards window seat
View towards window seat

Dicksonia antartica provides a focal point and enhances the tropical evergreen theme.

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Detail of steps and fencing
Detail of steps and fencing

The garden was in a poor state of repair and needed new fencing, steps and terrace using cedar, concrete and terrazzo.

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Canopy House - view from window seat
Canopy House - view from window seat

One of the key driver's of designing this part of the garden was the view from the window seat and the micro-climate.

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The Canopy House (N16), as featured in Open House.

Helen designed and project managed a complete new garden for us in 2015. She worked with the architects plans (A2 Studios) and our list of preferences to create a really distinctive design which we loved. The process of doing the work was very smooth. Helen was very flexible and always went the extra mile. We are really delighted with the result and can’t wait for summer!

Rob, London N16

To see more information about A2 Studios - http://a2studio.co.uk/)

'Go raibh maith agat'

Dear Helen,

A big thank you for all the care and creativity you brought to our  garden - we love the result!

Alastiair, Mary and Agnes - London N22