Initial consultation – the first step to create your beautiful new garden. This meeting is usually lasts for 2 or 3 hours when we can explore a wide range of possibilities. A detailed report is prepared subsequently for you with all the design costs shown, for transparency and clarity.

Site survey - an essential part to the garden design process. A proper site survey allows for the development of accurate design plans and reduces unnecessary and unplanned expense during the building phase. I can arrange for an independent survey of your garden or can use your own survey if it is up to date and well detailed.

Outline plan – these drawings are presented to you to explain the proposed scheme with hand coloured and fully detailed drawings bringing your new garden to life. 3D realisations and sketches can be included to help you really visualise how your new garden will be.

Construction details – once you’ve approved the Outline Plan I will prepare all the Construction details. These are the working drawings that explain how the garden will be constructed. These essential drawings are critical to control the finished appearance of the garden and the cost.

Planting plan – working drawings that plot the plant selections and the placement of each plant. A working map to position every single plant so nothing is left to chance. Carefully selected planting to create stunning compositions, appropriate to the soil and aspect so that the garden continues to go from strength to strength.

Scope of works and specification – a uniquely prepared document to assist the construction of the garden. Materials to be used are specified and methods of construction described. This document is used for the competitive tendering.

Tender process – I work with a range of landscapers who are independent of Moira Farnham Garden Design, putting you in touch with companies known to me and best suited to the challenges of your project. I can prepare and send the documentation (all the drawings and the scope of works) to the selected landscape contractors and meet them on site to answer their questions, enabling them to quote for the build fairly and accurately.

Monitoring the project – this ensures the smooth running of the project once the building process is underway. Regular meetings and written updates help keep everyone on track and informed, co-ordinating contractors and other trades to make sure that building work progresses to plan, minimising delays, resolving any unforeseen issues, and controlling costs.

Other services

Maintenance schedule – after completion how to take care of the garden month by month
Regular site visits – health checks to edit the garden over time to keep it fresh and rejuvenated
Application for Planning – preparation of reports and drawings for local authorities
Outdoor Lighting – lighting schemes and liaison with lighting specialists
Sundry Purchase – furniture, pots and containers, summerhouses etc


‘I cannot begin to describe the sheer enjoyment and pleasure we have had since you redesigned our garden
three years ago. Thank you.’
David and Judith – Hampshire

New stone retaining wall stepping down through slope

‘Thank you for my magical surprising garden. Having been away through the Summer I came home last night to see it for the first time and wept with joy!’
Monica – Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

Narrow town garden 18 months after planting

‘Thank you for creating my beautiful garden.
I am so appreciative of the care and understanding
you showed me’.
Diane – Richmond Surrey

Newly planted Richmond garden with summerhouse

‘We are so thrilled with our new garden.
Everyone is staggered by the transformation
from ugly duckling to beautiful swan!’
Linda and Paul – North London.

Gravel garden and terracotta pot

'From the first meeting to the final plant going in, the experience and service has been superb. Thank you Moira, I would recommend you without hesitation’.
– Mr & Mrs M.Cobham, Surrey
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