The landscape is the final touch to beautifying your home and an extension of your living space. Like the interior of your home, a great garden has passageways and nesting areas for different activities. Your garden, along with your kitchen and living room, is one of your three most important entertainment spaces. It is the beauty and impact of these public spaces that your guests will remember.

A well-coordinated design enhances the flow between these spaces. On our first meeting, we’ll walk through your property and discuss your vision for your dream garden. To fully understand your goals, I will ask you a series of questions that will assist me in designing a garden that will not only be beautiful, but compatible with your family’s lifestyle.  For example, I’ll ask you how many guests you entertain on a regular basis, what activities you and your family enjoy doing in the garden, whether you enjoy sitting in the sun or shade, how much maintenance you’re willing to take on, and more. I’ll also ask to see any photos you may have of your favorite gardens.  From our discussion, we’ll be able to define the elements and qualities of a garden that is perfect for you.

Next, I’ll create a series of brainstorming sketches, also known as rendering, that will enable you to envision various options that are available for your garden. I’ll refine these concept drawings based on your responses. This technique will enable us to quickly develop a design for your dream garden.  After we have completed the drawings, there are three ways you can proceed:

OPTION A:
You may be able to take the brainstorming sketches to a landscape contractor who will install the garden.

OPTION B:
If needed, you can book an additional sketch session(s) to continue refining design ideas for the garden.

OPTION C:
I can design a formal landscape construction plan, which will be drawn with more specific dimensions and
details for the garden installation.

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THE ART OF RENDERING

Rendering is a colored drawing that expresses an idea.  The ability to project the endless possibilities of interior and exterior spaces can be invaluable in communicating and deciding where a project will lead to.  This section is dedicated to the sketches I can create that will assist the decision making process.  There are many types of renderings from site analysis, flow and function and of course the overhead and front views.