Garden Design


At Green Man Gardens we listen carefully to your needs, so that we can help you create a bespoke garden that will enable you to get the most out of whatever space you have.

What is garden design?

Garden design is the art and process of creating new plans for the layout and planting of an outdoor area. This could be a brand new space, a mature garden, or a single feature such as a patio or pond. Re-designing your garden, or an element of your garden, can enhance your enjoyment of your outside space, and add value to your property.

Our garden design service

Whether you would like a complete garden re-design, or you simply wish to improve or add a particular feature, our aim at Green Man Gardens is to create a visually pleasing space, which will also meet the practical needs of you and your family. Our designs are based on the specific requirements of each individual client, and we remain as flexible as possible to accommodate all budgets. Designs can be modest or grand, and the size and aspect of the garden will also have an impact on the overall design, helping to determine the possibilities.

What Exactly Does the Process Involve?

The first step is a free consultation where we visit your garden or site and talk with you about your requirements and budget. During this consultation we discuss a variety of ideas and solutions, something our clients find helpful as they may not be aware of the range of possibilities. We also provide advice on materials to help you balance aesthetic, practical and budgetary considerations. Sometimes one consultation is all that is needed to determine the most suitable solution. If this is the case, we can provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate for the project.

We also offer concept designs and a comprehensive design service, as outlined below.

Concept designs

Following the initial consultation, we can provide you with concept designs or plans. These are coloured sketches, hand-drawn to scale, that show different layout options for meeting your criteria and needs. They also show how different materials can be used to create varying texture combinations, each giving the garden a unique look and feel.

Our concept designs are often enough to work from and can be very flexible, enabling you to choose the elements you like, evolving the design into a highly bespoke creation.

Comprehensive design service

Green Man Gardens can also provide a comprehensive design service, from initial concepts through to detailed working drawings, covering both construction and planting. These accurate plans, hand-drawn to scale, show the levels and layout of all areas and the materials to be used. In addition, we can provide axonometric and isometric projections and drawings to give you a 3D visual representation of what your garden will look like. To complete the design process, we can provide full planting plans.

If you are interested in this route following the initial consultation, we will send you a proposal outlining our costs.

Whatever your wishes, needs and budget, we are fully committed to being as flexible as possible, and will provide you with sound advice and creative designs that are suitable for you and your garden.