Essex Garden Design Diary Week 3 2014

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Katrina has been busy this week in our London and Essex Garden Design studio:


She began work for an Essex Garden Design for clients in South Woodford. The design features a spiral patio and curved raised bed with a bespoke arced bench taking pride of place to highlight the curly theme. Matt has started t0 gather costs together and compile the quote. We hope to be in a position to email the presentation to the clients in Austria next week.

The Postal Garden Design for clients in Congelton is complete and has been sent to the images.

Katrina won another project this week, this time for a garden design in East London. The clients were inspired by Frida Kahlo and the Majorelle Gardens, and like to create their own home brew as a hobby. Both these interests are to be incorporated in the  concept. Matt is due to complete the survey later this week.

Katrina is also continuing work on the garden design for a North London where the client wished to make a few changes ready for revision in the coming fortnight. Katrina has emailed over a level survey and now wants to work through his list if preliminary revisions.

We have received a request by a couple of Garden Design students for a short Garden Design Course. Katrina has some dates pencilled in with the students for February.

Essex and London Garden Design Diary week 3 2014

Matt has sent out several quotes for small projects to various clients old and new. One quote is for a garden in East London that we designed and built a couple of years ago. An old Victorian garden wall has collapsed and the client has asked for a quote to replace it with new fences. Matt has also provided a quote for a makeover in for a small garden in Walthamstow, where the client requires some artificial lawn and planters on a small budget.

We have secured our next build project based on a revised garden design for clients in Highgate. The client is looking to do the garden on a reduced budget so we amended the design we originally produced for them a few years ago. The design now features an ellipse of artificial lawn and a paved sandstone circle with planting, a stainless steel water feature and some lighting.

The Essex Garden Design and Build project we have been working on for the past few weeks has now been completed. Matt returned to the garden to erect the shade sail. We will go back in the spring to install plants for the client.

Finally, Matt has been back in Walthamstow to begin phase 4 of the garden design and build we started there last year. He is halfway through constructing a decking platform to conceal a very large and unsightly filter unit for the clients existing raised carp pond. The pond was constructed by builders a couple of years ago and was installed at an odd angle to the rest of the garden, so part of our works is to clad the top and sides of the pond with decking and timber in an effort to square it off  in relation to the rest of the space. It is proving an interesting challenge for Matt.