Diary of an Essex and London Garden Design and Build Company – Week 33

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Essex Garden design Diary week 33 2015

We are featured in Real Homes magazine again this month, with a full 4-page spread featuring an East London Garden Design and Build project which we completed in 2013. The article included design and construction details relating to the project and an interview with the client about their journey from initial enquiry through to finished garden. You can read the full article here

Katrina conducted another of her one-to-one Garden Design Courses this week.

The Google Sketch-Up for Garden Designers course offers garden design students and practicing garden designers the chance to brush up and hone their Sketch-Up skills. The student for this session was an established garden designer who wanted to improve her practical knowledge of Sketch-Up to improve her client presentations. Katrina runs the courses periodically throughout the year. Full details of the range of courses on offer can be found by clicking here.

Katrina continues work on the garden design for Hackney. The small courtyard requires a high-end design to suit a modern lifestyle. Katrina is due to go visit the clients next week.

The Hampstead garden build is nearing completion. The paving is installed and awaiting pointing/grouting, the artificial lawn laid, lighting installed and green oak pergola constructed. Things outstanding are planting in front and back gardens, pointing/grouting the paving, plus some cosmetic finishing and snagging.

Our Thorpe Bay garden build continues, with groundworks and clearance on the agenda. Next week we hope to begin construction so that the garden will begin to progress.

The client presentation for our garden design in Brentwood is booked for next week. Katrina has finished working on the design and visuals for both front and back and the presentation has been sent to the printers. Matt is currently working on the quote and scope of works for this large and slightly complicated design.

One of our London garden design and build projects from 2005 has been revisited and photographed by Marcus Harpur. The clients took the time to ensure the garden was maintained and we’re pleased to report that our creation has stood up well to the ravages of time and the British weather. It looks as good if not better than when it was first constructed. It’s always a delight to see how our gardens mature and grow.