How we work

flowers-209695_1920Designing a new landscape is often about creating a series of outdoor experiences that work in harmony with your home.

Our aim is to create inspirational outdoor spaces which are both beautiful and functional.

We design gardens that are naturally in keeping with your house and setting, reflecting who you are and what you love.

Places to relax and feel comfortable, places to play, places to cook and dine and all arranged in the best way to suit your available space. A good design is a blend of hard and soft landscaping where textures, colours and materials work together perfectly.

A garden that will add value to your home and bring years of enjoyment.

The initial consultation with Mentmore Gardening

At the first meeting, the site manager and gardener Mike Molloy will find out a little about how you want to use your new space and why you want a change. It’s an opportunity for  him to assess some of the potential of the space, discuss initial ideas with you and for you to see some plans and photos of our previous projects.

Once the consultation takes place, you will have the option to book an appointment with the designer Kinga Spielmann who will go into more detail about the specifics of what you need, measure up the area and begin the process of creating the design you require. Mentmore Gardening will require the fee for the design appointment to be paid prior to the arrival of the designer.

Once this appointment is complete then the designs will be presented to you in a timescale agreed by the designer.  Once agreed then a plan of works can be started.


The survey

We start off the process by carrying out a survey of the spaces involved and mapping these out to scale. We look at soil health, check the potential of existing trees and shrubs for the new scheme and photograph the site. If your garden has complex levels a more detailed survey might be required.

The plans

We use a combination of computer generated and hand drawn graphics. Creating the new structure of the garden is the first part of the project the initial plans will have measurements for areas of paving, paths and steps, dimensions of new structures, notes about materials and often construction drawings. This helps a contractor to prepare his quotation for you and, later, to build the new garden as we planned. The planting plans give details of the sizes, position, genus, species and cultivar for all your trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs in the new scheme.