Rald is a landscaping design firm based in south Oxfordshire, that is passionate about creating bespoke, timeless gardens. Whether situated in the countryside or in a town, Rald is committed to working with each individual client to find a unique design solution that fits with the existing or proposed property and its surrounding landscape
Roakham Bottom, Roke,
OX10 6JD

Rory Andrews Landscape Design Process



RALD can provide a number of different services ranging from full design service from design conception to monitoring the build, or any number of the services listed below.

  • Concept Plans

    The overall plan view design for the proposed space, including perspective sketches, mood boards and cross-sections.

  • Planning Plans

    All relevant planning plans that may be needed to submit to local authorities, including: Swimming pool and tennis court planning plans, tree removal plans, tree root protection plans and 5-year landscape management plans amongst others.

  • Construction Drawings

    These include working drawings that a chosen contractor will use to create a quote and to actually construct the proposed design.

  • Planting Lists

    These will include a breakdown of all the plants to be planted within the design. The planting list will also be accompanied by a photomontage of all the plants in their given combinations, in order to help the client visualise the proposed planting scheme. Full planting plans showing planting in place will be provided when necessary.

  • Construction Monitoring

    Once all of the above plans have been compiled, a chosen contractor will construct the garden, whilst RALD provides site visits as well as full telephone and email support between client, designer and contractor for the duration of the build.

  • Landscape Consultation

    Once the garden space has been fully constructed, RALD like to return to site at relevant times of the year to advise on maintenance requirements and to make sure that the garden is growing as planned