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



We provide a range of different services, from any number of the individual services listed below, to a full design package from design conception through to monitoring the garden build; after which we compile a strategy for the ongoing development of your growing garden.

  • Initial Consultation

    A free initial meeting, on site, to discuss your functional and aesthetic needs, as well as budgets. From this meeting, your garden brief and estimated fee proposal will be compiled.

  • Concept Plan Phase

    Taking your garden brief and using it to compile a garden masterplan, mood boards and perspective sketches. Between these 3 media, you will be able to visualise, and develop, the overall design of the garden.

  • Planning Plans

    All relevant planning plans that you may need to submit to your local authority, including: Hard and Soft Landscaping Schemes for new builds, Swimming pool and tennis court planning plans, tree removal plans, tree root protection plans and 5-year landscape management plans.

  • Construction Drawings Phase

    Once the garden concept plans have been agreed, the construction drawings phase will produce the working drawings and specification that are necessary for a number of landscape contractors to quote for the building of the garden. The contractors will then use the documents as an instruction manual to build the garden.

  • Construction Monitoring

    In order to ensure that your garden design becomes a reality, it is paramount for a designer to monitor the build of the garden. This will include emails, telephone calls and site visits throughout the build process, as well as any necessary amendments to the design, which can be an ever-evolving process.

  • Planting Lists

    These will include a breakdown of all the plants to be planted within the design. The planting plans will also be accompanied by a photomontage of all the plants in their given combinations, in order to help you visualise the proposed planting scheme.

  • Plant Maintenance Schedule

    This is a booklet that details the month-by-month maintenance requirements for each plant in the garden. This will ensure that your garden continues to grow as planned. The maintenance schedule may be used by you, the client, or by a chosen garden maintenance professional. We also suggest a designer visit to the garden at least once a year to advise on your garden as it evolves.