Whether you wish to have more entertaining space, more playing space or you simply wish to make a garden entirely ornamental, it should be well balanced in scale, texture, colour and form, whilst taking advantage of a range of garden styles and planting palettes that are available to the modern landscape designer.
It is our goal to make sure that your garden design complements your house, whilst anchoring it within the surrounding landscape. We use an in-depth knowledge of plants and materials to create a design that caters for your functional needs, as well as your aesthetic tastes.
Should you desire a traditional or modern garden, we will work with you to create a garden that exceeds your vision and connects you with nature. Established in 2012, Rory Andrews Landscape Design works with private clients, architects and property developers to get the best out of their existing or proposed landscape.
My aim is to help you unlock the potential of your property by transforming your garden into a sanctuary with its own sense of space. Nothing would bring greater joy than to walk you through this journey – watching you develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for plants, nature and design.
Rory first worked worked as a gardener in two Oxford University Colleges before moving on to maintain a number of large private gardens in South Oxfordshire. Obtaining a BA in Garden Design between 2006-09, Rory then went to work for a top end design firm in Hampshire before setting up on his own in 2012. His 18 years working as a gardener has given him an in-depth knowledge in planting and an appreciation for nature and the seasons. His gardening experience has also taught him all the tricks to get the most out of a garden, whilst keeping it low maintenance.
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.
All relevant planning plans that you may need to submit to your local authority, including:
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.
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.
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.