Design Process

Garden design holds the key to unlocking the potential of your garden space. We aim for the design process to be as collaborative and creative as possible.


Garden Design Consult & Drawings

Vyvian will meet you on-site to discuss your requirements, including lifestyle needs and design preferences. He will show you images and ideas from previously designed gardens and garden design resources. You can also provide images, mood boards, or pins that you would like to be included in your garden design. There is a fee for the initial design consult, depending on your location from the Enniskerry office. If you work office hours, Vyvian can meet you early in the morning, later in the evening, or on a Saturday afternoon.

The outcome of this initial meeting is typically a request to quote for design drawings. The cost of these drawings vary, depending on the size & scope of your project. Vyvian prepares an initial design-layout for comments, before proceeding to full drawings. The final garden design plan will be emailed to you. At this point you can request Vyvian to quote to build the garden, or depending on your location, you may wish to commission a local contractor.


Garden Build & Project Management

In order to quote for the garden build, Vyvian will carry out a detailed site-survey to quantify the construction plan, to include all materials, labour and planting. For smaller gardens this survey can be carried out during the initial consult. For larger projects there is a site-survey fee depending on the size & scope of your project. The construction quote can be amended to meet your needs & budget as appropriate.

Once the construction quote has been accepted, a deposit of 10% is required to book your place on the project schedule. There is currently a six to eight week waiting-time for all new projects. At project start Vyvian will set-up the build team, be frequently onsite throughout the project and will oversee any snags at the end of your project for completion.