Garden Design Services in London

Design, build, plant, maintain; Caroline Garland, one of the leading garden designers in South London, offers the complete design, landscaping, planting and build service. Each of these services can be used individually or as an integral part of the complete design process.

The Design

The Brief

Invite Caroline to come and meet you for a first free consultation. She will listen to your wishes, help you develop your vision and design ideas, discuss your budget and get a feel for what will suit you.

By the end of this consultation you will feel confident that you are talking to someone who understands the sort of people you are, the level of help that you need and the style of garden that you want.

The Design Cost

After that first meeting Caroline will email you with her anticipated design cost.

The Garden Survey

An average, level, London garden (circa 8 metres x 16 metres) can be surveyed by Caroline within her design cost but a larger garden will require a landscape surveyor for an additional cost.

The Ideas

Once the survey is completed Caroline will start to draw her design for you. She believes you will find this sympathetic to your ideas, creative and original and will never fall short of your initial brief. At this stage, the design (Concept Design) is there for further discussion and can be altered to achieve exactly the garden design and planting layout that you want.

The Outline (agreed) Design

You now have a finished garden design (Outline Design), tailored to your specification and ready for implementation.

The Planting

Caroline will produce an individual planting plan for your garden with a list of plants for the nursery supplier. Caroline is a real gardener, she loves her flowers and will produce a beautiful planting scheme chosen from a wide palette of plants which will interpret your vision completely . She will order your plants from the nursery and oversee their planting or alternatively she will instruct the landscape contractor.

The Build

Peter Garland, Caroline’s husband, can carry out the garden build on your behalf or alternatively you can put out to tender. With 30 years' experience, and working out of offices in Belgravia, Peter and his landscape contracting operation “Townscapes” won a Gold Award at the Chelsea Flower Show and has been commissioned to work on many prestigious projects, for example at: Petersham Lodge – Richmond, The Holme – Regents Park, Kensington Palace Gardens, the Boltons etc. In the garden portfolio you will see some of his recent builds in Wandsworth, Wimbledon, Chelsea, Belgravia, Fulham, Clapham and Chiswick.

If you choose to use Townscapes as your contractors Caroline will waive all her monitoring/consulting fees over the course of the build, otherwise she will charge for these services.

Maintenance, Lighting, Water & Sourcing

Lighting and Water Features

Do not underestimate the value of these! Caroline will incorporate lighting and water features into your garden design if you wish, and will source the perfect materials for you.


Caroline believes in using well made, reputably sourced garden furniture, pergolas, greenhouses, summerhouses… follies, statues etc. She would be delighted to help you locate these things or will have them tailor made to your specification.


If you would like to stay in contact with your designer after the project is complete, Caroline offers a fully comprehensive maintenance programme.