Studio Consultation: Are you building and want an assessment of your house plans, in terms of layout and how the house will connect with the landscaping? If you haven’t started construction yet, then this is a very worthwhile consultation to discuss what you should allow in the budget for the landscaping, what you get for your money, who should be engaged to do what, and what to consider before signing off on your plans. Elements such as aspect, floor connections, window placement, sun protection, boundary fencing and the position and height of retaining walls prior to building. In fact anything relating to the creation of a beautiful liveable home. (This may also be the first stage of the full design service and should you decide to proceed with this, it will include a detailed design brief which will be emailed to you afterwards.
Fee: $400 plus GST
Onsite Consultation: Just want some on the spot advice about layout, materials, or creative advice about a particular area? This consultation is for you – we can discuss individual areas, or just one trouble spot. I can advise you what plants or trees to retain if you are planning on building or renovating. This consultation will give you verbal advice, notes and if appropriate, some rough sketches. It will not include a plan but can include suggested planting, style, feature placement, technical advice and assessment of your existing garden.
Fee: $450 plus GST for the first hour $200 per hour after that.
Have your garden beds marked out and you just want to know what to plant? I can do this on the spot for a small garden or courtyard. I can give you advice on how to improve the soil and a list of suitable plants for the areas nominated. This consultation does not include a drawn plan but plants will be listed in report form for each area with both botanical and common names.
Fee: $500 plus GST for the first hour and $200 per hour after that.