Every aspect of garden making is important. Consultancy is key since it establishes priorities and helps to define your objectives. Out of the ideas that emerge, we crystallise a vision together, determining also what is feasible within certain constraints.
In a consultation expect me to be really curious about what inspires and what matters to you. My ultimate satisfaction comes from creating a garden with you that has personal meaning, rather than simply ticking boxes to meet practical requirements. Along with this exploration, a consultancy also involves me taking note of the physical characteristics of the site:
The aspect, exposure, soil type, surrounding environment, and so on.
More than that, it’s about capitalising on and capturing the essence of a place…
My consultancy fee is £85 for an hour and a half, within a 15 mile radius of where I live (Ashburton). Beyond that, please add 40p per mile for additional miles… If you live locally, I’m happy to meet with you face to face, or we can have a phone conversation discussing some photos of your garden, before you take the plunge and commit to the consultancy.
Please note, enquiries from overseas are also welcome. I am a relatively fluent French speaker.
Green Mantle is based in the South-West of England, however, we welcome enquiries from the rest of the UK.