The Design Process

Ornellas Garden Designs offers a full Garden Design service that is flexible and may be tailored to your requirements enabling you to use the entire design process or individual design stages as set out below

Landscape Design and Garden Design Process

Design Stages


  • Initial free* consultation
  • Advice consultancy
  • Site Survey and soil pH test
  • Masterplan Design
  • Landscape Contractor quotes
  • Planting Plan and Maintenance Plan
  • Sourcing Plants and Planting
  • Aftercare advice


Initial Free Consultation


The first stage is a visit to discuss your garden project.  (*Free of charge within a twenty mile radius of our office.)   This is followed by a written quotation of our fees and terms of business.

Advice Consultancy - read more .....

This is offered as an alternative to the full garden design service and a fee is payable based on the duration of the consultancy.  Ornellas Garden Designs can offer advice on design ideas and planting.

Site Survey and Soil PH Test - read more ......

Once you are happy to proceed a confirmation Brief of your garden requirements is sent to you for your approval.  Ornellas Garden Designs will then arrange for a level survey of the visible garden features to be carried out together with photographs and soil test to determine suitable future plantings.



Masterplan Design - read more .....


The survey details are downloaded on to a CAD (Computer Aided Design) programme and together with your brief, a scaled ground plan, referred to as the Masterplan Design is completed and then discussed with you.  Once you are happy with the Masterplan Design a copy is provided for you.


Landscape Contractor Quotes - read more .....


A copy of the Masterplan is given to my Landscape Contractor who then quotes directly to you for the construction work required.  The Landscape Contractor used by Ornellas Garden Designs is experienced and professional and is appointed independently by the client.




Planting Plan and Maintenance Plan - read more .....


This may be one plan for the entire garden or individual plans for different areas and details plant names, quantities, seasons and colours.  Plant photographs will be shown to you during discussions of the Planting Plan.  On completion of planting by Ornellas Garden Designs a Maintenance Plan is provided giving information on the aftercare of each plant.

planting plan

Sourcing Plants and Planting - read more .....

Ornellas Garden Designs are happy to source good quality plants from reliable nurseries and carry out planting.  Alternatively you may like to source your own and plant. Below are some of the plants used within our planting schemes.


After Care Advice - read more .....

This service is provided over the years following completion of the garden and Ornellas Garden Designs will be happy to offer advice.   There is a fee charged for this service.

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Professional Landscape Contractors

Professional design is only as good as the work carried out, we fully recommend Stokes Baldock Ltd to help bring the design to life.

Greenhouses and Conservatories

For the most beautiful bespoke Greenhouses and Conservatories, we recommend looking no further than Alitex. Beautiful design and lasting quality to match your new garden design.

Institute Of Horticulture

Ornellas Garden Designs has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture. This is is the authoritative organisation representing those professionally engaged in horticulture in the UK and Ireland.

Professional Garden and Landscape designers in Kent and East Sussex. Based in Goudhurst and covering Tunbridge Wells, West Malling, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Brenchley, Wadhurst and the surrounding areas.