Project Costs

The overall cost of designing and building a garden consists of several elements: the design work itself, the hard landscaping materials (patios, terraces, steps, pergolas) and the associated labour, the soft landscaping (trees, shrubs, perennials and lawns) materials and labour to get them into the ground. Typically, the labour is the most significant element of this cost for both hard and soft landscaping work. 

My Country Garden is not a landscape construction company but is happy to work with and project manage (if required) any reputable landscape construction company. It is often better to appoint a specialist landscaping company than to rely on builders, as there are specific challenges to landscape construction. Reputable companies can be found in your area via The British Association of Landscape Industries or The Association of Professional Landscapers

To give a sense of the overall cost of a garden project, excluding design fees, the following approximate costings may be helpful, although the mix of hard and soft landscaping in your design will significantly affect the project cost:

  • First 50 sqm of the garden: £350 per sqm
  • Next 450 sqm (to total of 500 sqm): £125 per sqm
  • Next 1500sqm (to total of 200 sqm): £75 per sqm
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Design Costs

The charges for my design services are largely dependent on the size of your garden or the area you wish to have designed or be advised on, as my services are largely time dependent. You may also only want a basic garden review and advice rather than a complete redesign. So each proposal is put together based on the requirements of you and your garden. However, detailed below is an example of typical charges.

Planting design costs including personal visit and production of detailed plant list and maintenance schedule:

£800 for a typical small garden from £1,500 for a large garden.

Premium garden design service including personal visits, garden design including 2D drawings and detailed plant list:

Starting from £1,500 for a typical small garden and usually costing 10-15% of total build costs.

Book an appointment with me.

The first step is to understand what it is that you wish to achieve in your garden. At this stage we’ll discuss how you want to use your garden, what horticulture expertise you do or don’t have, how much time you want to spend maintaining your garden going forward, what style of garden you like and what budget you have in mind.