Thanks for your response, please take a look at my website at www.lucybravington.com.
Let me know if/when your clients may need design...in most cases it ends up as more work for you as they may initially be just after a patio or fencing but once they take a look at my portfolio they realise the potential in gardens.
Please just let me know and I can come out and meet your clients.
nic johnson said:
hi lucy i would be interested as i like designing but very slow at it and would be better at sticking to the landscaping side, if i get any jobs i would love to pass on the design work and do the landscaping so hopefully in the near future fingers crossed.
oh im from melton mowbray, leicestershire
Thanks for your response. Yes working alongside landscapers proves very successful.
I haven't found the travelling a problem and due to purely specialising in design consultancy and outsourcing the build I find I need to venture further afield.
I keep in close contact with the contractors and am willing to travel to site whenever needed so there really are no more problems than if I lived round the corner.
Sarah Russell said:
As a garden designer, this would certainly also be my preferred way of designing gardens - I am based in the South East, and really enjoy to work alongside a landscaper, creating designs that are compatible to both the aesthetic and the practical side of both hard and soft landscaping. It would only really work on a local basis though - designing gardens at a great distance must cause all sorts of problems!
I think this will be the last time I check in to read this post - the thought of just local design firms competing for the same work is scary enough!
Maybe we should just start a county by county buddy system? then juicers can lock down the entire country! ha ha
I'm in Cheshire right now but i might be elsewhere by the end of the year..
If a project is exciting enough I am happy travel to the other side of the planet ;-)) but I tend to take on gardens within an hours drive. If it is further, then driving time will be factored into my costs making me uncompetitive. As I am juggling several projects at once, too much time traveling would be very difficult.
Most of my work comes to me directly from the customer. I then choose them a suitable landscaper. The other way around works too ... Customers usually prefer to choose their designer though
My work is based in Dorset and I cover London areas, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset. I have worked too in the Isle de France and the Alpes.