Do any landscapers need a garden designer to carry out design work for their clients?  I work alongside landscapers in warwickshire and find it works very well for those who don't currently offer the service.  Let me know what you think guys....

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Hi Paul,

Yes I travel all over the place for design work so South Herefordshire is no problem.  I hope you contact me in the future when you have any other clients who may require design services.  I find working with landscapers very successful as I create more work for them and they in turn offer repeat design work through the year. 

I look forward to hearing form you, in the meantime please visit my website at www.lucybravington.com

Thanks,

Lucy


Paul Williams said:

Do you go as far south as South Herefordshire?  I did have somebody asking if I could design a large garden for them in the Autumn but it's not really my area of expertise.

good to know i already had a look great gardens like the circle one i like the use of curves and circles in gardens
Lucy Bravington said:


Hi Nic,

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. 

Thanks, Lucy
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

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!

Hi Sarah,

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.

Thanks,

Lucy
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 guess I tend to work more on a hands on basis - I tend to drop in on a job a few times while it is being built as there are sometimes things that crop up on a build that are not covered by the design.  And with the cost of petrol being the way it is, I don't think I would make much of a profit if the job was more than 50 miles away! 

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!

Good idea! I am available for any design work in Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset

Peter Ward said:

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.

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