As a landscaping team we aim to provide the best possible experience from the initial visit, through the design stage and finally to working in your garden to build a garden to suit you.
- Free initial consultation
- Over 25 years experience in this sector
- Competitive rates
- All garden development catered for
- Friendly and efficient staff
- All mess tidied and cleared away
Pete and Tom Phillips established Allgardens 28 years ago in Dulwich, South London. Since moving to Bristol in 1990 to bring up young families away from the “smoke”, the business has blossomed. Winning two gold medals at the Bristol Flower Show confirms the quality of their work.
Their mutual interest in good design ensures that each new garden they tackle is full of inventive and imaginative features. “We like to use old reclaimed materials in the garden, especially when fitting the design around older properties. However, for a more contemporary feel, there are so many good new materials being produced that the possibilities are endless.”
They pride themselves on maintaining small but happy teams who take great pride and interest in their work. “It is vital when you are working in someone else’s garden space to nurture a respectful working atmosphere. Most people appreciate a team who get on with the job, the client and with each other.”
Allgardens run four construction teams to cope with their various projects throughout the year. An initial free visit to discuss any garden project can easily be arranged. Following this, a £150 design consultation can be set up which gives you an initial sketch design and a fully detailed costing of the proposals.
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Step Guide to Landscape Garden Design Projects Undertaken
The sketch design is developed during the first visit in consultation with the clients. A full design plan and costing can then be developed based on the initial discussions.
As a computer generated plan this is flexible and can easily be changed. Design fee for a small garden is £150.00.
This garden is made up of a rough patio, poor shaded lawn and shrubs. The brief is for a low maintenance garden taking advantage of the sunnier far end for sitting.
Step by step guide to the work…
- 1. The grass is stripped and at this stage any plants worth saving can be bagged up and stored in the garden.
- 2. Hardcore is then brought in to provide a base for all paving areas.
- 3. The central paved circle is now defined in brick. The rest of the design revolves around this feature.
- 4. The outer ring is now laid so the paving can be started. Slabs are cut to fit around the curved edges.
- 5. The steps are now built. This sets the level for the lower paved area which can now be started.
- 6. The paving is now finished and the central cobble area can be laid.
- 7. The garden is finished and planted.
In the final picture the garden is shown one year later. The plants have had time to mature, softening the whole garden.