BEAN NICHOLSON GARDEN DESIGN
Bean Nicholson Garden Design offers a friendly bespoke service creating contemporary and classical gardens of all sizes and settings, from very small town gardens to large coastal or country gardens, working with clients to provide a lasting design based on strong architectural lines and fluid planting.
We provide a full consultancy service including:
Full or partial garden design
Planting design and supply
Sourcing plants and products
Initial visit and consultation
The initial visit allows us the opportunity to understand the space and to discuss your ideas and aspirations for the garden. This will be followed up with a written brief and quote.
Sketch proposal / Masterplan
An outline design will be produced along with mood boards, sketches and images to illustrate the ideas discussed, followed by a presentation plan once all changes have been agreed.
Once a contractor has been appointed and the work begins I can offer a project monitoring service to ensure the build is done to the highest quality and to assist with any alterations.
Site analysis and survey
At this stage I will return for a full survey of the garden, or we can arrange for an external surveyor to produce a full topographical survey for larger projects.
Any necessary technical drawings will be completed with associated documentation in order to obtain accurate quotations from contractors. I can recommend an approved contractor if required.
Planting plan and schedule
A detailed planting plan will complete the design, indicating the location of new plants, quantities and spacing. An illustrated schedule will offer an idea of the range of plants selected, and once approved we can obtain quotes from nurseries. A maintenance schedule can be provided to assist with any ongoing maintenance in the garden.
Bean began her career in the marine photographic industry before completing a Diploma in Garden Design in 2007 at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Romsey, Hampshire.
In 2007 she joined Taylor Tripp Landscape Design near Winchester as assistant designer where she gathered a firm knowledge of the industry, working on a wide range of projects from small town gardens to historical estates, and two trade stands in 2008 and 2009 at the Chelsea Flower Show for Alitex for which they won the 5 star Tradestand Award.
Every project is unique so the style can really vary from one design to another, taking inspiration from the location, surrounding landscape and architecture, urban or rural, and applying it in a considered way to produce a personal scheme for every client.