We offer a range of design services for the garden. From replanting a border or design of a bespoke structure to complete garden re-design. Contact us today to discuss your garden. You can read more about our services below.

pic8Your garden and outdoor space is important to you. Essence Garden Design works to distil your needs for a garden;  your lifestyle, the setting, environmental factors, future maintenance and budget. Our aim is to produce a garden that promotes your well-being and enhances your environment. Your new garden will also add value to your home and promote curb appeal in a future sale.
We offer the following services:


Full Garden Design Service: Please see below. For a small garden this would cost approximately £1000-£2000.

Concept Garden Design: Aimed at the DIY build,  and small gardens only, a Concept Plan is produced which indicates the areas of planting and hard landscape but does not have the detail required for a contractor to price and build from. Approximate cost £500-£1000

Planting Plans: You may be happy with your garden layout but require the revamping of a border or wish for a particular planting style. A detailed planting plan can be produced showing labelled individual plants and cross-referenced with a plant list allowing easy ordering from a plant nursery. You may want do the planting yourselves or we could do this for you. Approximate cost (small garden) £500-£1000.

Garden Report: A consultation service in which a visit is followed by a report. This may be useful if you need suggestions on how to re-develop  the garden yourselves, or add or takeaway plants to achieve a particular style or incorporate some features to make the garden more wildlife friendly etc. This costs £200 (1.5 hours) for visits within 10 miles of Horsforth.

Bespoke work: Garden Design covers a wide range of processes and projects. If you require a specific piece of Art, Sculpture or Feature for the garden we can source and supply this for you. We work with great construction teams as well as other specialists and craftspeople as required.

The Full Garden Design process consists of several stages:


Garden Designers and Landscapers:

Assistance or independent work on any stage of the design process including:
Survey, Design Concept, Sketch Design, Master Plans, Planting Plans, Construction Drawings, Setting out Plans, Planting Plans and Maintenance Schedules.
Hand drawn illustrations and rendering combined with Sketch Up and Photoshop imaging and 2D AutoCAD drawings can be produced.


Construction of Willow or Hazel Plant Support Structures, in situ or off- site.
Pruning and Topiary services.
Delivery of Community Planting Schemes including all supportive documentation such as Health and Safety reports and Method Statements.
Delivery of Workshops in Willow Weaving, Topiary and Gardening Techniques.

Sourcing and Supply of plants.

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