The Plant Geek I have a huge passion and love of plants, they consume me with their beauty and variety. I admire the life strategies they employ and marvel at the landscapes they have helped to shape. Keep an eye out for my advice and tips on looking after your plants and what to look out for in the garden centre this weekend.
Mr & Mrs Watts "My wife and I were looking for a Landscape Designer/Architect who could make imaginative suggestions for extensive hard landscaping, as well as planting, etc. Having already interviewed numerous other firms (who evidently oversold their services on their web-sites and did not seem sure at all of designing hard landscapes) James was professional and installed confidence that he would interpret our brief with his own ideas. We commissioned the design stage of the works, and after receiving a preliminary design, we had a couple of meetings to develop the design, and now we have a superb masterplan for our gardens, paved/planter areas, planting plan and budget costings, which is exactly what we wanted. We are going to phase the works and have an accurate final costing from Designscape (and await a price from another to compare costs.)"
Mr Okeefe "I first got in touch with James at DesignScape to ask about drainage in relation to some rendered raised beds I'm planning as part of a rear extension and patio project, and then one thing led to another… phone calls and numerous emails, followed by plans and photos being exchanged, with James always responding quickly and knowledgeably to the many questions I've asked him. I've found him to be incredibly helpful throughout the process, it's the level of detail that he goes into - small things that make a difference yet could easily be overlooked - that gives you total confidence in his work, and I can't wait to see the final results."
Mr & Mrs Bahra Morgan "We asked Designscape to redesign our rear garden after the completion of an orangery and a number of years of neglect. James (designer) came to the house a number of times, taking measurements and making copious notes about what we wanted him to produce. We were delighted with James' interpretation of our ideas - i would describe his interpretation as visionary. He produced very detailed plans which described every facet of the proposed design. The plans (including a set in full colour) were highly detailed and gave views of every aspect of the design. We were so impressed with his initial plans that we decided to go all in & have him remodel the front garden as well. For us, the most important things were his eye for detail & a sound knowledge of horticulture. He is so enthusiastic about what he does - his enthusiasm is infectious."
Landscape Design A comprehensive landscape design service from initial site meeting, survey and conceptual works through to presentation of landscape masterplans and detailed design.
Planting Design Design and development of planting schemes and creation of maintenance schedules for all types of garden and landscape. Extensive horticultural knowledge and experience give my planting plans interest all year round and ensure they continue to improve year after year.
Consultancy I pride myself on extensive knowledge and the ability to articulate this through hands on advice and informative face to face interaction, from management of complex build projects to contract administration, answering queries about an existing planting scheme to ongoing support and on site assistance for your new garden.
Contract Administration I will assist in every aspect of delivering your finished garden, whether you choose to use one of my recommended teams of landscape contractors located around the UK, or if you would prefer me to act as an independent consultant alongside one of your own nominated contractors. I will help to ensure the project is delivered on time and on budget whilst answering those difficult design questions that arise throughout any build project.
Interior Planting Design My experience and knowledge assist me to design and execute your perfect interior planting scheme. It could be the selection of planters in your office, installation of a living wall, sourcing houseplants for your living room or designing a complete room setup for your conservatory including Cacti, Succulents and Airplants.
Aerial Survey Have you ever wondered what your property looks like from above? or whether there are any issues developing on your roof? Maybe you want a framed picture for an unusual xmas present - whatever you require, as an avid photographer and aerial drone operator I am able to supply a package to suit your needs at a competitive price.