Design commissions – typically a 3 month waiting list. Consultations allow 4 weeks.  Please get in touch if you would like to plan ahead.

Previsit Questionnaire for Garden Design Services

Thank you for appointing me to design your garden.  The journey starts with establishing a clear brief from you; things you love, things you need and how you’d like to use your garden.

Please complete the following questionnaire, as much as you can.  From the information you provide, your personal garden brief will evolve and will help me tailor the design to you.

If you have booked the Complete Garden Design Service, there are some additional questions to answer towards the end of the survey.

Thank you.

    Your Details

    About your garden and how you would like it to work for you…

    What is your investment figure for the project? With 10+ years experience of designing gardens and based on current costs, the build of a designed garden tends to start from £35k):
    £35,000+£60,000+£85,000+£100,000+£150,000+Whatever it takes

    In terms of how you value of your planned garden transformation, on a scale of 0-10 how important is the following to you?

    Are you willing to phase the build to achieve your dream garden?
    yesnoother (add details below)

    Who is going to build/install the garden?
    me / usprofessional landscape contractorI would like referencesNot sure yetOther

    Your preferred style and shapes. Tick any that apply.

    Any special items or features on your wishlist?
    waterfeatureoutdoor kitchengreenhousefirepithot tubpergolagarden officesummerhouseplayfeaturepondbirdbathsculpture

    Features to retain. Is there anything from your existing garden that you'd like to keep? Tick any that apply and add any additional comments below:
    TreesShedGreenhouseLawnPatioOther plantsFencingWallsSummerhouse

    Features to go/move: Are there features you’d like to remove completely or move to another location? Please add any additional comments below:
    TreesShedGreenhouseLawnPatioOther plantsFencingPergolaArchesWallsSummerhouseGarden OfficePondPlayfeature

    Are there any screening or privacy issues?

    Are there any views to retain, frame or screen?

    What kind of materials do you like?
    Recycle existing materials on siteNatural stone pavingPorcelain pavingOther pavingDeckingGranite settsCobblesPea GravelSlateMosaicTimber

    Levels – are there any of the following to take into account:
    SlopesStepsRampsRaised beds

    Your Home

    Are there any planning factors to take into account?
    Conservation AreaTree Preservation OrdersListed BuildingsOther

    How long have you lived in your home?
    Have not yet moved in<6m6m – 12m1-2 years3-5 year6-10 years10+ years

    House type

    End of questions to be completed for Concept only designs. If you are wanting a 'full service' (Complete Garden Design) which includes construction plans, lighting and planting designs, please answer the additional questions below. Thank you

    Additional questions for the Complete Garden Design Service only

    House remodelling

    Are you or your neighbours planning any house remodelling now or in the future which will affect your garden?


    Planting - Please tick any of the following you would like to consider in the design
    TreesShrubsHedgesPerennialsBulbsAnnualsEdibles – HerbsFruitVegetables

    Which seasons of interest are you particularly wanting?

    Colours - Please tick any of the following adding any comments in the box
    BluePinkPurpleLilacYellowWhiteCreamRedOrangeApricotLime-yellow / Acid-yellow

    Are any of the following planting ideas of interest to you?
    Wildflower meadowNaturalising bulbs in grassOther

    Thank you for completing this pre-visit survey as thoroughly as possible, please click Submit below to send your answers to Melissa Morton Garden Design.