What is site analysis?
When designing a garden, site analysis is about processing the physical characteristics and environmental conditions of a particular site to determine how these will inform the design and development of a garden. Probably sounds a bit dull to many of you…
The goal of site analysis is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the site, including its topography, drainage, soil quality, climate, existing vegetation, sun exposure, and any other relevant factors that could influence the successful design of the site.
For example, it helps us work out the best place to relax, enjoying the best views, in the warmth of the sun or dappled shade.
Back at the studio we process this information, and carry out a site analysis using various sketches and plans and annotating them.
Our clients in Ripon would like to add parking to the rear of the property. Circulation to and from the house and cars will be an important consideration during the site analysis.
“Site analysis is another part of the garden design process I enjoy – it requires a methodical, analytical and patient mind. Although my family may disagree with the latter (!), it’s a nice way to tap into my technical and science background.”