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Garden design and planning

Garden design and planning

We can can offer you a bespoke garden design service covering as much or as little detail as you need.  We are consistently ‘looking outward’ to be inspired by the best that there is in garden design, both historical and contemporary. Influences are broad, drawing from formal and informal designs and detail from gardens of all shapes and sizes. As well as maintaining a continuously updated mental library of colours, textures, forms and embellishments, we are intent on ‘distilling’ ideas for each client in response to their unique requirements. An intelligent reaction to each client’s thought processes results in a practical, stylish garden that is a happy balance of ‘Emma Bond’ and ‘you’.

Full Garden Design

If you are stimulated into action by The Standalone Design Consultation and would like to bring our recommendations to life then measurements, soil samples and details of the features of your garden will be collected. An outline of all of the essential features of your new garden will then be prepared, including hard landscaping and planting. Once you have decided that you are happy with the design, drawings can be made and a detailed specification and quote provided.

Emma Bond is experienced in all aspects of planning regulations and applications including Listed Buildings Applications and Conservation Areas, so, if required, can also quote for this element, ensuring that your garden design is completely worry-free.

Garden Planning

For a variety of reasons not all gardens need a design. Sometimes some guidance and list making is all that is required. We offer a straightforward planning service that you can either implement yourself or let us take care of for you. If you feel you need help with your garden beyond a single consultation visit, then our garden planning service will be just right for you. We can help get the garden work organised and help you to realise your wishes.

Historical research and heritage services

Historic gardens


We are trained and experienced researchers in the field of garden history and conservation. If you need advice for a listed property, perhaps for a planning application or simply want to find out more about where you live, we can offer a bespoke service that takes in a site visit and written report.

The cost is on application depending on the scope of the project and can include:

  • Historical research about a property including garden and landscape
  • Conservation reports for historic or listed gardens
  • Advice and help with any aspect of conservation or renovation of a listed or historic garden
  • Written reports including maps, archive images and assessment of listed or historic gardens

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