Design Process

We offer a fully comprehensive design to build service. Shown below is how your garden design comes together. We understand sometimes design needs can be different, please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Free Consultation

Your garden transformation begins with a free consultation. This usually takes about an hour. In this time we take time to listen to your ideas, chat over some initial thoughts, view the garden and gather a feel for the style of design you desire. We can also show our previous work and pictures of garden styles which can help you with your vision. Our garden design packages offer a fantastic investment when you consider a well designed garden can add up to  10% onto the value of your property.

Site survey

Before the next stage we will offer you a design proposal and quotation for the design. If you are happy, we will re-visit and carry out a full site-survey. We will gather all the heights and measurements required to draw up an accurate design of your garden.

Samples studio visit

We would always welcome you to visit our design studio where you can enjoy a cup of tea and browse our many samples of landscaping materials from coloured stone to decking, there can be lot of choice and this is made simpler when you can see and touch it.. We can also answer questions here and you have a chance to browse our portfolio.


This is one of the exciting moments when you can start seeing the garden come to life. The design masterplan drawing is now carried out. We use a balance of hand drawing and CAD which we feel gives you the best results. The masterplan drawing can be used to tender out the work to landscapes as all detail dimensions are on the drawing any additional features you may have in the garden will also have a sub-drawing. The drawing is scaled and  full-colour giving you a 2D birds eye view of your new garden. Also at this stage we will produce a planting moodboard to show the plant selection we feel works with your design.

Revisions and planting plan

We will revisit to talk through and explain our design plan. This can take again up to an hour and we can walk you through our ideas and vision for your garden. Any requested revisions can be made for free. Also we can draw you a full planting plan if required we strongly recommend this as it will show exactly where each plant is to be planted and how many of each variety you will need.


We will continue to support you through your project and beyond. We can also offer maintenance if required. Additionally, we offer a free six monthly and yearly development deal. When your garden is completed we will visit with a plant care guide and take you around demonstrating how the plants will grow and how to maintain each one.
We offer the full ‘design-to-build’ service which makes it easier liaising with the one company.

Additional drawings

Additional drawings we offer to compliment the package include:

3D perspective drawing – giving you a feel bird’s eye view of your new garden.

Section elevation – this is important if your garden is on a slope. This can be useful to landscapers viewing the different heights.

We are happy to chat through ideas and your initial thoughts. Feel free to contact us so we may book you a free consultation. Visit us at our design studio at Lathe Barn on the Romney Marsh.

Ivy & Whyte Garden Design
100 High Street, Hythe, Kent, CT21 5LE
07832 332436

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