The best advice I could give anyone is to find a designer that you like and that listens to you. It's important they get a feeling for the style your are after.
Don't feel embarrassed that you don't know what all the plant names are, or what the style you like is called. Have magazines, pictures, books or photos of designs you like and talk to your designer about them. The more information you can give them the better job they will be able to do. Your garden is an extension of your personality - don't hide that from your designer.
Garden Design is a critical and fun part of setting up a garden. Whether it's a new garden or re-designing your current garden its often hard to know where to start.
Ginny's Herbs - Her Herb/Potager garden design service. From pots by the back door to large gardens! Send an S.A.E for our questionnaire and details: We will do a plan to suit your place, plus provide the plants all in one package for you to have the pleasure of planting!
Check out Ginny's great article on landscaping with herbs, there is some great info here! Glorious Gardens is a flourishing landscape and garden design company, operating in the Auckland area for 2 1/2 years. They specialise in making beautiful gardens that are a permanent and continuous source of enjoyment for their owners. From structured, formal gardens to a Pacific style oasis, or your own slice of native New Zealand flora, they design unique and site specific gardens that really work. They also source and supply top quality plants from local and nationwide growers. They maintain the gardens of over 50 clients on a monthly basis, a few hours is all it takes to keep a well designed garden looking 100%.The Daisy Chain offers a range of services from design, maintenance, plant selection, plant sourcing, patio and courtyard designs. A key services is the garden consultation. Garden Consultation: $150. This service is a 90 minute visit to your garden, that includes an overview of the current garden, a plan to implement changes you want to make with a step by step guide to implement changes and a planting list as required. Email email@example.com for more info.
Nigel Cameron, B.A. from Cameron Landscape Design has been creating a name as a designer with fresh innovative ideas. His very here and now approach is non-derivative and reflects a distinctly South Pacific feel while being very contemporary even futuristic.