The Adding Value Design Studio create gardens and landscapes that combine strong architectural form and semi naturalistic planting palettes. Our garden design team understand the value of outdoor space whether it be a, small courtyard or sprawling country estate and everything in between. Great Garden Design combines, style, function, purpose, interaction, a sense of calm and playfulness. Where possible we like to introduce sensual elements to stimulate the senses in each Garden Design project, whether that be fragrance, the sound of water, tactile textures, a visual feast for the eyes and delicious tasting fruits, herbs and vegetables. 

Our timeless Garden Design schemes combine symmetry, geometry and organic forms, sympathetic hard landscaping materials and sumptuous planting pallets. Whilst our classic contemporary Garden Design layouts use a-symmetrical forms, the use of cutting-edge technology and bolder planting pallets. 

‘Our work is recognised for its timeless design, cohesive planting schemes, attention to detail and strong architectural lines’.

See a selection of our completed work, click on each link to find out more the garden designs.

To realise our clients dreams in the space available, we use a 6 Stage Garden Design process, which includes:

Garden Design Stage 1 Initial Consultation, Return Brief and Proposal.

During the initial consultation, the landscape architect will establish the project size, initial ideas, uses, budget and timeline.

Once a brief has been formed, the Garden Design team will provide a return brief outlining all the requirements and initial Scope of Works. During this stage, a list of consultants who will assist during the project will be provided as well as an indicative budget.

 Garden Design Stage 2 Concept Design.

Once a topographical survey has been carried out. The Garden Design process can start, the survey will allow us to estimate quantities, plan spaces, prepare layouts and speak to contractors for estimating purposes. A report is then created to provide spatial arrangements, constraints, opportunities, and an overall aesthetic of the Garden Design. Plans, project images, renders, material, and plant palettes are also suggested within the concept package.

Garden Design Stage 3 Design Development (Detailed Design).

This is where the initial concept is developed to provide the client with a greater understanding of the design. At this stage, allied disciplines are brought in to provide solutions to any significant issues and the associated costs. Detailed drawings are required for hard and soft landscaping plans, furniture, planting plans, services, formal structures and bespoke items.

Garden Design Stage 4 Construction Documentation.

During this stage of the Garden Design process, the landscape architect develops documents including plans, sections, schedules, constructions details, quantities and a specification for landscape construction companies to price and build the project.

Garden Design Stage 5 Tendering (Procurement).

The Construction Documentation package is issued to several trusted and experienced landscape contractors to price up. Once the tender bid has been accepted, the Garden Design team and landscape contractor will create a logical sequence of events in line with availability, planting seasons and any other works being carried out on site.

Garden Design Stage 6 Implementation

Both the contractor and Garden Design team are on-site, building the Garden Design. A V Design will project manage the implementation, this will include site supervision, inspections and approval at each stage of the works.