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Stage 1
Garden Site Visit

An on-site meeting is fundamental to ensure my understanding of your aspirations for the space.


During this visit we can discuss ideas and I can assess whether you will need a topographical survey or if I can take the necessary measurements in the garden myself.


My visit involves establishing the feel of the place, making sketches and notes regarding light/shade and environmental conditions within the garden.

Felicity O Rourke Garden Design Wimbledon - PROCESS - Stage 1 - Garden Site Visit - Pictur

Stage 2
Conceptual masterplan

I create your conceptual masterplan by studying both the site and its interaction with the surrounding landscape as a whole.


I translate visual impressions, an initial planting palette and an understanding of your functional requirements and personal preferences into a coherent narrative for the space.

Example 1

A large rural masterplan overview of garden and the transition to the plot of agricultural land:

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Example 2

A sloping country garden design masterplan with terraces, pool, pergola walk and many routes for interest and exploration:

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Stage 3
Detailed masterplan & Planting Plan

Once you have agreed the Conceptual Masterplan, I create the Detailed Design Masterplan and Planting Design Plan.   During this stage, I define the specific details of the design in order to prepare for the Tender Process.

Stage 4
Garden Tender Process

This is where I compile and collate construction details, costings of materials and labour to obtain quotes from landscape contractors for comparison.  Often there can be amendments to materials or elements of the design at this stage to ensure that the client’s aspirations are achieved within their budget.


Once a landscaper’s quote has been accepted by my client, they formalise a contractual agreement with each other.  At this stage, I continue to work for my client, liaising with them and the landscaper to ensure that the integrity of the agreed design. 

Example Planting Plan

Stage 3 - Four season Planting palette with planting plan example for a chalk free drainin

The below technical diagram shows the detail required to specify the wildlife pond with its retaining walled feature to enable wheelchair users to view the pond at a more convenient level and also touch the water.

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Award winning Garden Designer Felicity O'Rourke meets with her client and the landscape co

Stage 5
Garden Construction and Build

This is the stage where I schedule meetings with the landscape construction team on site to ensure all the build and planting is carried out in accordance with your design.

"I can tailor my approach to suit each project and each every client's specific requirements. No task is too big or too small."

Stage 6
Garden Maintenance  Plan

If required, I can draw up a maintenance manual for the planting and other garden features that includes information to help you and a maintenance contractor care for your garden, so that it continues to grow and develop as it was designed in the long term.


Below is an example of some of the pages of my plant maintenance manual. 

I can create these or all the plants in the planting plan, along with additional information about each plant and how to maintain them to ensure your garden develops in the way it was originally designed.

Felicity O Rourke Garden Design Wimbledon - Pages of a plant maintenance manual which help

Discuss your Plans


To discuss how I can bring your garden design plans to life, call me now on


07961 148012

or email me at

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"Your dream garden could become a reality sooner than you might think!"

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