Design fees range from $1200 to $3000 depending upon the scope and complexity of the project.  Project (total install) costs generally range from $30,000 – $150,000+. 

Garden design typically starts with an on-site Garden Consultation with Sue.  A garden consultation gives you a chance to learn how she works and allows her to understand your lifestyle, your needs and garden aesthetic.  It is helpful to discuss short-term and long-term desires for the garden and any needs for screening or other special requirements that are unique to your situation.

The initial meeting also allows Sue to see the garden as it is, identify site conditions such as exposure, drainage, and the conditions of plants to remain, as well as how neighboring landscapes impact the design.  Once the scope of the design is agreed upon and budgets have been discussed, you will be put on the schedule.  Our team will return for measurements to create a basemap and a thorough site analysis.

With the basemap in hand you will meet again with Sue and talk in more detail about the possibilities of the space and discuss hardscape materials and plant pallets.  The Artful Garden is a full-service design/installation company so the final costs of installation are considered throughout the design process.

Typically installation follows quickly after design.  The design process can take as long as 30 days and when complete will include a rendered planting plan with any hardscape changes, an installation estimate along with a detailed plant list and photos.

Read about the next step, installation.