Secret Gardens - Sydney Landscape Architects
Landscaping services

Landscaping services

Secret Gardens innovative garden design, thorough documentation, attention to detail and our experienced and qualified landscaping team ensures every project is produced to the highest quality. Secret Gardens offer a variety of landscape design services. We can be involved in individual elements of your project or as most clients prefer, manage the entire process from garden design, to all aspects of construction and ongoing maintenance.

Consultation

Secret Gardens offer a range of consultation services depending on the scale of your project.  Consultation fees vary depending on your location and these will be confirmed when you contact us.

Design consultation

The on site design consultation is a verbal exchange and takes between 60 to 90 minutes. Design options and products will be discussed, along with the opportunity to view other projects in the Secret Gardens’ portfolio for inspiration. This service is also available to interstate and international clients.

Following the consultation a Design Proposal is forwarded which outlines the fee to develop a Concept Plan.

Horticultural consultation

Secret Gardens also offer a Horticultural consultation for clients interested in planting renovations rather than structural changes.

The health and suitability of the existing plants will be reviewed and suggestions for new plants, pots and decorative elements will be discussed.

If the scope of works is simple and plant choices can be resolved during the consultation then the consultant will proceed straight to a quote including an indicative plant palette.  This is typically for smaller spaces like courtyards and balconies.

If however the scope is larger and further work is required such as sourcing plants, pots etc., or the area requires a design, such as a planting plan and schedule, then the consultant will advise you during the consultation and a fee proposal will be provided for our landscape design services.  Your design will be accompanied by a quotation to supply and install.

Design

Every project varies, the following is a guide to the steps involved in the development of your garden design.

Concept plan

An overall plan of the garden which can include plan views, elevations and 3D drawings, images of the key landscape design elements, samples of materials and recommended plant species provide clients with a clear and visual image of the new garden. A preliminary costing for the installation of your garden can also be provided at this stage and once approved a contract for installation will be provided along with a start date.

Complying developments and development applications

Secret Gardens can manage this whole process for you including the preparation of the necessary plans and documentation for your submission. Alternatively we can work with your Architect if the project is larger and involves the house as well.

Construction documentation

This is the preparation of detailed drawings for the construction of your project which are paramount to provide clarity and ensure the level of finish synonymous with our projects. This includes detailed drawings and specifications for all key construction components such as swimming pools, decks and pergolas, outdoor kitchens as well as lighting plans, planting plans and a complete schedule of finishes.

Construction quote

When drawings are complete, a final Construction quote is prepared for the installation of your new garden.

Construction

The modern garden has changed considerably.  Secret Gardens has responded to this by providing a turnkey solution, managing every possible component of your outdoor construction including swimming pools.  We can deliver your entire outdoor requirements regardless of complexity or scale.

Our full time staff, which includes project managers, landscape tradesman, stonemasons, bricklayers, carpenters and of course horticulturists, have the appropriate qualifications, experience and focus on excellence and customer service that our brand is renowned for. Our sub-contractors are also selected carefully to ensure that they share these same brand values.

The management of our projects and the high level of communication throughout is supported by the continued input of our landscape architects and designers throughout the install.  Our team and their work ethic ensure an enjoyable and inclusive process for our clients.

Horticulture

Secret Gardens recognise the importance of our horticulturists in developing our gardens and we place great emphasis on the appropriate investment by our clients here. Our horticulture teams are entrusted with our newly installed gardens in ensuring that the initial design intent is met and the gardens full potential is realised.  At the completion of every project our clients are provided with a maintenance proposal.  These are tailored to suit, whether visits are weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Secret Gardens also offer a Horticultural consultation for clients interested in planting renovations rather than structural changes.

The health and suitability of the existing plants will be reviewed and suggestions for new plants, pots and decorative elements will be discussed.

If the scope of works is simple and all issues can be resolved during the consultation then the consultant will proceed straight to a quote.

If however additional time is required to provide options for plant species and pots including sourcing, then this time will be charged accordingly prior to a quote being prepared. Your consultant will confirm this prior to proceeding.

If the consultant feels that the next best step after the consultation is the preparation of a planting plan and schedule, then the consultant will advise you during the consultation and a fee proposal will be provided for  landscape design services.  Once complete your design will be accompanied by a quotation to install.

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17 Aylesbury Street
Botany NSW 2019

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