Just as you might invite an architect in to provide advice on how to make the best use of the area inside your house, it makes sense to bring in a garden designer to gain their professional insight on how to maximise your outdoor living accommodation.
Engaging a designer to design a garden is something that most people do only once in their lives, and hence don’t know what to expect.
By engaging a designer you are employing a professional who, in addition to flair, imagination and sound aesthetic judgement, should have appropriate training, experience, and be committed to CPD.
A garden or landscape designer plays the same role with a garden as an architect does when designing a house or extension.
If you are asking yourself, ‘Can I afford to use a garden designer’ you are asking the wrong question.
Any garden designer’s fee will always be a relatively small % of the cost of building the garden (for arguments sake, let’s say 10-20%) so the bigger question is ‘Can I afford to have my garden landscaped’.
However, if you’ve got the funds to build the garden then it’s worthwhile doing it properly.