Garden Design Packages

The studio offers flexible Garden Design packages with a range of products including:

  • Detailed Full-Colour Design Plans

  • Concept Boards

  • 2D and 3D Projections

  • Construction Drawings and Details

  • Detailed Cost Estimates and Material Lists

  • Detailed Lists of Works

  • Additional Bespoke Drawings and Documentation

The first stage in any project is a free* consultation with designer Yvette D. Smith.  

During this initial viewing of the site, Yvette will listen to your vision and needs for the space whilst offering practical advice and inspiration using examples of past work and experience.

A full surveying service, including levels where necessary, is provided to facilitate accurate plan drafting and calculation of quantities.

Before the design is finalised, draft plans and concepts will be presented so that you can make any alterations you wish and choose a design that truly reflects your personality and vision for the space.  Once a design has been agreed a fully-detailed plan will be produced, along with any other required drawings, and presented during a final meeting.

All hand-drafted, colour-rendered plans and projections are drawn using precise scaling so that they can be used to accurately inform the physical garden build.

Project Management

Project Management services can be provided to ensure that your garden design project is implemented to your exact requirements, and that all design intentions are fulfilled to a high standard down to the smallest detail.  

Yvette will either work alongside your own preferred landscaper, or can recommend and arrange meetings with known contractors to quote for and undertake the physical build of your project.  

Following initial design and setting-out meetings, Yvette will then supervise the implementation of your scheme in order to ensure all design intentions are undertaken to your satisfaction.  This will involve a series of site visits during the landscaping process, and may include additional off-site work.

*Whilst all design consultations are free of charge, a fee may be applied to visit consultation sites exceeding a journey time of 1 hour from the studio in order to cover travelling expenses.

 

Glampsite Design Packages

Whether starting from the initial stages of developing concepts and gaining planning approval, or adding to an existing site, we have experience of designing a variety of spaces specifically for the leisure industry. From small holiday lets to glampsites and lodge parks, Yvette will ensure that your development has a strong personality that respects the setting and reflects your brand image whilst offering your customers a unique and memorable stay.

Products available as part of this service include:

  • Detailed Full-Colour Design/Site Plans (for planning applications and build purposes)

  • Concept Boards

  • 2D and 3D Projections

  • Construction Drawings and Details

  • Detailed Cost Estimates and Material Lists

  • Detailed Lists of Works

  • Additional Bespoke Drawings and Documentation

The first stage in any project is a free* consultation with designer Yvette D. Smith.  

During this initial viewing of the site, Yvette will listen to your vision and needs for the space whilst offering practical advice and inspiration using examples of past work and experience.

Before the design is finalised, draft plans and concepts will be presented so that you can make any alterations you wish and choose a design that truly reflects your personality and vision for the space.  Once a design has been agreed a fully-detailed plan will be produced, along with any other required drawings.

If you have an architect working on the specifications for any buildings on your site, Yvette will be happy to liaise directly with them to ensure cohesion between the indoor and outdoor spaces.

All hand-drafted, colour-rendered plans and projections are drawn using precise scaling so that they can be used to accurately inform the build.

*Whilst all design consultations are free of charge, a fee may be applied to visit consultation sites exceeding a journey time of 1 hour from the studio in order to cover travelling expenses.

Planting Plans

Planting Plans are available to complete your garden design package, or as stand-alone projects.

Yvette will discuss your own preferences, visions and budget to develop a scheme that will compliment both your space and your personality.

If undertaken as a stand-alone project, the first stage will be a free* on-site consultation, to be followed by a full site survey, as with any design service provided by the studio.  Once the final planting scheme has been agreed, full plans will be developed along with detailed cost estimates and purchasing recommendations.

A plant care pack explaining plant characteristics and maintenance requirements can also be provided to assist you in the aftercare of your new outdoor space. 

Full Sourcing, Supply and Implementation Package

Yvette’s Design Solutions is able to source trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs and seed using a reliable network of high-quality and specialist nurseries.  These will be delivered to your site at the relevant time in the landscaping process to minimise storage and maintenance requirements.  Yvette and her planting team will then work on-site to set out and implement your planting scheme, including any soil improvement required to ensure that the plants get the best possible start.  

Sourcing and Supply Only

If you prefer to carry out planting yourself, there is also an option for the studio to source and arrange plant delivery only.  This means that all the plants you need will be collated from Yvette’s trusted network of nursery contacts and delivered direct to site.

*Whilst all design consultations are free of charge, a fee may be applied to visit consultation sites exceeding a journey time of 1 hour from the studio in order to cover travelling expenses.

Nottingham Trent University

After graduating with a first class honours degree in Environment Design and Management in 2010, Yvette has returned to the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences at Brackenhurst to share her industry knowledge with new students embarking on a career in horticulture. She is Module Leader for the Garden Design and Applied Design modules on the FdSc Horticulture programme, and also for International Landscape Strategies (focusing on elements of design psychology) on the BSc(Hons) Horticulture course.

New for September 2019, Yvette will also be leading a short course at Brackenhurst entitled ‘Garden Design for Beginners’. This will run over 10 2-hour evening classes covering basic surveying and plan drafting techniques, as well as design principles for hard and soft landscaping elements that will enable you to redesign your own outdoor space. For more details visit https://onlinestore.ntu.ac.uk/short-courses/brackenhurst-short-courses/enviromental/garden-design-for-beginners

British Academy of Garden Design

Yvette is also a tutor for the British Academy of Garden Design who offer online distance learning and blended classroom learning courses for garden design at certificate, diploma and postgraduate diploma levels.

Yvette is available to lead a variety of talks and workshops to interested groups.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Talks

  • What is Garden Design?

  • Planting for All Seasons

  • Gardening with Wildlife

  • The History of Garden Design

Workshops

  • An Introduction to Garden Design

  • An Introduction to Planting Design

  • An Introduction to Design Psychology

Please contact us if you would like to discuss these options or other topics in more detail.

Yvette has worked at a number of prestigious UK flower shows, including designing a trade stand for Hillarys Blinds at RHS Hampton Court Palace and Tatton Park Flower Shows, and working as Head of Planting for TV horticulturist David Domoney at RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace, and Southport Flower Shows.

If you are interested in working with Yvette to create a show garden, exhibit or trade stand, please contact us.

RHS SHOWS 2011

This trade stand was designed by Yvette for Hillarys Blinds at the RHS Hampton Court Palace and RHS Tatton Park Flower Shows, 2011. At both shows the stand achieved the highest award for trade exhibits, the Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Presentation.

RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2017

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Centenary Garden - Designed by David Domoney

Yvette worked on the planting team for David’s Silver medal-winning garden, helping to devise planting combinations and implementing them in the garden itself.

SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW 2018

Celebrity Theatre Gardens - Designed by David Domoney

As Head of Planting, Yvette devised and implemented planting schemes for the Large Gold medal-winning Snow White and Jungle Book themed show gardens designed by David Domoney and sponsored by Everest Home Improvements.

RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW 2018

Celebrity Theatre Gardens - Designed by David Domoney

As Head of Planting, Yvette devised and implemented planting schemes for the 4* Trade Stand award-winning exhibits designed by David Domoney for the Celebrity Theatre sponsored by Everest Home Improvements. Each of the 3 gardens represented charities that received a donation at the end of the show.

SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW 2017

Celebrity Theatre Gardens - Designed by David Domoney

As Head of Planting, Yvette devised and implemented planting schemes for the Gold medal-winning displays designed by David Domoney for the Celebrity Theatre sponsored by Everest Home Improvements. Both gardens represented charities that received a donation at the end of the show.

RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW 2017

Celebrity Theatre Gardens - Designed by David Domoney

Yvette worked as part of the planting team to devise and implement planting combinations on 3 exhibition gardens designed by David Domoney for the Celebrity Theatre sponsored by Everest Home Improvements. Each garden represented charities that received a donation at the end of the show.

If you would like some advice and guidance on the rejuvenation and care of your existing outdoor space without commissioning a full garden or planting design, then you can seek help through Yvette’s Garden Coaching sessions. 

Yvette will visit your site, chat through any concerns you have, and make recommendations for the ongoing maintenance, treatment and evolution of your garden and planting.

Sessions can be booked as a one-off visit or on a recurring schedule, according to your needs.

Garden Coaching sessions are also available at a reduced rate for existing garden design or planting customers who would like some support in ensuring their new schemes establish well and continue to thrive, or can be purchased as gift vouchers.  

2 Hours - £75.00*

4 Hours - £125.00*

Full Day - £200.00*

*There may be additional fees for sites exceeding a journey time of 1 hour from the studio to cover travel expenses.