Whether you are at an initial stage of building, need a plan for council consent, want help to finish a space, or could use some planting advice, an Oderings Landscape Architect can help. Getting a landscape plan is always a good idea even if you are not planning to landscape your whole garden in one go. With a landscape plan, you can stage and plan your budget accordingly.
Think about what kind of garden style you would like to see in your own backyard. Do you want a lot of soft textures with perennials and flowers of cottage style gardens, or do you want your garden to be influenced by the nearby coast? Maybe you enjoy the formal look, with straight lines and neutral colours. Other design styles include Japanese, Tropical, Modern, Art Deco, Mediterranean, and let’s not forget the edible garden. The possibilities are endless.
A customised garden that is functional, practical and welcoming starts with our experts, who will create a tailored garden space just for you. We provide unique solutions that reflect you, combining insightful planting with inspiring design to create a practical and functional living space that works for you and your lifestyle.
If you don't need a full landscape plan and just want to know what plants would work best in your garden with regards to space, environment and function, then getting a garden consultation is the way to go. Our landscape architect will come out to your home and give you recommendations on the right type of plants and where to place them. These consultation notes can be used by you as a reference when buying and planting, alternatively we can source the plants for you from Oderings Garden Centres, and we can also have a landscaper plant them for you if you prefer.
Here are more details on what is involved in our Garden Consultation
Pre-visit questionnaire & idea generator.
This can be sent through via email as an interactive form for you to fill in or can be mailed as a hardcopy. This is to get some idea of what ideas you have ahead of the visit, it can also be used post visit to guide the plant selection. This allows you to take your time and really think about your likes and dislikes for the outdoor space.
Site visit with our Landscape Architect.
Our landscape architect will visit you on site and discuss the space, what you want to achieve and your preferences (based on the pre-visit questionnaire). Time on site varies but would usually be around 45 minutes. Travel to you is free within the greater Christchurch region. Additional charges would apply to outlying areas including the following; Kaiapoi, Woodend, Ohoka, Rangiora, Pegasus, Swannanoa, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, and Leeston.
Recommendations on the right type of plant and where to place them.
Our consultant will discuss which types of plants would work in the space while onsite, but most of the recommendations come after the site visit when the visuals are created and presented.
What you receive following the consult.
You will receive A4 visuals (not to scale) of plant recommendations for your space showing plant placement for easy reference. It’s important to remember that this is a consultation service and will not have the depth and detail of a full planting plan.
Quote to supply and install plants if required.
When you receive your consultation notes we also ask if you would like quotes for supply, planting and any landscaping components required to achieve the desired outdoor space. This makes it very simple to get the job done, but of course you are also welcome to use the notes as a guide and complete your outdoor space independently.
We have the team to do the work from planning to planting, so we can do as little or as much of the process as you want.
Think about what you want in your garden and what its purpose will be.
See our step by step approach to creating a tailored outdoor space.