Planting Design

Plantings are part of what define great gardens. In our process of planting design, we work with our clients to establish a style for the garden and plantings, and then use our expertise in selecting plant material appropriate for the style, climate and site conditions. We take into consideration the exposure, soil type, amount of water to be given, restricting factors, and size/composition of plantings in creating the planting design.

We work with our clients in reviewing and selecting plant material. For those interested we often lead clients on nursery tours to get a first hand view of available plant material. In the process of creating the planting plan, we also give our clients a customized plant portfolio. This details a possible planting palette for the design and gives information about the plant: photographs, care and growing information, and keeps the client from having to engage in the often frustrating process of trying to figure out the recommended plantings on their own.
We design using our knowledge of what plants have worked in various applications in the South Canterbury region, and we use a number of plant databases that allow us to find the right plant for almost any application.