Cardiff Landscape Architects and Garden Designers

Whatever your Cardiff garden looks like, and whatever its size, you can probably benefit from the services of a Cardiff landscape architect. If your neat rectangular flower beds and manicured lawn just aren’t cutting it anymore and you have grander aspirations, that’s where professional garden designers in Cardiff can come in. Not only can a landscape architect design a garden that a Chelsea award winner might be proud of, they can also completely change the value of your home by looking at your landscape architecture as a whole. The work of a landscape architect serves much more than your garden; it makes the most of your outdoor space in a way that showcases your entire home. Landscape architects and garden designers in Cardiff vary in their range of services, so think carefully about what you want from your garden design professional and how extensive a project it will be before hiring them. More
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Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Garden Designers in Cardiff
CC Garden Design and Construction Ltd
Landscape Architects and Garden Designers in Cardiff
"We are so glad that we placed our garden and hard landscaping project in the hands of CC Garden Design! The ‘CC’ refers to Chris Carpenter, but it could equally refer to the care and commitment that underpinned the whole process. Chris listened carefully to our requirements, and translated these into plans that we could easily visualise. Then came the arrival of his friendly and competent team, and we can definitely say that it was a pleasure to have them arrive promptly each day to work with expertise for the duration of the project. We are so pleased with the end result – as our many passers-by who now stop to chat over the garden wall with complimentary comments!"
- Joanna Jones
Outerspace Creative Landscaping
Landscape Architects and Garden Designers in Cardiff
"We have been working with Terrey and the Outerspace team for almost 10 years now, and always find them a pleasure to deal with. They are extremely professional, excellent communicators and their work and garden schemes are always thoughtful and creative. We don't hesitate in recommending their services."
- Garden Requisites Ltd
GreenBird Gardening Ltd
Landscape Architects and Garden Designers in Cardiff
"Both Lisa and I are absolutely delighted and so are the children with the transformation of our Garden. Thank you, Chris and the team. Not only was the team professional in all aspects of work, they worked with us from an idea perspective to transform the end of our garden into a children's area and separate seating area for us. Perfect!"
- benjcrompton
Batello Garden Design
Landscape Architects and Garden Designers in Cardiff
"From the initial design consultation with Kevin and Paul, we were impressed with Batello's professionalism and their total commitment to our vision for the garden. Throughout the construction process we were able to review progress and were kept up to date with costs and timescales. The Batello Team were extremely hard working and at the end of each day they cleared the work area and tidied everything away..most impressive. Paul's planting scheme put the finishing touches to our new garden and we are absolutely delighted with the end result. Highly recommended. Melvin & Jane, Weston super Mare"
- Melvin Dickson
2 Johns Design
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"The 2 Johns were very professional in their approach to designing our garden. They listened carefully to what we required and created a lovey design which was then installed by Original Landscapes."
- Paula Simpson
Katherine Roper Landscape & Garden Design
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"We bought some derelict land and built our own new house, but we had no idea how on earth we could create a garden on land covered with just scalpings!! We engaged Katherine Roper and she gave us hope, and a beautiful vision of what we could achieve. She listened very thoroughly to our brief and gave us a plan for garden planting with a natural feel, which she designed to also support and encourage wildlife. The resulting design was natural, stunning and admired by all!! And yes the wildlife love it here!! Katherine is a highly creative, professional and experienced designer and we were thrilled with the garden she designed for us."
- fajones60
South Wales Garden Design
Landscape Architects and Garden Designers in Cardiff
"Mark and the boys totally transformed our garden. He takes great pride in his work and this shows in the finished result, a total perfectionist. We now love sitting in our garden. Would highly recommend them to everyone. A big massive thank you Mark."
- owensdairies
All Garden Designs
Landscape Architects and Garden Designers in Cardiff
"Superb service from a local Bristol based company. Tom's excellent design and organisation, coupled with Francis' hard work and skill transformed our neglected mid terrace backyard into a green, welcoming space which we actually now use for relaxing and entertaining. Highly recommended."
- Paul Talbot
Iron Butterfly Design
Landscape Architects and Garden Designers in Cardiff
"Claire of Iron Butterfly Design is an exceptional garden designer with a fabulous eye for detail as well as deep knowledge and expertise about plants. She is clearly passionate about her work and this shines through in her work ethic and dedication to the job. We were very fortunate to find Claire last year (our garden is the Childs Hill courtyard garden featured on her website) when we were doing major renovation work and she immediately stood out from other garden designers we interviewed . Not only was her fee very reasonable, she was also happy to work to our budget and tailor the project to our requirements. She came up with a fantastic design that would work in our tricky awkward-shaped garden and she was patient when explaining things to us (complete garden novices). She was always respectful of our preferences while at the same time not being afraid to give advice and feedback. Claire sourced and spec-ed hard and soft landscaping materials for us, designed custom built-in storage benches and presented her designs beautifully, with great attention to detail. She was 100% reliable and punctual, very resourceful in finding alternatives if we asked her to, and very flexible. She was also very considerate of our house and ensured that it remained clean - no mean feat when carrying plants, compost etc through the living room! Claire totally transformed our back garden from a drab and depressing space to a beautiful zen-like courtyard retreat. It is now our favourite space in the house. Claire is now based in Bristol but lucky for us, she still recently found the time to come back all the way to London to do some maintenance work on our garden, as well as transform our front garden too ! We think her willingness to go the extra mile says it all. Friends and family who come to visit always ask us who designed our garden. Not only is Claire a talented, reliable and hardworking garden designer, she's also a lovely, friendly and approachable person! We can't recommend her highly enough."
- neeliek
Lisa Cox Garden Designs
Landscape Architects and Garden Designers in Cardiff
"We have worked with Lisa since 2013 on many projects involving our bespoke planters, Lisa is professional and friendly in her approach to working with us as a supplier and her planning and preparation is excellent - always takes in to account lead times for our hand-made products. We would have no hesitation in recommending Lisa to clients looking for a professional and talented garden designer."
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What is a landscape architect?


A landscape architect will handle all design, supply, construction and administrative elements of your garden or landscaping project. They will take into account your needs, the Cardiff climate and unique advantages and constraints of the landscape architecture. Typically, work will be based on ecological and environmental considerations, and a garden will be planned not only to look its best but also to facilitate future maintenance and growth so that it continues to flourish. A Cardiff landscape architect can also design any outdoor buildings that are to be featured in your garden. Everything from design blueprints through to the plants themselves should be provided by your Cardiff landscape architect. If there is other architectural development taking place on your site, bring the landscape architect in as early as possible.

The expertise a landscape architect can apply to understanding your space and the natural environment could be vital to planning your project. Let your Cardiff landscape architect work closely with your architect, surveyor and any other contractors in order to develop landscape architecture that works in accordance with any other construction. This is important from a design perspective as well as on a practical level – changes to the grading of a landscape and modifications such as drainage can have serious implications on the viability of your land for extensive building and structural works. In order to resolve any planning permission issues, submit all applications for building and landscape architecture together, well ahead of the project.

What is a garden designer?


The scope of garden designers, or landscape gardeners, is often more limited to green space projects which will optimise your existing outdoor space rather than altering the landscape architecture as a whole. Whereas landscape architects specialise in the structural aspect of garden planning and building, garden designers in Cardiff will carry out projects that are of aesthetic and horticultural value. Landscape gardeners will make your garden the best version of itself with features such as walkways, patios, water features, fences and lighting, as well as choosing the right plants, trees and flowers. The practical role of a garden designer may vary by firm – some offer just the plans, requiring a separate contractor, while others fulfil the project in its entirety, from conceptualisation of the landscape gardening to construction. Don’t be put off by the former if you happen to find a good Cardiff garden designer that you like – he or she will have local industry connections to introduce you to quality, reliable gardening professionals with whom they have existing relationships. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of landscape architects & garden designers: Landscape Contractors, Garden & Landscape Supplies, Tree Services, Lawn & Sprinklers, Decks, Patios, Sheds & Summerhouses.

How do I choose landscape architects or garden designers in Cardiff?


When choosing your Cardiff garden designer or landscape architect, be sure to research their qualifications and look at examples of their previous work. A portfolio of previous landscape architecture or garden projects is important to ascertain both their credentials as well as their style. Once you have shortlisted or chosen your architect or designer, an on-site meeting is essential so they can see exactly what they’ll be working with. Stay briefed on all plans and developments, both before and during the project as a plan you approved previously may change during the course of the project. Be very clear on your budget – just like plans, costs may alter while work is underway so ensure your professional keeps you informed and does not incur additional expense without approval. If you are open-minded and budget-conscious, consider approaching new graduates keen for experience, who may negotiate a lower rate than more experienced professionals.

Questions to ask prospective landscape architects or garden designers in Cardiff:


  • What do your services include?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • How long have you been landscape architects or garden designers in Cardiff?
  • What is your certification?
  • Do you have liability insurance?
  • How much do you charge, and what does that include?
  • What regions and climates are you skilled in?
  • Can you accommodate my special requests?
  • What types of renderings will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar landscape architecture or garden projects?
  • When can you complete this project?
  • Who will be working on the project design?
  • What happens when costs exceed budget, whether due to materials or labor pricing changes? What about changes made by the client or by the professionals — what kinds of situations would cause those costs to be incurred?
  • Can you provide me with a written estimate?
  • What will I need to provide?

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