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Tythorne Garden Design: Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for a local garden designer? Our Frequently Asked Questions might be useful

Do I need a garden designer?

There are a variety of reasons for choosing to invest in a garden designer. Perhaps you are struggling to know where to start? Maybe you are looking for a fresh perspective? Have you just moved into a new property, or are you wanting to make some changes after living in your home for several years? Are you planning an extension and you know that this will affect the garden? Do you simply want to enjoy your garden more?


Whatever your motivation for getting in touch, we will listen carefully to your requirements and do everything we can to help. We have three simple aims: to provide you with attractive and practical solutions; to offer guidance to help you make the most of your space; and to help you to reduce the risk of expensive mistakes.

What type of gardens does Tythorne Garden Design create?

We deliberately don’t have a set style. Our job is to help you create your perfect outside space, so we’ll happily discuss your ideas and individual requirements. We do, however, believe that the most successful gardens are often based around the principle of keeping things simple, so we will generally look to bear this in mind whilst we help you with your new garden.

What areas does Tythorne Garden Design cover?

We are based in a beautiful village in south Lincolnshire, and most of our work comes from in and around the market towns of Grantham, Stamford & Newark. We are also more than happy to discuss projects in the surrounding area, including South Lincolnshire, South Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Lincoln, Nottingham, Peterborough, Sleaford, Oundle & Oakham.

What does having my garden designed by Tythorne Garden Design involve?

We usually start with a preliminary chat about your project over the phone. You may be very clear about what you are hoping to achieve, or you may be open to new ideas. Either way, if we think we can help we will usually suggest arranging a visit to your existing garden to talk about your requirements in more detail. We can then prepare a brief for your project, summarising everything you want us to achieve in your new garden.


When you are happy with the brief and decide that you'd like us to design your new garden, we will return to measure and photograph the existing site and then begin working on some ideas. We always recommend having a ‘work-in-progress’ meeting mid-way through the design process so that you can review our thoughts for your design. This is a great opportunity for you to tell us what you think, and we’ll use this feedback to help us make any amendments. We will then present you with a fully detailed design presentation plan of your new garden. At this point we can also discuss your planting requirements, and introduce you to one of our preferred landscape contractors* if you’d like us to.


Is my garden too small (or too large) for Tythorne Garden Design?

Absolutely not. We will be delighted to discuss your project, no matter what size your garden is. Whether you have rolling acres or a tiny courtyard, successful garden design should be about helping you to make the most of your available space. Large or small, we want to help you create a beautiful and practical garden.

How much does a garden designer cost?

Garden design fees vary enormously in the UK. Some designers have an hourly rate, and some offset design fees against landscaping costs. It can be difficult for a customer to judge whether they are being charged fairly, so we avoid any risk of ambiguity by being one of the few garden designers to publish prices.


Our great-value design fees are based upon the size of the garden we are asked to design. We believe this is the fairest way to do things as we want you to enjoy working with us rather than worrying about hidden charges or spiraling costs. Information about our design fees is clearly shown on this website, so you’ll always know how much your design will cost when you invest in your garden with Tythorne Garden Design.

Would Tythorne Garden Design be able to redesign part of my garden?

Absolutely. We are usually commissioned to design the whole of a garden (back gardens most frequently), but we are always happy to discuss a redesign of part of a garden.

Could Tythorne Garden Design redesign my planting?

Yes, of course. We offer full garden design and planting design services, but not every customer chooses to commission both. If you are confident with plants you may, for example, want us to help you with the design and layout of your garden so that you can then plan the planting yourselves. Alternatively, we are sometimes asked to update the planting in an otherwise successful garden. We also offer a garden lighting design service.

Can Tythorne Garden Design build my new garden after you have designed it?

Whilst we don’t offer an in-house landscaping service, we will be delighted to introduce you to one of our preferred landscape contractors. Alternatively, we are very happy to work alongside a landscaper you’ve already got in mind, or offer advice and support if you are planning to build your new garden yourself.

I have another question...

OK, no problem. Get in touch and we'll be pleased to help.

*We reserve the right to charge a consultancy fee to any contractors we introduce to our customers. This fee covers the costs of supporting them whilst they are working on a project, including preparing any supplementary drawings that may be required to assist them to provide their services.

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