Congratulations on scheduling your design consultation with Gardens By
Below is some information that you may find helpful in maximizing the
design consultation experience.
Please call or email Gardens by Hilary to schedule an appointment.
We make every effort to be punctual for our appointments.
However, please allow a 15 minute window, as the previous client may have
run late or there may be traffic problems. We will call your home or cell
number if we are going to be more then 15 minutes late.
If something comes up and you cannot make your consultation
appointment, please call our office as soon as possible at 314-647-1456.
What We Need You To Do:
The client should expect to spend 1 to 2 hours of their time
with the designer to discuss the plan for their yard. The consultation
will be outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather and to
walk around the garden.
Design Consultation: $550 for up to a three hour site visit. Every
hour additional on site is $100 per hour. Payment is due at the conclusion
of the site visit(s).
On the average job, the design phase of the consultation
will have the designer on your property for three
to four hours. Larger projects can take much longer.
What Does the Client
The design phase will include a layout in the client's
yard of the design (with colored flags and temporary utility marking
paint) to show the client the actual location of the beds, plants, walkways,
walls, patio, lighting etc. Then measurements, notes on field conditions,
and other important information will be taken down.
All of this information will be taken back to the
office where the proposal will be prepared. The client will be contacted
(usually within two weeks) to set-up an appointment to present the
proposal at the client’s
home. The proposal package will include
a field sketch of the proposed work area and a plant list
with the plant's common and scientific names.
Stamped engineering drawings are also available where