Susan Summers
for inspired gardens

Fees and Terms

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design fees

The Society of Garden Designers advocates that clients have a clear understanding of the total cost of any design and build services.

The initial consultation is FREE for clients within Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire. A contribution to travelling expenses may be requested for clients outside these areas. Contact us early to ensure availability during busy periods, spring and autumn.

The design, including client brief, survey and concept design, is based on the size of the garden or property under consideration. The design typically starts at £500 for a simple level site increasing depending on complexity of site access (slopes or terrain changes), a specialist surveyor may be required. Susan will advise if a specialist surveyor is required before the client brief, survey and concept design is undertaken.

The detailed design and plans, and the project management, build and planting are subject to the needs of the client and are kept to the budget. A fixed fee for design and build is normally agreed once the concept design is agreed.

terms of engagement

You and the garden designer should agree Terms of engagement prior to undertaking any work. You can agree to proceed or halt the design and build process at any time, or implement the works over multiple phases.