Why do I need a garden designer to choose my plants?


Choosing the plants is not simply a question of going to the local garden centre or nursery and filling up a trolley.  Consideration needs to be made on the following points:


Relating the garden to its surroundings


Providing structure and enclosure


Outline shape of chosen plants


The style of garden


The soil type


The climate


Changing seasons and how the garden will mature


Non-visual qualities of plants: scent, sound and tactile appeal


Enhancing hard-landscape features


Providing a colour palette