“The true meaning of life is to plant a tree under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson Henderson

Eileen Garden Landscapes for Design Plans, Planting Plans and Garden Consultation

EGL Design is a small award winning, design studio run by Eileen Wood.  Eileen has an open approach to design, as no one style fits all.

Each commission, from a new build to a vintage refresh, no matter how large or small, is equally important.  They all offer unique design opportunities in creating personal and unique gardens for our clients.

Would you like your garden to relax and inspire you…enhance your property?  Sometimes it can be difficult to visualise and plan your own perfect garden.

Eileen would be delighted to help you realise the garden of your dreams.

It may be that a one off advisory visit is all you are looking for or a full consultation, either way, with the support of a trained Garden Designer you will have a clearer idea on how to achieve your perfect garden.

Need some help?  Simply give Eileen a quick call or send a quick email.

Philosophy

Nature, gardens and floral design have long been a part of Eileen’s life.  Her first commission came from an opportunity to capture and inspire the next generation. It was a fabulous project, designing a school nature garden/ysgol gardd natur, which was successfully built and screened on SC4.  Eileen thoroughly enjoyed the whole process, which led her to formally study garden design both at university and with an international London design school.

Clear communication underpins her practice and is key to delivering successful projects.  Eileen understands that no one garden style fits all and feels that it is important to take time to listen to her clients to gain a clear understanding of their requirements.

Currently EGL Design encompass both private residences, and public  spaces within the UK;  We are open to commissions from the UK, Europe and overseas.  At EGL Design we really enjoy researching and understanding new locations, working closely with amazing clients and talented contractors.

Bio

Eileen Wood is a RHS Gold medal winning garden designer.  Based in Cardiff, South Wales, she graduated from University Wales Institute Cardiff and the internationally renowned Inchbald School of Design London.

At the same time Eileen was studying at Inchbald, she submitted a design for a RHS Chelsea exhibitor garden, which was accepted.  She project managed and successfully delivered the garden which was awarded 3 Gold Stars.  She was also awarded the Inchbald Principal’s Prize by Mrs Jacqueline Duncan OBE, for her distinctive designs and successful project delivery.

‘Eileen Wood’s design style shows confidence balancing the language of the locality with an elegant framework for each garden to evolve’.

Awards
  • RHS Gold Medal : ‘A View Within’ Garden : RHS Tatton
2016
  • Inchbald School of Design The Principal’s Prize
2014
  • Inchbald Diploma Garden Design Distinction
2014
  • RHS 3 Gold Stars : Lechuza Exhibitor Garden : RHS Chelsea
2014
  • Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales Garden
2013
  • University Wales Institute Cardiff Garden Design
2007
  •  S4C Clwb Garddio Ysgol Gardd Natur Wales UK
2003
  • Society of Floristry Rose Bowl for Excellence
1991
  • City and Guilds Bronze Medal for Excellence
1990
  • City and Guilds Floristry
1990

 

 

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Design Consultation

The Brief

The design consultation begins with an initial meeting between the client and the designer, usually on site.  During this meeting the project and the area in question is assessed.  Taking care to work with you, the client, we look at everything that will help to create the design for your garden.  Environmental factors are checked, your aspirations for the garden, the garden’s history and of course your budget.  This forms the brief for your project.  A site survey is arranged and a follow up meeting is agreed to explore preliminary concepts.

All meetings are by prior agreement. Depending on the extent of the project there may be a number of meetings, some can be via telephone or conference links. The number of these is very dependant upon the individual requirements of each commission, there is no standard commission.

Site Survey

It is important to have a site survey.  This assists in removing ambiguity in the project’s potential, enabling a fuller understanding of the location and providing important information to assist with costing the project build.  I will arrange the survey.

Design Development

A meeting with you refines the brief and preliminary concepts are explored, which includes budget considerations.

Working with the site survey and agreed concepts, design development begins and steadily progresses to establish a design for the garden.

At EGL Design we design from the heart to create a garden that is in harmony with your home; elegant and inviting.  Every project is important to us.  Our aim is to always create a well designed harmonious garden which is grounded in reality.  An exterior that personally reflects you and your home, and inspires a sense of well-being.

The Design

Once the design is agreed and completed, the designer will provide a Masterplan of the garden landscape. The Masterplan will include hard landscaping details and soft landscaping locations.  This is an important document to enable contractors to tender for the project build.  EGL Design can assist with the tendering process and produce any additional technical drawings if required.

You, the client will receive a copy of the Masterplan together with 3D images if required.  Trusted contractors are invited to tender for the job of building the garden.

Project Build

The garden is built according to the Masterplan and specification.  It is recommended to keep in contact with the Garden Designer; the designer holds the vision for the garden and will ensure that the final outcome is the agreed design, from paper to reality.

EGL Design is experienced in delivering from paper to reality and we like to be personally involved in each project.  Eileen enjoys conveying the vision to the contractors and ensures that each design detail is implemented in an authentic and timely way.  It is this combination of professional communication and genuine commitment that make our projects successful, resulting in harmonious and enjoyable outdoor spaces.

Project Support Services

To support the project build to a successful outcome, the following additional drawings and information may be required.  EGL Design can provide these if requested.

  • Section and technical drawings
  • Planting plans
  • 3D Drawings
  • Tenders
  • Project supervision and administration
  • Maintenance schedules
Fees

There is no charge for an initial enquiry.

Each commission, no matter how large or small, offers unique design opportunities. At EGL Design we feel it is important to reflect these in our design work as they contribute to creating the unique and personal gardens our clients like to enjoy.

Pricing schedule**

Garden up to 150 sqM                £500 – £600

Garden 150 sqM to 450 sqM      £600 – £960

Garden from 450 sqM   Onsite consultation + a free price proposal

1 hour onsite consultation within 25 km from office £55

1 hour onsite consultation within 50 km from office £85

1 hour onsite consultation within 75 km from office £115

We are happy to travel further afield please call to discuss

Onsite Design: outline 2D schematic :- Start from 1 hour onsite consultation + £155

Planting plans with planting schedule:-  Start from £210 one day’s work

Plant selection at nursery with client if required; Based on hourly rate + travel costs.

A 25% deposit secures your design position and is required prior to the commencement of works

** These prices are for a relatively standard site.  Fees are dependent upon the size and complexity of each commission.  Following a site visit these may be subject to change.

Get in touch…

  

Eileen Garden Landscapes – Cardiff – South Wales

Telephone +44 (0) 7789 354911

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