How much does a garden designer cost?

Looking for a new garden to be designed but you’re got so many ideas and not sure where to start from? You may have dabbled online on DIY apps yet not landed your dream design? Its time to call in the professionals.

Wondering how much does a garden designer cost? What’s involved? Is it right for my project?  We’ve got the answers for you to clarify what exactly a garden designer can for you, and how much they’ll charge.

Using a professional Garden Designer helps you to bring your vision to reality and saves you money. You will also benefit in getting fresh ideas, guidance and working with accurate dimensions. Your garden concept and plans are a great way to show any builders or contractors your vision.


How do Garden Designers price their services?

Garden designers often charge for their services in two main ways: Hourly rates or Fixed fee Pricing. Let’s dive into how each pricing structure is calculated, and what to expect.

Per Hour:

Professional Garden designers will charge between £70 to £250 an hour. Depending on their experience and location. With cities like London being more costly.

Fixed Fee Pricing:

In the UK, the average cost paid for a garden design is £1,950, according to Fiona Jenkins, Garden Expert. Hiring a garden designer to design a garden concept, design plan in detail, could cost anywhere between £600 to £4,500

The Key stages of a Garden Design Project

Garden-designIn most garden design projects, the first stage is an initial consultation. Whether this is in-person or virtually, an initial design consultation allows you to discuss with the garden designer any requirements, the design brief as well as your budget. Some garden designers will conduct a site visit for free, whilst others will charge for this. Allowing the garden designer to visit your property will help them to gain a feel of the overall space and charge the design work accordingly.

After your consultation, this is when the design work begins. Initial design concepts, working drawings, planting plans and visuals are what you can expect to be created during this stage.

Once all work has been created and agreed, it is then time to source the contractor and bring your beautiful designs to life!

Does a Garden Designer add value to my home?

To put it simply – Yes! According to a survey by the Society of Garden Designers, 74% of homeowners are happy to spend money on their garden to increase property value, whilst the average Brit is prepared to spend almost £15,000 extra for a home with a garden.

Garden features that typically add value to a home is a garden fence, garden shed and patio paving.

How can House Designer help?

Here at House Designer, our aim is to create beautifully designed spaces at affordable prices. Our team of professional garden designers can save you money and avoid many costly mistakes.

We offer three tier garden design packages based on the size of your space and level of service. Our packages start at £399 and offer everything from design concepts, to working drawings and planting plans! We are also able to help you secure trade discounts and contractors to carry out installation.

Ready to create your dream garden? Simple select the package best suited to your project and let’s get started!

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