Welcome To Crowe Garden Design
Gardens and garden design have been described as “the ultimate luxury, requiring space”, space to be maximised not wasted.
A garden or landscape is a place for withdrawal and reflection, containing the elements of life and providing the opportunity to cultivate thoughts and emotions. Whether it be relaxation, solitude or entertainment, gardens and landscapes offer vast potential.
Gardens require time, that precious commodity amongst successful people, and are about time, the fourth dimension. Understanding “less is more” ensures a designed garden retains a purity that will endure.
crowe garden design provides a bespoke garden design service for discerning clients, be it traditional or modern; contemporary garden design that is innovative, creative and practical.
Crowe Garden Design Latest News
Sandringham Flower Show 2008
25th March 2008
crowe garden design is to exhibit a show garden at the Sandringham Flower Show in July. The Sandringham Flower show is held in the magnificent surroundings of Sandringham Park, Norfolk, attracting 20,000 visitors each year. The show is one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England.For further information on the show visit:
Sandringham Flower Show
Daily Telegraph / Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine Awards 2007
11th January 2008
Contemporary Award – Overall Winner – Somerset – 226sqm – Site cost £310,000 – Build cost £266,000 – Value £750,000 – Architect – Rebecca & Jim Dyer (01761 463944)
Best Conversion Award – Suffolk – 235sqm – Site cost £200,000 – Build cost £290,000 – Value £750,000 – Architect – Buckley Gray Yeoman (0207 033 9913)
Value for Money Award – Norfolk – 200sqm – Site cost £170,000 – Build cost £110,000 – Value £495,000 – Architect – Caron Pain and Graham Sibley (07788 566185)
Residential Architecture Award – South Cambridgeshire – Size 434sqm – Site cost – £650,000 – Build cost £780,000 Value £1.8million – Architect – Snell David (01223 890659)
Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine
Garden designers work with space, mood and movement, relating interior and exterior spaces, interpreting the whole to develop a space that works.
Gardens and landscapes consist of hard landscape and soft landscape that should be in harmony with each other. The balance and proportion may differ depending on the project but both have equal importance.
A new garden has a freedom but still requires to be linked to its buildings and location.
Restoring a garden needs a sensitive hand and appreciation of what has been before.
Understanding this and the desires of the client provide a garden designer with the basis to design to.
By working up scale drawings to represent how the garden will look issues can be resolved on the page saving on time and effort in execution.
A garden with good structure and skeleton relating to its surroundings or a landscape complimenting it’s history both fulfiling the client brief are the desired aim.
Garden and landscape design commissions follow, to agreed timescales, and include these stages (as appropriate);
1. Concept Design;
- Initial consultations, site survey & analysis, concept design drawings & plans (as appropriate)
2. Detailed Design;
- Produce detailed; design plans, removals, setting out, construction elements, garden irrigation & garden lighting, construction specification (as appropriate)
3. Planting Design;
- Produce detailed; planting plans for all planting areas, plant schedules & associated information, planting specification (as appropriate)
- Prepare competitive tender documents for fixed price quotations, appoint contractor, project monitoring. (with client / contractor), setting out & planting plants (as appropriate)
- Maintenance schedules, ongoing consultations (as appropriate)
Design work commences using pen and pencil and is then worked up to presentation using CAD software Vectorworks Designer.
Phone Number: (03) 5367 0713
Address: 87 Learmouth Street, CASTERTON, Victoria 3311