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Garden design in Surrey
Professional landscape design
Planting schemes in Cobham
Seymours Landscapes
85 Stoke Road
Stoke D'Abernon
Cobham
Surrey KT11 3PU

Tel: 01932 808388
Email: enquiries@seymours-landscapes.com

 

 

 

 

Planting design

You could say that the ‘Hard Landscaping’ of a garden can be likened to the composition of a painting and that it is the planting of a garden that engenders the emotional response to it.  Whether Seymours Landscapes designs and builds your garden for you or we design a planting scheme within an existing landscape, we will provide and plant a collection of plants, shrubs and trees that will compliment their surroundings and suit your personal taste and preferences.

In arriving at a plant collection, Kate our planting designer, will use her considerable artistic talent and sound horticultural knowledge in juggling many variables, two of which are the height and spread of each plant at maturity. Aesthetic considerations such as scent, colour, texture and form are also fundamental in forming the character of your new garden.

You might choose a cottage garden theme, with plenty of herbaceous perennials, or perhaps a formal garden with greater use of woody shrubs and architectural plants; or a really modern garden that may contain more grasses, ferns and bamboos.

Often we are given a general brief, such as a low maintenance garden or preference for a dominant colour and a list of favourite plants, rather than a particular style.  Seymours Landscapes’ planting designer will marry these wishes with the practical considerations such as soil type, aspect, hardiness, maintenance requirement and invasiveness. Planting design will almost certainly require compromise, but Seymours Landscapes will ensure that the main priorities are satisfied first.  It is essential that the right plant finds its right place in a scheme.

We always recommend a planting density that will allow a scheme to mature over a period of 3 to 5 years.  This is for good reason.  Herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees in their myriad of varieties all have different habits and make different sizes at maturity.  Nursery sized plants establish more reliably and more quickly; they will give a good show in their first year and grow-on into the space we will leave for them.  This will prevent the need for wholesale pruning or even removal of plants that have over-grown their situation, later.  Nevertheless, if you need an instant effect, a screen or even a single specimen, we will be pleased to design your planting scheme with this in mind.

We are not limited in scope by being tied to one supplier of plants.  Though based here in Cobham Seymours Landscapes’ planting services draws its plants from the best nurseries and importers throughout Surrey and South West London, giving us the widest possible range of plant material that is commercially available.

Under the terms of our guarantee we will return free of charge to inspect and replace any plant that has failed to establish.  We would be pleased to quote for irrigation and first-year maintenance of any live plant material we have supplied. If we are so engaged our warranty will extend until the end of the first-year maintenance period.

If you would like to discuss a planting scheme with us, you will find our offices at Squire's Cobham Garden Centre (previously Seymours Garden Centre). Please call us to arrange a meeting, either in our office or at your home on 01932 808388 or email: enquiries@seymours-landscapes.com