Garden Design, where beautiful gardens begin

Whether your space is the size of a postage stamp, or an Olympic swimming pool, we would love to help you meet the challenge of creating the garden that you have always wanted.

Legendary Landscapes provide a personal, hands-on approach and can guide you through the process of transforming your garden from initial ideas to a final, detailed layout and construction.

Every project is unique and we offer a flexible range of services that you can choose from depending on your needs and the scale of your project.

Whether you are planning a full re-design of an existing garden; designing a brand new garden from scratch; transforming a specific part of a garden; or would just like some advice, we can put together a tailor made package of the most appropriate services.

Designs starting from £795 + VAT.

…we had a blank canvas and had some of our own ideas but the design team came up with a really contemporary design which incorporated all of our ideas, and more. We loved the design and couldn’t wait to see the end result… – Sarah, Ottery St. Mary

The Design Process

Providing a personal, hands-on approach, guiding you through the process at every step

Step 1 – Initial complimentary consultation

This first step is to give us a chance to meet personally. We will be able to take you through our portfolio and show you some sample designs to get the creative process started.

We would like you to share your garden aspirations and ideas so far, so that we can go through a broad outline and identify a budget range.

By the end of this session you should have all the information you need to decide if you want to work with us, so that we can send a design proposal, with costings, for your approval.

Step 2 – Design Assessment through to Concept Sketches

Once you have chosen to use Legendary Landscapes and after the design deposit has been paid, we will arrange another visit with one of our garden designers.

We will undertake the site survey and discuss in more depth your ideas and vision for the garden. We will assess the features of the site, including trees, significant planting areas, hard landscape materials, levels and slopes, access, aspect and microclimate.

We would discuss ideas about design opportunities and produce 1 – 3 concept sketches for you to choose from. *n.b. depending on the size and complexity of the area and ideas, this second visit may only be the full site survey, with us returning to do the site assessment after we have had a chance to use the survey information to build an outline template.

Step 3 - From Draft Outline Plan to Final Design

Once you have chosen your preferred concept sketch, we will work on the design in more detail to produce a draft scale outline plan for your review.

Depending on our design schedule, this can take around 2 – 3 weeks. Following your feedback, the plan will be updated for any minor revisions, and a final, digitised fully illustrated and annotated plan will be issued. Subject to amendments, we aim to get this completed within 1 – 2 weeks of receiving your approval.

Once the balance of the design fees are received the ownership of the design will transfer to you and you will be emailed a high resolution copy of the plan.

Planting plans and perspective sketches/drawings are also available for an additional fee, should these be required.

Step 4 – Agree Specification & Issue ‘Build’

Having delivered a completed design it is now time to agree specifications so that we can prepare a summary estimate of build costs – detailing works involved, method and sizing etc.

This summary estimate is provided free of charge. Once you are happy with the specification and build estimate we would take a 10% ‘booking in deposit’ and get your slot reserved in our works schedule to build your garden.

Check out our ‘Process’ page to learn more about the garden construction.

Do you have a project you wish to discuss?

Please call us on 01803 414649 or simply send us an email to