Graham Swain BA (Hons) Architecture - Proprietor of Earth Architecture, involves you at all stages to ensure you are happy. This helps to reassure and encourage you to maintain and enjoy your garden after completion.
Gardening is in Graham's blood. His ancestor, John Stewart, was Head Gardener for Lord Palmerston at his estate, Broadlands in Hampshire. Graham is the son of a retired senior Scotland Yard detective, also a very keen gardener and a great influence.
Graham is a garden designer, project manager, is fully hands-on and works in your garden personally from the start through to completion, a great advantage over many competitors.
With his architectural and horticultural training Graham constantly tweaks your garden project each day to give you the best garden for your budget. Graham is also a bricklayer and employs up to two experienced landscapers. We enjoy building gardens for clients who appreciate a personal service, with great communication and are happy to enjoy a quality bespoke garden that endures.
Six clear and simple stages to a beautiful bespoke garden:
Stage 1: Free visit. Free consultation. Free advice.
Stage 2: Free written quote for labour/construction and a free written estimate for materials. This way you know exactly where you stand.
Stage 3: Hand-drawn design/plan/working drawing with a small fee to pay. Not always needed for neglected garden restoration alone and to save money, a plan is not obligatory.
Stage 4: Contract to sign. Deposit payment (normally approximately one third).
Stage 5: Garden restoration, preparation, construction, planting (whatever is needed). Interim payments may be requested.
Stage 6: Final balance payment on completion of your garden project.
Communication is a key component of the project. Commitment by both parties to this value helps the project transition smoothly through each and every stage.
“The finished work has transformed a rather neglected and poorly designed area, which is now a delight to spend time it throughout the year.” Ms Glenistor.