Mark Fenton

Services

My passion is helping clients that care – whether their project is big or small!

Design

Capable of designing to different styles and for projects that vary from coastal to mountainside settings the designs I produce complement the thought, care, time and money invested in the interior of a home or professional image of a commercial property.

My approach focuses on the client’s needs and the potential of their site. I draw on a wealth of experience and creative vision to prepare design options and make recommendations.

PROCESS
1.

Consultation

I will visit you at a convenient time, listen to your ideas and make initial suggestions about your project’s potential.

My portfolio will give you an insight into the design process and what you can expect. The initial consultation is free of charge.

Fee

I will write a quotation with a description of your brief and the services I can offer.

My fees vary according to the size, nature and complexity of the project.

2.

Phase One

I will carry out a basic survey of the site or advise on the commission of a survey if necessary. I then prepare a 2D plan for the garden with proposals for hard and soft landscaping, accompanied by sketches of images of similar features.

At a return meeting, I present the plan and discuss the character of the proposals and the layout, materials and appearance. Any changes to the design are charged at an hourly rate and quoted in advance.

3.

Phase Two

Depending on the design features construction drawings and specifications may be required.

I can also provide planting plans with lists of names, plant sizes and quantities.

4.
Accreditation

I’ve passed the strict accreditation process for the Society of Garden Designers, showing that I have the high levels of training and skill a top designer requires. I am experienced in providing a complete design service, including planting plans, design of hard landscape and advice on budgets and appointment of landscapers.

The Landscape Institute is the chartered body for the landscape profession, with membership only awarded to those who reach the highest standards in landscape education and practice. As a Chartered Landscape Architect my work is guided by the Institute’s aim to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment.

Experience

My experience in designing public projects such as playgrounds, drawing artist’s impressions and planning applications enable me to bring added value to garden design projects – for instance designing gardens with areas for children’s play and advising on permissions required for features such as driveways and walls.

I have particular skills in choosing plants that will thrive in conditions that vary from coastal to mountainside, and for schemes where projects needed to be sustainable and low maintenance. I can help clients to become gardeners and try growing their own food and, if required, provide maintenance plans to guide the projects into maturity.