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FAQs

At The Real Green Gardener company, our design, build & maintenance specialists can answer any questions you may have about our services. If your question isn’t answered below or you’d like to know more, don’t hesitate to contact our team on 01202 722 943.

Gardens can be designed and built anytime of the year, however in winter the project can take a bit longer due to wet, cold and muddy conditions. Winter is a good time to get any maintenance jobs out of the way such as fencing, painting and building or fixing sheds in preparation for growing season. The best time for planting is In Autumn and Spring when the soil is still warm and there is plenty of rain. You can start your new garden in summer but will need to water regularly if you don’t have an irrigation system.

This is very dependent on weather, the size of the garden and how many different elements there are in the build. A drawing can take between 2-4 weeks depending on the size and complexity of the drawing, and an indication of timescale for the construction will be established during the costing process.

A drawing costs between £900-£1250+ vat. Once the design has been commissioned a 50% deposit is required to start the process and the final invoice with a 7-day payment term is presented at the time of the final drawing presentation.

Yes, we are happy to quote and build from your own design or another garden designers drawing.

We highly recommend using our garden maintenance service after the build. A new garden needs time to evolve so if we look after it, we can ensure that the plants and the space develop according to the original design and our vision for the garden.

Yes, the winter months can sometimes be the busiest because it’s during these months that we can have the time to develop and improve your garden. For example, we can help improve the soil by bringing in compost, or when the plants are dormant in winter is a good time to restructure flower beds or clear any areas that are overgrown.

Yes £5/ Large Tonne Bag of green waste.

Case Studies
Chelsea Flower Show 2019
We were awarded the Silver-Gilt medal by The Royal Horticultural Society at the Chelsea Flower Show for supporting Dorset's Kingston Maurward and Michelle Brown’s garden project. 
La Jeg, Provence France - Supporting Anthony Paul
It was a great privilege being asked by international Garden Designer Anthony Paul to assist with the planting of the new gardens at the world renowned sculpture gardens La Jeg in Provence.
Landscape planting, Parkstone Poole - Supporting Ian Stubbs
The Real Green Gardener in 2017 was involved in the supervision and installation of a very large Landscape planting project in Parkstone, Poole.
Courtyard Design, Build and living wall installation - Collaboration Michelle Brown
Design and Build small urban outdoor courtyard space, approximately 60m2.
Tropical Planting Design and Installation
In September 2023, the Real Green Gardener team were asked to design and install a tropical planting scheme within a set of planters in a garden at a home in Broadstone.

News

Healing Gardens: Creating Serene and Therapeutic Outdoor Spaces
23rd April 2024
Gardens aren't just a place to look pretty in the warmer months, or a safe space for animals and nature to flourish. They can also be a space for you to thrive.
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Wildlife-Friendly Gardens: Inviting Nature into Your Garden
26th March 2024
With more and more green space being lost to paving, housing, and commercial developments, wildlife is running out of places to nest and feed. This has spurred a lot of people to wonder how they can make their gardens more wildlife-friendly.
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Organic Gardening: A Step-by-Step Approach to Sustainable Gardening
29th February 2024
As more people turn to sustainable practices within their homes and gardens, organic gardening is becoming more and more popular.
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Creating a Beautiful Container Garden: Ideas and Inspiration
11th January 2024
January is the month to make resolutions and start new habits. Maybe this year, yours is to make more of your garden, even if it’s on the smaller side.
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