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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

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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Gardening in Small Spaces: Maximising Greenery in Urban Areas
13th December 2023
A small garden shouldn't stop you from embracing gardening. With the right garden design, you can maximise greenery in your urban garden.
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How to Plant a Garden That Flowers for Christmas
27th November 2023
Winter is often believed to be a downtime for many gardeners, with trees and flower beds looking bare. But the key to having a garden that flourishes for Christmas as much as it blossoms in the summer is to plant the right flowers.
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Growing Your Own Food: Tips for a Productive Edible Garden
24th October 2023
With prices rising, growing food in your garden is becoming a more appealing option for many of us. Whether you are looking to grow fruit, vegetables or herbs, it isn’t just a case of chucking a few seeds in the ground and hoping they will produce food.
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