Garden Site Surveys | Garden Surveys for Garden Designers and Landscape Architects

May 16, 2024

What Is a Garden Survey? A garden survey, also known as a site survey, focuses on the specifics associated with garden design and is much more detailed than a standard topographical survey. It is an essential pre-design process for Garden Designers, Landscape Gardeners, and Landscape Architects to evaluate the garden plot and plan their garden design.

The RHS summarise the requirements for a garden survey very well “A garden survey is the detailed surveying, measuring and recording of a garden together with features and services to include positions and condition of buildings and trees, site topography, positions of all features such as ponds, watercourses, hard landscaping, overhead and underground services, boundary constraints, access and potential hazards and risks relating to any of the features or services.”

We are highly experienced in these specialist garden survey requirements and work with many renowned Garden Designers, Landscape Gardeners, and Landscape Architects. We are incredibly pleased to provide them with our bespoke garden survey service that sets us apart from the average surveying company. We work primarily in London, Sussex, Kent, and Surrey, but cover all of the UK.

What are the benefits of using a professional surveyor?

A professional surveyor can provide all the detailed survey information that provides you with the basis for design and construction drawings. In our experience, it will save you money in the long run. 

Underestimation of materials and labour extended timescales and project costs due to inaccurate site information can be avoided with a professional garden survey, maintaining good client relationships, and upholding your hard-earned reputation.

What size gardens do you survey?

We survey everything from a small courtyard garden and rooftop terrace, which may be subject to intense hardscaping design, to country gardens with expansive acreage.

What will it cost, and how quickly will I receive the final survey?

We assess each garden survey project on your precise requirements, size, location, access, and current site environment. We provide a fixed price quotation to give you optimum value, and generally, the turnaround from instruction to receiving the survey drawings is 1-2 weeks.

Deliverables: What format will the survey drawings be?

We provide your plans digitally in industry-standard DWG and PDF format but can also provide drawings in a wide range of CAD and BIM formats upon request. In addition, we can provide you with paper plots if required.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your garden survey requirements and help you with the basis to design and create amazing garden spaces.

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