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Garden Designer Portfolio

About Bruce

Contact

Tel 0044 (0)7798823060  |  bruce@brucedorey.com

About Bruce

 

A professionally qualified garden designer with a passion for all aspects of architecture and design, Bruce (BA hons, Dip Ed GDS) maintains a fresh and elegant design aesthetic that makes his garden designs inspirational and distinctive.

 

Bruce is inspired by art, culture, landscape and travel. Wherever he is he's always sketching and collecting ideas which feed back into his projects.

 

"It is clear that Bruce is passionate about creating inspirational landscapes .."

Each and every project is a unique collaboration with the individual client. By combining an awareness of the latest design trends, innovative materials and expert plant knowledge, Bruce is Inspired by both modernism and traditional garden history in order to offer a bespoke design service specific to the requirements of each project. 

" It also soon became clear that Bruce's fees were easily

offset by savings. Savings that were brought about by the level of  control that meticulous planning and a full set of plans brought to the project "

How We Work - The Garden Design Process.

Bruce Dorey
Designer / Owner.
Susan Garraway
Planting co-ordinator, material / product sourcing, Office administration.
Chris Barber
Client liaison, Design Assistant, Project manager.
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The Design Process

 

We pride ourselves in offering a clearly communicated design process which fully involves the client. We are with you every step of the way - finding your inspirations from the initial spark of ideas and clearly communicating with you as the design evolves through to the final presentation.

 

After carrying out a full survey of the site and establishing a detailed brief we work together via a series of meetings through the various problem solving stages. By adapting to each client's requirements and personal style, Bruce clearly communicates and involves you every step of the way via sketches and mood boards . The aim is always to deliver the perfect design for you and your needs with the minimum of stress and within the intended budget.

The Drawings and Specification package :

 

Once completed, the design is drawn and presented as a technical specification package. A series of presentation, architectural and construction drawings are produced in order to document and clearly communicate to the landscaping contractors every detail of the design. This high level of detail ensures a fair and transparent tendering process, control over the budget and ultimately the successful installation of the project. 

Project Management

 

Beyond the design completion, Bruce and the team are available, if needs require, to project manage the installation.

For a fee calculated as a small percentage of the total contract cost, we can also help beyond the design stage, throughout the tendering process, ensuring that you receive a fair price from the right contractor who is up to the job. We will then keep a close eye on things via regular on-site meetings with the landscaper ensure that any emerging problems and necessary amendments are dealt with so that the design is implemented according to every carefully detail on the design drawings. On time, within budget and with minimal stress.