The consultation is either a first step in having your garden designed, or it is an end in itself. We are able to explore first-hand how the land works with the house, how the house fits into the neighborhood and how to harmonize the garden with the owner’s personality.
Conceptual Design & Master Plan
First is the conceptual design. This is where the client works with Queen Anne Gardens on a preliminary design and budget. “Before” photos are taken and are used with overlays to illustrate what various concepts might look like.
After the concepts and budgets are approved, a master plan is created. The best results are a collaboration between the client and the designer, and can specify various stages of development if required.
After plans and budgets are understood and approved, the garden is created. Queen Anne Gardens is licensed, bonded, and insured under general contractor number QUEENAG925D1. Our business relationships with artists and contractors experienced in building metal, stone, wood, and water features in our gardens complement our earth and plant expertise.
Charges for services are based on the following hourly rates:
Private On-Site Consultations: $110 per hour, plus mileage if within one hour’s radius of the office, if further, then a half-day charge minimum ($440) or full-day charge ($880)
Design: $85 per hour (my office)
Site Supervision: $85 per hour
Skilled Crew: $58 per hour
Crew: $45 per hour
The above rates are subject to change. Overtime charges will be applied to regular hourly rates if the client’s requirements necessitate overtime work.
Expenses and Outside Services
Charges for services not furnished by Queen Anne Gardens, such as rental of special equipment, services of outside consultation, technical firms, printing, and photographic reproductions, will be computed at cost plus 10%. If incurred on a project, mileage will be charged at $1.30 per mile. Project fees, permits, and graphic supplies will be charged at cost.
Plant materials and hard goods are billed upon delivery. Fees and outside services will be billed monthly as work progresses, and the amount of each invoice shall be due and payable upon receipt.