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We offer a Free Onsite Garden Consultation service in Central Otago and Southland. If you have a new garden you want to create or an existing garden you want to change, then we are the people for you. Click the points below to find out more.

Once you have contacted The Plant Store regarding a free home garden consultation, several things will happen very quickly.

 

  • You will receive a link with a series of short answer questions. This helps The Plant Store’s consultant to ascertain your likes and dislikes, desired outcomes and prefered garden styles.
     
  • ‚ÄčA representative will come to site and fly a drone. You don’t have to be at home, but you’re welcome to watch if you want. Images will be taken of your garden. The consultant will bring these images to the consultation, these can be drawn on and gives the client and the consultant a visual aid in which things can be designed simply.

A consultant from The Plant Store will meet the homeowner on site, discuss the owners requirements and the desired outcomes.Plant selection, flower colour, trees and shrubs will be discussed.  Using the drone images as a visual aid, the consultant and homeowner will discuss the shape and size of proposed beds, positioning of trees and shrubs within the section.From this information a garden plan can be created.

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Depending on the complexity of the proposed works, whether it be an empty section, a full revamp of an existing garden, or a new build a garden plan may be required. At a cost of $500.00 + GST.

This document clearly specifies the shape and size of all areas to be planted, identifies where each plant sits within each garden area and gives a total number of plants required. It identifies all plants using botanical and common names.

A plant pallet accompanies every planting plan.This document is a visual guide to every plant in the planting plan,and will include a photo of the flower,in the case of flowering plants.

The planting plan enables the client if they wish, to place and plant all plants themselves as per the plant plan over an extended period of time. It also gives the client the option to engage external contractors to implement the plant plan and garden design.

 

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Depending on the degree of design and what it entails, a concept plan at the cost of an additional $600.00 + GST may be required. This is relevant when the design requires any hard landscaping, ie paths, BBQ areas, decking,raised garden planters and anything other than a garden bed. Contractors will use this plan to ensure things are built in the correct place and to the correct dimensions.

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The planting plan and the plant pallet are sent to the client for review. At this point a variety of changes can be made according to the clients requirements. If necessary the consultant will revisit site and talk through all changes the client requires, offer opinions and advice and come to a consensus. This is at no extra cost. An edited planting plan with all changes will be sent to the client for approval along with the edited plant pallet. On approval of the plant plan, a quote will be sent itemising costs and all work to be undertaken by The Plant Store and its representatives.

Once the quote has been confirmed, The Plant Store can fully implement and manage your project from inception through to completion. This includes all plants and material supply, placing and planting of all plants in accordance with the planting plan. Sourcing and management of all external contractors. The Plant Store will manage all aspects of the project with the chosen contractor or the client. If The Plant Store fully manages your project, we offer a 100% plant guarantee. Replacing all dead plants free of charge.

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What have you got to lose? Contact us today to book a free garden consultation or for more information.

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