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A. General - Brief description of the garden. Context and setting of garden. Client's priorities.

B. Client details - Number of adults, children, pets (any specific requirements). Time available to spend on the garden / working or retired. How you plan to use garden: outdoor eating; place to sit in sun/shade; children's play; growing fruit and vegetables etc.

C. Existing features - Features to retain or remove e.g. existing trees, shed, lawn, plants.

D. Character and Shape - Desired character: e.g. traditional or contemporary/'cottage garden style'; architectural with clean lines; lots of plants; mainly lawn; courtyard style, mainly paved etc. Shape: geometric, formal, symmetrical; curves, informal, asymmetrical.

E. Views, Viewpoints and Screening - Views into and out of the garden - to retain, frame or screen? Screening and privacy requirements.

F. Sun, Shade and Shelter - Orientation of the garden. e.g. north facing. Prevailing wind direction. Areas of sun, shade, shelter, exposure and soil conditions e.g. wet and clayey.

G. Boundaries and Divisions - Walls, fences, hedges - existing and proposed.

H. Paths and Paving - Garden entrances and access points e.g. gates, arches, French doors (existing and proposed). Access for machinery to carry out excavation etc. Size and preferred location of paved areas for seating/tables etc. Materials - likes and dislikes e.g. natural stone paving; granite setts; paving slabs; cobbles; pea gravel; consolidated gravel; slate; mosaic; decking; timber.

I. Slopes, Retaining walls and Steps - Steepness of existing slopes; requirement for terracing, steps, ramps, access for lawn mower?

J. Features and Focal Points - Pergolas, arches and gazebos. Containers, pots and sculpture. Children's play features. Water - ponds, streams, fountains. Lighting - functional and aesthetic.

K. Planting - Trees, shrubs, hedges, perennials, bulbs, annuals - existing and proposed. Spring, summer, autumn, winter flowers and foliage. Herbs, fruit and vegetables. Colour preferences; plant likes and dislikes. Bark mulch. Soil conditions.

L. Lawns and Grass - Formal lawns. Verges. Wildflower meadow. Naturalising of bulbs in grass.

M. Planning matters and Restrictions - Conservation area. Tree Preservation Orders. Listed building.

N. Practicalities - Bin store and access requirements. Lawnmower - storage and access. Shed; Greenhouse; storage. Washing line or rotary drier. Compost bin; water butt. Lighting.

O. Budget - Under £5,000; £5 -10,000; £10,000 - £15,000; £15,000 - £20,000; Over £20,000.

CLIENT'S REQUIREMENTS – CHECKLIST