The consultation process starts with assessing the potential of the site, determined by a site visit.
Once on site, it is easier to figure out the best possible function/use for the garden. The flow of the garden, maintenance and effective use of space are important considerations.
Educational gardens are of particular interest because they bring in members of the community and encourage learning and community-building.
As part of the consultation process, I provide comprehensive recommendations, along with a list of suitable plants, usually a combination of annuals, vegetables and perennials.
Whether I design a school garden, a community garden or a project on a city site, I take into account accessibility and the long-range success of the garden. My designs are guided by a simple principle: right plant, right place!