Very often a Client will choose to start off with "Creative Ideas", which is a two-hour onsite consultation for which there is a set fee. This can be used to develop a basic conceptual design for a small or medium sized garden or provide advice or basic solutions on any topic, such as privacy issues, planting suggestions for borders in shady areas, hot sunny slopes etc., or specific areas of the garden that need a face lift - it could be anything.
Larger gardens may require a little more time, which can be bought pro-rata as required. If you have never been through the design process before, this is an ideal introduction. The outcome of the consultation is assessed at the end of the two-hour period and the need to take any aspect further is examined with the Client and a way forward decided.