Our garden design fees are as follows:


Initial consultation:

  • Free up to 15 miles

  • £50 if over 15 miles, includes 1 hour consultation (deducted from design fee)

  • £75 if beyond 25 miles.  If you commission us to design your garden the £75 initial consultation fee is deducted from the design fee.


Design fee:


All our garden designs are bespoke, so the design fee varies, based on a percentage of the estimated cost of the garden build.


The design fee quoted will be broken down into stages and payment intervals will be agreed in advance of any design work commencing.


Smaller jobs may be quoted as a project price.

What is included in the design fee?

The design fee covers outline proposals and presentation of initial concepts sketches, detailed plans and construction detail plans, planting design and planting plans.

What is not included in the design fee?

The design fee excludes items such as planning application fees, tree survey, land survey and soil testing charges, etc.  We will identify any such requirements and notify you should they be required.

The design fee excludes plants and planting costs, which will be quoted separately.


A fee for project inspection of external contractors on the clients’ behalf during the garden build stage will also be quoted separately, if required.

What people say

My back garden was enjoyed by my dogs and my children for years but it never felt like a space I could enjoy.  It was on a slope so I was never able to have an eating area or somewhere to sit to while away the summer evenings. 


Anyone who knows me will tell you that I do not have an artistic bone in my body and I find it difficult to visualise things so when it came time to finally do the garden I needed help.


I employed Cedar Garden Design and Kathryn was fantastic, she listened to what I wanted and then designed and planned a garden that fit in perfectly with what I wished for. Kathryn put me in touch with a landscaper who put the plans into action.  Now I have a seating area and a dining area and some beautiful plants which are enhanced with lighting.


My garden was completed in the autumn, so I haven't been able to enjoy it to the max yet.  But I am so excited for the coming spring and summer as I know I will be spending a lot of time in my lovely garden.


Jo,  Newcastle upon Tyne - April 2109



Our versatile garden design services are available for both private and commercial residential gardens.

Community Gardens

Community garden design projects feature high on our agenda and include library and golf course gardens.