At the end of schematic design, your garden plan may look fully resolved. It is our intention that this plan should convey a feeling for the final vision of the design. But look again: a “gate” may be nothing more than a pair of lines drawn on the plan. Planting beds may be simply labeled “flowers”, “mixed shrubs” or not labeled at all. There is still a lot of work to be done to fully resolve and complete your landscape.

The first step in that process is to develop the design to the point where construction documents can be made. This means resolving those details in harmony with the proposed overall character of the garden. Designing the right gate for your specific environment is what we are trained (and love) to do. Regulatory and functional considerations come into play during this phase as well. Increasingly, local building codes need to be accommodated, and consideration must be given to things like on-site drainage, tree replacement, and zoning regulations.

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Gate during schematic design phase