Landscape Design

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Garden and Landscape Design

Good Design and Planning has been key to the success of all of Acorn Landscapes projects to date.Our dedication to original design and our hands on practical experience of the construction process enable us to design and build bespoke gardens which develop our clients’ sites to their full potential.


We offer an extensive service, from small private gardens to large commercial and community developments, liaising with Clients, Public Authorities, Architects, Tidy Towns Committees and other relevant parties.

Our capability to both Design and Construct projects prevents the misinterpretation of our designs, and our wide range of services negates the need for and issues arising from engaging multiple contractors

Design Services include:

  • Site Visits/Consultations

  • Site Layout Plans to accompany Planning Submissions

  • Detailed Planting Schemes and Garden Designs

  • Tree Surveys

  • Design Concept & Master plans

  • Landscape Planning Proposals

  • Itemised Costings/Quotations

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The Design Process

The first step is to book a consultation. This can be done through the website using the link provided.
The initial consultation involves a site visit by our designer, during which the sites orientation, ground conditions, existing infrastructure and clients’ priorities and requirements will all be considered.
It is preferable that all interested parties are present at the initial consultation to ensure all views and aspects are taken into account.
It is also recommended where possible that the clients supply the following:

  • In the case of new builds; A scaled Site layout plan showing site boundaries and existing buildings
  • Also, in the case of new builds; any relevant Conditions of the Planning Permission
  • Any previous Plans/Designs
  • A list of specific issues that they would like to discuss i.e., drainage problems, access requirements

During the meeting our designer will make notes and recommendations which will be made available to the client.
Site Visits/Consultations are charged at €150 payable on the day by cash or cheque. A visit lasts for 1 hour with additional time billed at €50 per hour. If the site is located more than 50km away an additional charge for travel will apply.If the proposed works are of a straightforward nature, it may be possible to provide a quote on the day.

For more complex sites a detailed landscape design will need to be drawn in order to provide an accurate quotation.
If, following the consultation it is deemed that a detailed landscape design is required and the client is happy to proceed, a scale drawing will be prepared.

It will detail the following:

  • Treatment of the site boundaries i.e., entrances, hedging, walling, fencing
  • Tree and shrub planting i.e., species, variety, size, form, position
  • Planting schemes
  • Paving materials, paved areas, seating areas
  • Special features i.e., water features, sculptures
  • Children’s play areas
  • Orchards, Vegetable areas, Greenhouses, polytunnels
  • Treatment of changes in level, retaining walls, steps
  • Practical considerations, drainage, access, screening, wind breaks

Once the landscape design is finalised it will form the basis for the construction drawings.
The cost of the landscape design is dependent on the scope of the proposed works. Designs generally start at €400

An additional charge will apply if there are substantial revisions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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    Acorn Landscapes are available to complete residential and commercial landscaping projects in Roscommon, Longford, Cavan, Sligo, Leitrim and Fermanagh. Contact our team today or book a consultation online.