Julian Tatlock Garden Designs

Julian Tatlock Garden Designs
Postcode: AL1 4LE
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Telephone: 01727 766797
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Creating beautiful gardens for you to enjoy…

RHS Gold Medal winning garden designer, Julian Tatlock, offers you a high quality garden design and build service. He will work closely with you, from initial design through to the building and planting, to ensure that your ideal garden is completed to the highest standards.

Why choose Julian Tatlock Garden Designs?

We create beautiful gardens of all shapes and sizes, front and back, sloping or flat; combining the creative use of space and materials with vibrant planting to create colourful and relaxing places to enjoy.

As well as being imaginative our gardens are also practical, so if low maintenance or child friendly is in your requirements then this will be incorporated into the garden design and planting.

Our garden design and build service is available within an 80 mile radius of St Albans, Hertfordshire, outside of this area we offer our garden design and project management service.

Whether you are looking to design a courtyard garden, contemporary space, family garden, or large estate, our expertise and imagination will meet your needs and, hopefully, exceed your expectations.

See for yourself - take a look at our portfolio

Design Process

Your new garden would evolve through the following stages:

Complete the online enquiry form or ring us on 01727 766797       .

To introduce ourselves, discuss your tastes and requirements, show you examples of our completed projects, prepare a garden brief and discuss budgets and design fees.

At this stage we would aim to establish your style, your likes and dislikes, in terms of colours, materials and plants, understand how you will use the garden and generally get a feel for the kind of garden that you would like.

To determine the precise boundaries, the levels across the garden and the features that are to be retained, for example, trees, outbuildings and ponds.

Mood boards and outline drawings would be presented to you along with samples of the proposed materials.

At this stage amendments and revisions to the plans would be made before progressing to the next step.

Presentation of the detailed design drawing along with a specification for the work, construction drawings and planting plans as required and a cost schedule breaking the work down into sections.

Our landscape division would construct and plant your garden under supervision from the designer.

A comprehensive plant schedule would be compiled for you detailing all the plants used with brief descriptions of each, along with appropriate maintenance advice.

Our garden management aftercare programmes are tailored to meet your needs and range from either, regular fortnightly visits during the growing season, or twice-yearly visits, once in the spring and once in the autumn, to ensure that your garden establishes well.

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CLICK HERE to see a selection of gardens that we have designed and built in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and North London.

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Landscape Overview
Whether you are looking to completely transform your garden or just looking to revamp an area in need of an uplift the following landscape services are available either, as part of our one-stop, garden design and build service or, on an individual basis for smaller projects.

For example, you may wish to rejuvenate a neglected border with a new planting scheme, in which case we would offer you planting proposals, including planting plans and concept boards to help you visualise the scheme, before proceeding with the planting.

Alternatively, you may have an established garden where the paths and terraces need relaying or extending, or you require lighting and irrigation to be installed within your garden.

We would prepare a landscape brief for the work followed by an outline design. a specification, and a cost schedule before implementing the work.

Our landscape division takes pride in providing an outstanding service to our clients.

They will be responsible for constructing the hard landscaping elements and planting the garden.

Our experienced team of landscapers comprise; skilled ground workers, bricklayers, carpenters, electricians and qualified horticulturalists.

The planting of our gardens is designed so that there is interest throughout the year.

Our planting makes your garden come alive - with the planting designed so that your garden looks attractive and pleasing in all seasons.

Colour, texture, scent and seasonality are key components of our planting, our designs combining plants to reflect the desired style, mood and aspect of your garden.

Garden Management
Upon completion of your garden a comprehensive plant list and maintenance schedule would be provided for you with advice on how to care for your new plants.

In addition, our experienced horticultural team also provide a garden management aftercare service to include; spraying, pruning and tying in shrubs and climbers, staking, lifting and dividing perennials, and feeding, scarifying and cutting lawns, depending on your requirements.

Hedges and Irrigation
Through our landscape division we have established an excellent service for the supply and planting of instant hedges.

We are able to provide you with a comprehensive selection of hedging plants, for example, Yew, Beech, Hornbeam, Western Red Cedar, Mixed Native hedge. We are able to supply the hedging plants in heights ranging from 1 metre high up to 3 metres in height to suit your requirements.

In addition, depending on the existing ground conditions and the time of the year that they are to be planted, the plants can be supplied in a number of forms;

Root strip – Consist of 5 plants that have been grown together in a strip at the nursery enabling them to establish well when planted. They can be planted out at any time of the year along with an automatic irrigation system.

Container – The plants are grown in a pot and have an established root ball. They can be planted out at any time of the year along with an automatic irrigation system.

Bare root – The least expensive method of supplying the plants however, even with irrigation, the plants can only be planted out between mid autumn to late winter.

Please ring us on 01727 766797 or complete the enquiry form on our contact page for further details on this service.

Julian Tatlock is the holder of both the coveted Royal Horticultural Society’s Gold Medal and the RHS Tudor Rose Award, for the ‘Best Garden in Show’, for his garden, ‘Huckleberry’s Hideout’, at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2003.

Julian studied garden design at Capel Manor Horticultural College, after his passion for gardens and plants was fired by his experience of working for several years at the Gardens of the Rose in St Albans.

He now lectures in Garden Design and Construction at Capel Manor College and has appeared on BBC Radio and TV to talk about his gardens.

Enquiries are welcome for projects of all sizes. Get in touch - we look forward to talking to you…

Julian Tatlock Garden Designs, 15 Harlesden Road, St Albans, Herts, AL1 4LE

Please ring us on 01727 766797 or complete the enquiry form on our
contact page for further details on this service.

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