A NEW AND BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED GARDEN IS SOMETHING OF REAL VALUE, A TRUE INVESTMENT WHICH WILL ADD TO YOUR HOME AS A WHOLE
Yorkshire Garden Design
So, the big question is “how much is this going to cost?” Like a new extension or dream car, a well- designed garden should be something of quality and precision, and something that requires a real investment to ensure the best results.
Some people find it helpful to equate a landscaping project to buying a car. Think about how much you’d invest in a Tesla as opposed to a Smart Car, or a Nissan Micra compared to an Audi A4. Only you really know what is best for you. We specialise in good quality, long lasting gardens and to continue the car metaphor we don’t supply ‘old bangers’.
A very rough approximation for estimating is the cost per square metre. A typical back garden will cost around three hundred pounds per square metre. However, it may cost much more depending on the materials used, the maturity of plants and special features installed. If levels need to be changed, retaining walls installed or boundaries updated then costs will rise still further. The average garden in a new build-property is 60 square metres. With this in mind, the average price to landscape a blank canvas, new-build garden garden will be around £18,000 .
Another very useful way of estimating how much to spend is by finding out your total property value. Unless you own hundreds of acres or a tiny courtyard, then a figure of between five and ten percent of the total property value will usually give you a well-designed and landscaped garden that reflects and enhances the property as a whole. Within these percentage figures it is unlikely that your garden, taken purely as an investment, will cost you money. On the contrary, recent surveys have shown that good quality landscaping offers a return on investment even greater than property as a whole. We can give you more information during a free consultation, where we can discuss the entire brief and provide more useful approximate costs.
We hope this page has been helpful in explaining our pricing and estimates. If you are still keen to move things forward, contact us either via our contact page or over the phone to book a free consultation and discuss your garden ideas.