Our Process

We have a tried and trusted process that has delivered dozens of successful projects over the past 10 years.


We’re not a complex studio, nor are we a large team. We’re a small group of passionate experts, who work under the vision and guidance of Sam Aldridge, to deliver excellence in the most stress-free way possible.

Redesigning your garden, or designing a new one, can be a huge undertaking. Our approach has always been to slow down and simplify,

partially because it keeps spirits high and imaginations active, but also because it allows for proper planning and preparation. You don’t want to notice an issue with your placement once your delivery of tropical flowers have already been bedded in. We hit deadlines and stay within budgets, through hard work, project management, and years of experience.


The very first step is for you to meet Sam, our Lead Designer. Together, we’ll discuss all of your ideas and everything that you envisage for your outdoor space, exploring your wants, needs and desires. Photos and measurements can be taken (a landscape survey for larger sites) and then we formulate your own personalised design brief, which will reflect everything you want your new garden to be. This process is the building blocks for creating the perfect garden.


Once agreed and signed off, the design brief will become design work. Eden Restored will create a set of presentation drawings for your review – including a scaled layout plan, perspective drawings, a mood board (of design styles and materials) and a planting list. We can also produce additional drawings to help you truly visualise the outcome of your garden.


From these plans and drawings, the brief can then be transformed into a competitive project quotation. We use the same team for all of our projects, as well as trusted suppliers with whom we have long standing relationships that result in accurate and successful assignments. With the quotation signed off, the work can begin.


We will explore and discuss the best options with you before we begin work. Building a team of experts – selected for their quality, work ethic and professionalism – we will project manage the construction to ensure thorough design understanding throughout the process. If you choose to undertake your own construction and liaise with us only for the design process – we will continue to make ourselves available for any advice relating to the project.


With the hard landscaping achieved, we will then begin to organise the completion of planting and soft landscaping. Consulting the agreed brief and planting plan, we will arrange the sourcing, layout and setting out of all planting on site. We have relationships with the best specialist trade nurseries, with access to countless varieties of plants to ensure the perfect garden atmosphere.


We will continue with the project until all parties are pleased with the outcome. And then there’s only one thing left to do – enjoy your dream garden, in the comfort of your own home.

We’d love to work with you, get in touch