Every garden speaks to us. The plants, the soils, the structures and elements, the birds and other garden dwellers all tell us their stories. We map the sun, note the shadows moving across the garden and measure the availability of light. We look at the slope of the ground and quality of the soil to understand how water will flow, where it comes from and where it will go. We love most of all your garden stories. These are all resources that help us understand how to make your garden.
Sometimes we are asked to explore particular aspects of the site in more depth. This may be a plant inventory, mapping existing plants or a natural history in photographs and drawings that may tell a historic or seasonal story. We offer a simple hydrological analysis that explores the possibility of a rainwater irrigation system or evaluates the possibility of using your garden to absorb rainwater that may be directed to it from a roof. We offer carbon sequestration analysis where we calculate the potential of your garden soil to absorb and retain carbon as soil organic matter. It is estimated that improved soil and agricultural practices worldwide can reduce global CO2 emissions by 1/3.