Landscape Garden Design Drawings

The landscape garden design process revolves around drawings on various fronts and angles. The experts at M & P Mckeown Landscaping have been drawing landscapes and garden designs for a long time. Please keep reading to learn about garden designs and drawings from an expert’s point of view.

The process of a garden design

It is a lengthy and detailed process requiring continuous injections of expectations, sketches, visits and inputs from the client. A few of the vital steps involved:

  • An understanding of the garden site.
  • Always consider the client during the whole process.
  • Do not go out of the expected theme or style.
  • Input different extra activity areas and decorations.
  • Link spaces are a must-in in the garden design drawings.
  • Why do they need plants, and what type of plants can they house in the design?
  • The points where the green and plants will come.
  • A vivid picture of focal points and essential changing areas.
  • Always remember that the devil is in the details.
  • The amount of time for the setup and maintenance.
  • An estimate of materials and labour hours.

Unfortunately, the garden design drawings are often misunderstood and are limited to only ink and paper. Or only a drawing in 3d CAD software. Nonetheless, it is much more than that.

How do you understand the site and the client’s expectations?

It takes an expert and seasoned mind to understand a client’s needs regarding the garden design drawings.

Furthermore, if you want to know what plants will thrive there and how you may put the land to its best use, you need to take a complete inventory of the area. Soil quality, geography, and regional climate are all factors to consider.

Finally, the availability of water and nutrients to plants is directly related to the soil type. It’s essential to use vegetation that does well in the environment already there.

Importance of sticking to a theme

There is a wide range of landscape design concepts, from straightforward to intricate. Consider a theme to be the seed from which your garden grows.

And for drawing experts, reading gardening books and periodicals is a popular way to be inspired.

Some of the most popular garden design themes are:

  • Moon gardens.
  • Edible gardens.
  • Wildlife gardens.
  • Zen gardens. (Japanese)
  • English classical gardens.
  • Many more.

The plantation structure in the garden design drawings

This step is one of the most overlooked parts when in the hands of a non-professional. Similarly, it is crucial to specify the spaces where you are going to plant – which is the actual garden.

Furthermore, the columns of a house offer structure and plants do the same for a garden. Tree branches can provide a ceiling canopy, and shrubs can serve as walls.

Similarly, the enclosure can be created by thinking about the three planes—the ground, the ceiling, and the sky.

And once a plant bed’s design has been determined, the plants within it should be clustered and layered to create visual cohesion and the appropriate level of privacy.


Garden design drawings are something we can talk about for hours. However, we believe you understand why and how it is done. Finally, if you are interested in a professional step-by-step garden design, ask for a free quote. Thanks for the Read!