Garden consultation


This highly detailed service is busy all year and puts clients on the right track when it comes to creating their dream garden. This is very popular with people who are designing or in the construction stage of a new build.


Consultation takes 2 to 3 hours depending on the size of the site.


A consultation includes:


• Site Survey

• Design Questionnaire

• Soil Test

• Landscape Layout Draft

• Site Summary

• Mood Board and Material Selection

Garden / Outdoor design


Once the garden consultation has been completed, a unique design can be created to suit the client’s needs. Going through this design process will save the client money when it comes to doing the actual work.


All designs are drawn to scale using auto CAD (Computer Aided Drawing) so construction quotes can be accurately measured from the drawings.


A standard 2D design package consists of:


• Drawing 1 Landscape Layout

• Drawing 2  Dimensions Plan

• Drawing 3  Patio / Outdoor Room Design

• Drawing 4  Patio Dimensions & Working Drawings

• Drawing 5  Tree Planting Plan


Note: 3D drawings are also available with virtual tours.


Other drawings are available such as:


• Garden Lighting Design

• Driveway Layout Design

• Planting Plans

• Water Feature Design

Landscape construction


Vahey Horticultural Services offers a full landscape construction services.


This mainly consists of:


• Site Surveying & Ground Works

• Drainage & Foundations

• Garden Walls & Raised Beds

• Natural Stone & Brick Paving

• Outdoor Fires, Fire Pits, Etc

• Timber Structures

• Garden Lighting

• Water Features

• Planting of Hedging, Trees & Shrubs

• Low Maintenance Planting Schemes

• Tree Felling & Pruning (Certified & Insured)

• Herbicide Application (Certified & Insured)



Once you are fully satisfied and have your design approved and drawn up, the project can go from paper to reality.


Some projects are suitable for the DIY enthusiast and in this instance we’re on hand to offer guidance and assistance along the way.


On some of the larger projects, specialized high end workmanship is needed. Vahey Horticultural Services are professionally trained and qualified to build and install these types of areas to the highest of standards.





I would highly recommend Michael, he did an amazing job with our garden from design to completion. He was a pleasure to work with, very professional throughout full of great ideas and his attention to detail was excellent.



I couldn't recommend Mike highly enough from the first day we sat down & told him the idea we liked Mike designed an area much more than we could have imagined. He added an extension to our home... The precession & detail in the whole project is just unbelievable. Mike was so professional throughout the whole job discussing every aspect as he went along. We let Mike take on the whole project from the design to the layout, and still can't believe the amazing area he created for us. Thanks again Mike.



Having employed Michael on recommendation I am delighted with the final result. Michael took a real interest in my ideas and came up with a brilliant design. His work was excellent and carried out with expertise and diligence. I would recommend Michael for any job.

Niall K.

I have used Vahey Horticultural Services a few times over the past few years.  On each and every occasion, Mike has shown himself to be extremely craeative, considered and cost-conscious in his approach.  In particular, Mike and his team are the ultimate professionals when it comes to getting the job done to the highest possible standards.


I am extremely happy with the work that Vahey Horticultural Services have done for me.  I would 100% recommend them to anyone who wants to create a great environment around their home.








ISSUE 74 - NOV / DEC 2011

Featured in Upstairs Downstairs Home & Lifestyle Garden magazine, Michael has designed and constructed a garden for “Pick of the Property Gardens”.