MERCHISTON AVENUE - 2014

Garden Design and Implementation

Since leaving High School four years ago, I have successfully run my own garden design and landscaping company. This work has taught me a great deal; from dealing with clients and suppliers, working with varying budgets and constraints and physically working hands-on with plants and materials. The numerous projects I have completed all had specific problems and solutions and I have thoroughly enjoyed learning from each one. The images to the right are an example of the type of work I have done. This project in particular was one of my first. A simple re-planting of a bed to add some colour and seasonal change to lighten up the owners driveway.

 

 

 

PLEWLANDS GARDENS - 2015

Garden Design and Implementation 

I undertook this project in the summer of 2014. I found it very fulfilling working from detailing the project to realising the job. The clients wanted a solution to the surface water issues in their driveway and a planting scheme that could lighten up the front garden but be as little maintenance as possible. The permeable driveway my employees and I installed was definitely the most rewarding part of the project. I benefitted greatly from this element of the job as I was forced to be extremely accurate in my calculations to solve the drainage issues (getting levels, run-off measurements etc perfect).  Another facet of the project I fund very educational was the financial side of it. I had to source all of the materials economically and efficiently, with a strict schedule that suited the client, the supplier and myself. This project was a great experience and I believe the lessons I learn physical working, working with real budgets and for clients helps me greatly when back at the university and hopefully will continue to do so in my future working life.

 

 

 

Independant Design and Realisation

2013-2015

(All images © Andrew Cumming 2013-2015)

 

-I have paid my way through university via various design and build landscaping projects. Below are a few examples.