How We Work

Clapham Landscape Architecture offer a fully integrated landscape design service that includes consultation, design, landscape quotations and project management.

Design is our core service and the Clapham process is centred around this. We develop individual concepts for each project by interpreting the clients needs and lifestyle. This involves a comprehensive site analysis incoporating the specific strengths, constraints, climatic conditions, and associated architectural influences.

Scroll below for an outline of the process.

1. Consultation

We begin with arranging on-site meeting to look over the site’s possibilities which then allows us to develop the design brief. 


During this consultation phase we will explore your budget and lifestyle needs to ensure we deliver the best possible solution for you.


After the initial consultation the design brief is refined and an estimate of the time your design and plans will take to complete is used to provide a fee proposal.

This is then forwarded to you for your approval.

3. Sketch Design

Once you have approved the fee proposal your site is measured and rough sketch plan with 3D renderings, showing initial concepts are produced.

We will work closely with you to help you decide which concept you wish to adopt.



Using the accepted Concept Sketch Design the Landscape Plan is drafted and includes all required dimensions, construction details, levels and material specifications


The Planting Plan is then developed to determine plant species, quantities, sizes, schedules and locations. During this stage we will also liaise with architects and builders to ensure that any structural design elements are met.


Your new landscape is constructed using our established network of consultants and contractors.

Jamie’s hands-on approach ensures that any last minute changes to design or plant species can easily be implemented.


A detailed garden maintenance program can be developed by us for you to utilise.

Alternatively this could be developed with one of our recommended landscape maintenance contractors – ensuring your investment is thriving and happy.

See how it all comes together

Enjoy watching an interview with Jamie Clapham on ABC’s national gardening show “Gardening Australia’”

The interview gives a great insight into the Clapham Landscapes process, and is shot on location at various Clapham projects around Melbourne..