Planning Direct offers a bespoke Garden Planning & Design Service using the skills of award-winning landscape designer, Lisa Stevens. A true “plants person” with horticultural training, Lisa will discuss your needs and preferences to provide the perfect garden design to suit you.

Lisa Stevens

Lisa left a career in banking over 20 years ago to pursue her love of the outside. Her passion for plants and artistry comes across in her garden designs which are used by landscapers, developers and private clients across Essex and Suffolk.

Our service includes a site visit and detailed advice. Depending on your needs, we can also provide plant lists, source and purchase your plants and garden furniture and put your new garden plan in place.

Lisa’s approach to Garden Planning

Lisas approach is client-led. She holds an initial advice session with clients to give expert advice on all garden issues (including what plants are ideal for your garden and how best to care for them). Once a brief has been agreed, Lisa will carefully prepare you a hand-drawn, coloured garden plan. You’ll have the opportunity to request changes before the final plan is sent to you. Lisa’s finished plans often end up being framed by her clients.

Lisa also provides landscape plans for commercial sites from small premises to large stadiums.


If you don’t require a full garden planning service, Lisa is able to offer bespoke garden services – including basic advice and troubleshooting sessions – at reduced costs.


Garden landscape plan fresh off the printer



Hand-drawn garden landscape plan in progress

Get in touch about your garden

To talk about your garden needs or request a landscape plan for your domestic or commercial project, please get in touch using the button below or call us on 01473 407911.

We’ll take the time to discuss your needs first – our initial advice is always free of charge.

We offer bespoke packages to suit all budgets and expectations.

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