Paul Ladkin Garden Consultancy

Gold Package (from £280 per day)

My Gold Package includes 8+ hours of consultation from £280 per day.

These consultations cannot be completed entirely online, and will involve as many home visits as is required. It’s designed for clients who are looking for a garden consultant to help them with ongoing, large garden projects that take longer to complete, or prefer to employ a consultant on a day-by-day basis.


What might be included in the Gold Package?

My Gold Package basically includes any consultation that takes 8+ hours to complete. This might include:

Full Project Management

Regular Home Visits if Required

Extensive Advice and Support from an Independent Professional


If you’re unsure about whether a Gold Package consultation is right for you, how much your consultation will cost, or you have any other queries at all, please don’t hesitate to ask! Email me anytime and I’ll get back in touch within 2 working days.


Below is an example of a Gold Package Consultation from start to finish, to give you an idea of the services I provide.


Initial Contact

All consultations begin with initial contact via email or phone, which is completely free. I only accept a consultation when I know exactly what a customer is looking for and I know I’m the right man for the job.

As an example, here is an email that I may receive:

Dear Paul,

I have a lot of work to do in my garden, which includes soft and hard landscaping, and even some fencing. I can do some work myself, and I also have some contacts to help me. However, I am very busy with my job and I think I may need some help to organise and see the job done.

Can you help? I live just North of Winchester.





Consultation Acceptance

It was important to have a lengthy discussion with Dave, which we did via Skype. Dave was also able to give me a tour around the garden using the webcam on his iPad. Having discussed what Dave required, based on this initial meeting, he agreed to pay me £280 for the following work:

1 site visit

Meeting with his preferred contractor

Providing of a work schedule

Provision of a basic design plan, confirming the client’s design ideas

Providing advice for the hard and soft landscaping


Payment of £280 was paid online in advance.



The Outcome

Dave’s consultation took 16 hours in total to complete, and cost £560. The project took 18 months to complete, and total cost of his gardening project was £18,000.

£280 was paid for the initial work agreed, and a further £280 was paid for an additional 8 hours of work, including: site visits, meetings, organising materials, a visit to a garden centre, advice, recommendations, and general reassurance and support. 




This is just an example of a consultation that is covered in my Gold Package. If you’re unsure about how much your own consultation might cost, or would like to book a consultation, please get in touch!

(023) 8058 3065

Do you have a smaller gardening project you need help with? Click to find out more about my Bronze Package or Silver Package consultations.