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Design Services

For beauty. For function. For Living.

Well-designed outdoor spaces are an extension of your home, an inviting spot of comfort and escape, entertaining and play. Whether you need to design a small patio or overhaul your entire yard, Watson’s professional landscape and garden design team will work with you to create inspired solutions based on your budget and preferences.


Different homes have different needs. We offer a variety of packages to fit the scope of your project:

On-Site Garden Coaching and Consultation – Starting at $125 per hour

Professional garden coaching and design available by the hour.

Let us take a walk through your garden. The consultation could include: Care and keeping of plants and soil. Plant identification and new plant options. Design and advice to update planting beds and other garden spaces in need of inspiration.

All Information onsite and note taking based on discussions are the responsibility of the garden owner

Tacoma, East Pierce County, Gig Harbor, Port Orchard $125. per hour.

King County, Key Peninsula, and Thurston counties $150 per hour. (All areas: one-hour minimum charge). For areas not listed, please inquire.  

Design Vision Package – Starting at $495

The Design Vision Package begins with a one-hour onsite meeting (as described above). This package includes follow-up notes and/or concept sketches. The sketches (not to scale) and photo concepts are based on our onsite discussion and include a digital and paper copy of the design vision. Perfect for small areas such as a border design, vegetable and herb gardens, front entry gardens, container set-ups, defined planting beds, and curb appeal ideas. For larger projects, multiple hardscape elements such as retaining walls and resourcing for install, please see Masterplan Garden Design Package below. 

Masterplan Garden Design Package - starting at $1995

This process starts with a one-hour onsite consultation. We will discuss preliminary concepts addressing personalized needs such as areas of activity, traffic flow, focal points, creative design elements, and plant palettes during the visit. Once the designer sees the project's overall scope, designs are bid and typically billed at a flat rate. The initial onsite fee is billed hourly; once the design bid is accepted, the initial fees will be credited to the design package. 

Masterplan package includes initial consultation visit, a to-scale drawing of the landscape as discussed, plant lists, and up to one-hour follow-up presentation meeting when the drawing is finished. Resources needed such as architects, construction contractors, outsourcing time, and meetings are subject to additional hourly fees.

Specialty Design - $125 per hour

This service includes design details to finish your landscape. Furniture, pottery, and more to highlight living spaces, containers, and home entry design appeal. Perfect for home entry garden, courtyards, patio, and outdoor living spaces. Design details can include furniture, pottery, fountains, and more. Initial design fees are by the hour. The cost of materials, labor, and extra design time needed is billed separately.

Project Management - $90 per hour

Advisory and consultation for design installation or project management. If you are considering doing the work yourself or are working with a landscape contractor on a design, our designer can be an advisor to assist you through the process and outcome. All project management time is billed hourly.



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